Brian Bonney sets the pace in 108-mile Soggy Bottom Challenge mountain bike race

Brian Bonney pedaled to a 92-second victory in the 108-mile Soggy Bottom Challenge, a mountain bike race that starts and ends in Hope with a route that runs through Cooper Landing and Devil’s Creek.

Bonney made the journey in 8 hours, 51 minutes, 2 seconds. The race follows the Resurrection Pass and Devil’s Creek trails and includes more than 10,000 feet of climbing.

Chuck Dimarzio placed second in 8:52:34. He and Bonney were the only solo rider to beat the 9-hour mark.

Ana Jager pedals near Devil’s Pass during the 2021 Soggy Bottom race, Aug. 7, 2021. (Anne Raup / ADN)

The top women’s time came from Alicia Tower (11:09:14), the top relay time came from the team of James Stull, Brian Waldo and Branden Lashua (8:18:53)

The event was organized by the Alaska Endurance Association.

1) Brian Bonney, 8:51:02; 2) Chuck Dimarzio, 8:52:34; 3) Miguel Arias-Paic, 9:05:02; 4) Dante Petri, 9:05:03; 5) Toomas Kollo, 9:15:41; 6) Oliver Sternicki, 9:42:11; 7) Aaron Thrasher, 9:51:03; 8) Jack Novak, 10:16:17; 9) Mike Filipowski, 10:20:01; 10) David Seramur, 10:25:04; 11) Nathan Zgnilec, 10:27:03; 12) Nathaniel King, 10:42:13; 13) Jim Jager, 11:19:40; 14) Dan Bailey, 11:46:22; 15) Mark Moeller, 11:58:47; 16) Mark Stewart, 12:28:51; 17) Tommy Vanvliet, 12:34:45; 18) Jamin Agosti, 12:48:48; 19) Jonathan Tower, 12:58:11; 20) Spencer Martin, 13:51:24; 21) Devan Andersen, 14:19:37.

1) Alicia Tower, 11:09:14; 2) Ana Jager, 11:44:50; 3) Corrie Smith, 11:56:18; 4) Hailey Stark, 13:01:42; 5) Hope McGratty, 13:55:01; 6) Aurora Hablett, 16:14:44.

1) James Stull / Brian Waldo / Branden Lashua, 8:18:53; 2) Lee McCauliffe / Paul Hosmanek / David Stanfield , 8:30:00; 3) Jason Rowland / Chris Robertson / Zac Cole, 9:20:57; 4) Nicholas Straka / Bryan Hudson / David Gamez, 9:48:06; 5) David Slyker / Eric Teixmen / Ben Napolitano, 10:31:23; 6) Rebecca Noblin / Julie Fields / Eric Parsons, 10:54:35; 7) Morgan Aldridge / Kelly Carson / Elizabeth Rexford, 12:02:12; 8) Ann Spencer / Patrick Schmidt / David Spencer, 12:07:09; 9) Caleb Brown / Alex Long / Dylan Van Rozeboom, 12:28:13; 10) Bjorn Nilsson / Samuel Koster / Lucy Hankins, 12:37:19; 11) Chris Cavanaugh / Andrew Romerdahl / Christopher Schutte, 12:52:26; 12) Pam Weiss / Pam Todd /Genevieve Nolan, 12:55:21; 13) Chris Jung / Chet Fehrmann / Melissa Eaton, 12:57:06; 14) John Notestine / Brian Mead / Jasmin Martin, 13:47:43; 15) Amber Bethe / Molly Fierro / Frances DeBlare , 15:16:57; 16) Wanda Burdick / Carlene Van Tol / Roger Parr, 16:29:18.

Linda W. Davis

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