Ultra Records

finish of the ’04 divide race

It is our intent that this page beg used to chronicle the fast-changing world of ultra-endurance mountain bike racing. Records are broken and courses change–as a result this page will be in a constant state of flux.

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route Records

2,780 mile US + CAN Records
Male Josh Kato (2015) 14:11:34
Female Lael Wilcox (2015) 15:10:59

Arizona Trail Race (750) Records
Male Kurt Refsnider (2010) 7:06:35
Female Alice Drobna (2015) 9:13:53

Colorado Trail Race Records
Male Jesse Jakomait (2015) 3:20:44
Female Eszter Horanyi (2011) 5:05:27

Bikepacking Triple Crown
AZT750, Tour Divide and CTR in one year — see Triple Crown of Bikepacking
Male Jay Petervary (2015) 27:18:33
Female Alice Drobna (2015) 36:06:56

Iditarod Trail Invitational Records
350-mile race to McGrath
Male Kevin Breitenbach (2014) 2:04:43
Female Heather Best (2014) 2:14:13

1,100-mile race to Nome
Male Jeff Oatley (2014) 10:02:53 (Northern Route)
Female Ausilia Vistarini (2014) 17:06:25 (Northern Route)
Male Jay Petervary (2011) 17:06:00 (Southern Route)
Female Tracey Petervary (2011) 18:06:30 (Southern Route)

Arizona Trail 300 Records
Male Kurt Refsnider (2014) 1:21:07
Female Eszter Horanyi (2013) 2:13:10

Grand Loop Records
Male Dave Harris (2009) 02:12:44
Female Lynda Wallenfels / Cat Morrison (2012) 03:11:33

Stage Coach 400 Records
Male Eddie O’Dea (2013) 1:15:27
Female Eszter Horanyi (2012) 2:06:40

Coconino Loop Records
Male Kurt Refsnider (2013) 1:06:52
Female Kaitlyn Boyle (2013) 1:22:20

Self Supported Stage Race
Male Matt Schiff (2013) 1:00:48
Female Lynda Wallenfels (2012) 1:11:57

Trans North Georgia
Male Eddie O’Dea (2013) 1:14:57
Female Lisa Randall (2013) 1:22:10

Allegheny Mountains Loop
Male Taylor Kruse / Chris Arndt (2013) 1:14:18
Female Ruth Cunningham (2013) 2:04:41

Cross Florida Individual Time Trial
Male: Bryan Frantz (2014) 21:25:00
Female: Ruth Cunningham (2012) 25:56:00

Huracan 300
Male Eddie O’Dea (2015) 1:06:39
Female Jennifer Moos (2015) 1:12:05

Caldera 250/500
500 Male Arthur Kopatsy (2015) 5:04:27
250 Male Keith Richards-Dinger (2015) 2:14:04

Smoke ‘n Fire 400
Male Sam Harney (2015) 1:18:56
Female Rebecca Rusch (2015) 1:20:06

Dixie 200
Male Steve Cook (2014) 1:13:40
Female N/A

Kokopelli Trail
Male Jesse Jakomait (2011) 12:18
Female Rebecca Rusch (2013) 13:32

Freedom Challenge Race across South Africa
Male: Martin Dreyer (2012) 10:16:40
Female: Jeannie Dreyer (2013) 12:05:55

Hunter Trail Race 323 km (OZ)
Male: Adam Kelly (2012)  1:1:40
Female: Kim McFadden (2011) 2:4:30

Hunter Trail Race 750 km (OZ)
Male: Steve Timbrell (2013)  4:6:38

Great Dividing Trail (OZ)
Male: Liam Crowley (2013)
Female: Courtney Shinn (2013) 1:19:49

If you have a race record that you feel should be listed here, please send an email with all pertinent info to records@bikepacking.net. If you would like to report a new record broken or established (that is already listed here), please comment below. Thanks.

