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Crested Butte Our Favorite Mountain Biking Tips for Beginners

Our Favorite Mountain Biking Tips for Beginners

Mountain biking is a rewarding way to get out and breath fresh air while exploring new areas! However, it can also be a bit intimidating for a new rider. Don’t worry, everyone has to start somewhere, but here are a few tips to get you on your way!

Picking a Bike
First things first, you need to get yourself a bike if you don’t already have one. Stop by the Evolution Bike Shop in the morning. Our friendly bike techs will help find the right bike for you! Downhill specific bikes are available as well as cross country and children’s bikes! 

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Crested Butte Top 10 Reasons to Work at CBMR this Summer

Top 10 Reasons to Work at CBMR this Summer

1.    Legendary Lunch Breaks
How many jobs allow you to pursue your outdoor passions on your lunch breaks? While everyone else is counting down the precious few minutes of time off the clock, you could be lapping the Evolution Bike Park or riding the Silver Queen Express, recharging your batteries while you take in breathtaking views of the Gunnison Valley.

2.    Become a Part of the Family
From Mountain Clean-Up Day to the last day of the season, the Mueller family has a hands on presence at CBMR. They are committed to making Crested...

Crested Butte 10 Scenic Places to See This Summer

10 Scenic Places to See This Summer

Crested Butte has a vast range of scenic sites for you to explore this summer. Whether you’re looking for a long extended adventure that takes up a whole day, or a nice drive to do on your day off, Crested Butte has the goods. Here are just a few suggestions of places we love to explore in this beautiful valley we call home!

1. MT. CRESTED BUTTE SUMMIT
The famous Crested Butte Peak is often admired from town and from the lifts of Crested Butte Mountain Resort, but to summit the peak is a whole other endeavor. To summit the peak is a short, however quite steep climb and the...

Crested Butte How to Get Fit for Mountain Biking This Spring

How to Get Fit for Mountain Biking This Spring

Crested Butte is one of the founding homes of mountain biking and has some of the best mountain biking in the country. With world class singletrack like the 401 Trail, Doctor’s Park and Monarch Crest at our fingertips it’s no wonder there are so many spectacular mountain bikers in this valley. For some of us, it is hard to let the winter season go, but for others the excitement for mountain bike season quickly escalates as the temperatures rise and snow levels drop. 

Remember when we were little and we would get too excited about something and someone (usually an adult) would tell...

Crested Butte Ride Like a Girl

Ride Like a Girl

“Ride like a girl”

Not only a phrase, but also a compliment, with an engrained sense of pride in the statement.  The women’s mountain biking community is a tight one, especially so in Crested Butte, where many outdoor and adventure loving folks come to live and ride.

So it’s no surprise then, that Sarah Stubbe, the performance services and professional teams manager for Griggs Orthopedics, told me there are more lady-riders in Crested Butte than places she’s ridden in the past.  To get the low down on women’s mountain biking, particularly here in Crested Butte, I spoke with...

Crested Butte Featured Trail: Happy Hour

Featured Trail: Happy Hour

Mountain biking in Crested Butte is all about community.  Whether it’s cheersing at the trailhead after a big ride, or after hammering out trail work days, there’s a huge sense of belonging in the world of two-wheels here.

As Erica Mueller, Director of Innovations and Relations at CBMR, says “It takes a village to create such an extensive trail system.”  And a village, we certainly have.

In an effort to continue to foster the mountain biking community here in Crested Butte, the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association and Evolution Bike Park built a connector trail from...

Crested Butte The Best Way to Get Involved in the Crested Butte Mountain Biking Community

The Best Way to Get Involved in the Crested Butte Mountain Biking Community

Gratitude.  Strong Work Ethic.  Pride.

All of these form the basis for Trail Work Days with Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association (CBMBA)—the oldest mountain biking club in the world, in one of the birthplaces of mountain biking (hint, hint: Crested Butte!). 

Spring time is a very energetic and electric time of year, people are pumped at the thought of warm summer days, wildflowers and riding Crested Butte’s famous singletrack.  But spring is also when a lot of hard work and effort is needed to make sure all those famous trails are in good shape for the thousands of bikers...

Crested Butte Getting Ready for Summer 2016

Getting Ready for Summer 2016

800 hours. 

87 days of regular season, 13 weekends only, and 20 Wednesday and Friday twilight sessions.

All those days add up to 800 hours of lift-served mountain biking season at Evolution Bike Park.  

And with a little over a month until the lifts start turning for the summer season, I spoke with the Evolution Bike Park manager, Christian Robertson to find out what’s in store for the 2016 MTB season at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  Christian was also featured in this month’s Employee Spotlight,...