hi there ,if any of you riders is in europe for the summer hols ,and would like to take part in a really nice marathon ,then check out this race
http://www.montegenerosobikemarathon.ch/ .it is probably going to be a marathon world cup race in the next couple of years , it is all in the sunny part of switzerland (ticino), for sleeping arangements ,you can contact the orgnisers and they will help you out ,, there is 3 courses ,98km 57km and 46km ,lots of single track nice climbs and a really nice downhill in about 3km of forest very tecnical, hope to see you mtb boys there cheers