Comments (64)

Tracey PetervaryMarch 30th, 2010 at 11:50 am

New female Iditarod Trail Invitational record 2010 Tracey Petervary 4days, 18 hrs, 53 minutes to McGrath
New female ITI record 2010 to Nome Tracey Petervary 18 days 6 hrs

T-RaceApril 4th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Tour Divide 09 Tandem Record Jay and Tracey Petervary 18 days 13 hrs 50 mins

US + Canada

matthew leeApril 8th, 2010 at 9:15 am

he, he…look who’s thinking about tour divide records this spring. i smell a solo assault on female TD record coming on.

ScottMMay 10th, 2010 at 11:34 am

Added new AZT records, both by Kurt Refsnider.

AZT 300 – 02:08:45
AZT 750 – 07:06:35

chadMay 11th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

We need to team up to start knocking some of these big names off…let’s start with Dave Harris’ record. He is up here a lot :)

matthew leeMay 11th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

yep, kurt’s azt records are quite impressive.

chad, tour divide record is somewhat weak (by circumstance). now is the time to take its fireroads by storm! before you become any more agoraphobic or jaded by singletrack 😉

ScottMJune 13th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Added new Coconino Loop record, set by Chad Brown.

Chad Brown (2010) 1:15:02

ScottMOctober 18th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Added Trans North Georgia records, both male and female — Eddie O’Dea and Cricket Butler.

Also, improved stage race time for the Coconino Loop by Scott Morris.

ScottMOctober 19th, 2010 at 9:13 am

Added new Cross Florida Time Trial records, male and female (Rob Roberts and Lynne Daniels).

SeanMarch 7th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Louise Kobin – 2011 Iditarod Trail Invitational 350 mile women’s record – 3 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes

ScottMMarch 8th, 2011 at 9:34 am

Thanks Sean. Updated women’s ITI 350 record!

ScottMMarch 10th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Added new male and female records for the Huracan 300 in Florida. Rob Roberts and Cricket Butler!

ScottMApril 20th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Added new female record for the AZT 300 – Lynda Wallenfels.

ScottMMay 24th, 2011 at 10:00 am

Added new Kokopelli Trail record by Jesse Jakomait.

Big PoppaJuly 14th, 2011 at 1:51 pm

What is the record for the Northbound Divide? Scott, I think you hold it but I can’t find the time anywhere.

ScottMSeptember 6th, 2011 at 10:04 am

Added Eszter Horanyi’s new CTR course record, taking a day off her old record.

@Big Poppa – it was 38 days, and not a real record at that. Paul Attalla rode the route in less than half of that this year. I suppose we should record that here, as well.

ScottMSeptember 6th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Added new TNGA course record by Eddie O’Dea — 7 hours faster and self-supported (previous record was with support).

ScottMSeptember 14th, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Added new full GDMBR record – Jay Petervary (2011) 17:09:01.

ScottMOctober 13th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Added new Coconino Loop thru-ride record, by Aaron Gulley – 1:11:33.

ScottMOctober 14th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Added new Coconino Loop (Stage Race) record by Sharon Sell – 1:15:22.

JayPOctober 16th, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Iditarod Trail Invitational

Tracey P – 18d 6h 30m, southern route 2011(only woman to complete south)
JayP – 17d 6h, sothern route 2011

uummm, is there an official self-supported across america record…..

beardogMay 20th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

why not add Jay P’s solo self support RAAM record from 2011 to the list. I am planning a loosely organized self supported RAAM route race for 6/2013 for those interested in going after Jay’s record (or setting the woman’s self support record)

ScottMJune 5th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Updated AZT 300 and 750 records based on the 2012 race.

Also new female joint record for the Grand Loop.

Updated Iditarod southern route to Nome, as in JayP’s post.

I think self supported RAAM does make sense here. Great idea on a race on the route.

MattJune 9th, 2012 at 5:37 am

Iditarod has two northern records (bottom should be southern?)

Also Huracan 300 had new records this year:

Male Shey Lindner 23:59
Female Kari Lindner 1:11:54
SS Vonnie McClung 2:06:20

Stijn LaenenJune 12th, 2012 at 1:00 am

Some Freedom Challenge record updates from the 2011 race:

Male: Alex Harris (2011) 12:15:30
Female: Tatum Prins (2011): 19:07:55

The 2012 race is underway with a strong field gunning for these records!

