The Salida Pole Pedal Paddle event is back for 2009. The backcountry race from the top of Monarch Pass to Downtown Salida. 7 mile ski, 18 mile mountain bike, 6 mile kayak. The race finishes this year at the Boathouse Cantina in downtown Salida. Your friends and family will be swilling beers overlooking the river and cheering as you drag your carcass into Salida after 3 hours plus.
The race is April 18th. Registration is open at Active.com
discounted registration before March 31. You can race as an individual or in a mens, womens or mixed team. All competitors will be fed at the after party at the Boathouse Cantina
The event is a fundraiser for the Arkansas River Trust and our mission to increase access to sustainible, human powered reacreation and the protection of those resources in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Some of our projects include the Salida and BV Whitewater Parks, The Union Pacific Trail in Salida, Salida Mountain Trails Park and open space aqcuisitions.
Please come down and enjoy the fine surf and turf offered in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Check out or website
for details in the weeks to come.