True Grit is a long tough and technical mountain bike endurance race. It is hosted by the City of Santa Clara and takes place in the rugged hills south west of town. Racer have course two options- a single 50 mile loop or a double course for 100 miles. The race is the season opener for the National Ultra Endurance Series ( NUE) and sets the pace for those seeking the series title. In addition Pro athletes from around the world will be competing for the True Grit Champion title and Pro Purse at both the 100 and 50 mile distances.