Crested Butte Bike Week
(JUNE 22 – 26 2017)
For over 30 years, Crested Butte has been host to the longest running bike festival in the country with its Crested Butte Bike Week. This family-friendly celebration attracts riders of all levels with every type of bike looking to explore the best of what Crested Butte has to offer. This year, CBBW partners with Crested Butte Film Festival for the first amateur film fest and with Crested Butte Music Festival to present Trout Steak Revival.
When and Where
This year’s CB Bike Week will take place from June 22-26, 2017, and will be held at various locations around town.
Schedule of Activities
This family-friendly celebration welcomes riders of every level with all types of bikes. Below are the activities of the most popular events.
Thursday, June 22
GO Orthopedics with will sponsoring bike clinics aimed to benefit riders of all abilities. GO Riders will lead clinics and help riders to get a better grasp of the legendary terrain that surrounds the Crested Butte Community.
Amateur Film Fest
The Crested Butte Bike Week 2017 is presenting, for the first time, a film festival featuring mountain biking videos and films created by local bikers! This evening event will also include a silent auction and free giveaways. Don’t miss the many highlights of one of the best bike festivals in the world. Get your tickets today!
Friday, June 23
Chainless Race and Afterparty
These races are a treat for any avid mountain bikers! Put on the wildest costume you can find and try your luck in the Chainless World Championships, or test your skills in the Fat Tire 40- this one includes dinner and a beer! The races will conclude with the Gravity Downhill Race, which features some of the best downhill descents in the Rocky Mountains. Festivities start at 4:30, this is not something to be missed.
Saturday, June 24
Fat Tire 40
This 40+ mile mountain bike race is not for the faint of heart. Charging through the best single track Crested Butte has to offer, the Fat Tire 40 is an epic race for those looking for a challenge and spectacular views. Race categories are as follows: Open/Pro Men and Women, ages 10 to 25, 26 to 40 and 40+. Rec Men and Women, ages 10 to 25, 26 to 40 and 40+ .
Bridges of the Butte
This one-of-a-kind 24-hour bike tour loops through downtown Crested Butte, meandering across the town’s bridges. Sign up solo and brave the bike seat for all 24 hours, or put together a team of your friends and tour the town in shifts as day turns to night. Tune up your townie bicycle and find a fabulous costume, because this is one townie take over you don’t want to miss.
Sunday, June 26
Crested Butte Junior Wildflower Classic XC Race
Jr Crested Butte Wildflower Classic for the little ones! Divisions range based on age group, with varying mileage and difficulty. This is a great way to get the kiddo involved, from under 6 years old with strider bikes, to under 18 with a 12-mile course.
For registration and additional information check out http://www.cbchamber.com/events/cb-bike-week/