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The Original Growler

May 26 to 27 2018 8:00 am

The 2018 Original Growler endurance mountain bike races start in down town Gunnison, then head out to Hartman Rocks Recreation Area, where racers either do 32 or 64 miles of single track mountain bike racing.  More information:

  • Saturday May 27, 2018, The Half-Growler, around 32-miles on the dirt* (limited to 350 riders). The wait list for this is crowded, too. If you really want to race the Half Growler, please consider riding in Sunday’s Half Growler, it’s the same thing.
  • Sunday May 28, 2018, The Full-Growler, around 64-miles on the dirt* 
  • Sunday May 28, 2018, SUNDAY’S HALF GROWLER, around 32-miles on the dirt* (Sunday starters limited to 350 riders)

NOTE: Saturday’s race starts at 9am sharp. Sunday’s races start together at 7am sharp and the total field limit for the Full-Growler and Sunday’s Half is 350. More information here.

30% Off Growler Weekend Lodging
As the trails are drying out and more in the Gunnison Valley is ready to ride, you can save 30% off Crested Butte Mountain Resort managed lodging when you book through Crested Butte Vacations. Available May 18 – June 2, 2018. Plus, Crested Butte Mountain Resort will donate 10% of lodging proceeds booked from the Spring Bike Escape to the Crested Butte Mountain Biking Association (CBMBA).  Be sure to visit CBMBA’s trail report for the latest conditions!