I lived for a long time in an area well populated with mountain bikes and I see bikes on the trail in the Dungeness Recreation Area. The ones in this race are a whole different ballgame. And is it totally girlie of me to say I liked the colorful shoes? You can see some of them in the photo below.
The course takes about half an hour and the speeds are about 24 mph. Though the groups of bicyclists are large, they pass by in a flash.