The Kenai 250 is an epic endurance bikepacking race… Alaskan style.
UPDATE (Race Recap): The 5th anniversary 2017 Kanai 250 saw 21 registered riders, with a handful of the group returning for more after participating in the 2016 event. “Hollywood” DiMarzio set a new course record, 5 hours faster than the previous one, with an unofficial finish time of 1 day, 6 hours, 15 minutes. In fact, the top 4 riders all beat last year’s record, finishing in under 1 day, 11 hours. “Dirty D” Eroh and Aaron Thrasher tied for second place with unofficial finish time of 1 day, 6 hours, 48 minutes. Anson Moxness followed closely behind with an unofficial finish time of 1 day, 8 hours, 45 minutes. Fourth place was taken by Kevin Jacobsen, who also holds the current single speed record, with an unofficial finish time of 1 day, 9 hours, 5 minutes.
The Kenai 250 is a challenging race for experienced backcountry endurance riders. With over 200 miles of singletrack and approximately 30,000 ft of elevation gain, the route traverses some of the most beautiful landscapes the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska has to offer. The ride includes the historic Resurrection Pass, Russian Lakes Trail, Lost Lake Trail, Johnson Pass and so much more!
Read more about the route and see a full set of photos here.