About

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

Friends call me T-Bird

burke swindlehurstAs a professional cyclist and lifelong Utahan, I count myself incredibly fortunate to have raced around the world for the better part of 20 years in the disciplines of both road and mountain bike racing. With all that 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. After I retired from professional racing in 2010, I decided it was time to make that dream a reality. 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. I hope you all enjoy riding and racing this incredible route as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Rubber side down,

-Tbird