Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Winthrop's Very Own Olympics

MVSTA is excited to announce that we will be hosting a SuperTour ski race on January 16th and 17th, 2010.

The SuperTour is a United States Ski Association (USSA) sanctioned ski race series and is the highest level of cross country ski competition in North America. The Methow Valley SuperTour is one of thirteen races in the nationwide SuperTour race circuit in which racers compete for cash prizes and series points. The Methow Valley SuperTour will be held Martin Luther King Weekend, one month before the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, Canada. It is expected that the best Nordic ski racers from the United States and Canada will attend.

Youth skiers will also compete this weekend in Junior Olympic Qualifying Races as part of the SuperTour weekend. This is a tremendous opportunity for junior skiers to race right alongside some of the best skiers in the world. We anticipate youth ski teams from across the West will take advantage of this incredible opportunity.

Collegiate ski teams, Senior and Master skiers will also be racing this weekend in their respective categories.

The race will be held on Methow Valley ski trails specifically created for competition. The race course is located next to Liberty Bell High School in Winthrop. Racers will compete in a 1.3km skate sprint race on Saturday. On Sunday the men race a 15km classic distance race and the women and juniors a 10K classic distance race. The race course is very spectator-friendly allowing viewing from the stadium bleachers as well as alongside the race course.

MVSTA is honored to host a race of this caliber. Racers and spectators will be treated to the all best the Methow Valley has to offer. More information can be found here.

The Methow Valley SuperTour title sponsors are AeroMech and Nordic Ultratune.

Additional race sponsors are Backcountry Coffee, Central Reservations, The Chewuch Inn, Methow Cycle & Sport, Mazama Ranch House, River’s Edge Resort, Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop Mountain Sports and the Winthrop Red Apple Market.

If your business is interested in sponsoring this race, please contact Kristen at MVSTA: 509-996-3287.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Methow Valley Tour Road Race

Thank you to all the racers for joining us in the beautiful Methow Valley for our 4th Annual Methow Valley Tour. We sure enjoyed hosting you.
Here's some photos from the Road Race. We hope to see you again next year.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Day #1 Methow Valley Tour

Congratulations to all the riders on day #1 of the Methow Valley Tour. Here's some photos from the Time Trail and Hill Climb.

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