What’s a Tushar

Race Date: Saturday, July 9th, 2016
The Tushars are among Utah's tallest mountain ranges, housing several peaks over 12,000 feet in elevation and featuring Utah's highest road at an elevation of 11,500 feet. Straddling Beaver and Piute Counties and nestled in the expansive Fishlake National Forest, The Tushars possess stunning vistas, palpable solitude and nearly unlimited opportunities for unconfined recreation.

This uniquely-formatted race begins in historic downtown Beaver, the birthplace of  famed outlaw “Butch Cassidy” and finishes at Utah’s newest ski and Summer resort, Eagle Point. Featuring a near even split of tarmac and dirt/gravel sectors, it affords riders the opportunity to explore the stunning back country of Utah’s little-known Tushar Mountains and Fishlake National Forest.


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The Beaver County Travel Council

Presenting Sponsor

DNA Cycling

KQOM Sponsor

Pro-Form Exercise Equipment

Aid Station Sponsor

First Endurance

Official Bike

Pivot Cycles Performance Redefined

Women’s Pro Purse

3B Yoga


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Bonk Breaker


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Meet the event Director and Founder: T. Burke Swindlehurst:

Friends call me T-Bird

burke swindlehurst
As a professional cyclist and lifelong Utahan, I count myself incredibly fortunate to have raced around the globe for the better part of 20 years in the disciplines of both road and mountain bike racing. Of all my travel to far-flung places, I always enjoyed most getting back to ride my bike on the many roads, both paved and dirt in and around Beaver UT, my ancestral hometown. The concept of the “Crusher”  lived only in my head for more than 10 years and I long dreamed of the day when an event would incorporate the incredible terrain and breathtaking scenery afforded in the surrounding Tushar mountains. Upon my retirement from professional racing in 2010 I decided it was time to make that dream a reality. Of course, for those who know me well, it will come as no surprise that I have striven to design not only an ultra-challenging event but also one that is unique in format and most of all, FUN. It’s my hope that you all enjoy riding and racing this incredible event and route as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Rubber side down,


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