Tour de Trash rescheduled for Sunday |

Tour de Trash rescheduled for Sunday

Devon O'Neil
summit daily news

Three days after it was called off due to wet weather and less than ideal trail conditions, the Tour de Trash is back.

Maverick Sports announced late Monday night the A Racer’s Edge Summit Mountain Challenge series opener will be held this Sunday, same place, same time.

The Tour de Trash, which begins and ends at the Summit County landfill, will kick off the popular 19th annual mountain biking series with start waves beginning at 11 a.m. and going until 3 p.m.

“We took an all-things-considered approach, and this date made the most sense for everybody,” said Maverick co-owner Jeff Westcott, who consulted about 50 racers while he and his partner, Mike McCormack, decided when to reschedule the race.

The race had originally been scheduled for Sunday afternoon, but overnight rain and snow showers made trail conditions too poor to hold the race. Westcott said he was worried that having the race on its original date could do “irrevocable damage” to the trails.

Now, racers’ fitness will be tested earlier in the season than usual. The second race in the series, the Frisco Roundup, follows the Tour de Trash on Wednesday night, about 72 hours after the opener.

“The fact that it’s two races in such close proximity, people will adjust, they’ll figure it out,” Westcott said. “They should have plenty of time to recover.”

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