Mountain Bike Endurance Ride

A challenging fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe

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Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015 – Nevada City, California Keep up to date with the latest details on our Facebook page
Routes: The Mountain Bike Endurance Ride offers two routes:Click here for a Map to Pioneer park

  • 50 Miles of demanding, technical trails, mostly single track
  • 25 Miles of moderately technical trails, mostly single track

The 50 mile route follows a beautiful loop out of Nevada City on local trails, including the incomparable South Yuba Trail. The route is comprised of approximately 80% single track, 7,000+ feet of climbing and stunning views of the South Yuba River. It is one of the most memorable and challenging rides you’ll do this year, on road or dirt. This route is a tough ride, roughly equivalent to a difficult road century. It is best suited for advanced, fit mountain bikers. Usually most participants completed the ride in 7-8 hours. click here for a full description

New this year: There will be shorter routes available for those riders who want to support this great cause but are not prepared for the endurance routes.  Please contact  our office to make arrangements for your route after you register following the instructions below: Please contact Rick Kalb at rickkalb@gmail.com for your Rider Packet.

The 25 mile route is less demanding, but also follows some of the best trails in the area.

For a more detailed description of the 25 mile trail, click here (PDF).

Please note that although there are well stocked food stations on the routes, this is largely a self-supported ride that covers some remote terrain in isolated areas of Nevada County.

Ride Mapclick here to see enlarged map

This is a ride, not a race
This is a charity ride, so each rider is expected to collect at least $250 in sponsorship donations. We also have event sponsors that help offset the costs of the ride. All proceeds raised at this event support our valuable mentoring programs for at-risk children in the Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe region.

To register: 

  • Registration for adults and under 18 click here
  • or Call Rick Kalb at 530-470-1800 and a registration packet will be mailed or emailed to you.
  • Complete the registration form mailed to you and submit per instructions.
  • Start collecting pledges! Please note that we have set up a way for our riders to collect pledges online to facilitate their fundraising efforts . Riders start your donation sheets today!To do so, all you need to do is follow the steps outlined in your registration packet. For more questions on collecting online pledges,  Big Brothers Big Sisters: 530-265-2059 or director@bigsofnc.org.

Coming from out of Town? or Have guests coming to support you!

BIKE RIDERS ROOM RESERVATIONS FOR MAY 23RD!

SPECIAL MEMORIAL DAY DEAL!

JUST MENTION THE BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS ENDURANCE BIKE RIDE WHEN MAKING A ROOM BOOKING AT EITHER:

 LAMBS VICTORIAN INN 304 SOUTH CHURCH STREET, GRASS VALLEY

WHO WILL BE OFFERING 20% OFF THE REGULAR ROOM RATE

THREE ROOMS AVAILABLE

 

OR

 

THE GOLD MINER’S INN

121 BANK STREET GRASS VALLEY

$190.00 PER NIGHT – 5 ROOMS AVAILABLE

Want to support the event, but can’t ride in it?  Then become an Event Sponsor!   Contact our office for details: 530-265-2059.

2015 Sponsors

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Holiday inn gold miners logo

NU Mtn Bike Team

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2014 Product Sponsors

Hammer Nutrition Logo  Hammer Nutrition 
LUNA Logo  Luna Chix – Luna Mini Bars
CLIFBAR_LOGO   CLIF Bar
Chamois Butt'r Logo  Chamois Butt’r
Print  Gertie’s

RoadIDLogo_Color_JPG  Road ID

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Testimonials
“Great ride. It was my first time and I’m already looking forward to next year. Thanks for putting it all together.” – West Bourgault

“That ride was awesome and I will admit challenging on a single speed. I was amazed with all the good free stuff in that bag and the food at your house was first rate. I want to thank you for the opportunity to ride as well as your hard work and generosity. I am certainly game for the ride next year. Hopefully I will catch you on the trails or at a race soon. Thanks again.” – Josh Hughes

“Thanks for putting together such a great ride for such a worthy cause.” – Mike Carville

“Thanks very much for a fantastic ride yesterday! Very well organized and supported. Excellent post-ride festivities! I look forward to next year” -Jeremy Zorne