Twenty-four hour endurance races have a weird charm. It’s got something to do with the individual racers, who are covered in dirt, blood, and sweat as they challenge themselves to ride as many laps as they can. Something to do with the various shapes and sizes of teams, who cheer their teammates on to take that next lap.
The endurance racing world has seen heavy competition lately, in part due to a boom in the popularity of cyclocross. As a result, 24-hour racing has experienced a general decline in population. Many of the sport’s largest events have shut down completely.
That’s unfortunate. The 24-hour format is one of our favorites, and we want to help organizations like Terra Firma Racing grow and thrive. Terra Firma puts on the annual 24 Hours of Rocky Hill race, where Shoulders of Giants took a top podium positions (4-person Masters category).
After our win, we sat down with Terra Firma owner and owner Kathy Duryea.