Old Man Winter Rally

Gallery: Cold weather gear at the Old Man Winter Rally

The weather forecast called for heavy snow and cold temperatures for Sunday's Old Man Winter Rally gravel race in Lyons, Colorado. Thus, the participants planned accordingly, and arrived to race with a wide array of bikes, tires, bags, and gear designed to accommodate the cold and snowy conditions. As it turns out, riders only got to use their snowy gear for 15 kilometers before the Colorado Department of Transportation called off the event due to safety hazards. But that wasn't before we snapped some photos of the gear that these riders used to beat the snow, ice, and cold.

Gallery: Snowy fun at Colorado’s Old Man Winter Rally gravel race

The gravel season kicked off this weekend with Colorado's Old Man Winter Rally, a 100-kilometer trek across dirt roads in Boulder County. Heavy snowfall greeted racers on the morning of the event, and by the time they left the start line in Lyons, Colorado, several inches had accumulated on roadways. And then, just 15 kilometers in, the Colorado Department of Transportation made the decision to stop the event. That wasn't before VeloNews Photo Editor, Brad Kaminski, snapped some images of the snowy action in Colorado.