Riders from the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Netherlands, Spain, Norway, Sweden, and more joined as teams, assigning themselves names as absurd as the bikes they’d be sitting on for the next 10 days. Mongolian Beef, Life Over the Edge, Steppe Sniffer, Blacksheep, You Son of a Bitch, Silver Khan, and The League of Extraordinary Alcoholics, to name a few, competed against one another as they battled in what must have been the slowest race in history across the steppe. With a 55 km/h max speed, which turned out to be more like 40 km/h, and no outside mechanical assistance available along the way, mayhem undoubtedly ensued. And it ensued quickly.
With a finish line 900 kilometers away at Lake Khovsgol as their main navigation goal, how they got there was up to them. And the farther and crazier the route to do so, the better.