Friday, October 22, 2010

Inaugural Hahn River 12-hour Endurance Cycling Classic -Saturday, November 13th starting at 6pm-ending 6am Sunday, November 14th!

Saturday, November 13 at 6:00pm - November 14 at 6:00am

LocationBanpo Bridge Area 7-Eleven (Exact directions will be posted prior to event closing)

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The Hahn Endurance Classic *(Seoul, South Korea, along the big river!)

The Hahn Endurance Cycling Classic will hold its inaugural running November 13th, 2010.

Facebook invitation link: The Hahn Endurance Cycling Classic

This soon to be famous endurance challenge is a 12 hour personnel circuit cycling challenge on the Hahn River bike path in Seoul. Which has been created to bring the riders of the Facebook community Cycling Korea together for an annual meet and great. Also, like most great things in Seoul this ride was brought to plan while looking deep into a beer mug.

Riders who participate will ride to see how many 10 km laps they can achieve in a 12 hour period. This is not a race, but a personnel endurance challenge.
Any rider may start at anytime and finnish at anytime.

Although, the rider with the most laps will receive a very unique prize to be disclosed on the day of the ride.

All you need to bring is 25,000 ₩ to cover a custom T-Shirt and the extra money will be used for refreshments, snacks, drinks and some door prizes.

But, if you want to donate more snacks or money. We will put it to great use. Give generously, ride generously, great training awaits us!!!

Directions and Rules:

There will be a staging area close to the 7- Eleven by the Banpo Bridge.
The course will run out Towards Nanjing Campground back to Banpo Bridge.
A map will be posted later this month.

Start Time: Saturday November 13th - (6pm start)

( I know this cramps the weekend, but it means a little less pedestrian traffic and allows everyone to work off Fridays pre-ride bash at The Orange Tree!!)

Finish Time: Sunday, November 14th - (6am finish)

Gear requirements:

You can beg, borrow or rent one. That's your call.
This race is open to any style of self powered pedal bike. But, no electric or gas powered cycles will be allowed.

There will be 4 types of solo and 1 team classification.

Upon checking in an organizer will mark your class, their decision is final to your designation.

Class A
Road, Commuter, Recumbent
*any bike running less than a 1.9 inch width tire

Class B
*1.9 inch tire and larger

Class C
Single Speed or Fixie

Class D
Family Class
*it is what it says, bring your toddler on your bike or their own to ride together.
We are also open to the idea of tandems.
* All family members must wear helmets.

A team class will consist of any group of riders attemping to ride all 12 hours. We do ask that all members do at least one lap, Also all team members should try and stay to encourage their team to finnish.

Announcing the Champions:
At the close of the event, stats will be posted on Facebook and will also be announced at the awards ceremony.
(total distances, total laps, team stats)

Helmets and safety lights:
Highly recommended, but it's your choice. Although it has been brought to our attention that Seoul has a new Helmet law.

-Please, no cutting of the course!!

-the only person your cheating is yourself

-Ride safe, respect the road & pedestrians -no points for people!

-you must sign a waiver, and you must obey all cycling laws for Seoul

-a punch card or another for a tabulation will be given to each participant

-you will responsible to get it punched each lap at the designated staging areas to qualify for the competition and awards for completing your personal best. We will post participant stats for the riding, times and laps.

-No gas or electric powered cycles will be permitted.

Fee - 25,000₩
Registration OPEN until November 6, 2010
Upon Registering forward your fee to:

We will also accept registration/payments (cash) the day of the event, but please allow us to know ahead of time if you need to register that day, due to shirts being limited print for our custom orders.

If you would like to participate, but can not ride, volunteers are welcome.


We just would like to remind everyone this will be a very grass roots project and will be a small group. We are using this event to encourage a gathering from members of the forum and to just have fun. So please don't expect race numbers, pace cars, million dollar prizes and remember we are all a little loose in the head.. so don't be shocked by the prizes!!! :)

The Goal is to give everyone a chance to ride and burn out the old carbs before the holidays weigh us down.

