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Town Challenge race postponed a week

Wednesday’s Thunderhead Hill Climb delayed because of wet trail conditions

Luke Graham

— The Town Challenge Mount­ain Bike Race Series event set for today has been pushed back a week. The race — the Thunder­head Hill Climb — originally was scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today.

Series Director Gretchen Sehler said after inquiring to see whether they could do the race, they made the decision to put it off a week. The logging operations at Steamboat Ski Area just finished, and the trails still are wet and muddy. Because no one could pre-ride the course, Sehler said moving the race to June 23 seemed like the best plan.

"All the trails have been closed up there," she said about Mount Werner. "With the snow up high, it was just a decision we made instead of scrambling and maybe pulling it off."

— To reach Luke Graham, call 871-4229 or e-mail lgraham@steamboatpilot.com