Bikes to boots on the Range

Organizers prepare for first local duathlon

 

Madeline Weiss

Joe Elder rides down the Stump Hollow portion of the Snowy Range Duathlon while cows graze in the background. The Stump Hollow piece provides more technical riding for cyclists looking for a challenge.

The first Snowy Range Duathlon will come to the Platte Valley on Aug. 22. Hosted by the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC), Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce and Carbon County Visitor's Center, the race is a bike and hike/run up Kennaday Peak.

"It came about from Mitch Bangert and I talking last November about some kind of event that we could put on ... we talked about a potential triathalon, a marathon, maybe running from Saratoga to Encampment. We wanted to incorporate the Snowies somehow," Joe Elder, Executive Director of the Platte Valley Community Center, said.

According to Elder,...



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