Barn Burner welcomed riders of all ages to Flagstaff, Arizona for a family-filled mountain bike weekend.
The 2022 Stages Cycling Barn Burner, an endurance mountain bike race owned and produced by Life Time and a Leadville Trail 100 MTB qualifier event, took place this Saturday, bringing more than 400 cyclists representing 28 states and three countries to Flagstaff, Ariz. Athletes ages 9 to 68 took on various event distances as part of this family-friendly weekend.
“The Arizona high-country delivered today,” Ryan Cross, Senior Marketing Manager at Life Time Events said. “After a hot summer, it was such a pleasure to welcome hundreds of racers up to higher elevation under sunny skies and cooler temperatures for a beautiful day of mountain bike racing. Congratulations to all of the participants, particularly those who earned their spot in the 2023 Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB. We’ll see you next summer!”
The Barn Burner weekend offers an array of race options, making it an approachable weekend for the entire family with a 100, 50, and 25-mile course distances with options to compete solo or as part of a relay. A complimentary kids race also took place for kids aged 2-12 along with kids sack race.
On Saturday, riders lined up at 7 a.m. and took on one, two, or four laps around the scenic and technically-approachable 25-mile loop along the Coconino and Kaibab Forest Service roads. The course is considered a “roadie” mountain bike course, meaning it is somewhat beginner- friendly while also being fast for riders of experience.
Barn Burner Solo Results:
100-mile Cowboy – women’s division:
Ellie Krafft, 17, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., with a time of 7:14:55Kristen Smith, 43, of San Clemente, Calif., with a time of 7:17:37Shaua Flach, 44, of Park City, Utah, with a time of 7:30:47
100-mile Cowboy – men’s division:
Colby Greiner, 39, of Henderson, Nevada, with a time of 6:10:01Rob Smallman, 34, of Niwot, Colo., with a time of 6:11:44Samuel Brehm, 25, of Big Bear Lake, Cali. with a time of 6:22:18
50-mile Bronco – women’s division:
Ariana Milelli, 19, of Prescott, Ariz., with a time of 3:41:50Siena Hermon, 20, of Big Bear City, Calif., with a time of 4:12:56Katherine Best, 38, of Flagstaff, Ariz., with a time of 4:13:45
50-mile Bronco – men’s division:
Aidan Rhodes, 21, of Tucson, Ariz., with a time of 2:56:54Caleb Smith, 16, of San Clemente, Calif., with a time of 3:10:24Tony Rice, 41, of Phoenix, Ariz., with a time of 3:13:30
25-mile Wrangler – women’s division:
Sage Melley, 45, of Scottsdale, Ariz., with a time of 1:54:38Hadley Flach, 13, of Park City, Utah, with a time of 2:01:11Abigail Wales, 15, of Springville, Calif, with a time of 2:17:49
25-mile Wrangler – men’s division:
Anthony Vance,14, of Queen Creek, Ariz., with a time of 1:33:53Andrew Wales, 13, of Springville, Calif., with a time of 1:46:56Russell Carter, 49, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a time of 2:02:20
Barn Burner Relay Results:
100-mile Pardner Duo Relay – women’s division:
Italian Sloth Mafia, of Phoenix, Ariz., with a time of 8:19:00
100-mile Pardner Duo Relay – men’s division:
Camelback Mountain Ski Team, of Bella Vista, Ark., with a time of 7:44:34KGLR DUO, of Gilbert, Ariz., with a time of 7:58:26Copacetic, of Cave Creek, Ariz., with a time of 8:14:36
100-mile Pardner Duo Relay – co-ed division:
CZracing, of Phoenix, Ariz., with a time of 7:37:28Chasing Michelle & David, of Buckeye, Ariz., with a time of 8:26:55
100-mile Posse Quad Relay – men’s division:
#Canyoncrew, of Prescott, Ariz., with a time of 7:42:23GOT UR 6, of Scottsdale, Ariz., with a time of 8:19:18BB OG’s, of Phoenix, Artiz., with a time of 8:45:23
50-mile Rustler Duo Relay – co-ed division:
Cruise Control, of Glendale, Ariz., with a time of 4:53:46
The next bike event on the Life Time off-road event calendar is the second annual The Rad Dirt Fest on Oct. 8 in Trinidad, Colo., followed by the Life Time Big Sugar Gravel presented by Mazda on Oct. 22. The final event on the Life Time off-road calendar is the Stages Cycling Austin Rattler MTB and Run on Nov. 5.
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