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Mountain Bike Endurance Ride for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County andamp; North Lake Tahoe

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The Mountain Bike Endurance Ride is for mountain bike enthusiasts who love a great challenge, Saturday, May 14, all day, starting at 7:30 a.m. in Pioneer Park, Nevada City.Riders collect pledges in lieu of an entrance fee and have the goal of raising $250 each for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County andamp; North Lake Tahoe. Riders can collect pledges in person, or online through an easy-to-use fundraising page for the agency. Full details are here: http://www.bigsofnc.org/Events.asp#BIKEThere are two routes: The50-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 percent single track, 7,000-plus feet of climbing, and stunning views of the South Yuba River. The 45-mile route is less demanding, but also follows some of the best trails in the area. The 45-mile route is perfect for riders who want to test their endurance, but are not quite ready for the technical challenges the 50-mile route provides.Use both online and in-person methods in an effort to request sponsorships from people who do not have access to the Internet as well as from those who do. Riders receive goodie bags filled with endurance snacks and other items, including a free T-shirt commemorating the ride, and are eligible for prizes based on the amount they raise for our agency.Ride Sponsors help offset the expenses associated with the event and raise additional money for our mentoring programs. Ride Sponsors may donate $250-$2,000 to BBBS for the event or mountain-bike related goods and services to be used as prizes. Ride Sponsors will have their business name and logo printed on the back of the T-shirts given to all the riders, and have their name and logo printed on posters at the event. Additionally, all Ride Sponsors are mentioned in our electronic newsletter and on our web site For details and to sign up as a sponsor, use the Sponsorship Sign-Up Form http://www.bigsofnc.org/2011%20Sponsor%20Sign%20Up%20Form.docandgt; .Contact Paul Raymore, board member Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County andamp; North Lake Tahoe at paul@bigsofnc.org or 530-426-2691. Visit http://www.BigsOfNC.org for more information.