Sprockets registration opens April 1

Sprockets registration opens April 1

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No fooling! Registration for the 2022 youth mountain biking program, Sprockets, opens at 6 a.m. April 1, and remains open until 80 slots are filled, or until April 15, whichever comes first. MISSIONDeveloping lifelong cyclists while building self-confidence, having fun, and playing outdoors. GOALSDemonstrate improved bike handling and safe trail riding skills while gaining self-confidencePractice proper trail etiquette and stewardshipDevelop a love of physical fitness through the lifelong activity of cyclingValue a connection to nature by exploring outdoorsCreate riding comradery, friendships and fond memories while having FUN! ELIGIBILITYOpen to youth ages 8 - 16 years old who are proficient in basic road/sidewalk bicycle riding skills. (Must be turning 8 in 2022.) Previous mountain biking experience is NOT required. LESSON DATES• June 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30• July…
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Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra

Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra

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5 p.m June 10-??? Run in the midnight sun! Complete a 4.167-mile loop an hour, every hour, around the clock, for as many laps as you can complete. The last runner to complete the loop in an hour wins. The winner of the Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra receives a Bronze Ticket, which entitles them entry to the regional Tartarus Backyard Ultra in Spokane, WA, on July 30. That winner gets a Silver Ticket and proceeds to the national race. More information on Backyard Ultras here. Admission is $75. Only 50 slots available. Sign up today! Registration and more info on the Events page.
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Besh Cup Jan. 15 & 16

Besh Cup Jan. 15 & 16

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Volunteers needed! Tsalteshi is hosting Besh Cup races Jan. 15 and 16 at the Skyview Trailhead, and we need your help! Besh Cup is the premier cross country skiing competition series in Alaska, used to select the Alaska Teams to the Junior Olympic National Championships. It’s a phenomenal opportunity for our young skiers, ages 10 and up, to get experience racing at a high level with a home-trails advantage. Besh Cup draws hundreds of skiers from around the state and it takes a small army to make the races happen. This is a great way to support the peninsula’s youth skiers. Please help! 70 volunteers needed Training provided, no prior experience necessary. Youth volunteers welcome. This is an outdoor event — dress accordingly. We will have warm-up sheds for our…
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2022 Tsalteshi Ski for Women

2022 Tsalteshi Ski for Women

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The 18th annual Tsalteshi Ski for Women is Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Skyview Trailhead. (Same day as that TV sportsball thingy... Don't worry, you'll be home in time for kickoff, if that's your jam.) Costumes encouraged (and rewarded)! Prizes for the first three finishers in the 5k skate and classic races and raffle prizes available for all. Register online in advance and save. Bib pickup is 9:45-10:45 a.m. Feb. 13, with the race starting at 11 a.m. The main event is for the ladies but guys can play, too — wear your feminine finery and ski in the Drag Race (make a donation at bib pickup, no preregistration necessary). Proceeds benefit a local charity serving women.
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2022 Tour of Tsalteshi

2022 Tour of Tsalteshi

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The fifth annual Tour of Tsalteshi is Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, at the trailhead behind Skyview Middle School. A 40-kilometer freestyle race — two laps around the trails — starts at 11:30 a.m. A 20-kilometer race — one lap around the trails, with freestyle and classic divisions — starts shortly thereafter. New this year is a 20-kilometer fat-tire bike event, in partnership with Cook Inletkeeper, starting at 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the first three men and women finishers in each race and raffle drawings will be available to all participants. Awards will be given at a post-race party starting at 3 p.m. at Kenai River Brewing in Soldotna. Discounts are available for early registration, TTA members and members of neighboring ski clubs. The first 150 to register…
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Embrace the Brrr — film fest and annual meeting Dec. 11

Embrace the Brrr — film fest and annual meeting Dec. 11

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Tsalteshi Trails Association will hold its annual membership meeting and screening of the 2021-2022 Backcountry Film Festival, "Embrace the Brrr," from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 11 in the conference rooms at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. and films starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free for Tsalteshi members and $20 for nonmembers. Renew or start a membership now and get in free! Admission includes one free beer or root beer from Kenai River Brewing, with additional beverages available for purchase. Find out what's new at the trails, heard from Board of Directors candidates and celebrate winter with the BFF! Check out the trailers here: https://winterwildlands.org/backcountry-film-festival Contact info@tsalteshi.org for more questions or more information.
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Tsalteshi Tree Ski

Tsalteshi Tree Ski

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Help Tsalteshi brighten up winter with the Tsalteshi Tree Ski! We're looking for volunteers to sponsor and decorate trees on the Moose Loop by Skyview Middle School. Provide your own decorations, decorate your tree by Dec. 17 and take them down after Jan. 8. Tsalteshi members will vote for their favorite tree and the winner will get a Viewer's Choice Award. All TTA members who vote for their favorite tree will be put in a raffle for prizes, as well. Businesses, organizations, families, friends, groups of complete strangers who happen to like holiday decorating — come one, come all! We've got small, medium and large trees available, with the tallest requiring something to climb on or a pole to place decorations — but don't worry, we're not assigning any 30-footers.…
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Rotary Unity Run returns

Rotary Unity Run returns

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The Rotary Unity Run returns July 17 at Tsalteshi Trails. Choose a 5K, 10K or a 1-mile kid/family friendly distance. Proceeds support TTA and the Kenai River Rotary Club's literacy and tree-planting projects. Door prizes from local businesses. $25 for individuals, $50 for families with a discount for TTA and Rotary members. Register in advance online at https://members.tsalteshi.org/event-4263963. In-person registration opens at 8 a.m. day of the race. Race starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Skyview Trailhead.
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