Sunday May 02 2010 comments Coolest 24 Mountain Bike Race By: Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal -A +A Buy This Photo Now Beautiful conditions on the Olmstead Loop Trail in Cool greeted racers who gathered to raise money for Cancer in the Coolest 24 Hour Race Against Cancer this weekend. Endurance riders of all levels entered an eight or twenty four hour event and rode a 12.5 mile long loop trail. Joan Giniel mans the Cool Cycling Club's aid station and hands water to Alan Lang of Team Mad Cat. Photos of loved ones lost to cancer lined Memory Mile as riders rode by. Overall men's winner Dez Wilder chats with race director Jim Northey at the finish. Wilder rode 21 laps in 24 hours over the 12.5 mile loop. The Coolest 24 Hour Race Against Cancer gets underway Saturday. Sean Sullivan, 8 hour solo rider, takes a break at an aid station. Riders ride through Memory Mile, images of loved ones lost to cancer. The Coolest 24 raises money each year to fight cancer. Louise Kobin, 8 hour solo, crosses a creek. Mike Harrison won the single speed 24 hour solo division. Harrison rode 19 laps. Auburn's Mayor Bridget Powers, rode in the eight hour two person woman's team division. Powers is an active endurance event participant. Monica Erdosh, rode in the 8 hour solo pro/exp woman's division. Dez Wilder approaches the creek. Wilder rode 21 laps, taking the overall men's title in the 24 hour solo/pro division. Wilder is a factory rider for Cannondale Bikes. Dawn Infurna-Bean of Coloma was the top woman in the 24 hour solo pro division. Infurna-Bean rode 16 laps.