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Seven Summits Poker Ride

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Josefin Svedberg

Rossland News

The beloved Seven Summits Poker Ride will take place on August 31. Organizer Tyler Merringer emphasizes that it is a long and strenuous group ride, so should you decide to sign up make sure you have what it takes to finish!

This year is the tenth edition of the ride and volunteers and organizers are thrilled to be putting on another event. The Facebook page asks “Do you want to ride the Seven Summits IMBA epic with 100 close friends?” It’s a friendly ride—costume optional—so leave your competitiveness at home.

During the race, participants will need to be self-sufficient and ready for any type of weather. In 2009, for example, there was even snow. Though a snack and drink station will be at the half way point on Granite Mountain, plenty of food and water will be needed to complete the ride so be sure to pack some along. The finish line will be at Lions Campground where beers, burgers and a T-shirt will be ready and waiting.

“It’s fun, always a super fun time,” says Merringer. He adds that it’s a great day to “celebrate a great sport and a great trail.” Participants of the group ride mostly come out of British Columbia, Alberta and Washington, though there will be many locals attending the event. Merringer expects around 150 riders in total.

Sign up for the ride at Revolution Cycles on Columbia Avenue in Rossland. Further information about the event can be found on www.rosslandrubberhead.com.

Make sure to be properly prepared and ride carefully so both you and the volunteers can have a great day on the Seven Summits!

 

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