Life Time Grand Prix unveils its 'wild card' event, the Rad Dirt Fest

The Colorado event will challenge series athletes with a 110-mile 'fun and fast' gravel course

The start line of the 2022 Rad Firt Fest
(Image credit: Linda Guerrette)

The Life Time Grand Prix presented by Mazda adventure race series today unveiled its 'wild card' event: The Rad Dirt Fest.

Held in Trinidad, Colorado on September 30th, the Rad Dirt Fest will challenge the 70 series contestants with a 110-mile "fun and fast" gravel course.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.