Tennessee Pass Snowshoe Course Set for Saturday
The second race of the Pedal Power Winter Race Series will take place this Saturday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Tennesse Pass Nordic Center. The Center is located at Ski Cooper on Highway 24 between Minturn and Leadville.
Now in its 17th year, the Tennessee Pass 5-Miler Kickoff Classic is one of the oldest races in the series. Racers should be prepared for a generous mix of challenging uphills and gentle downhills that wend their way along interconnected nordic and biking trails through the pine forests and meadows that blanket this scenic pass straddling the Continental Divide.
The Tennessee Pass venue is one of the most anticipated of the winter race season. Because of the challenge and variety of terrain, along with the recent snows providing for perfect snow conditions, it is considered one of the premier snowshoe courses in the country, attracting some of the top local, regional and national nordic and endurance competitors.
Registration for the first event is $20. Participants can pre-register directly online at pedalpowerbike.com or with forms from Pedal Power Bicycle Shop in Eagle-Vail or by calling 970 845-0931. Participants may also register ($25) on the day of the event at the race start.
For more information and a complete series schedule, go to pedalpowerbike.com or call or stop by Pedal Power, on Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail, at 845-0931
SOS Outreach Learn To Ski Program Needs Volunteers
The snow is piling up and SOS Outreach Learn to Ski Program is underway for another season. This winter, the non-profit expects to serve over 3,900 youth across 19,000 program days, a 10% increase from the previous season.
Many of the youth are from Lake County and they are looking for some Leadville volunteers. There are opportunities for everyone to get involved in making a difference in the lives of under-served youth! Founded in 1993, SOS Outreach is a nonprofit organization that builds character and self-esteem in youth through outdoor activities in addition to curriculum.
Interested in Volunteering? Here are some options
- Sherpa: become a dedicated mentor for the year, investing in a group of at-risk youth, both on and off the hill.
- Learn to Ride Volunteer: 5 day, on-hill commitment.
- Office volunteer: from inventory to data management, we need behind-the-scenes help to make sure programs run smoothly.
- Event Volunteer: add your name to the list of people we contact when we need help with a fundraising or outreach event.
For more information contact the Summit County Office at 970.926.9292 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.