Tennessee Pass snowshoe race returns on Saturday

The Pedal Power Winter Adventure Series features several snowshoe races. The final one of the season will be held at Tennessee Pass Nordic Center on Feb. 21.
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VAIL — The second race of the Pedal Power Winter Race Series will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Tennessee Pass Nordic Center. The center is located at Ski Cooper on U.S. Highway 6 and 24 between Minturn and Leadville.

The Tennessee Pass 5-Miler Kickoff Classic is one of the oldest races in the series, now in its 17th year. Racers should be prepared for a generous mix of challenging uphills and gentle downhills that wend their way along interconnected Nordic and biking trails through the pine forests and meadows that blanket this scenic pass straddling the Continental Divide.

The Tennessee Pass venue is one of the most anticipated of the winter race season. Because of the challenge and variety of terrain, along with the recent snows providing for perfect snow conditions, it is considered one of the premier snowshoe courses in the country, attracting some of the top local, regional and national Nordic and endurance competitors.

The next event in the Winter Race Series will be the Pazzo’s/K.O. Eagle-Vail Holiday 5K/10K snowshoe race. That race will take place Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Eagle-Vail Golf Club.

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Registration for the first event is $20. Participants can pre-register directly online at 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 and a complete series schedule, go to, stop by Pedal Power located on Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail or call them at 970-845-0931.

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