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Winter Triathlon at CMC Leadville is next in Pedal Power Winter Race Series

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The Aria Athletic Club & Spa Winter Triathlon consists of a 5K snowshoe, 10K snow-bike and an 8K skate-ski.
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What: Aria Athletic Club & Spa Winter Triathlon.

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23; meet one hour before race time.

Where: Colorado Mountain College Timberline Campus, 901 U.S. Highway 24, Leadville.

Cost: Preregistration is $35 for individuals and $30 per person for teams; day-of registration is $45 for individuals or $30 per person for teams.

More information: Participants can preregister online at pedalpowerbike.com or at Pedal Power bike shop in Eagle-Vail. Call the shop in advance at 970-845-0931 for directions to the race start.

LEADVILLE — On 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 Leadville’s Colorado Mountain College Timberline Campus starting at 10 a.m. and will consist of a 5K snowshoe, a 10K snow-bike and an 8K skate-ski. The event will be open to both individual competitors and teams.

With 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-piste singletrack, 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 discipline. 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 Colorado Mountain College 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.

Early 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 register online at http://www.pedalpowerbike.com. They can also get forms at Pedal Power Bicycle Shop in Eagle-Vail or by calling 970-845-0931.

This is the third event of the 2015-16 Pedal Power Winter Race Series. The nonprofit series benefits charities in Eagle and Lake counties. The next event will be the Eagle-Vail Metro District Snow Mountain Bike Race. That race happens on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m., with racer registration at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion.


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