First in Pedal Power Winter Race Series Tomorrow
With the crack of the starting gun tomorrow, November 15 at 10 a.m., the Pedal Power Winter Race Series begins another season of adventure racing to benefit local charities in Lake and Eagle Counties.
Now in its 18th year, the first race in the series is the 10k XCountry/Trail Run, and will begin and end at Colorado Mountain College – Leadville, starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow. The course follows a blend of single-track, wooded cross-country trails and panoramic open stretches. Due to the recent snow, this race will officially be a snowshoe race, although race organizers never know if the first race will be a trail run or snowshoe race, depending on Mother Nature.
“We are so excited to have such an amazing venue for this race, which has gone from trail run to snowshoe race over the course of a few days,” said race director Bruce Kelly. “We may need to continue to schedule a November trail run every year to ensure adequate snowfall.”
The Pedal Power Winter Race 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 benefiting local Lake & Eagle County charities.Let the Pedal Power Winter Race Series Begin!
The series consists of 7 events held around the region, culminating with the the Colorado State Snowshoe Championship on February 21 at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center. These high-profile races, along with Pedal Power’s reputation for providing great venues and the caliber of competition, have made the Pedal Power Winter Race Series one of the top events in the region. This year, the series will include snowshoe and fat-tire snow bike events, as well as the Winter Triathlon which includes three sports, throwing some skate skiing into the mix.
Pre-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 970-845-0931.