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Crested Butte Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

On Wednesdays we race! 

This week’s competitors flocked to the Evolution Bike Park to take part in the Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series. Ages young and old competed in either Cross Country, Downhill or Enduro categories for the coveted win! 

June 28 Downhill Results

June 28 Cross Country Results

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Crested Butte Our Top 3 Rides from Elk Avenue

Our Top 3 Rides from Elk Avenue

Crested Butte is nestled at the northern end of Gunnison County, crisscrossed by over 450 miles of cross country hiking and biking trails for all ability levels.  Unique to Crested Butte is that many of the trails stem from downtown, allowing for quick or all-day epic mountain bike rides. This incredible access is only one reason that the Gunnison Valley is knows as a world-class mountain bike destination. 

Below are a few of our favorite cross country rides that depart from Elk Avenue, located within Crested Butte’s historical downtown.

Lower Loop Trails...

Crested Butte Our Top 3 XC Rides from the Evolution Bike Park

Our Top 3 XC Rides from the Evolution Bike Park

The Evolution Bike Park features 30 miles of lift-accessed cross country and downhill trails for all ability levels.  Unique to the Crested Butte is that the Evolution Bike Park’s system of trails blends seamlessly into the vast network of trails that make the Gunnison Valley one of the top mountain bike destinations in the world. 

A quick bike-equipped chairlift ride up the Red Lady Express Lift presents the opportunity to link together a much larger ride – from the patrolled bike park to the backcountry. 

Below are a few of our favorite lift-accessed cross country rides...

Crested Butte Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series Results

On Wednesday, June 21 we kicked off our five-week Powerade Pinnacle gO Bike Series. These weekly races consist of varying lengths and difficulty to challenge riders of all abilities in either Cross Country or Downhill disciplines. 

New this year, the Downhill discipline features Male and Female Enduro categories in which racers ride their bike up the mountain to the downhill race course and are then timed on the descent. 

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...

Crested Butte Trail Report

Trail Report

The Trail Crew is happy to let you know that dirt has been drying up fast and we are planning on opening Woods Trail, Crusader and Frequency on Saturday, June 17.  It is possible these trails will open on Friday depending on conditions. These openings will mean that the Evolution Bike Park has all of its trail network open except for Psycho Rocks which should be open very soon as well. 

Wildflowers are starting to bloom, deer can be seen wondering the base area as well as marmots sunning themselves on rocks. It’s the perfect time of year to jump on our hiking trails and soak in the...

Crested Butte All of the Ways to Get to the Umbrella Bar

All of the Ways to Get to the Umbrella Bar

Located mid-mountain at the top of the Ten Peaks area, the Umbrella Bar is Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s (CBMR) newest on-mountain destination. Situated amongst amazing panoramic views of the resort, the peak and the mountains beyond, the Umbrella Bar features a retractable roof and plenty of Adirondack chair seating, encouraging lounging and gathering.

Adding to the allure of the Umbrella Bar is the fact that requires a bit more effort to get to than most restaurants. The mid-mountain location caters to the adventurous, although with multiple means of arrival, this “off the...

Crested Butte June Happenings

June Happenings

This Saturday, June 10, Crested Butte Mountain Resort kicks off the Summer 2017 season! The Red Lady Express and Silver Queen Express start spinning at 9:30 am for the opening of the Evolution Bike Park as well as lift-accessed hiking. Let the kiddos release their energy on the bungee trampolines, the BagJump or the climbing pinnacle at the Adventure Park. Start the season off by stopping by the Evolution Bike Shop or Adventure Center to pick up a scenic lift ticket or Adventure Park ticket. For Father’s Day, June 18, purchase a child single ride lift ticket or Adventure Park ticket and...

