[CR]508 Mile Bicycle Race Offers New Category for Classic, or Classic Style, Bikes

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea)

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To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 10:55:20 -0400
From: "Dale Brown" <oroboyz@aol.com>
Subject: [CR]508 Mile Bicycle Race Offers New Category for Classic, or Classic Style, Bikes

I have endorsed Chris Kostman's use of the CR name for this new class in hi s event. Pretty cool idea. eh? Chris does a first class job with this race.. ..

Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA http://www.classicrendezvous.com

Subject: 508 Mile Bicycle Race Offers New Category for Classic, or Classic S tyle, Bikes

For Immediate Release


Death Valley, CA -- Held since 1983 and known as "The Toughest 48 hours in S port," Furnace Creek 508 is the world's premier ultramarathon bicycle race. This non-stop 508-mile bicycle race is revered the world over for its epic m ountain climbs, stark desert scenery, desolate roads, and its reputation as one of the toughest but most gratifying endurance challenges available, bar none. The course has a total elevation gain of over 35,000', crosses te n mountain passes, and stretches from Santa Clarita (just north of Los Angel es), across the Mojave Desert, through Death Valley, to Twenty Nine Palms. I n 2008, it will be held October 4-6 and will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its founding by cycling legend John Marino in 1983.

Solo, two-person relay, and four-person relay divisions are offered with ove r 200 racers expected to compete, comprising the largest field in the histor y of the race. Designed as an endurance challenge, no drafting or pack ridin g is allowed in any division. There is a 48 hour time limit for the solo div ision and a 46 hour time limit for the relay team division.

In honor of its 25th Anniversary, Furnace Creek 508 will offer the Classic R endezvous Division. The requirements to enter this division - which will be a sub-category of any Furnace Creek 508 division, whether solo, tandem, or 2 x / 4x relay - will be to race on technology from 1983 or older. Specificall y, this means:

- The frame and fork must be lugged steel (but built in ANY year, including brand new).

- No more than six cogs on the rear wheel.

- 32 or more spokes per wheel.

- Friction shifting on the down-tube, or bar-cons.

- Toe clips and straps.

Note: the frame and parts don't have to actually be 25 or more years old; ju st the technology has to be 1983 or older. "Style points" will be awarded to those whose entire bike, other than the obvious - tyres, cables, chain, bra ke pads, etc - are from 1983 or older.

For all the information about Furnace Creek 508, hosted by AdventureCORPS, I nc., click here:


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For more information on the Classic Rendezvous Division, click here:


This new division is supported and endorsed by Classic Rendezvous, a website and email group dedicated to celebrating classic bicycles and history, spec ifically bicycles with technology from 1983 or older. More info here:



Chris Kostman,

Chief Adventure Officer and Race Director

AdventureCORPS, Inc.

638 Lindero Canyon Rd #311Oak Park, CA 91377 USA

http://www.adventurecorps.comhttp://www.the508.comhttp://www.badwater.com / http://www.X O-1.org


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AdventureCORPS, Inc. is an athlete-run firm producing and promoting ultra-en durance and extreme sports events, lifestyle, and media. Adventure is our wa y of life.

AdventureCORPS\u2019 world-class events for athlete-adventurers include e pic races such as the Badwater Ultramarathon (since 2000) and Furnace Creek 508 (since 1990), muiti-day Cycling Lifestyle Adventures, plus several endur ance cycling events and charity rides in Death Valley and beyond. We also ho st and develop our adventure-related websites and provide a variety of adven ture-related services.

The Official Charities of AdventureCORPS are the Challenged Athletes Foundat ion, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Major Taylor Associa tion, plus we are sponsoring several new environmental initiatives in 2008 a nd beyond.

Founded in 1984 by Chris Kostman, this group effort is dedicated to exp loring the inner and outer universes, seeking adventure, energy, and insight both in daily life and "out there."

Our slogan is "We're Out There" and our prime directive is "To seek and shar e adventure."