Vail Valley mountain bike races start this spring |

Vail Valley mountain bike races start this spring

VAIL, Colorado ” The Vail Recreation District is making its final schedule for the 2009-Mountain Bike Race Series in Colorado’s Vail Valley

This summer marks the 26th-season of mountain bike racing-in the Vail Valley.Races are currently scheduled for May 27, June 10, June 17, July 22 and Aug. 5 with locations to be determined. The rec district also needs volunteers to work the races.

Race series sponsors are currently being sought. Photos of the 2008 race series are available at

Racers can get is shape participating in Dogma Athletica’s “Are You The-Strongest Cyclists in the Valley” competition. The competition will take place Monday through Friday at Dogma Athletica’s cycling studio in Edwards.

Each evening of the contest, a Dogma Athletica cycling coach will lead a warm up and then a 30-minute time-trial course, while recording data for each contest and contestant. The time trial course will be the same each evening and the coach-will track average wattage, and then formulate the watts per kilogram that a rider produces. Advance registration is required-by calling Dogma Athletica at 970-688-4433.

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-For more information on the Dogma Athletica contest, call 970-688-4433. For more information or to become a race series sponsor, call the rec district at 970-479-2280.

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