Saturday, October 31, 2009

Next up: Mushing events in Oregon, Washington & Utah

We're staying around the area this weekend to run the dogs locally and to keep building carts for the season.
Next weekend (Nov 7th & 8th), however, we'll be in La Pine, OR for the annual mushing weekend organized by Karen Yeargain. Come join the fun for a great weekend or running dogs in great company.
For more details, please see Karen's website here.

Also next weekend (Nov 7th & 8th), it's the Spokane Dirt Rendezvous in Spokane, WA, organized by the Inland Empire Sled Dog Association. For more information, please see their website.

Last, not least, it's the Round Valley CVM Dryland event in Park City, UT on Nov 7th. This event is organized by Utah paw Power and Cache Valley Mushers, and you can find more information here: Utah Paw Power

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

All good things have to come to an end, but...

Our free shipping offer has come to an end after two mushers took advantage of it and will soon enjoy their new Arctis carts on their local trails.
However, as previously mentioned, if you are anywhere in the western US and are interested in one of our carts, we can probably work out an excellent shipping rate, because we frequently attend races and other mushing events west of the Rocky Mountains.
Plus, we're now working with a different freight carrier and can offer excellent freight rates anywhere in the US & Canada and possibly overseas as well.
So get your order in and get those puppies moving!

Friday, October 23, 2009

This weekend's schedule: California Mushing Workshop & Washington Rig Race

Finally, finally...the season is well underway. Things are cooling down outside and are heating up around the shop. The tough part is to decide whether to work on the carts or go to the races/meetings...and if it's the latter, which one to go to?

This weekend, we'll be at Karen Yeargain's mushing workshop in Big Bear CA. Unfortunately, registration is closed for this event, but you can check her website for more upcoming events.

"Just up the road" NWSDA is hosting yet another race in Washington: the Roslyn Rig Race on October 24th & 25th. For more information, please contact NWSDA.

Mark your calendars:
November 7th & 8th: Oregon Mushing Weekend
December 12th: (not so) Great Serum Run, southern CA

Friday, October 16, 2009

Just announced: the 4th annual (not so) Great Serum Run

It's once again time to make preparations for our 4th Annual (not so) Great Serum Run (NSGSR - 2009)! This year, we will hold the races on December 12 (Saturday) at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa CA.

For those new to the southern California "Urban Mushing" scene, the NSGSR is our once-a-year scooter race event that is really more of a chance for most of us to get together to run our dogs in a fun, recreational, yet competitive race environment. We have the 1-mile/1-dog, 2-mile/2-dog, 3-mile/3-dog scooter races, a bikejoring class, as well as a 3-Km canicross race and a junior division. The whole point is to get motivated to run our dogs, engage in friendly competition, feel the thrill and excitement as you and your dogs anxiously await your turn to take off at the starting line (and believe me, the dogs can feel it too), and just have a day of fun on the run with your four-footed furballs!

It's a great way to promote the sport and while we mostly focus on the joy and camaraderie of participation, we do award medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place PLUS the coveted Red Flashlight Award (patterned after the Red Lantern Award, which is awarded to the last place finisher in the Iditarod).

More info and details will be posted over the next few weeks.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

California Mushing Clinic & Washington Rig Race

Two items on the west coast mushing agenda for this weekend:

Sierra Nevada Dog Drivers are hosting their 12th annual mushing clinic in Truckee CA
For more information, see their website here: SNDD

North West Sled Dog Association is starting the dryland season with their Rig Rendezvous in Roslyn WA. Formore information, contact NWSDA

Mark your calendars for November 7th & 8th. Karen Yeargain of Tumnatki Siberians is organizing once again the Central Oregon Mushing Weekend. More information on her website.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Still waiting for fall to arrive

The forecast was for fall to arrive today, but as it frequently happens, it was "just slightly off". Clear blue skies and typical late summer temperatures in southern California. Nevertheless, our local Urban Mushing group got together at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa for an early morning run, albeit at slow speeds and for limited distances.
We ran three cart teams with 4, 6 and 7 dogs, plus several scooter and bike teams.

Speaking of carts...we still offer free shipping within the continental U.S., see below.