All three HEB teams together before the race.
Back row: Trevor Ricker, Tucker Gordon, Dave Ingram, Torrey Adair, Jon MacDougall, John Foody, Kayla Morin
Front row: Ali Harris, Amelya Saras, Dan Lucchetti, Emma Runquist, Mike Malkin
The 24 Hours of Great Glen is one of the most well-known mountain bike events in New England. The course features 9 miles of single track and carriage roads and over 1,000 feet of elevation gain from start to finish. Hosted by Great Glen Trails, riders from near and far travel to spend the weekend mountain biking and camping.
A crowd of teammates and spectators gather to watch the race begin
Racers can compete solo or on a team of two, three, four, or five. The race is open to a variety of levels from beginner to expert. Riders can choose to race for the 24-hour period (from 12pm on Saturday to 12pm Sunday) or a 12-hour period (from 12pm Saturday to 12am on Sunday). The goal is to complete as many laps as possible in the 12-hour or 24-hour period. This year HEB sponsored three teams. Each team was made up of a mix of staff and friends and included a 4-person female 12-hour team, a 4-person male 12-hour team, and a 4-person male 24-hour team.
Trevor Ricker about to finish his first lap
Torrey and Emma post-lap
Our teams battled through record breaking 90-degree heat and humidity to complete this year’s race. HEB brought home some hardware with our 12-hour female team, the HeeBeeGeeBees v2.0, finishing in first place and our 12-hour male team, the HeeBeeGeeBees v3.0, finishing in third place in their respected categories. Our 24-hour male team, the HeeBeeGeeBees24, fought through the largest division of riders and finished within the top 10 teams (official results not known as of press time).
The HeeBeeGeeBees v2.0, our 12-hour female team, finished in 1st place in their category
The HeeBeeGeeBees v3.0, our 12-hour male team, finished in 3rd place in their category
Our 24-hour male team, the HeeBeeGeeBees24
Thank you to the staff and volunteers at Great Glen Trails for hosting such an incredible event. We can’t wait to start training for next year!
Tucker Gordon battling crocodiles while biking over the bridge
Dave Ingram is all smiles at the end of his first lap