Bike week is now a multi-day celebration of all things mountain bike in the Gunnison Valley. We still have the big thigh burner of a singletrack race, the Fat Tire 40, but now CB Bike Week is more of a celebration of how mountain biking defines our community in the summer. Join us for clinics, a film festival, the Chainless Downhill World Championships, good beer, and a great party.
POWERADE PINNACLE RIDE BIKE SERIES
Wednesday, June 26
POWERADE PINNACLE SERIES – Wednesday evenings June 26-July 24, 2019. This 5-week mountain bike race series kicks off Crested Butte Bike Week by encouraging riders to race the clock in the CBMR Bike Park. Races take place on Wednesday evenings during twilight lift hours and consist of varying lengths and difficulty to challenge riders of all abilities in either Enduro or Downhill disciplines. After racing, competitors enjoy a post-ride awards party at Butte 66 with an ice cold LandShark Lager or Coca-Cola, and awesome prizes! Racers also receive a complimentary twilight lift ticket for that evening. Downhill race timing starts at 5:45 p.m. with the youngest categories dropping first. Registration is $10 per race and will be held at the CBMR Rental Shop from 4 PM until 5:15 PM. Youth Pump Track lap races for ages 6 and under will also be held at 5:15 p.m. in the Base Area. For more information visit.
CRESTED BUTTE CHALLENGE
Friday, June 28 & Saturday, June 29
Time: 5 am-9 pm (sunrise to sunset) on Friday; 5 am-5 pm on Saturday
Location: Gunnison Valley trails (TBA)
Price: $10 (adult); $5 (U-12)
Think you know Crested Butte trails? Think you’ve got what it takes to ride the most, the fastest or the highest? We challenge you to the Challenge, a two-day competition where riders prove they’ve got the skills to conquer unique trails in the mountain biking capital of CO. Riders must download the CGB Trails app and Strava to their phones, link the two and use Strava to document their rides.
CHAINLESS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday, June 28
Only in Crested Butte would we come up with a gravity-fed race like this. Bigger bikes. Bigger costumes. More ridiculous antics. Do whatever it takes to get you here in time for the Chainless. It’s probably the best time you can have for $25 ($30 after 5/31/19; $35 day-of). Racers weigh down their bikes, put on ridiculous costumes, and remove their chains before racing the seven miles from Kebler Pass into downtown Crested Butte. The race starts at 4:20 pm sharp, and the one who stays off her brakes the most wins. Well, actually, everybody wins. Even the spectators hanging out at the end of Elk to watch the carnage win.