2003 Site Ready To Welcome Endurance Riders
are cleared and marked, and organizers of the Pan American Endurance
Championship say everything is ready for the international slate
of riders now on their way to Trout Lake, WA. for the September
organizer Stephanie Irving says that even with fire prevention measures
being strictly adhered to, workers have managed to get everything
ready for camp to open on September 7. A forecast of rain for the
weekend will hopefully relieve the extremely dry conditions that
have plagued the entire Pacific Northwest this summer.
says the PAC ride committee is excited that its six years of work
to prepare the site will be rewarded with some of the best endurance
riders in the world coming to the ride. The 100-miles of trails,
in the beautiful Gifford-Pinchot National Forest, range in elevation
from 2,000 to 3,800 feet.
2003 will officially kick off with Thursdays opening ceremonies,
with the team vet checks scheduled for Friday morning. And at 5:00am
Saturday morning, approximately 100 riders and their horses will
leave camp to begin one of the most scenic and challenging rides
many of them have ever faced, competing for top honors both individually
and for their teams.
the PAC 2003 website at www.endurance.net/2003pac
for updated information.