The Booty Loot

24 Hours of Booty Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary



Patrick Schneider Photography

It started with one man, his bike, and a funny name. Charlotte attorney Spencer Leuders created the 24 Hours of Booty back in 2002 with the hope of raising money to fund cancer research. Though no one in his family has ever fought the disease, the avid cyclist grew up in a town adjacent to Lance Armstrong’s and felt the urge to help raise awareness (and money) for the cause. That first year he was the lone rider on the course for twenty-four hours. Fast-forward a decade to the tenth anniversary and Leuders is joined by hundreds at the annual event, where together they have raised millions.

2.97 miles

The length of the Booty Loop (one lap in the race)

9,199

Number of riders who have hit the course in the ten-year history of the race

780,000

Calories per hour this year’s 1,200 riders will burn riding the Booty Loop

300

Number of volunteers who work the event

$550

The average fundraising amount per rider in 2010

77

Age of the oldest rider entered for 2011

2007

Year that 24 Hours of Booty became the official 24-hour cycling event of LIVESTRONG

25 miles

Distance each of the 1,200 riders travel. (The accumulated mileage would circle the Earth once.)

24

Number of different states riders came from to participate in the 2010 24 Hours of Booty

355

Record for most miles cycled during the race (by Greg Koenig in 2008)

$5,267,347

Amount raised in the race’s 10-year history

9,000, 1,700, and 70

Snacks, gallons of Glaceau Vitamin Water and Diamond Springs drinks, and gallons of Caribou coffee, respectively, this year’s participants will consume

4 million

Number of wheel revolutions this year’s riders will complete during this year’s race

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