For those who like to make race-day decisions for their Active Pursuits, here’s a list of offerings to Sign Up. Line Up. And Go! this weekend.
RASTA Snowshoe Hare: The January thaw may wreck some plans for cross-country ski races – the Seeley Hills Classic in Seeley and the Snekkevik in Wausau, but the snowshoe race organized by the Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association is a go regardless of the conditions. The 5K and 10K races will start Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Holiday Acres, 4060 South Shore Dr. Registration is $25 and opens at 8:30. Pack your snowshoes, just in case you need them. Click here for more details.
Candlelight hikes: If you can’t ski by candlelight, hiking is a solid fallback. Kohler-Andrae, Lake Kegonsa, Lapham Peak and Wildcat Mountain state parks will host the night-time trail tours on Saturday night. Nothing eases the pain of disappearing snow like hot chocolate served around a campfire. The details on times and locations can be found here.
Tri-Faster Cycling: If building speed on the bike was one of your New Year’s resolutions, check out the Tri-Faster Cycling clinics on Saturday mornings in the Wheel & Sprocket store, 5722 S. 108th St., in Hales Corners. Professional triathlete and coach Lauren Jensen leads the clinics, which run from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Check out this page to sign up, and note it’s a bring your own bike and trainer kind of party.
Winterfest at Greenbush: This is likely to be another event impacted but not wiped out by the rain and 40-degree temperatures. Even with little snow, the ski waxing clinic, ice sculptures, The Attitude Sport’s Snowshoe Demonstration/Tour, and the geo-caching demonstration by expert cacher Cary Kaczik should go on as planned. The Northern Kettle Moraine Nordic Ski Club hosts the festivities, which open at 9 a.m. and go to 4 p.m. at the recreation area, 1.5 miles south of Greenbush on Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive. Click here for more information.