The ride is a 24.5 mile cycling challenge for recreation, competitive and first time cyclists of all ages. RIDE 542 follows the Mt. Baker Highway (SR542) from the town of Glacier (e. 955ft) 24.5 miles to its terminus at Artist Point (e. 5140 ft), on the border of North Cascades National Park.
Norka Recreation is interested in adding a category start for unicycles. A time slot for unicycles has been set aside. Substantial cash prize money will be awarded if several unicycles will show and complete the ride. Ride details and information is available at Ride 542 Info
To bad your not able to do this ride. If we could field ten or so unicyclists they are talking about cash prizes three deep for both male and female. Maybe a bonus of as much as $500 for beating a threshold time of around 2:15.
Its also fun because even though I’m a slow rider and in the 50 plus age group I have finished with a faster time than 10% of the other cyclists.
Hopefully some of the riders who live a little closer than you will step up to the challenge.
Hill climbing is my idea of a good time. “Just like fun, but better” as they say. I’d love to ride this. Do you think you could move Mt. Baker, oh say, 300 miles to the South? That would make it so much more convenient. I’d definitely do it then.
My local mountain biker friends tell me that it’s a requirement to be hung over at race time. Is this true in Washington too?