Rig Rundown: The Bike Setup Behind Ultrarunner Joe Grant’s Tour de 14ers Record

By Morgan Tilton source

How an endurance runner jumped into bikepacking and achieved one of Colorado’s most radical records.

Before sunrise on July 26, ultrarunner Joe Grant pedaled away from his home in Gold Hill to pursue a fully self-supported trip around the Centennial State’s tallest peaks–the Tour de Fourteeners. His goal was simple: Pedal to and summit all 57 of Colorado’s +14,000-foot peaks.

Thirty-one days, 8 hours, 33 minutes later, the 33-year-old returned to his front porch—and set a new record in the process.  Joe ran-hiked close to 400 miles to reach every summit and pedaled nearly three times that distance to reach each trailhead. more

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