Sunday May 03 2009 comments Muddy Coolest 24 MTB By: Michael Kirby/Auburn Jounal -A +A Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalThe third annual Coolest 24 Mountain Bike Race got going at noon on Saturday at the Olmstead Loop in Cool. Racers rode to raise money to fight cancer in eight hour and twenty-four endurance races. Participants rode in teams or solo efforts as a steady rain fell all weekend making the trail muddy and slick. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalRiders still recognizable at the beginning of the race. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalRiders on rain soaked trails. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalTandem riders tackle the muddy course. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalProfessional mountain bike racer David "Tinker" Juarez crosses Knickerbocker Creek Saturday Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalRiders rode past, Memory Lane photos of relatives and loved ones of participants lost to cancer, on a uphill climb. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalMud was the order of the day as a steady rain swamped the course on the Olmstead Loop. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalCrossing Knickerbocker Creek. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalRiders climb a slick uphill. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalSean McDevit, solo 24 hour, of Team Mountain Hard Wear shows signs of the muddy conditions after two laps Saturday. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalSean McDevit comes in for a break Saturday showing signs of the rainy conditions. Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalTandem riders finish a lap.