Kids given free sled dog rides

The CopperDog Free Kid’s Sled Dog Rides has become a yearly tradition in the Copper Country and this year was no exception.

Dozens of children smiling ear to ear spent Saturday afternoon riding on sleds pulled by a team of dogs.

Free sled dog rides were provided for children by the folks from the CopperDog Sled Dog Race at Agassiz Park in Calumet. The event has grown to become as much anticipated as the race. Along with free hot dogs and hot chocolate…children also got a chance to meet the dogs up close.

For many youngsters…this was the first time they got to ride a dog sled. Early indications are that this year’s race is going to be a great one. The CopperDog 150 and 40 mile races will be run the first weekend in March.