15.9 miles
1,636 ft
-1,644 ft
2 miles
High Point
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The 12 Hours of Penitence features a 17-mile lap that gains 2,000ft in elevation per lap. Nearly 80% of the course is intermediate/advanced desert single-track riding There is a short hike-a-bike section if you choose to ride the Joker Lap through Penitente Canyon.

-Solo riders will achieve as many laps as they can within the 12 hour time limit.

-Duo and Trio Team riders will ride the course as a relay, having only one team member on the course at any given time. Once one team member finishes a lap, the next team member will start a lap. Slap bracelets will be used as batons.

-NEW DETAIL! The final lap, by all teams and solos, will have to start by 5:00pm. Bike lights are required for all riders starting their last lap after 4:00pm – NO EXCEPTIONS!

**Please note, we have eliminated the aid station near mile 7 on Sidewinder Road. There will be a course marshal stationed at that location but no food, drink, or supplies. The aid station near mile 11 at Witches Canyon will have food, drink, and some basic supplies. All Marshal points will have radios or cell phones able to contact race HQ in case of emergency.

Detailed Description
12 Hours of Penitence Course is a 16 mile intermediate race route located near Del Norte Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 28 trails. This route climbs 1,636 ft with a max elevation of 8,544 ft then descends -1,644 ft.
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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday September 14, 2019
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    Mountain Bike
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    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for 12 Hours of Penitence Course mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 16 min
  • Altitude min
    7,909 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,916 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,910 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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