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Powder Keg Blasts Back: Dive into winter with snowshoe, fat-bike race at Lowes Creek

Rachel Witthoft, photos by Nick Meyer

It’s back! The ninth annual Powder Keg Snowshoe and Fat-Bike Race roars into the Chippewa Valley once again. On Saturday, Jan. 27, join fellow winter sports enthusiasts at the Eau Claire Expo Center and Lowes Creek County Park. All ages are welcome to attend. If you’re not a snowshoe expert, don’t worry! Event staff will offer snowshoe demos, and Northern Lites snowshoes will be available to check out.

The event, which is sponsored by the Chippewa Off Road Bike Association, will feature a 5k/10k snowshoe race along with a 12-mile/24-mile fat-bike race, combined long/short events, and a 1-mile snowshoe hike. Cost varies by race and age, typically between $30-$50. Remember: Stay warm and stop by the chili feed. And, if you entered by Jan. 11, you get an event hat. Have a good time, racers!

Powder Keg Snowshoe and Fat-Bike Race 2018 • Saturday, Jan. 27 • 8am-6pm • Eau Claire Expo Center & Lowes Creek County Park, 5530 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire • (715) 241-7412 • corbapowderkeg@gmail.com • Cost varies by race and age • No refunds available


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Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.