Erich Wegscheider

The Challenges

La Ruta

La Ruta de los Conquistadores is one of the most feared and respected of all mountain bike races. The 3 stage, 192 mile (308 km) course traverses the American landmass from the Pacific shoreline to the Atlantic. In between, the course features grueling terrain and spans 5 mountain ranges that tally more than 29,000 feet (8,839 m) of climbing. From sweltering rainforests and river gorges to riding up a 12,000 foot (3,658 m) volcano, this course is sure to guarantee a bit of suffering.