This all started when I rode this route in 2013, the entire time I wondered if a hardy trail runner would be faster than a mountain biker. Then in 2015 we put this to the test with the first 7 summits mountain bikers vs trail runners. In 2015 the first person to finish was a rider but there was much controversy associated with his time, many complaints that he did not follow the designated route. This just lit the fire for the next year and lots of trash talking. Oh and I forgot to mention that we had a 50% DNF rate... This course is tough!