Local bicycle riders Brian Elkins, 52, and Jim McClatchy, 55, completed the 25th annual LOTOJA bike race Sept. 8.
It was a challenging one-day, 206-mile road race through three states starting in Logan, Utah and climbing into Idaho and then into Wyoming. They finished at Teton Village, Wyo.
Elkins placed 11th in Masters 45-plus age class and 491st of 1,237 finishers in 11 hours, 8 minutes, 16 seconds. McClatchy was 12th in the same class and 508th overall in 11 hours, 11 minutes and 11 seconds.
They left Logan shortly before 7 a.m. and arrived at Jackson Hole just before 6 p.m., averaging just over 18 mph.
LOTOJA is a European-style road race unparalleled in distance and beauty. It is the longest one-day U.S. Cycling Federation-sanctioned event in the country. Riders test physical and mental stamina as they climb through three alpine passes to reach the finish.