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Tour de Suds goes sub-zero

Adia Waldburger, of the Record staff

Tour de Snow?

The 26th annual Park City bike race took on a frosty feel this year with temperatures in the 30s and a blanket of snow on the ground at the starting line in City Park.

According to Mountain Trails Foundation executive director Carol Potter, only 71 "very hardy souls" ventured out to participate in the traditional fun and festive event. Usually about 300 people attend the race, including children, but with snow on the ground, families decided to stay inside.

"People just didn’t come out," Potter said.

Potter said that the race was scheduled to take place regardless of weather.

"We were hesitating, but we’re a ‘no cancel’ organization," Potter said. "It was quite an experience."

The Tour de Suds has become a frosty event in years past. Potter believes it was snowing at the event four years ago, and a few other times before that.

The race featured its usual array of wild and crazy costumes, although this year many were on top of snowsuits.

"It was an improvisational day," Potter said.


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