As we've been pointing out for a few days now, dog sledding is no longer just something to do in the snow.

This weekend there will be more proof of that when dryland mushers from across the U.S. gather in Brainerd, Minn., for the East Meets West Dryland Challenge.

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With the absence of snow in many parts of North America -- and global warming cutting down on the amounts of it in normally snowy climes -- mushers have turned to new styles of racing, including dry rig racing, bikejoring, scooter racing and canicross.

All will be featured in this weekend's challenge. You can find out more about it here at the International Sled Dog Racing Association website. Or you can check out this article from the Rapid City Journal in South Dakota.

I'll be pulling for the Jamaican Dog Sled Team. What, you didn't think there was a Jamaican dog sled team? Well tune in tomorrow.

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