Several riders representing Elkhorn Valley Cycling headed to Spearfish SD for the annual Dakota 5-O mountain bike race. The “5-Oh” is on many riders’ “must do” list year after year, with some focusing their entire year on the race.
In the Singlespeed category, Whitney Porn came in second in the female division while husband Brian finished 29th in the men’s division. Both finished with a time of 6:15:52.
Jerry Hoff was 30th in the 50+ division with a time of 6:03:33. Todd Jochum was 130th in the 30-39 age group with a time of 7:08:17.
Glen Houts (left) and Todd Wixon enter the singletrack at the top of the long D5o gravel climb.
Elkhorn Valley Cycling claims its first podium at Dakota 5-o in Spearfish, SD thanks to Brad Auen. Auen doggedly looked for an open entry to get into the sold-out race and took home a second place podium in his age group and a fantastic 11th place overall for his efforts!
Elkhorn Valley Cycling had no less than 10 riders in this year’s race, joining a massive contingent of Nebraska/Iowa riders, and the club has made the “5-Oh” one of its highlights of the year.
Todd Jochum started riding with us after catching the singletrack bug. Soon, he quit smoking, slimmed down, and started leaving everyone in the dust. A ride with Todd is always interesting, and always fun. What’s an “ubergubber” you ask? We’ll tell you on a ride sometime. Continue reading →