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Sep

25

2012

All for the Cause

Click on the image below to launch a photo slide show from the Lunar Quarry. Photos by Dana Allen and Berne Broudy

 

 

The second annual Lunar Quarry race took place this weekend at Pine Hill Park in Rutland, Vermont. The 12-hour race, run overnight, serves as a fundraiser for the Vermont Mountain Bike Association. Part Burning Man, part bike race, the event begins with a giant moth sliding down a wire from high on the quarry walls into a blazing campfire, exploding in a pyrotechnic display on impact. Then it’s night riding, wood-fired pizza, bands, movies, camaraderie, and not very much sleep. The event captures the spirit of mountain biking in Vermont—friendly, welcoming, with an aspect of ridiculousness thrown in. Consider: 100 yards before a rider finishes a lap, he or she must stop to shoot five paintball rounds into the grafitti-covered stone crusher. It’s all for a great cause: Protect and grow the 1,000-plus miles of mountain biking trails in Vermont. Take a look at this year’s event in the slide show on this page, and sign up for next year’s race at the Lunar Quarry website. —Berne Broudy

 

Visit vmba.org for more information on the Vermont Mountain Bike Association.

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