Cyclist Scott Brown chosen to ride in Furnace Creek 508 next month

Published: Sunday, Sep. 25, 2011 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Sunday, Sep. 25, 2011 - 9:35 am

Sacramento endurance cyclist Scott Brown, 47, is among the 230 riders selected to compete in the Furnace Creek 508 on Oct. 8 in the Mojave Desert.

Brown hopes to complete the 508-mile race, which features a 35,000-foot elevation gain and traverses 10 mountain passes, in less than 48 hours.

He is competing to raise funds for two charities: Happy Tails, a pet sanctuary in Sacramento, and World Bicycle Relief, an organization that donates bikes to people in need worldwide.

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