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2019 National 24 Hour Challenge Registration Information Available Today!

New for 2019!

We have plenty of new things in store for you at the 2019 National 24 Hour Challenge! Be sure to download our 2019 Registration Information from so you will have all the details. For those of you who can’t wait – here is a quick look at all that is new in 2019!

NO more punching! O.K. so we really aren’t adding anything new here, rather we are letting go of a 36-year tradition of tracking your mileage by punching your rider number. This year, all scoring will be done by scanning.

Enhanced online scoring! Last year we debuted our real-time online scoring, and over 4,600 people followed the progress of National 24 Hour Challenge riders online and in real-time! We are making several tweaks to the scoring website including allowing you to bookmark your own results page which will make it easy for anyone to follow your progress.

Neutral support crew! We are excited to announce we will be offering a neutral support crew for riders who are unable to bring a support crew to the National 24 Hour Challenge. Be sure to check out all the details on page 5 of the 2019 Registration Information packet. In order to provide the best possible neutral support, our neutral support crew will be limited to 25 riders. If you are interested please sign up early.

National 24-Hour Challenge Ambassadors! One of the many things we learned from our rider survey (thanks to Phil Fox and Arbiter Research for conducting our rider survey) is that our riders want to be able to help bring new riders to the event. This year, if you have ridden the National 24 Hour Challenge before and you recruit a first-time rider to come to the National 24 Hour Challenge you both get rewarded. Check out all the details on page 5 of the 2019 Registration Information packet.

Extended registration! We will allow registration through 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 – the day before the event.

More merchandise! Another thing we learned from the rider survey is that riders want more merchandise. This year, in addition to the rider t-shirt, all riders will receive a free 2019 National 24 Hour Challenge musette bag. We will also be offering National 24 Hour Challenge water bottles, socks, and musette bags for sale this year.

We are excited about all of these changes for 2019 which we hope will make your 2019 National 24 Hour Challenge experience better than ever before.

Early Registration

After you celebrate New Year’s at midnight on January 1, 2019, fire up your computer and register for the 37th annual National 24-Hour Challenge, June 15-16, 2019. Your personal best will require ample spring training, so make the commitment now!

All registrations must be made through BikeReg will accept registrations starting at 12:01 a.m. EST on New Year’s Day.

We will not be mailing printed brochures, so be sure to download the 2019 Registration Information from and forward this email to your friends.


The National 24 Hour Challenge is super-powered by over 150 volunteers! Would you consider being one of our volunteers for 2019? Our volunteer website is and you can sign-up today for one or more volunteer positions. If you have questions or want more information about volunteering, email us at or call Judy our volunteer director at (616) 538-0132. Thanks!

Come Join Us!

On behalf of our board of directors and over 150 volunteers, we are looking forward to having you join us and several hundred of your cycling friends on June 15-16th! If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please shoot me an email.

Gary Goscenski, Executive Director

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