Second annual Chomolungma Challenge set

Snowshoe Mountain’s Bike Park is set to host the second annual endurance mountain biking race, the Chomolungma Challenge, on Aug. 24. The Enduro downhill event, named after the traditional Tibetan moniker of the most intimidating peak on the planet, Mount Everest, will dare riders to face the ultimate physical challenge.

Racers will descend the equivalent vertical elevation of Mount Everest, down Snowshoe Mountain. Each ride down the world-class terrain of Snowshoe Bike Park’s western territory is 1,500 vertical feet. Riders will complete their laps, and the first to finish the total of Mt. Everest’s elevation – 29,035 feet, approximately 20 laps – will be deemed the winner of the 2013 Chomolungma Challenge. A $7,000 cash prize will be divided up among the winners.