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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...