From the sea to the Sierra: Three cyclists plan to ride andamp;#8216;300 Miles for Mentoringandamp;#8217;
TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; As the first rays of the rising sun illuminate the Sierra Nevada mountains Saturday, Sept. 25, three members of the Elijah Bleuandamp;#8217;s cycling team will depart from Fort Bragg bound for Truckee.The three riders andamp;#8212; Hardy Bullock, Carey Thrasher and Ken Bossung andamp;#8212; plan to ride nonstop for 300 miles in support of the mentoring programs made possible by nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe (BBBSNC).Their 30-hour ride, which will take them through the communities of Willits, Clearlake, Colusa, Marysville, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Downieville and Sierraville, includes more than 20,000 feet of climbing.Team leader Hardy Bullock is no stranger to endurance cycling.andamp;#8220;Last year, friends and supporters helped me raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters when I rode in the Everest Challenge andamp;#8212; 239 miles with 29,000 feet of climbing,andamp;#8221; Bullock said. andamp;#8220;After that ride, I made a promise to myself and to the kids who need the positive support of Big Brothers Big Sisters that I would continue to raise money and awareness through challenging events andamp;#8230; and this will be, by far, the most difficult cycling event we have ever attempted.andamp;#8221;The ride will finish at Elijah Bleuandamp;#8217;s House of Coffee andamp; Good Eats, 10115 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, with a welcome-home party at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. Members of the public as well as volunteers and children involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program are invited to meet the riders at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the new Truckee Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, at the Pioneer Center Roundabout, to ride the final mile with them down the hill to Elijah Bleuandamp;#8217;s, where free food and beverages await. Individuals or businesses interested in supporting the fundraising efforts of Hardy, Carey and Ken can logon to http://www.firstgiving.org/300miles for a secure donation form and more information about the ride. For more information, visit http://www.bigsofnc.org.andamp;#8212; Submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
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