Jason Short from Elkhart, IN As an avid 21" bicycle rider through-out his teens and early twenties, Jason learned about the addiction that is the 'adrenaline rush' after hitting big jumps and rolling through smooth rhythm sections. He also learned his body didn't heal as fast as it did when he was younger, after taking several big crashes and many broken bones later he retired from the sport all together.
In 2008 Jason was re-aquainted with the thrill and enjoyment he remembered, and found mountain biking to be just as sweet. The High speed technical down-hills missing trees by inches, and the grueling climbs that test patience and determination, it has been love ever since.
This will be Jason's first race in competition but looks forward to those to come.
Curt has been training all summer long for the Iceman Cometh Challenge Bike Race a 27 mile point to point from Kalkaska, MI to Traverse City, MI in November. Part of his preparation this summer has been Road TT's MTB TT's and a DiNO event in Brown County.
When not riding for Machismo he is riding for Alderfer Bergen. This is his first 12 hour race but participated in a 24 hour race in 2006. For more info click here.
After a few years off the mountain bike, spending most of his time in the saddle of a road bike, and years of bike commuting year-round, Kyle has returned to his roots and got back on the trails. Originally from the Warsaw area, Kyle spent a lot of time riding the winona lake trails way before they were developed into the world-class trail system.....back when it was just referred to as "the old chicago boys club trails". This is Kyle's first 12 hour race.