First in Winter Race Series Tomorrow at CMC
With the crack of the starting gun tomorrow, November 23 at 10 a.m., the newly christened Pedal Power Snowshoe Winter Race Series begins another season of adventure racing to benefit local charities in Lake and Eagle Counties.
Now in its its 17th year, the first race will begin and end at Timberline Campus of Colorado Mountain College’s Leadville location. The course follows a blend of single-track, wooded cross-country trails and panoramic open stretches. Due to ample early season snow, this race, originally scheduled as a 10K cross country trail run, may evolve into a snowshoe race.
While early season conditions are always in play, according to race director Bruce Kelly, the competition will go on in one form or another. “As of now, the first race will proceed as a trail run over the traditional course.” He adds, “Throughout the history of the series, we’ve always had to address the vagaries of weather and this year is no different. Our staff is used to adapting to conditions to provide the best race experience possible.”
Racers should call Pedal Power Bike Shop at 970-845-0931 for the latest updates on the status of the race. A decision on the nature of the race (trail run or snowshoe) will be forthcoming based upon this week’s weather.
The Pedal Power Snowshoe Series is the oldest established competitive snowshoe race series in the region as well as the only completely non-profit event of its kind, with all proceeds from the popular race series benefitting local Lake & Eagle County charities.
The series consists of 7 events held around the region, including the Colorado State Snowshoe Championship. These high-profile races, along with Pedal Power’s reputation for providing great venues and the caliber of competition, have made the Pedal Power Snowshoe Adventure Series one of the top events in the region. This year, the series will include a snowshoe, snow bike and nordic skiing events as well as a comprehensive be a Winter Triathlon with encompasses all three disciplines.
Registration for the first event is $20. Participants can pre-register directly online at pedalpowerbike.com or with forms from Pedal Power Bicycle Shop in Eagle-Vail or by calling 970 845-0931. Participants may also register ($25) on the day of the event at the race start. For more information call Pedal Power at 845-0931.