(Photo Credit: Rugile Kaladyte)
About a month ago, Kait Boyle and her teammate Kurt Refsnider individually set a women’s and men’s Fastest Known Time on the iconic 137 mile Kokopelli Trail. Biking faster than anybody they climbed nearly 15,000 feet, traversed the La Sal Mountains and endured the deep canyons of the desert completely self supported.
This was another huge accomplishment for Kait in a career of elite ultra mountain biking that includes 24 hour world championships, major bikepacking journeys, Arizona Trail records, amongst many more.
Her journey over the last two years to the Kokopelli has been beyond inspiring. After a car crash shattered her pelvis, she persevered, working slowly to build her endurance back to an elite level. The Kokopelli was a culmination of those years of work.
Kait is also a huge proponent for preservation of wild places, environmental education, outdoor leadership and was the co-creator with Kurt of bikepackingroots.org, a website dedicated to growing the bikepacking community.
I was super excited about this episode! This beautiful desert trail has meant so much to my life through my two years taking on the Desert RATS stage race and my mind was blown talking to someone who was able to traverse the whole thing in 13 hours and 7 minutes!!
Hope you guys enjoy listening to Kait’s adventures as much as I did!! Please support Kait and bikepackingroots.org!
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