Snow Shoe, Bike and Skate-Ski Shine At Winter Tri
This Saturday, Jan. 23, winter sport enthusiasts from around the region, will gather in Leadville for The Aria Athletic Club & Spa Winter Triathlon.
This race takes place at the Leadville’s Colorado Mountain College Timberline Campus starting at 10 a.m. and will consist of a 5K snowshoe, 10K snow-bike and an 8K skate-ski. This event will be open to both individual competitors and teams.
With incredible conditions awaiting participants and a reputation for courses that present tactical as well as physical challenges, this multi-discipline winter event is ideal for endurance athletes of all levels to test their abilities at a variety of snow sports. The snowshoe leg of the event takes place on off-site, single track, with the bike and ski portions playing out on groomed nordic-track, depending upon recent snowfall.
As part of the race, there will be a Winter Tri ‘Team Challenge’ specifically designed to encourage and recognize team efforts within the dicipline. The Team Challenge winners will be eligible for special prizes based upon the combined times of each team’s participants.
Racers should meet at the CMC, one hour before the start to allow time for registration and to coordinate equipment. It is suggested that participants call Pedal Power in advance at 970-845-0931 for directions.
Pre-registration for this event is $35 for individuals and $30 per person for teams. Racers can register on the day of the race for $45 for individuals or $30 per person for teams.
Participants can pre-register directly online at pedalpowerbike.com. They can also get forms at Pedal Power Bicycle Shop in Eagle-Vail or by calling 970 845-0931. For more information call Pedal Power at 845-0931.
This is the third event of the 2015/2016 Pedal Power Winter Race Series. The non-profit series benefits local charities in Eagle and Lake Counties. The next event in the Winter Race Series will be the Eagle-Vail Metro District Snow Mt. Bike Race. That race will take place on February 6 at 10 a.m. with racer registration at the Eagle Vail Pavilion.