It's about to get Western for Cowboy Tough adventurers as they take on Central Wyoming

(Casper, Wyo.) - The race is on! Pick a team, and follow them through the weekend race ! At the crack of dawn this morning thirty-six teams of adventure racers from all over the world headed out of the Oil City on bikes from Crossroads Park kick off Rev3 Adventure’s fourth annual Cameco Cowboy Tough (CCT). Participants will be traversing the state by bike, on foot, by river and lake, and with ropes, following maps and a list of mandatory and optional checkpoints. Teams of two or four people will cover almost 400 miles of Central Wyoming, making their way back to the finish line in Casper by noon on Sunday, July 17. “Last year’s event took us to some incredible Wyoming terrain and provided numerous unforgettable moments,” said Sarah Goldman from team Rev3 Adventure/Koa Wahine, the race’s only four-person all-female team. “Rev3 Adventure always puts on a quality event. We are looking forward to racing hard this year.” After leaving Casper, participants will hop off their bikes at Dave Johnston Power Plant, where they will hop in canoes and head down the North Platte River. Miles later they’ll tackle a challenge at Fort Fetterman, then it’s back in the boat until they reach Douglas for some unique challenges only found in Wyoming. Back on the bikes, they will continue to Glendo and Guernsey, trek to the top of Laramie Peak and Muddy Mountain, rappel and ascend Curtis Gulch, and mountain bike down Casper Mountain. You can follow each team’s progress, view pictures from the course, view the list of checkpoints participants must visit, and get updates at About eighty percent of the teams have raced in this event before, and many have raced it every year. “We love to see that,” said Mark Harris, Rev3 Adventure race director. “It shows us we’re doing something right, and it shows us that Wyoming has a lot to offer. Every year the race takes participants to different regions of the state, offering up varied and unique terrain and challenges only found in Wyoming.” Six international teams are competing, and three teams are from Wyoming. In conjunction with the State of Wyoming and with the generous support of Cameco Resources, this is Rev3 Adventure’s fourth year of bringing this multi-day expedition race to Wyoming. An adventure race is a mixture of biking, paddling, and trekking based on a navigation foundation. The winning team is determined by the most points collected on the course in the fastest time. ​ #oilcity #cowboytough #news