The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and the Foothill Communities have long held a draw for people from all over the world. This is where the Western States Trail Ride (Tevis Cup) has been run since 1955. This race consists of 100 miles ridden within a 24-hour period. Riders bring their horses here in the summer to enter them in what is considered to be the most strenuous of all endurance rides. Although many of the riders are from local areas such as Cool, Georgetown, Coloma, Auburn, Colfax and Meadow Vista, riders come to enter this event from as far away as Japan!
The race is typically held on the July weekend that is closest to the full moon, although sometimes it is held in August. Riders start the race in the early morning near Truckee, and finish near the Auburn Fairgrounds. On average, a little over 50% of the riders will actually be able to complete the race. In 1955, the race had 5 entrants. Much later a limit of 250 entrants was established.
Although Arabs and geldings largely dominate the event, the record number of race completions by 1 horse is 13 times; and a quarter horse mare set this record.
Auburn has been proclaimed the “Endurance Capital of The World”. Some equestrians living in areas of Auburn and the neighboring town of Cool can literally ride right out their pasture gate and access parts of the spectacular trail ridden in the Tevis Cup Race.
The 2010 Amgen Tour of California will begin with the first-ever visit to the picturesque town of Nevada City, Calif., which will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Nevada City Classic, in which many notable riders got their start. From there the race will head south en route to Sacramento, and will travel through Grass Valley and Old Town in Auburn. Heading out of Auburn, the cyclists will cross over the Auburn-Foresthill Bridge – the tallest bridge in California and the third highest in the U.S. A mostly downhill stage, which will certainly favor the sprinters, will be abruptly interrupted by a grueling climb from the American River to the town of Cool. Sacramento streets will once again see the teams finish with three blistering fast circuits around the State’s Capitol building.
Stage 1 of the race will commence on May 16th and that will also be the day the riders will come through Cool.
Premier Foothill Properties in Cool, CA will be hosting the next Divide Chamber of Commerce networking mixer on Tuesday, January 5 at 6:30pm.
Members and guests are invited.
Bring your business cards, brochures, and items for a drawing. Of course you are always welcome to bring an appetizer for all to enjoy.
The Divide Chamber of Commerce consists of business from the local area; Pilot Hill, Garden Valley, Kelsey, Cool, Greenwood, Georgetown and what we fondly call “Up Country.”
The real estate team invites you to their open house on October 3rd from 2 – 6pm. The office is sure you will enjoy this special event. They have arranged for live music by local band Pranqster and viewing of artwork by wildlife artist, Molly Moore. Additionally free food and refreshments will be provided. Don’t forget to pick up a free foreclosure list.
All in the community are invited to attend.
The new office is located at 3006 Hwy 193, Suite E (the old Placer Sierra Bank Building).
Please call Premier Foothill Properties with any questions – 530-885-8300.