Brian Grossman, photographed near Shevlin Park, is racing the Cape Epic, an eight-day, 445-mile mountain bike race in South Africa that includes 48,720 feet of vertical climbing in temperatures more than 100 degrees. Rob Kerr / The Bulletin
Bend resident Brian Grossman is racing in the Cape Epic mountain bike race in South Africa to raise funds for a local nonprofit, Kids in the Game. Rob Kerr / The Bulletin
Riders make their way up the mountain during stage 1 of the 2012 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Robertson Primary School in Robertson, South Africa on the 26 March 2012
Photo by Karin Schermbrucker/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS
Brian Grossman, of Bend, is racing the Cape Epic, an eight-day, 445-mile mountain bike race in South Africa. Rob Kerr / The Bulletin
Brian Grossman is racing to help raise money for a nonprofit he helped found, Kids in the Game. Rob Kerr / The Bulletin
Photo courtesy Cape Epic
The Cape Epic mountain bike race in South Africa includes nearly 50,000 feet of elevation gain.
Courtesy Silver Moon Brewing
This is the label for Silver Moon Brewings new Cape Epic IPA, which will be released at a fundraiser Friday to benefit the local nonprofit Kids in the Game.
Photo courtesy Adam Craig
Bend pro mountain biker Adam Craig gestures to the grueling nature of the Cape Epic as he reaches the finish of one of the stages of the 2012 race in South Africa.