Iditarod Trail Invitational Begins Sunday

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While the Big Daddy may still be a week away, the Iditarod Trail Invitatoinal long distance bike race gets underway this Sunday from Knik, Alaska.

The “short” course runs a mere 350 miles, but the full course, which makes up the “World’s Longest Human Powered Winter Race” is 1100 miles in length and runs the entire course of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, hence the reason this event was once known as the Iditabike. While there are other long distance, endurance cycling events in the World, few if any take place in the dead of Winter, and we all know that those Alaskan Winters can be legendary for their brutality.

The race has nearly 50 competitors, from all over the World, many of whom will be blogging the event. You’ll be able to track the leaders online throughout the race and the official blog has the latest news leading up to and through the entire race. You can read more about the event, including links to racer’s sites and other informative sites, by clicking here.

Good luck to all the competitors. Stay warm and peddle hard!

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3 thoughts on “Iditarod Trail Invitational Begins Sunday”

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    Lisa
    South Africa

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