Well, this isn't April Fools, but we've gotta say you missed a fun boat if you weren't at Galena Lodge north of Ketchum Sunday for the annual Ride, Stride and Glide transition event from winter to spring.
Costumes and a chariot and cut-ups dominated the Galena headlines as fun-seekers gathered to ride bikes, run the snow-covered trails and, yes, even cross-country ski.
The results follow but they don't really matter since everybody had a great time. The event, about 17 kilometers in distance, featured mountain biking, Nordic skiing and running on Galena's trails.
It was a mass start, with the contestants running from the line to find their hidden bicycles and then start their trek.
Galena Lodge's Erin Zell said, "Every year, everyone has a great time. It's kind of serious, but most of all it's fun."
Unseasonably warm temperatures and low snow have caused Galena Lodge to close for the winter season a little early—at the end of skiing today, Wednesday. Galena plans to re-open for the summer in June on Father's Day weekend.
Here are results (6 kilometers bike, 4k run, 7k ski), with times in minutes and seconds, hours, minutes and seconds:
Women's solo: 1—India Wysong (18:27 bike, 16:92 run, 32:86 ski) for 1.08:05 (total time with bonus). 2—Karoline Droege (20:39 bike, 18:09 run, 30:72 ski) for 1.09:20. 3—Rebecca Rusch (20:39 bike, 18:09 run, 30:73 ski) for 1.09:21. 4—Charil Reis (23:15 bike, 26:30 run, 44:94 ski) for 1.34:39. 5—Tory Canfield with Berkley (27:00 bike, 24:00 run, 43:59 ski) for 1.34:59.
Men's solo: 1—Ian Havlick (14:47 bike, 15:09 run, 24:09 ski) for 53:65. 2—John King (15:35 bike, 16:09 run, 24:59 ski) for 56:03. 3—Will Raff (17:55 bike, 17:03 run, 31:15 ski) for 1:05.33. 4—Andy Andrews (20:01 bike, 20:11 run, 33:92 ski) for 1.14:04. 5—Jeff Ford with chariot (20:47 bike, 19:04 run, 38:72 ski) for 1.18:23.
Teams: 1—Shake and Bake with Scott Krankkala, Reid Pletcher and Alexa Turzian 51:29 (14:41, 13:98, 22:90). 2—Lost and Found with Mose Duchano, Barbro Hatlevik and Kevin Sweeney 52:59 (15:53, 14:82, 23:24). 3—Geilo with Jon Engen and Darlene Young 54:50 (16:18, 15:82, 22:50).
4—6 balls and 3 sticks with Marc Driver, Chris O'Donnell and Daniel Pastick 59:98 (16:38, 15:77, 30:13). 5—Stump with Rob Mays, CK and Ben Young 1.00:30 (17:10, 18.10, 26.10. 6—Sweatin' to the Oldies with Colleen Hayes, Jason Hayes and Katharine Sheldon 1:05.29 (18:00, 19:15, 28:44). 7—The B Team with Laura Theis, Brad Guss and Naomi Goldberg 1.10:36 (19:45, 15:77, 35:14). 8—Laurus with Joan Scheingraber and Shannon Daley 1.14:03 (23:15, 21:17, 29:71).