Mike Hall and Ed Pickup Destroy Trans Am
06.27.2014 | News
Thanks again to Eddie Clark and Inpsired to Ride for taking picutres along the way.
In the early morning hours of June 7th, 2014, a small group of riders gathered in the light rain at the Astoria Maritime Museum for the debut of the Trans Am Bike Race. The event is a 4,233 mile touring race across the Transamerica Trail, which starts on the coast of Oregon and ends in Yorktown, VA. Riders must race unassisted, re-supplying where they can and packing food and water on unsupported stretches. The course stretches a distance that many cyclists will not cover in a single calendar year, let alone in a matter of weeks or months.
Mike Hall and Ed Pickup, both British, both on Pivot Vaults, took first and third place this year. Mike finished in a blazing 17 days, 16 hours, and 19 minutes, and now holds the records for the Trans Am Bike Race, World Cycling Race Grand Tour, and the Tour Divide.
Ed Pickup, just 23 years old and the youngest rider in the race, finished strong in 19 days, 16 hours, and 16 minutes.
Congratulations to all of the riders who have finished so far!