One of the southeast’s premier endurance mountain bike races, 12 Hours of Tsali, returns to the Tsali Recreation Area from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, May 19.
The goal for riders is to complete the 10- to 12-mile trail loop as many times as possible before the clock stops. The team or individual with the most laps wins; tie breakers are determined by fastest overall time. Racers can sign up for six-hour solo ride, 12-hour solo ride, or 12-hour team classes. Part of the competition is raced in the dark, giving it a special appeal. Registration will be capped at 350 participants.
This year’s race is sponsored by Bryson City Bicycles.