Second Wheelers Race Shines Bright at Night Jam
by Brennan Ruegg, Leadville Today contributor
Bring a headlight and a helmet for a high speed race on groomed Nordic track through the trees near Ski Cooper for the Tennessee Pass Night Jam. The Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series continues Saturday, Feb. 20 with its second race. Registration/check-in begins at 4 p.m. at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center with the race set to begin at 6 p.m. Last year saw nearly 100 entrants gathered outside the lodge.
Now in its 16th year, the winter race series draws athletes from all around the state to Lake County and is a chance to support local Cloud City Wheelers benefits back onto the Leadville community.
The Wheelers are a local subordinate of the International Mountain Bicycling Association, and the success of the winter race series has enabled them to build new trails, expand and improve upon existing ones, groom regularly, and help in education and advocacy efforts here in Leadville. They continue to leave a mark on up-and-coming youth riders and the county’s year-round recreational accessibility.
Entry to the race is $20. For more info on the Wheelers and the mountain bike series, visit their website or facebook page and keep posted on Leadville Today as the series progresses. Next up is Mineral Belt Mayhem on March 5 during Leadville Ski Joring Weekend.
Brennan Ruegg is watching the wheels.