The Town of Lyons will soon host the 7th annual Old Man Winter Rally on February 6 to 14, 2021. This ‘epic winter adventure’ kicks off the running and cycling season in Colorado and is an event that athletes look forward to every year.
The Old Man Winter Rally is a very popular winter cycling and running event, known for its unique mixed terrain courses around Boulder County. The 2021 version of the event will be a bit different than in past years, but still allow for a fun event experience. The courses will be open from Saturday February 6 to Sunday February 14, allowing for the number of riders and runners to be dispersed (social distanced). The event coordinators worked with Boulder County to come up with a modified format to encourage safety and comply with COVID-19 restrictions.
“Mask Up! Bundle Up!” The event offers Colorado’s best mixed terrain for running and/or riding. Riders can choose 50KM or 100KM of dirt, snow, climbs, and thrills. Runners can crush the 10KM course that provides the Best of Lyons, CO — Single Track Trails, Red Rock Canyon, and Gravel Paths!
The coordinators will have Aid Stations with great food and hydration on course during the weekends. All participants will receive a Ticket for hot meal, and a cold beer in Lyons. Everyone can compete and celebrate their adventure in a way they are comfortable.
The CEMEX facility will also serve as the finish line on the bike course along the Ute Highway. There will be a big CEMEX vehicle to let riders know when they can relax after riding hard on the 50km or 100km courses.
Registration is currently open at http://www.OldManWinterRally.com and spots are expected to fill up, making the scholarship spots even more valuable.
CEMEX, which operates a quarry and cement production operation in Lyons, is proud to support the event as a 2021 sponsor. “We are thrilled to support such a positive event for our community at a time when we can all use a fun and healthy experience. We know that the pandemic has been hard on everybody and we want to make the Old Man Winter Rally accessible to those who may not be able to afford it,” explains Michael Clausen, CEMEX’s Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist.
CEMEX is offering 20 free entries, valid for any category of the 2021 Old Man Winter Rally, to sponsor athletes who are facing financial hardships due to COVID-19.The program is available to Lyons residents who can apply from January 26 – February 2. Winners will be chosen at random on Wednesday February 3.
To apply for the scholarship, applicants can fill out the form available HERE. It’s a simple online application and winners will be notified via email on February 3.
Sponsors include: Specialized, Rapha, Uniquely Lyons, Cemex, Laura Levy Coldwell Banker Realty, Lillabee Grain Free, Base Perforamcne, Oskar Blues Brewery, FasCat Coaching & Training, Otter Box, Wahoo, LaSportiva.
Old Man Winter Rally is an Adventure Fit production. www.oldmanwinterrally.com