The 2020 Original Half Growler presented by Ergon lives on as an independently timed race powered by TerraQuest. To participate, create a TerraQuest account, join "The Original Growler" organization in the TerraQuest app or website, and submit a track recorded while independently racing the course between May 23, 2020 to October 31, 2020.
The Original Growler showcases most of the trails at the Hartman Rocks recreation area on BLM public lands. “Hartman’s,” as we call it, was chosen as one of the top 20 mountain biking destinations on BLM lands and offers a one-of-kind trail riding experience. If you have ridden Hartman’s, you know all about the magic of these high desert trails.
If you haven’t, you owe it to yourself as an experienced mountain biker to test your skills and fitness on the trails at Hartman Rocks. You’ll be forced to alternate relentlessly between fast and flow in seas of sagebrush and tricky and technical through weathered and twisted juniper on islands of granite and in the many micro canyons that pock this primal landscape. While there are no big climbs and the total vertical gain isn’t remarkable, the seesaw nature of the Growler course is a supreme test of all-around mountain biking. Go ahead, commit. But be prepared to challenge your mind, your body, and your skills.
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