Big Bear, Ca, February 16, 2011, 3:00pm – John and Dave Emig, father and son adventure seekers from the Big Bear Valley leave today (Left February 16th) for Alaska. Their search for adventure has brought them to accept the challenge of 100-mile bike ride through the cold, remote wilderness of Alaska for the Susitna 100 48 hour bike race. The race will take place in the Susitna River Valley, which is just north of Anchorage Alaska. The race takes place on February 19th through the 21st, and is a qualifying race for the 2011 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc race, which is an ultra endurance event, held in France. Dave told KBHR it was his father John who had the idea to participate in such a grueling competition. The Emig’s are prepared for the race, and are looking forward to the adventure. To track Dave and John throughout the race click here for the event tracker.
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