A decades-old ice racing tradition continues to bring excitement to one of Colorado's most charming mountain towns, located at 8,530 feet above sea-level.

'Our Gang 4 Wheelers', an ice racing club, is kicking off its 2021 Ice Racing Season at Georgetown Lake in Colorado on Saturday, January 9th. Drivers are gearing up for the high country race, continuing the mountain town tradition of "putting rubber to the ice" for 45 years!

"It all started when a group of guys got together and decided to try driving on a frozen pond above Central City," the group’s website states. "Eventually one of the guys decided to put chains on the tires and then they were off to the races."

More than 10 racing events will be held on the lake this winter, offering thrills for a wide variety of 4WD and AWD vehicles.

To become a racer, all you need is a 4WD or AWD vehicle, a valid driver's license, and insurance. You'll also need to register online and pay a small registration fee. Spectators are welcomed to attend the event at no charge.

Not looking to compete, but still want to give ice driving a try? Check out the new Sunday Fun Day Track, which does require a reservation.

The ice racing season runs for about five weeks from January through February. Races are held every Saturday and Sunday, depending on weather and ice conditions. For more information, please visit ourgangiceracing.com.

Fishing can also be enjoyed all-year-round at Georgetown Lake, located just off I-70 at exit 228.

The "Gang" hosts a variety of other events throughout the winter including a Kid’s Race, a 2 Lap Championship race for each division, and a Championship Banquet.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.

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