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Biking Events Keep Gunnison-Crested Butte Valley on a Roll Crested Butte News

Gunnison-Crested Butte, Colorado (March 28, 2013) – Mountain bike races, gran fondo road rides, townie tours, world-renowned trails and more will keep two-wheelers grinning and fist-pumping this summer and fall in Gunnison-Crested Butte, Colorado. Biking is a way of life here, whether it’s on skinny tires, fat tires or a bike with one gear enjoying the stunning mountain scenery. Since the 1970s, when locals started retrofitting old Schwinn paperboy bikes with multiple gears, Crested Butte has become known as one of the birthplaces of mountain biking, and the biking scene in the valley continues to gain momentum and renown across the globe.

For hard-core mountain bikers and weekend warriors, the Half-Growler, Full-Growler, Wildcat 40, 24 Hours in the Sage and Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour are a great fit and a visit to Evolution Bike Park at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame is a must. Road bikers can hop in the saddle for the Growler Gran Fondo, West Elk Bicycle Classic or the Bicycle Tour of Colorado, with its two-night stop in Crested Butte. Those who like to be a little more casual and enjoy cruiser bikes, including families, will enjoy the Townie Takeover Ride in Gunnison and Bridges of the Butte in Crested Butte. Crested Butte Bike Week celebrates all types of biking, including the gutsy but calculated maneuvers of downhill and cross country racing.

2013 Biking Events

  • May 25: Half-Growler Mountain Bike Race (32 miles), Hartman Rocks, Gunnison
  • May 26: Full-Growler Mountain Bike Race (64 miles), Hartman Rocks, Gunnison
  • May 26: Growler Gran Fondo, Gunnison to Mt. Crested Butte and back
  • May 26: Townie Takeover Ride, Gunnison
  • June 1: National Trails Day – Work on Trails in Gunnison & Crested Butte Areas
  • June 26–28: Bicycle Tour of Colorado in Crested Butte
  • June 26–30: Crested Butte Bike Week, Crested Butte & Mt. Crested Butte
  • June 29–30: Bridges of the Butte, Crested Butte
  • June 29–30: Big Mountain Enduro, Mt. Crested Butte
  • Aug. 24–25: 24 Hours in the Sage, Hartman Rocks, Gunnison
  • Sept. 1: West Elk Bicycle Classic, Gunnison to Crested Butte
  • Sept. 7–8: Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour, Crested Butte to Aspen

Contact: Beth Buehler Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association (970) 901-6970 cell, (712) 300-6600 or bethbuehler4@gmail.com www.GunnisonCrestedButte.com

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