The 48 CHC riders are now off and have started a sunny climb up Poudre Canyon.
Riders gather at the starting line:
Charlie Henderson gives final tips for handling mountain weather:
... and at 4:00am sharp, they're off!
Dawn brings a nice start to the day:
... and a Secret Checkpoint!
Riders approach the checkpoint conveniently at the crest of a hill:
Steve Le Goff scans the horizon for more riders:
Catherine Shenk signs Sara Kay Carrell's card:
And off the riders go, for cinnamon rolls at Vern's and then some good climbing!