Just saw this in my email:
Effective immediately Death Valley National Park will temporarily discontinue issuance of running and bicycling event permits. Future event permits will not be considered until a thorough safety evaluation of this type of activity has been completed.
The Adventure Corps rides out there were pretty much the only events I do every year, so I'm pretty bummed out that the park administration would make such a decision.
It'll be interesting to see what happens to the Badwater 135.