Meet the event Director and Founder: T. Burke Swindlehurst:
As a professional cyclist and lifelong Utahan, I count myself incredibly lucky to have raced around the globe for the better part of 20 years in the disciplines of both road and mountain bike racing. Of all my travel to far-off places, I always enjoyed most getting back to ride my bike on the many roads, both paved and dirt in around my hometown of Beaver, Utah.
The concept for the “Crusher”? lived only in my head for more than 15 years and I long dreamed of the day when an event would incorporate the incredible terrain and stunning scenery afforded in the Tushar mountains and its surrounding valleys. After retiring from professional racing in 2010, I decided it was time to make that dream a reality.
Of course, for those who know me, it will come as no surprise that I have striven to design not only an ultra-challenging event but also one that is unique in format and most of all, FUN. I hope that you all enjoy riding and racing this route as much as I enjoyed creating it!
Rubber side down,