Pedal Power Winter Race Series continues Jan. 19 with Winter Triathlon in Leadville
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What: Pedal Power Race Series Winter Triathlon.
Where: Racers should meet at the CMC Timberline Campus just south of Leadville.
When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.; Racers are encouraged to arrive an hour early.
Cost: $35 for individuals, $30 per person for teams; prices go up on race day.
More information: Registration forms are available online, at Pedal Power Bicycly Shop in Eagle-Vail or by calling 970-845-0931.
VAIL — On Saturday, Jan. 19, winter sport enthusiasts from around the region will gather in Leadville for the Winter Triathlon.
This race takes place at the Leadville’s CMC 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 strong 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 snowsports.
The snowshoe leg of the event takes place on off-piste singletrack, followed by the bike portion on groomed singletrack and closes with the ski portion playing out on groomed Nordic-track. Fat bikes will be required for the biking portion and helmets are required for all riders.
In addition to the traditional men’s and women’s divisions, there will also be a team division specifically designed to encourage and recognize team efforts within each discipline with winners determined by the combined times of each team’s participants.
Racers should meet at the CMC Timberline Campus, just south of town, 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. Participants can pre-register directly online at pedalpowerbike.com. Racers can also register on the day of the race for $45 for individuals or $30 per person for teams. Registration forms are available online, at Pedal Power Bicycle Shop in Eagle-Vail, or by calling 970-845-0931.
This is the third event of the 2018-19 Pedal Power Winter Race Series. The nonprofit series benefits local charities in Eagle and Lake counties.
The fourth and final event in the Winter Race Series will be the Vail Nordic Center Winter Triathlon. That race will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. with racer registration at the Vail Nordic Center at the Vail Golf Course.
Paul Cuthbertson, a lifelong local of Eagle and Summit counties, died while skiing up to the Polar Star Inn to meet some friends for a celebration of his 21st birthday on Friday night.