03 October 2016

Team Commie Bar/Summit Adventure Racing Qualifies Two Teams for National Championships of Adventure Racing

Team Commie Bar will be sending two teams to the 2016 National Championships of Adventure Racing being held in Columbia County Georgia on October 14-15.  

The race format will be a 30 hour non-stop adventure race featuring mountain biking, trekking and paddling.  Teams are required to navigate a series of checkpoints using only a map and compass to guide them while transitioning between several disciplines such as: Trail Running/Trekking, Mountain Biking, Paddling and Orienteering.

In 2016, Team Commie Bar/Summit AR raced in over 20 national and international adventure racing and ultra endurance events. The team is based in Deep Creek Lake, MD and has a roster of 15 athletes from all over the country and in France.  Team Commie Bar races at more events and competitions than any other team in the U.S.  

Highlights of 2016 include:  
FLX's Florida's Sea to Sea

The Adventure Racing World Series Qualifier Rev 3 Cameco Cowboy Tough

The Swamp Fox Adventure Race by KanDo Adventures

The Rev3 Shenandoah Epic

The GOALS Cradle of Liberty 

And a host of other races and events across the U.S. and in Europe. 

The USARA Adventure Race National Championship is the "Heart & Soul" of Adventure Racing in the United States. Teams of 3 compete in USARA regional qualifying events across the U.S. for a chance to battle it out for the title of USARA Adventure Race National Champion.

Team Commie Bar/Summit Adventure Racing's two teams will consist of one 3 person all male team and one 3 person coed team.

Meet the racers!!

Team Commie Bar #1 - 3 person Coed 
Mark Bolyard - Team Captain

Val Hardin

Darren Steinbach

Team Commie Bar #2 - 3 person All Male
Left to Right - DJ Angelone, Dan "Bait" Schaefer, Chris Farrell

After the National Championships, Team Commie Bar will publish the 2017 race schedule.  

The team  has already committed to the 2017 edition of Primal Quest already and expects to race again in over 20+ events.

Team Commie Bar thanks its many partners including Mountain Hardwear, Montrail Shoes, Cycle Beam Lights and Honey Stinger Nutrition.

To learn more about Team Commie Bar and racing with us in 2017 send an email to Todd Copley at TCopley@theadventurespectrum.com.

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