July 25th: A beautiful day in Canmore with clear skies and summer temperatures were prefect for the final pit build up. The Monavie-Cannondale team rolled in to town with 2007 defending champ Tinker Juarez looking ready to rock the trails and the competition.

The afternoon was spent in a rider briefing, to get everything in check, and fine tuning my Monavie Team Scalpel ready for the off tomorrow. Fingers crossed the weather holds out and all eyes can be on the trail ahead for the full 24 hours!

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Nice article in Rocky Mountain Outlook, Canmore’s local news paper profiling some of the riders. Looks like Mikey C has put in a guest appearance to keep the other competitors on their toes!