Winter is no reason for mountain bikers in Alaska to stop racing thanks to the Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers Association which is hosting three races including the Winter Trails Day downhill slalom race at Hatcher Pass on Saturday, January 12. Unlike some downhill races, riders will have to push their bikes up to the top of the hill prior to each run according to the Anchorage Daily News.
On February 3, the endurance oriented racers can race the 25-mile VaMoose 25 cross country race in Willow. Racers will ride groomed, wooded hilly trails and negotiate frozen swamps and the Susitna River. Finally, the second annual Moose Drewl cross country is scheduled for early March and is part of the Anchorage winter race series.