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Join us June 22-25, 2017 for the world’s oldest mountain bike festival in the home of mountain biking!
CRESTED BUTTE BIKE WEEK HISTORY
Along with Marin and Cupertino in California, Crested Butte is one of the first places in the world where people started taking their bikes off roads and into the mountains for fun. And being Crested Butte, we came up with one of the most fun ways to get into the mountains: Crested Butte Bike Week. Filled with races, shenanigans, and more, the history of bike week is one of a mountain community bringing the best mountain bikers in the world to the home of mountain biking.
CRESTED BUTTE BIKE WEEK TODAY
Bike week is now a 4 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. Clinics, a Film Festival, the Chainless World Championships, good beer, and a great party.
POWERADE PINNACLE GO BIKE SERIES
Time: 5:45 pm
Location- CBMR base area
Presented by Griggs Orthopedics, this series encourages competitors to gO ride every Wednesday with a FREE regional recreational racing series at the Evolution Bike Park.
Created in 1998 by Crested Butte Mountain Resort, the popular race series is geared for fun and competition, from beginner to expert riders. The races consist of varying lengths and difficulty to challenge riders of all abilities in either Cross Country or Downhill disciplines. The races take place on Wednesday evenings at 5:45 pm, with registration from 4:30 – 5:15 pm at Butte 66. The Youth Pump Track lap race will be offered for kids ages 6 and under at 5:15 pm. The Youth Pump Track is designed to give children the opportunity to compete like their parents in a positive and fun environment.
Competitors enjoy FREE food, Landshark Lager and raffle prizes after every race at Butte 66. Downhill competitors also receive a complimentary twilight ticket for the race!
2017 CHAINLESS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday, June 23, is all about the Chainless. 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.
What is the chainless? Racers weigh down their bikes, put on ridiculous costumes, and remove their chains (or just zip tie them). Bikes are loaded into trailers and delivered to the starting line. We take you to the top of Kebler Pass, 7 miles of dirt road from the finish line in downtown Crested Butte. At 4:20 PM sharp, racers sprint for their bikes and jump on to cruise down the road. The one who stays off their brakes the most wins. Well, actually, everybody wins. Even the spectators hanging out at the end of Elk to watch the carnage on the final corner.
10 AM-12 PM: REGISTRATION AT THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN THE TOWN OF CRESTED BUTTE/BIKE DOP OFF 1ST AND ELK PARKING LOT ALL BIKES MUST BE DROPPED OFF BY 12PM
2:30- 3:30 PM: PARTICIPANT SHUTTLE TO THE TOP OF KEBLER PASS LEAVES FROM THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN THE TOWN OF CRESTED BUTTE. DON’T MISS IT.
4:20 PM: RACE STARTS. SPRINT FOR YOUR BIKE AND COAST THE 7 MILES DOWN TO TOWN.
7 MILES LATER: THE AFTER PARTY LIVENS UP ELK AVENUE. ALL 21+ RACERS GET TWO BEER TICKETS.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST:
REGISTER AND PAY THE $25 FEE
SIGN THE WAIVER
DROP OFF YOUR BIKE BETWEEN 10 AM AND 12 PM
CATCH THE BUS TO THE TOP OF KEBLER (2:30-3:30)
CB DEVO SLOW RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS
How slow can you go?! The Slow Race Championships will be held at 1st and Elk Avenue before the Chainless World Championship. Lots of fun prizes! Free to all participants!
2017 FAT TIRE 40
The Fat Tire 40 is a serious mountain bike race. Forty miles and it’s almost all on single-track. This isn’t one of those dirt road races masquerading as a mountain bike race. It’s the signature event of Bike Week, on Saturday morning, and there are plenty of good spots for watching and cheering on the racers.
The $75 fee includes the race, dinner, beer, and a FREE ticket to the Johnny Dynell show hosted by the Crested butte Music Festival.
Open Categories include: U-21, 21-39, 40-49, 50+.
There is a $5,000 cash purse split between Men and Women’s Elite/Pro Categories!
2017 JR. CRESTED BUTTE WILDFLOWER CLASSIC
The Crested Butte Devo team will be hosting their second annual race during Crested Butte Bike Week. This is the perfect opportunity for visiting families to get their kids in on the action!