Wednesday, April 21, 2010

PSA - Fears, Tears and Beers

OK, so it's not *strictly speaking* about trails in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada. This is a kind of a "bigger picture" deal.

The Great Basin Trails Alliance is hosting the fifth annual Fears, Tears and Beers MTB Enduro in Ely June 12th.

If you love trails and/or love riding mountain bikes, this is a don't miss event. I mean, come on, they route the ride through the Jailhouse Casino. How often do you get a chance to do that?!?

The race itself is an enduro format, which means timed sections of flat-out downhill racing looniness are interspersed with a whole lot of social riding in an amazingly beautiful area. Some people (*ahem*) are so serious about the racing portions that they enjoy an adult beverage or two along the way.

But there are folks who really are serious about getting good times. More power to them. Makes for good pictures.

The event raises money to build more trail in this part of the world. And - I like the Great Basin Trail Alliance's philosophy - this is an ALLIANCE. Everybody who loves trails is invited - whether you ride a bike, ride a horse, ride a dirtbike, ride an ATV, ride the soles of your hiking boots. Come one, come all, lets work together to get some great stuff done. How can you not support a group like that?

Anyway, riders and volunteers are needed. Check out their website at for info and entry forms.

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