The Road to Sochi Tour Will Let You Ride a Bobsled or Luge Without Losing Your Lunch

This could be you minus all the screaming to God and wetting of pants.
This could be you minus all the screaming to God and wetting of pants.
Photo courtesy of The U.S. Army

Riding a luge or a bobsled must be exhilarating if you could somehow control your natural reaction to scream and lose control of your basic bodily functions. A new Winter Olympic experience tour will let you do just that, and you won't need to pack an extra pair of underpants to do it.

The Road to Sochi Tour will make a stop in Dallas this weekend at Klyde Warren Park. The experience is free and open to the public from 5-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday.

The experience will include simulations and exhibits of 10 Winter Olympic events. Attendees can get their picture taken on a bobsled and in an "in flight" ski jump positioned in front of a virtual track. They can also try their hand at Winter Olympic events such as a biathlon measured with step counting ergometers, a cross-country skiing course on roller skis used by athletes to train during the non-winter months and a roller street luge. The event will also feature a hockey slap shot competition for both the traditional standup and sled hockey events that will keep track of the day's top scorers and fastest shooters. Local Olympians like five-time Olympic long track speedskating champion Chad Hedrick of Spring and 2004 all-around gold medal gymnastics winner Carly Patterson will also make an appearance.


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