November 5, 2007
It is great to see all the interest in the race this year. The roster is full with 50 racers signed up for the 2008 Iditarod Trail Invitational. We are starting an alternate list. If someone cancels we will give that spot to the first racer on the list. I have spoken with most of the checkpoints on the trail and everyone is excited to see us again. The only major change this year is Yentna Station will be our first checkpoint not Luce’s Lodge. Yentna Station is about 6 miles further up the Yentna River and has good food and lodging available. As always racers may use any open lodges along the trail but are required to check in and out of checkpoints.If any of you plan to stay at Alaska European B&B you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org The rates this year are: $39.00 per night + 12% Tax It is winter here in Chickaloon, Alaska and Kathi and I are busy switching seasons at our cabin. We have about 6” (15cm) of snow and soon the rivers should be freezing up. It’s time to put away the riding shorts and get out the long pants and fat tires for winter trails. We are ready to pack the bikes and hit the trail for another season of winter biking/camping. Here’s hoping all of you have good health and a super winter training season. We look forward to another great race on the Iditarod Trail and to seeing you in February.
Happy Trails Bill and Kathi