Cameco Cowboy Tough Expedition Race
Who’s up for Cowboy Tough? In conjunction with the State of Wyoming and the City of Casper, REV3 Adventure is excited to present year three of the 3.5-day Cameco Cowboy Tough Expedition Race on July 16-19, 2015. As in year’s past, this race will challenge both experienced and first-time expedition racers’ physical and mental endurance, all with a spectacular backdrop and a fun and impressive supporting cast of characters. The 2015 course starts in the city of Buffalo, located at the foothills of the towering Bighorn Mountains, and passes through at least two working ranches, so the theme for year three really brings out the “cowboy” in the Cowboy Tough. We’ve added optional points to challenge elite teams both physically and navigation-wise, and our mandatory points will highlight the best parts of the course. Once again, teams will take on some of Wyoming’s most challenging back country. Expect mountain biking though technical single track, fire roads, and flowing trails, with plenty of ropes work, trekking, and paddling on your way to the finish line in Casper. We know you’re buff…but are you Cowboy Tough?
You can see some of the highlights from the 2014 race in this video clip. Video
Click the image of the racer guide above for more details on the 2015 Cameco Cowboy Tough AR.
Mail-In registration form
Each day of the race will be broken into stages that will take between 16 and 24 hours to complete. The stage must be completed in a prescribed time to avoid being short-coursed or having points deducted. Teams will be held at the end of each stage at a transition area (TA) called a “Dark Zone” before being allowed to continue to the next stage. Mandatory points must be collected between TAs. Optional points collected will determine who will ultimately be crowned winner of the Cameco and the City of Casper Cowboy Tough Expedition Race.
For elite adventure racers, there will be adequate optional points to keep you racing nonstop for the duration of the race. For teams out for the experience, collecting mandatory points will push you to your limits but also allow for recovery and rest during the “Dark Zone.”
This is a non supported race. REV3 will transport a transition container for each team member in the mobile TA for resupply.
Distances and disciplines
10-20 miles trekking
20-40 miles single-track biking
10-15 miles road biking
20-40 miles fire road biking
6-14 miles flat-water paddle
Total distance = 70-120 miles
50-60 miles fire road biking
20-30 miles of road biking
25-40 miles trekking
Total distance = 95-130 miles
80-140 miles fire road biking
15-30 miles trekking
Total distance = 95-180 miles
30 miles fire road biking
30 miles road biking
2 miles trekking
2 miles Class III water (Racers choice of transport)
Total distance = 64 miles
Grand total distance = 360-550 miles
These distances are approximate and will vary depending on route choice, points collected, and challenges completed. At you should be mentally and physically prepared to complete the minimum distances outlined above. Distance are subject to change depending on final course design, permit approvals and private land access.