Crusher in the Tushar 2017: Squire 3-peats, Holcomb takes her first

In the small town of Beaver, Utah, the second Saturday of July can only mean one thing; it’s time for another invasion of those crazy bike racers for the Beaver County Travel Council Crusher in the Tushar, presented by DNA Cycling, which has been organized by former pro cyclist Burke Swindlehurst, who grew up in […]

Crusher in the Tushar 2016 Race Report

Originally published on the web by Cyclocross Magazine and in print in the August 2016 edition of Cycling Utah. BEAVER, UT (7/9/2016) – Nestled in the Tushar Mountains, above the idyllic agricultural town of Beaver, Utah, are the roads that make up one of the most brutal events now commonly called a “gravel grinder”. Each […]

Crusher in the Tushar 2015 Preview

Originally published on on July 9, 2015 BEAVER, UT: On Saturday, July 11, 2015, 600 riders, including some of the nation’s best road, mountain, and cyclocross racers will descend on the small southwestern Utah town of Beaver for the Fifth Annual Crusher in the Tushar, presented by DNA Cycling. The 69-mile course through the […]

2012 Crusher in the Tushar

BEAVER, UT (07/14/12): They came, they saw, and they crushed. In the small southwestern Utah town of Beaver, a town originally settled by Mormon pioneers in 1856 just west of the Tushar mountains, also known as the birthplace of both the notorious outlaw Butch Cassidy and inventor of the television Philo T. Farnsworth, grey skies […]


They came, they saw, they got crushed (and crushed in return). When I first found out that Burke Swindlehurst was putting together the Crusher in the Tushar, a half-road, half-dirt climbing sufferfest at altitude, I knew immediately that this was going to be an event in which I had to be involved. I’ve written in […]

Save the Gila

After 25 years, the current economic status means that New Mexico’s Tour of the Gila is in danger of extinction, unless a title sponsor can be found for 2012 and beyond. With mountains on tap every stage, there’s no such thing as an easy day at the Gila, and yet, this race is also one […]