The Kona Endurance Team is back for 2023. From lung-busting gravel grinds and mountain biking in places they’ve never heard of, to a full season of domestic ‘cross, gravel and marathon racing, they’re ready to dig in, ride hard, and capture all of the excitement that can be found on two wheels.
The Kona Endurance Team is made up of Kona veterans that know exactly what it takes to make the most of every adventure. Team ringleader Barry Wicks is back with a full agenda of rides all across North America, along with four-time 24hr World Champ, regular Everester and type-2 aficionado Cory Wallace. The dynamic duo of Kerry Werner and Rebecca Fahringer will be widening their scope, and in addition to select cross events, they will also be attacking a slew of North American gravel races. Together, the four riders make up a crew that is champing at the bit to push the limits of where bikes can go, how hard they can be ridden, and how much fun is actually possible while enduring copious amounts of self-inflicted two-wheeled punishment.
We get the feeling they’ll be crossing many a mountain pass, bikepacking to locations that seem impossible to reach, racing the races that scare most people, and leaving dusty contrails in their wakes as often as possible. If it sounds like a challenge, this crew is up for it.