Scott Luikart, 1962-2015

(Above Left, Mark & Scott Luikart, top sibling mileage in 2005. Above Right, Scott during his record-setting ride in 2014.)

We received word today of the passing on Friday, August 28th, of our course record holder and overall-high-mileage rider the last two years, Scott Luikart. The Challenge has lost a great champion and his hometown of New Philadelphia, Ohio, has lost a fine citizen.  But mostly, we will think of Scott's family, who was there to support him through six rides at our event, and we ask you to think of them, too.


(Updated 14 July 2015)



N24HC Blog [Beta]

The N24HC Blog is now up!

(Though we're calling it a Beta for now)

2015 High-Mileage Riders: Pascale Lercangee, Scott Luikart, and Jessica Anderson
1342.5 miles between them!
Photo Credit: Al Stover




A personal-best, on-road bicycle ride to test endurance and determination.

The National 24-Hour Challenge is the largest event of its kind in the world. Each year, riders from over 20 states participate. Since its inception, cyclists have entered from 47 of the 50 states, as well as Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The N24HC has been held every Father's Day Weekend since 1983.


Jay Muller

2015 Volunteer of the Year

Jay passed away Wednesday evening, 6 May 2015.

Jay grew up in Detroit, and after visiting his relatives in Germany, brought home his bride, Lene.  He was always an active athlete, in speed skating, swimming, running, and biking.  Jay rode seventeen 24-hour endurance events on Belle Isle.

On moving to Middleville, Jay was drawn to our event, the National 24-Hour Challenge, which originated in 1983.  Jay painted our route arrows for 26 years, from 1989 through 2015.  While tending the arrows on our three-loop, 155-mile course, he also filled potholes and suggested route improvements -  Jay was always there for us.

Jay rode the N24HC for 15 of those years, setting a personal best of 355 miles in 1997.  In 2014, at age 72, he rode 278.3 miles.  He joined our Board of Directors in 2011.

Jay had planned to ride this year, but his training was brought to a halt by brain cancer.  We will remember Jay as a fine gentleman and a devoted athlete.  We are privileged to have known and worked with him.


It's the 2015 t-shirt design!
(Don't worry - we're still awarding 1,000-mile jerseys and 5,000-mile jackets!)


A personal best, on-road bicycle ride - to test endurance and determination.

The National 24 Hour Challenge
has been held every Father's Day Weekend since 1983. 

Riders have come from most every state,
as well as more than a dozen foreign countries.

Set your goal, Join us, and achieve it!

The N24HC is a UMCA Ultracycling Cup Event