ScottMJune 13th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Thank you, Matt & Stijn. Updates made (no SS records are kept here — a bike is a bike).

Stijn LaenenJuly 5th, 2012 at 3:28 am

Hi Scott – the Freedom Challenge Men’s record was smashed this year with the 2 top riders, Martin Dreyer & Alex Harris racing hard all the way to the line. New record below:

Male: Martin Dreyer (2012) 10:16:40

Alex finished just 7h behind Martin, also with a sub-11 day time (by 3 mins!).

ScottMJuly 25th, 2012 at 11:13 am

Updated new Tour Divide records, both men’s and women’s, Ollie Whalley and Eszter Horanyi, both set during the 2012 event. Also eliminated the US Only GDMBR record, since those were both shattered by Whalley and Horanyi — they hold both records.

Also — thanks Stijn. Updated the Freedom Challenge Men’s record.

BrendanSeptember 10th, 2012 at 7:43 am

Stagecoach 400
Jay Petervary (2012) 2:01:58
Eszter Horanyi (2012) 2:06:40

ScottMSeptember 10th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Added Stagecoach 400 records for the first year event. Thanks Brendan.

Updated CTR record for Jefe Branham’s sub-4-day finish.

ScottMSeptember 17th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

New Tour Divide record by Jay Petervary as an ITT, taking a big chunk out of Ollie Whalley’s previous best.

ruthcSeptember 19th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

trans north georgia
female Ruth Cunningham (2012) 3:04:45

ScottMSeptember 20th, 2012 at 11:32 am

Thanks – new female TNGA record posted.

SheySeptember 21st, 2012 at 4:28 am

Trans North Georgia
3 way tie for record
(2012) Jason Murrell 2:00:34
(2012) Shey Lindner 2:00:34
(2011) Eddie O’Dea 2:00:34

ScottMSeptember 21st, 2012 at 11:47 am

Updated TNGA shared record. Thanks Shey.

ruth cunninghamOctober 2nd, 2012 at 5:32 pm

really sorry, but there was a mistake on my TNGA time, it is fixed at the website now.
it was really 3:03:45, one hour less than the initial results.
thanks, ruth.

ScottMOctober 9th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Fixed Ruth’s time, as mentioned above.

Added new Coconino Stage Race record by Lynda Wallenfels, during the 2012 event.

ScottMOctober 31st, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Added new records for the Allegheny Mountains loop from the 2012 inaugural year of the event.

ScottMMarch 2nd, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Added new Iditarod Trail Invitational 350 (McGrath) records, both women’s and men’s, set in the 2013 event. By Eszter Horanyi and Jay Petervary.

ruthMarch 28th, 2013 at 11:56 am

hi, karlos approved this update (the route had significant additional mileage to the previous route and intended to remain as is for a bit, although eventually more mileage may be added):
Cross Florida ITT (2012)
Male: Markley Anderson 20:59:30
Female: Ruth Cunningham 25:56:00

ScottMApril 24th, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Changed CFITT records to the new course, as indicated by ruth in the above post.

Also added new AZT 300 records, by Aaron Gulley and Eszter Horanyi, both from the 2013 event.

MollyMay 7th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

New female record on the Kokopelli trail 13:32:46 by Rebecca Ruschhttp://www.rebeccarusch.com/red-bull-rusch-hour-done/

ScottMMay 8th, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Added new record Stagecoach 400 record by Eddie O’dea, from the 2013 event.
Added new Kokopelli record, as noted by Molly above.

ScottMMay 15th, 2013 at 8:27 am

Added new AZT 300 record, ITT by Kurt Refsnider, lowering Aaron Gulley’s 2013 time by ~1.5 hours.

Stijn LaenenJune 30th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Heya Scott – me again :) A new Freedom Challenge record for this page:

Female: Jeannie Dreyer (2013) 12:05:55

Martin Dreyer (the current men’s record holder) raced with his wife Jeannie this year as a honeymoon of sorts. The result was a smashing of the women’s record by over 7 days!

