Lake County Winter Sports Round-Up Report
The 4th Annual High Altitude Drags (HAD) were held in Lake County last Saturday at the Leadville golf course. According to JR Halverson with the event sponsor, The High Riders Snowmobile Club, more than 20 racers competed in a variety of categories. It was a bluebird day to get out on the snowmobiles for a little friendly competition. “It was a good day and we appreciate all of the support from local businesses who donated prizes and provided support,” said Halverson. On Sunday, the group led a social ride to encourage more membership in the snowmobile club. If you’re interested, connect with them on the HRSC Facebook page.
Here’s how the 2017 HAD competition panned out.
- Under 500 Division
1.) Philip Reed
2.) World Class Todd
- Under 800 Division
1.) Nik Adams
2.) Elliott Wellman
- Under 1000
1.) Dirk Pinto
2.) Julian Medina
- Modified Division
1.) Greg Blount
2.) Jon Heckman
Cooper’s Ski-In Honors to Tenth Mountain Division
Winter MTB Series Rolls Out Race Two: Winterbike
The Leadville Winter Mountain Bike Series held its second race in the series last weekend, and again headlamps were necessary! The 6th Annual Winterbike was held at Copper Mountain on February 18 in cooperation with Cloud City Wheelers, Leadville’s local bike club.
The race was part of a winter series occurring throughout the winter in and around Leadville.
Utilizing groomed Nordic ski trails, groomed singletrack and snowmobile trails, the races are a great way to keep riding and racing during the off-season. Three of the races, are held at night. A typical course is 12 miles with a mix of spine-tingling conditions, and all proceeds from the race series go towards Cloud City Wheelers advocacy efforts. The races end with food and beverages, laughter and good times. The website for the 2017 Winter Mountain Bike Race Series urges potential participants to “Come on up and enjoy the ride!” The 2017 Winterbike results can be found HERE.
The next race in the series will be held on March 4. Another night ride, the Mineral Belt Mayhem, is an 11-mile loop on Leadville’s beautiful Mineral Belt Trail at night!