The Mountain Times

°F Wed, April 16, 2014

Central Vermont's Most Popular Weekly Newspaper

Killington’s Trike Race returns, July 26-28

KILLINGTON - On the 40th anniversary of its inception, the Killington Trike Race returns to the mountain bringing with it a full slate of both old and new events. Conceived in 1973 on three barstools at the old Kings Four nightclub, the Killington Tricycle Race drew locals, visitors and the curious to the ski town for over two decades during the peak of summer, offering an annual reunion of sorts for many ski groups and winter seasonal residents. After a lengthy hiatus, the events are now back!

Trike 14-1999

"Trike Race Weekend was always one of the most talked-about, most anticipated, and most memorable parties of the entire year," says Foundry owner Chris Karr, who was instrumental in reviving the event. "We're hoping to make it an even bigger spectacle than it was, and we're introducing some exciting new components to attract even more people. It's going to be a great time."

The 2013 Killington Trike Race Weekend is set for July 26 - 28. The full itinerary includes a Gatsby Party Friday night, the debut of the Foundry Fly Dogs on Saturday, and Celebrity Invitational Regatta and Olde Tyme Golf Classic, Sunday. 

The official three-wheeled vehicle race will take place on Saturday, on a course starting at the Summit Lodge and ending at The Foundry. Several awards and trophies will be given, including "best-dressed," and for categories of races.

Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m.
Friday's Great Gatsby Party takes place at the Summit Lodge from 7 p.m. to midnight, offering appetizers, drinks, croquet and entertainment by Blue Jay Way.  Costumes are strongly encouraged. The Trike Race Queen will be crowned at 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 27
Trike Team registration is Saturday from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. upstairs at The Foundry. Teams are made up of five people. The entry fee is $25 per team. Racing heats take place from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., followed immediately by the Championship Race. Saturday will also mark the debut of the Foundry Fly Dogs, a dock-diving exhibition and competition featuring high-jumping dogs at Summit Pond from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The event is open to the public, with an entry fee of $25 per dog.

Trike 17-1997

Saturday, July 27 at 6 p.m.  Saturday's festivities continue at The Foundry with the Awards Party at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m.

Sunday, July 28
The zany antics resume on Sunday, beginning with brunch at 11 a.m.

The Commodore's Celebrity Invitational Regatta at 12-noon, featuring multiple paddle boat races in a quest for the coveted Foundry Cup. At 3:30 p.m., registration opens at Green Mountain National Golf Course for The Olde Tyme Golf Classic, a 9-hole scramble with some fun twists. The cost for golf is $30, or $20 for members and racers.

For more information, or to register a team for the 2013 Killington Trike Race, call (802) 422-5335 or visit The Foundry at Summit Pond, located at 63 Summit Path in Killington, Vt.