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11th Annual Cruise-A-Thong
The highly anticipated annual Pagosa Springs Cruise-A-Thong, will be held in Town Park & Reservoir Hill. The weekend will be two days of fun with three events.
On Saturday, in Town Park, we present the Average Jo(e) Race. It is a triathlon designed for the not-so-hardcore athlete in all of us! Like a triathlon, the course consists of three legs; however, ours is a bit more relaxed.
1. The first being a “cruiser” bike ride (or other self-propelled method of transportation) through downtown Pagosa Springs.
2. Next, a thong (that is to say “flip-flop”) walk along the “almost world famous” Pagosa Springs River Walk.
3. Lastly, a tube float (or other flotation device) down the San Juan River.
Following the race is our After Party which consists of live music, libations, and a ceremony to award this year’s most Average Jo(e). We will also award other not-so-average participants for creative costumes and other not-so-average antics.
Don’t miss a 2nd day of fun on Sunday with the “Hair of the Dog” Disc Golf Tourney on Reservoir Hill. Each participant will get a free bloody mary with their paid entry and winners of the tourney have a chance to earn cash and prizes.
The race rewards being average, so leave your sports drinks and power gels at home! It doesn’t take brute strength, endurance, or fortitude, but it does take a sense of humor, adventurous spirits, and under-inflated egos.
The winner is the Jo(e) that posts the most average time. In addition, scoring by somewhat capricious judges may also take into account bonus points for consumption of edibles at locally sponsored “comfort stations”, gears on the bike in excess of one, any “flip-flops” lost during the race, or any other element that makes a participant more or less average. Of course, the event organisers want to make sure that participants are not over-exerted during the completion of this demanding don’t-try-athalon. Visit our website cruiseathong.com and like us on Facebook to be kept in the loop for event info. Remember, always Cruise Responsibly!!