12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain

Posted Sept. 22, 2011, at 6:58 p.m.
A weary Lis Bailey of Exeter, N.H., stares into a campfire following the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
A weary Lis Bailey of Exeter, N.H., stares into a campfire following the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Sheldon Lace of Rothesay, New Brunswick, tunes his bike before hitting the course at the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Sheldon Lace of Rothesay, New Brunswick, tunes his bike before hitting the course at the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Billy Milsop of Goffstown, N.H. races through the woods while competing for the 3-Person Men's team, the Silver Foxes during the 5th Annual 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Billy Milsop of Goffstown, N.H. races through the woods while competing for the 3-Person Men's team, the Silver Foxes during the 5th Annual 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Young fans ring cow bells while cheering the riders during the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Young fans ring cow bells while cheering the riders during the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Nina Coleman cruises down a boardwalk over a bog during the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Nina Coleman cruises down a boardwalk over a bog during the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Eric Roy of Bangor runs his bike up a steep route rather than risk the climb on weary legs in the latter stages of the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Eric Roy of Bangor runs his bike up a steep route rather than risk the climb on weary legs in the latter stages of the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
A headlamp and bike light leave trails in a time exposure of Sean Savignano of Auburn as he cruises down a boardwalk in the dark on the last lap of the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
A headlamp and bike light leave trails in a time exposure of Sean Savignano of Auburn as he cruises down a boardwalk in the dark on the last lap of the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Greg Klim of Wrentham, Mass., runs his bike up a steep route rather than risk the climb on weary legs in the latter stages of the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Greg Klim of Wrentham, Mass., runs his bike up a steep route rather than risk the climb on weary legs in the latter stages of the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Roger Poulin of Falmouth braces for a crash as he stalls out climbing a steep granite slab during the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Roger Poulin of Falmouth braces for a crash as he stalls out climbing a steep granite slab during the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
The forest looms large over a racer making his way through the 8-mile course in 72-year-old Bradbury Mountain, one of Maine's five original state parks .
The forest looms large over a racer making his way through the 8-mile course in 72-year-old Bradbury Mountain, one of Maine's five original state parks .
Jeffrey Gilman of West Bridgewater, Mass. pops a wheelie as he contends with tree roots on the 8-mile course of the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Jeffrey Gilman of West Bridgewater, Mass. pops a wheelie as he contends with tree roots on the 8-mile course of the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
A racer rides the plank of a see-saw, an optional obstacle on the 8-mile course of the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
A racer rides the plank of a see-saw, an optional obstacle on the 8-mile course of the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
A mushroom sprouts just off-trail as Kyle Hildebrand of Ellsworth  peddles by during the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
A mushroom sprouts just off-trail as Kyle Hildebrand of Ellsworth peddles by during the 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Tracy Sesselberg of Cape Elizabeth keeps an eye on the trail as she races in during the fifth annual 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Tracy Sesselberg of Cape Elizabeth keeps an eye on the trail as she races in during the fifth annual 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Ralph Karam of Cape Elizabeth focuses on the single track while competeting for Base36/SMCC/Gorham Bike in the 2-Person Expert Mens division during the fifth annual 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Ralph Karam of Cape Elizabeth focuses on the single track while competeting for Base36/SMCC/Gorham Bike in the 2-Person Expert Mens division during the fifth annual 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Clint Sochulak of Milford competes for the Train of Consequences in the 2-Person Expert Men's division during the 5th Annual 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.
Clint Sochulak of Milford competes for the Train of Consequences in the 2-Person Expert Men's division during the 5th Annual 12 Hours of Bradbury Mountain bike race.

CORRECTION:

An earlier version of this gallery incorrectly listed one of the bikers as Eric Klin. His name is Greg Klim.

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