Adventure Fit Productions has opened registration for the 8th annual Old Man Winter Bike and Run Rally on February 6th, 2022. Billed as an ‘epic winter adventure’, Old Man Winter 2022 is placing a ‘strong focus on welcoming more beginner athletes and those new to racing to the event.’
The event in Boulder County, Colorado, has been attracting Olympians and other pro athletes since its inception in 2015, but was originally created to be a fun winter adventure for all abilities.
“One of the main goals of OMW has always been to create the most fun, adventurous, yet welcoming environment possible to all our athletes from the pros to weekend warriors,” said Josh Kravetz, founder of Adventure Fit Productions.
This year, Kravetz is placing a special focus on new athletes and those new to racing. The event organiser notes in a release that… ‘COVID may have put events on hold for much of the last two seasons, but it also caused more folks to take up solo hobbies/athletics, like biking and running.
‘By offering training plans, and a variety of training rides and clinics leading up to the event, [the company] hopes to attract new or cross-discipline athletes and introduce them to Old Man Winter’s welcoming community.’
“The Old Man Winter Rally motivates us all to keep moving during the winter months and cross the finish line with a smile on our faces, before hanging out around fire-pits with good food and a post-race beer or hot-cocoa,” added Kravetz.
This winter community event starts and finishes in the Town of Lyons and takes athletes through mixed terrain in Boulder County, Colorado. There are two bike course options: 50km and 100km.
The 50km route tours some of the scenic, rolling terrain of Boulder County. The 100km course starts with the same gravel roads as the 50km course before sending cyclists on a roller coaster route of climbs and descents through the canyons west of Boulder.
The event also offers a 10K running race and a run/bike combo that is popular with winter multisport athletes. There are also free 1K run and bike races in the park for kids at the after-party.
This year a US$3000 prize purse will be split among the winners of the 100K bike race / paying five deep. For all other categories, the top three finishers will receive over US$1000 in product / gift-card prizes.
In addition to a refreshed focus on beginners, the after-party in Lyons, CO, will feature live music from local bands, free races for kids, and more contests.