Test your mettle in the Vail Nordic Center Triathlon, final race in Pedal Power Winter Race Series is Feb. 23
Race consists of 5K snowshoe, 10K snow-bike and an 8K skate-ski.
The Pedal Power Winter Race Series wraps up Saturday, Feb. 23, with the Vail Nordic Center Winter Triathlon — the second of two winter triathlons in the series.
The race takes place at the Vail Nordic Center track along the Vail Golf Course beginning at 10 a.m., consisting of a 5K snowshoe, 10K snow-bike and an 8K skate-ski and is open to both individual competitors and teams.
Pre-registration is $35 for individuals and $30 per person for teams at http://www.pedalpowerbike.com, at the Pedal Power shop in Eagle-Vail or by calling 970-845-0931; $45 on the day of the race for individuals.
The nonprofit series benefits the Lake County Bike Team scholarship fund.
Racers will meet at the Vail Nordic Center one hour prior to the start to allow time for registration and coordinate equipment. It is suggested participants call Pedal Power in advance at 970-845-0931 for directions.
In addition to the traditional men’s and women’s divisions, there will also be a team division designed to encourage team efforts, with winners determined by the combined times of each team’s participants.
Vail Recreation District organizers say ample snow this winter will provide favorable conditions for this multidiscipline winter event. The course consists of singletrack for the snowshoe leg followed by the bike and ski portions on groomed Nordic track. Fat bikes will be required for the biking portion and helmets are required.
For more information, contact the Pedal Power shop in Eagle-Vail by calling 970-845-0931.
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Jeff Shiffrin, with his wife, Eileen, made the Vail area their home decades ago, and together raised Mikaela and Taylor Shiffrin, who was a member of the two-time NCAA Champion University of Denver Ski Team.