Pedal Power Winter Race Series to host Vail Nordic Center Triathlon Feb. 23 |

Pedal Power Winter Race Series to host Vail Nordic Center Triathlon Feb. 23

Vail Daily staff report
The Pedal Power Winter Race Series' Vail Nordic Winter Triathlon will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.
Courtesy Howard Leavitt

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, 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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