While most racers in the northern hemisphere have put away their snow shovels, those in Vail might want to keep theirs nearby.
The Hammer in the Hay, the first race in the 2007 Vail & Beaver Creek Mountain Bike Race Series was postponed due to snow. The race was slated to take place, Wednesday, but was postponed until May 30.
According to the Vail Daily, the race was delayed due to recent snowfall and downvalley rain causing "excessively muddy and deteriorating course conditions." The delay will let the course dry out and minimize bike impact while ensuring rider safety.
"We couldn't even drive a truck up there," said Joel Rabinowitz of the Vail Recreation District.. "So it was highly suggested we postpone the race." This Hammer in the Hay postponement will have no impact on the remaining series schedule.