Olympian Tracy Barnes brings bed racing back to Snowdown

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Olympian Tracy Barnes brings bed racing back to Snowdown

24 teams, eight beds, one good time
On Jan. 31, 1988, the Econolodge team, made up of, from left, Tim Crawford, Laurie Merli and John Kozid, competed in the annual bed race as part of Snowdown festivities. The team won the prize for best racing costume.
As Mike Grissom hangs on to the mattress, his teammates from left, Sherry Seay, Tennia Ollier and Ron Stelmaszek push during the Snowdown Bed Rally Race in the alley behind Steamworks in 2015.
At a snow-less Snowdown in 2004, participants compete in the bed races behind Steamworks Brewing Co.

Olympian Tracy Barnes brings bed racing back to Snowdown

On Jan. 31, 1988, the Econolodge team, made up of, from left, Tim Crawford, Laurie Merli and John Kozid, competed in the annual bed race as part of Snowdown festivities. The team won the prize for best racing costume.
As Mike Grissom hangs on to the mattress, his teammates from left, Sherry Seay, Tennia Ollier and Ron Stelmaszek push during the Snowdown Bed Rally Race in the alley behind Steamworks in 2015.
At a snow-less Snowdown in 2004, participants compete in the bed races behind Steamworks Brewing Co.

Olympian Tracy Barnes brings bed racing back to Snowdown

Bed-racing in Durango dates back to the 1960s, when races used to be held on the front hill of Fort Lewis College.
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