Crested Butte Opening Weekend Insights

Opening Weekend Insights

Thanks to warm and dry weather, a very hard working Evolution Bike Park trail crew, and a successful dig day last week, we are thrilled to have such a robust opening planned for this weekend! Both the Red Lady and Silver Queen lifts will begin spinning for summer at 9:30 this Saturday morning. The Evolution Bike Park, Adventure Park and resort retail and culinary options will also be open. Furthermore, we’re hosting a Choice Pass Day for youth in the valley who are a part of the Choice Pass program. CBMR is donating lift and Adventure Park access for the day along with half price zipline...

Crested Butte Evolution Bike Park Offers Lift-Accessed Cross Country Mountain Biking

Evolution Bike Park Offers Lift-Accessed Cross Country Mountain Biking

The Evolution Bike Park at Crested Butte Mountain Resort features 30 miles of singletrack that is accessible right off of the Red Lady Express Lift. While lift-accessed mountain biking is not unique to the Evolution Bike Park, the variety of trails – from machine-built flow trails designed for beginners to incredibly steep and intimidating rock gardens – is truly a testament to the quality of riding that has made Crested Butte a world-class destination for mountain bikers. 

In addition to the hand-numbing, rock smashing downhill trails such as Psycho Rocks and Captain Jack, the...

Crested Butte Spitfire, Camaraderie and Beer: Crested Butte Bike Week

Spitfire, Camaraderie and Beer: Crested Butte Bike Week

It was a little bit of beer, a good pair of boots and a lot of nerve that fueled it, and the boots helped with stopping (along with a river for cooling down hot coaster brakes).

Because when a vintage Schwinn Spitfire townie is hauling down a rocky mountain side, with only coaster brakes to stop, slowing down is not easy.

The same can probably be said for the tradition of Crested Butte Bike Week—the oldest mountain bike festival in the United States, now in its 36th year.  The Schwinn Spitfire was the bike of choice back in those Wild West days during the original Pearl Pass...

Crested Butte Trail Update - June 17

Trail Update - June 17

Trail Update: Great news, Teaser will open tonight for Twilight Rides!  As of yesterday, Prospector is also open! Our only Evolution Bike Park trail closures are Woods and Crusader. The Peak Trail (hiking only) is also closed until further notice. Enjoy the great riding out there!

Crested Butte Evolution Bike Park Opening Weekend Trail Overview

Evolution Bike Park Opening Weekend Trail Overview

Happy Summer from Crested Butte! Here is the dirt on the dirt for the weekend: As of 6/10 at 2:15 PM, our only closures at this point will be Woods, Crusader, and Prospector. For the most part the riding surface is dry and a bit dusty but riders should expect to encounter mud in places and some snow may linger through the weekend.  More information about these trails is below.

Base Area Skill Zone - Beginner: Come build your skill base or sharpen your fundamentals in the Skill Zone. Choose from a pump track to beginner single track and learn what sort of obstacles...

Crested Butte Gravity Slave is Set for Crested Butte Bike Week

Gravity Slave is Set for Crested Butte Bike Week

We have put  a lot of focus towards our mountain biking terrain since 2009. The Evolution Bike Park is one of the best bike parks in the state of Colorado, with 15 downhill specific trails covering 15 miles. To add to the excitement around the bike park, the we are calling all downhill enthusiasts to compete in the Gravity Slave Downhill Mountain Bike Race for some gravity-fed fun. The event is designed to coincide with Crested Butte Bike Week , the longest running bike week in the country, allowing for mountain bike fans to try out their downhill skills during the weekend of festivities....

Crested Butte Changing of the Seasons

Changing of the Seasons

Seasons.  For many of us in Crested Butte there are really only two seasons, snowboard season (aka ski season) and bike season.  Each year there seems to be more and more overlap between the two but when the snow really starts to fall you can sense the energy around town as people are picturing themselves slashing turns through deep powder.  When the temperature warms and the snow begins it’s reluctant retreat, there is no doubt that many of us are cleaning chains, testing the feel of the fork and hoping the sun will clear off the serpentine lines of dirt that move all around the valley we...