Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Let it snow!

It's that time of the year when our friends in the northern states and higher elevations are getting their first taste of snow. Come December, the first snow races are being held in Alaska, with more states to join in the weeks after. Pretty soon, we'll be off to snow country in the Sierra Nevada to get our own fix of snow sledding.

On the weekend of December 10-12, the West Yellowstone Sled Dog Races are being held in West Yellowstone, MT.
Our friends from Jaraw Siberians (CA), R&R Huskies (CA) and Wulik Siberians (WA) will compete in this year's races and we wish them all the best!

For more information about the race, please see their website here.

In the meantime, remember that dryland season is almost year round and if you're in search for a great dryland cart for training or racing, feel free to check us out and send us an e-mail with any questions you may have.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The 4th Annual (not so) Great Serum Run, Dec 12th 2009

It is time to go racing!
Our local southern California mushing group is hosting its 4th annual (not so) Great Serum Run on December 12th at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa CA.

Races will be held in a fun and friendly atmosphere in the following classes:

1-Dog / 1-Mile Junior Scooter Race
1-Dog / 1-Mile Scooter Race
2-Dog / 2-Mile Scooter Race
3-Dog / 3-Mile Scooter Race
1-Dog / 2-Mile Bikejoring Race
1-Dog / 3-Km Canicross Race

For more information, registration forms and rules, please see
Registration deadline is December 5th!

After the races, we will have a potluck bbq, raffle and carting demonstrations with 4- 6- and 8-dog teams.

We will have some of our Arctis Carts available for test runs as well.

Fairview Park is located in the city of Costa Mesa on Placentia Ave, between Adams Ave & Victoria St. within minutes of I-405, Hwy 55 and Pacific Coast Hwy

For driving directions, see map here

The Spirit of Central Oregon Mushing Weekend on video

Here's a fantastic video from the mushing weekend in La Pine, Oregon which captured the sprit, the excitement and the madness of numerous teams getting ready to get out on the trails on a cold morning:

Friday, November 13, 2009

Husky Camp 2010 Calendars now available

Husky Camp, a southern California Siberian Husky rescue, has just published their 2010 calendars.
They'll make a great gift and you'll support Husky rescue with your purchase.

For ordering information, please see their website: Husky Camp Calendar

Great Mushing Weekend in La Pine, OR

What a blast we had!
Last weekend, we made the annual trip to central Oregon to attend the mushing weekend, organized by Karen Yeargain. Once again a nice turnout, perfect weather and wonderful people made this weekend a great event. A good sized group of our southern California "urban mushers" made the 850 mile trip to join the fun. Arctis Carts was well represented with a total of 5 carts at the event.

On our way back, Team Arctis stopped in northern California to meet up with Team Humdog for a nice run on the lush local forest trails.
Too bad, not every week consists of 5-day mushing trips.

Coming up this weekend:
Adventure Unlimited Dryland Event in Buena Vista, CO.

This event is organized by the Colorado Mountain Mushers and you can find more information on their website