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2016 Silver State 508

Prelude: “The 508” is the granddaddy of ultra-cycling races. It is one of the original qualifiers for RAAM (Race across America).  The 508 has been a dream of mine for many years. I tried to get into the race in 2013 but, as it turned out, it was the 30th anniversary and many veterans came back to race. There was not enough room for this rookie so I did not get in. I ended up doing The Inyo Ultra 466 that year. In 2014 I did Race Across the West on a team then the Hoodoo 500  in the solo division. In 2015 I did the Hoodoo 500 in the "Self supported Voyager Division" and The 508 on a 4 man team. Now on the new course in Nevada, it is called The Silver State 508. You can find info about the race at the following link: Here is the link to the downloadable 2016 Race Magazine. Its a good read and has all the info on this years race: The 508 doesn’t use ride numbers to