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Ride an ‘Epic’ and Raise Money

Heading into California’s Sierra Nevada to catch the start of the Amgen Tour of California on May 15? If so, plan on heading up into the mountains a day early to hit one of IMBA’s “Epic” trails while helping a worthy cause.

The Mountain Bike Endurance Ride starts on May 14 in Nevada City, California, and offers up two routes: The 50-mile route follows a loop out of Nevada City on local trails, including the South Yuba Trail, one of the original IMBA Epics. The 50-miler is approximately 80 percent singletrack with 7,000 or so feet of climbing, not to mention stunning views of the South Yuba River.

The 45-mile route is less demanding, but also follows some of the best trails in Nevada County, the heart of California’s Gold Country, which is a couple hours drive away from South Lake Tahoe and the start of the Amgen Tour of California.

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 & North Lake Tahoe. Riders can collect pledges in person, or online through an easy-to-use fundraising page for our agency. Click here for details. For riders who prefer to collect pledges in person, use our pledge form to track pledges. Or you may wish to use both 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 swag 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 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County & North Lake Tahoe.

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 website.  For details and to sign up as a sponsor, use the Sponsorship Sign-Up Form.

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