We’d like to announce that Rachael Colbath is the new president of the club. Meg Mizzoni, after many years of service to the club, is moving on (to Colorado!).
We will be kicking off our season with our annual Ethan Howard Memorial rig race on November 10 and 11. We also have several snow races planned, schedule and details to follow soon.
. . . But there is good news
We’re very sorry to announce that Tamworth has been cancelled. The surface of the lake has been degrading for sledding purposes and will not survive the coming warm up.
On to the positive. The landowners that had considered shutting down trail access will allow us to use the trails next year!
The beautiful trail conditions are vanishing rapidly.
Fingers crossed Tamworth goes off!
This is the current class list for this weekend’s Lamoille Valley Rail Trail race. The classes are listed in the order they will be run. The order of participants in each class will be determined by bib draw tonight.
Beth A. Lane
Rachael Bryar Colbath
Rachael Bryar Colbath
The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail will go on as scheduled!
The course is a level, straight rail trail with a wide turn around. As it is an out-and-back course, there will be head-on passing.
There will be a drivers’ meeting at 6:30 pm at the Charlmont Restaurant. Online registration will close Thursday night but we may accommodate on-site registration at the drivers’ meeting (there will be NO registration on Saturday).
The purse for the race is now over $2500!
Due to trail conditions, we have rescheduled our Tamworth race for February 24-25th.
It will come as no surprise to anyone watching the weather that we have to postpone the Westbrook race. We are rescheduling the race for the second weekend in February.
Online registration is now open for the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Sled Dog Race
. Online registration will close on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 9 pm. On-site registration will be taken at the drivers’ meeting on Friday, Jan. 19th.
We are monitoring the weather and trail conditions closely. Our trail groomer will do his best to preserve the trail despite this week’s warm-up. If we have to cancel the race, we hope to be able to make the call on Thursday evening. If trail conditions deteriorate after Thursday night, we may have to cancel after that. But fingers crossed!
If you are looking for a place to stay in Westbrook, we have a discount at the Super 8 Motel (ask for New England Sled Dog Club rate).
Registration is open for our Westbrook Winter Festival Snow Race
. We will close registration on January 11th, at 10 pm. It looks like this race will be a go with more snow coming today and cold temperatures between now and the race date. This is a great, welcoming venue with a fun trail. We look forward to seeing you on race day!