What an epic week! It was so much fun watching participants push themselves to the limit last week. It is always exciting to see our winners competing in the great outdoors rather than on a stationary trainer. Last week our top three crushed it in that regard!
Congratulations to our Wintertide Rising champion, Carl Reglar, who rode just under 43 hours on his mountain bike. Second place went to Connecticut rider Jason Lupke, who rode a combination of road, MTB, and gravel roads on his way to 34 hours. Third place goes to Steve Beaulieu, who did three centuries on the road last week, racking up 563 miles. That was the most miles from anyone in the challenge.
On the women’s side, Long Island, New York resident Liz Gloeggler took the overall win with 29 hours. Lisa Stanley of Prospect, Connecticut, was in second. 2019 women’s winner Kim DuBord finished in third place with 17.5 hours.
The CCNS Wintertide Rising Challenge is more than just a competition. It is a celebration of the human spirit and the power of the human body to be pushed and performed. For all our participants, the challenge is a chance to test themselves in ways they never thought possible and to push their limits. It’s also a great way to kick off the new year. We hope the week serves as a launching pad to set and reach your goals in 2023!