I mentioned the Great Divid Mountain Bike Race a few weeks back when it was just getting underway, and now comes word that Jackson Hole resident Jay Petervary not only won the race but he did so in record time.
Petervary was one of 21 riders who set out from Port of Roosville, MT to embark on the GDR, a grueling 2,490-mile race that winds it’s way through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and finally ends in Antelope Wells, New Mexico. Along the way, racers face more than 200,000 feet of elevation gain. Oh yeah, and just one other small detail. The race is unsupported as well, meaning the riders had to carry their own food and water, and make use of stops along the way to resupply.
While winning the race, Patervary also set a new course record, completing it in just 15 days, 4 hours, 18 minutes, besting the old record of 16 days, 57 minutes. For those keeping track at home, that means Jay averaged 164 miles per day. Now that’s impressive!
Congrats Jay! Awesome job. And thanks to GoBlog for the heads up on this one.