Also, please be aware that as with any event, you are participating at your own risk. Therefore at the day of the event, you will be ask to sign a waiver releasing Cycling Korea, A2A and any of the Hahn River Classic creators from liability.

For further information, please contact:

Tim Travis (
--course judge
--road side mechanic


Brian Perich (
A2A 2012 - (riders welcomed!)
-- registration, payment
--12 hour Solo Freak
-- media contact


John Arden (
--course judge

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Brian Perich was an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) lecturer for a decade, father, and adventure cyclist based in South Korea.

Previously, Brian has led Canoe adventures in Quetico Provincial Park, Atikokan, Ontario, Canada (1993/1999); led Grand American camping adventures (2000); lived at Paramahansa Yogananda's SRF Ashram for 5 months (see the film "AWAKE"), formerly worked in titanium welding at Agilent Technologies, formerly worked in Winery industry in Marin County with Kendall Jackson in California; Surfing and Meditation continued for several years in California, British Columbia, South Korea, Yoga training in California 1999-2000.

Between 1994-1998 - Brian completed his own adventures with motorcycles. His motorcycling marathons took him across the United States and central/western Canada, while traveling solo over an astounding 24,000km in 60 days! Brian endured 900 mile/1300km average days in the motorcycle saddle and apparently loved every minute of those adventures.

Today, he has given up motorcycle adventures altogether, but finds an outlet for his enthusiasm in outdoor recreation while bicycle touring and micro-blogging about those experiences on his mountain bikes.

While employed as an English teacher in South Korea, Brian has became an advocate for bicycle touring on his mountain bikes. The Korean-World blog originated from those small adventures in Korea, now expanded to cover his recent trek down the TransMongolian highway to the Gobi Desert, cycling 900km east through the Khentii grasslands and in 2012 crossing Mongolia in 45 days, 2500 kilometers 1553 miles. HimalayasX expedition Brian previously cycled across western China, the Taklamakan Desert, the northern Himalayas of East Turkestan Xinjiang/Uyghur Autonomous Region, the corrugated back roads and mountains of Kham Tibet. Brian successfully completed his 2011 mountain bike expedition with 3200 kilometers / 1988 miles unsupported, on/off road MTB adventure cycling.
Brian has completed his second mountain bike journey, MongoliaX expedition - Crossing Mongolia 2012, an unsupported mountain bike MTB expedition across 2500km of Outer Mongolia from Ulanbaatar to Altai Taven-Bogd National Park bordering China, Russia and Mongolia.

In 2013, as a sequel to a trilogy of cycle tours, Brian enjoyed a more leisure bicycle tour onboard his Koga-Miyata World Traveller seeing the northern tier of the United States and western Canada covering 3400 kilometers / 2000 miles in 30 days. This North American cycle tour was called Totherocktour. Enjoying the adventure of bicycle travel and every great conversation started while traveling on the road - has refueled his inspirations to cycle around the Earth. In 2013, while he cycled solo from the Great Lake State of Michigan, United States to Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. He weaved through local communities and reconnected with friends, family and community after spending almost a decade in Asia.

Brian is now supporting several non-profit foundations through expeditions: IDEAS Foundation of Canada IDEAS is the acronym for Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society which supports the IBD community, those suffering from IBD-inflammatory bowel disease, also known as Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis.

The second non-profit foundation is ETE.ORG - Education Through Expeditions, UK which supports educational outreach programs inside schools around the world. ETE connects explorers with students in the classroom, through an interactive online program in development (Beta).

Brian is researching support for a 18000 kilometer bicycle expedition across the Americas: North, Central and South America - ONE -Arctic to Argentina
Please contact him if you are interested in helping out.

Twitter: Cycleagain
Location: Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea or southern Ontario, Canada.

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