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Mountain bikers: plan now for Tour de Rock

Bikers head into the trails at 49 Degrees North during the Tour de Rock event. (Courtesy photo)
Bikers head into the trails at 49 Degrees North during the Tour de Rock event. (Courtesy photo)

MOUNTAIN BIKING -- Eager riders are using this summer to tone up for the Tour de Rock Mountain Bike Ride & second annual Rough Ride 4000' at Chewelah and 49 Degrees North Ski Area.

The Oct. 1 event -- which benefits the Ski Patrol -- includes two events:

The "Rough Ride" starts at 10 a.m. in Chewelah and runs 10.2 miles on pavement up  to the ski area. From there, riders ride the ski area trails to the summit, gaining a total of 4,000 feet of elevation on a variety of surfaces.

The citizen's mountan bike tour starts 11 a.m. at the ski resort and climbs up through the Sunrise Basin, traverses across the face of the mountain and concludes with an enjoyable downhill run back to the lodge.

Both rides conclude with a barbecue and live music.

Sign up early for $20 entry fee, $30 with a t-shirt.

Info: Call or email Doug (509) 937-4922, doug@shirewood.com.




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