Free fat bike demo rides
A series of free fat bike demonstration rides will be offered by Methow Cycle & Sport, in partnership with the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association, over the next few weeks:
• Saturday (Dec. 28) at the Mac Lloyd Ranch/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Methow Wildlife Area.
• Jan. 4 at Sun Mountain Lodge.
• Jan. 11 at Loup Loup Ski Bowl.
The demonstrations will be from 9 a.m.-noon each day. For more information, call 996-3645.
Ski rodeo cancelled
The annual Methow Valley Sports Trail Association Ski Rodeo sponsored by Nordic Ultratune, scheduled for Saturday (Dec. 28) at the Mazama Corral Trailhead, has been cancelled because of poor snow conditions.
Go retro at Vintage Ski Festival
Celebrate the long history of Nordic skiing on Monday (Dec. 30) at the Vintage Ski Festival, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mazama Store courtyard. Bring vintage ski equipment and vintage clothing, and show it all off in the promenade tour. Registration is free, compliments of the Methow Valley Nordic Club. For more information, call 996-3287.
Give biathlon a try
Want to know more about biathlon? Take part in the Methow Valley Biathlon Team’s “Come Try Biathlon” event on Jan. 1 at the Mazama biathlon range, 1.5 kilometers east of the Corral Trailhead, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Open to ages 9 and above, and no previous experience is required. The Methow Valley Biathlon Team will share details on the equipment, history, training and safety of the sport before participants take turns shooting at targets and skiing a short and easy biathlon course. Suggested donation is $20 to cover the cost of ammunition and to support the team’s activities. For more information, call 996-3287.