56th Tevis Western States Endurance ride set for October 8 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

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October 6, 2011~ The 56th edition of the Tevis Cup Western States Ride is set to go with clear skies and sun expected, and the heavy rain of the past few days won’t hinder these true endurance riders.

The October  3 list shows 190 entries http://www.teviscup.org/images/information/RiderList1.pdf  and the riders will start to check in on Friday at Robie Park at Lake Tahoe.  The ride is set to start on Saturday at 5:15 am – and riders have until the cut-off time at 5:15 am on Sunday October 9th to finish the ride at the McCann Stadium at the Auburn Fair Grounds.

The Tevis Cup ride is one of the most arduous endurance rides in the world, navigating trails through the great Sierra Nevada Mountains with a start at 7,000 ft, hitting 6,000 + feet at Robinson Flat and winding up and down scenic mountain and canyon trails following the Middle fork of the American River until reaching Auburn at 1,000 ft elevation at the end of the 160km mile trail.

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