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1000 Miles to Nome on a Bike1 min read

Looking for an epic cycling challenge? How does this sound, from the trailer description, 1000 Miles of Nome is:

1000 Miles…
Of grueling and unforgiving terrain.
Of wolf and bear tracks reminding you that you are not the king in this place.
Of unimaginable and humbling beauty.
Of unpredictable weather that tests even the most seasoned adventurer.
Of isolation and self reflection.
Of constantly fighting, reaching, crossing, and expanding both mental and physical limits.
1000 Miles…to Nome.
It has been dubbed “The World’s Toughest Endurance Race.” The Iditarod Trail Invitational. Follow the athletes on the trail as they attempt to conquer the iconic 1,049 mile trail to cross the finish line in Nome.

Cyclocross Magazine contributing photographer Dave Mable covered the point-to-point event called the Iditarod Trail Invitational. 1000 Miles to Nome follows the racers, including some well known gravel racers, as they rode the trail in spring of 2019.

Mable’s challenges, apart from simply finding a way from one place to another, included filming in wide-ranging temperatures from 40 degrees above to 20 degrees below zero, blinding snowstorms, rugged mountain ranges and vast woodland forests, as well as on a pre-maturely melting Bering Sea.

Watch the trailer above then you can purchase and download the full-length movie from Expand Your Possible. There’s a coupon too:

Until October 9, if you use code “cxmag” you’ll get a free bonus download of Mable’s first film, “Reach for the Stars: Booneville Backroads Ultra Marathon” and will be supporting Cyclocross Magazine and David Mable’s coverage of the sport of cyclocross.

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