ScottMOctober 7th, 2013 at 11:27 am

Added new Coconino Loop thru-ride records, both male and female, set as concurrent time trials. Kurt Refsnider and Kaitlyn Boyle.

ScottMOctober 15th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Added new Coconino Loop Stage Race record, set by Matt Schiff during the 2013 event.

ruth cunninghamJanuary 20th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

hi scott,
I re did the AML at the group start for 10/2013. there were no other women and I improved my 2012 listed time 2:15:29 to a 2:04:41.
thanks, ruth.

ScottMJanuary 20th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Nice. Updated Ruth’s time, new record in the 2013 AML.

SeanMarch 5th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

New ITI records:
Kevin Breitenbach 2d 4h 43m
Heather Best 2d 14h 13m

Jeff Oatley 10d 2h 53m

ScottMMarch 13th, 2014 at 7:47 am

Added new Iditarod records, both distances and both male and female. All records broken, including the most longstanding one on this page — Mike Curiak’s overall record to Nome, which held since 2000.

In addition to the three listed above by Sean, also new women’s overall and Northern record by Ausilia Vistarini.

Kevin GMarch 19th, 2014 at 12:49 pm

How about a “masters” category?

PkApril 18th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Hi Scott, what is an offical NoBo Record at the moment for Tour Divide? thanks.

ScottMApril 19th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Paul Attalla has the NoBo record… not sure on the time, 17ish days? Would have to dig it up.

Kevin G– sorry, I don’t have the resources to maintain separate masters (or singlespeed, etc) records.

Chris ArndtJuly 9th, 2014 at 8:59 am


Taylor Kruse and I (Chris Arndt) broke our 2012 AML co-record in 2013 with a time of 1:14:18.

ScottMNovember 20th, 2014 at 8:44 am

Added new section for the “Triple Crown of Bikepacking” with Kurt Sandiforth as the current record holder, set in the 2012 season. No female finishers, yet.

See: http://www.bikepacking.net/triple-crown-of-bikepacking/ for details on both the racing and touring triple crown of bikepacking.

Also updated the improved AML record (same holders) as noted by Chris Arndt just above.

ScottMDecember 9th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Added new CFITT record by Bryan Frantz, of 21:25.

ScottMFebruary 13th, 2015 at 10:07 am

Added new record for the Dixie 200 by Steve cook in 2014. The Dixie route by Dave Harris has been raced for a number of years, but only now added to this page for record keeping.

ScottMApril 17th, 2015 at 9:31 am

Added new AZTR 750 record – Alice Drobna – 9:13:53, set during the 2015 event. She takes a huge chunk out of the previous record.

Bethany DunneMay 15th, 2015 at 12:25 am

Should think about adding NZ’s Kiwi Brevet and Great Southern Brevet to the list, though they change direction and alternate years so much it might be too hard.

Eddie OJuly 28th, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Trans North Georgia
Male: Eddie O’Dea (2013) 1:14:57
Female: Lisa Randall (2013) 1:22:10

Hurican 300
Male: Eddie O’Dea (2015) 1:06:39
Female: Jennifer Moos (2015) 1:12:05

ScottMAugust 7th, 2015 at 12:16 pm

Lots of updates, lots of fast racing this season!

Added new Tour Divide records, both male and female, from the 2015 event. Congrats to Josh Kato and Lael Wilcox.

Added new Men’s Colorado Trail Race record by Jesse Jakomait.

Added new Triple Crown challenge records, both male and female, Jay Petervary and Alice Drobna respectively. Alice is also the first woman to complete the challenge, also first singlespeeder.

Updated new Huracan and Trans North Georgia records, as noted by Eddie O above.

ScottMAugust 27th, 2015 at 9:02 am

Updated Tour Divide record, by Lael Wilcox, of 15:10:59 set as an August ITT. She smashed her own record, which was still only weeks old.

ScottMOctober 6th, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Added new records for two new events:

1 – Smoke ‘n Fire 400 with both male and female records set in 2015 (Sam Harney and Rebecca Rusch).
2 – Caldera 250/500 – with men’s records in both distances, both set in 2015, the inaugural year of the event.


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