L ots to do this weekend, so grab your wooden skis, telemark skis, running shoes and snowshoes, and prepare for an outdoorsy overload.
The North American Handmade Bike Show in Denver starts Friday and ends Sunday. Local companies like Oskar Blues Brewery/REEB Cycles, Dean Bikes and more will attend. (Check out our story on local businesses participating at coloradodaily.com/ci_22617458/.)
More info: http://2013.handmadebicycleshow.com/
Bummed that the Screamin’ Snowman snowshoe race was cancelled this year? Check out Snowshoe for The Climb on Saturday at 11 a.m. The event benefits The Climb, a nonprofit focusing on Boulder County rural mountain transit. The race starts at Camp Tahosa Boy Scout Camp, 173 County Road #96, Ward, Colo.
More info: http://the-climb.org/blog/snowshoe-for-the-climb/
Saturday is also Wooden Ski Day at Brainard Cabin at 1 p.m. The folks at Neptune Mountaineering, including Gary Neptune himself, will lead the charge from the cabin and afterward enjoy some hot drinks and lunch.
On Saturday, the Colorado Scavenger Hunt series comes to Eldora. The hunt welcomes costumes, and includes chasing chickens, searching for Big Foot and answering riddles. Proceeds go to Boulder-based Leave No Trace for Outdoor Ethics.
On Sunday, head up to Eldora Mountain Resort for the 12th Annual DOJoe race , a memorial uphill/downhill race in honor of Joe Despres, a local telemark skier who died during a 2001 avalanche. The race began in February 2002 and raises money for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Registration runs from 8-10:30 a.m., and races start a 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 1:10 p.m.
More info: http://dojoe.org/race-information
If all of these events aren’t really your style and you’re itching to run, the University of Colorado-Boulder triathlon team is hosting its Frozen Foot 5K , a fundraiser that supports the team’s travel and competition costs, on Sunday. The team has won three consecutive national titles since 2010 and is looking for its fourth consecutive title later this spring. The race begins at 9 a.m. in front of the Duane Physics building on campus.
More info: http://frozenfoot5k.com/
On Monday, catch U.S. road race champion Timmy Duggan speaking at the CU Cycling team meeting at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public at the CU Engineering Center, room ECCR 1B40. All proceeds support the CU Cycling team’s travel and competition costs.
More info: http://cucycling.com/–Follow Sarah Kuta on Twitter: @SarahKuta.