US Pro Cycling Challenge coming to Mt. Crested Butte

Crested Butte Trails Report July 17 e newsletter

US Pro Cycling Challenge coming to Mt. Crested Butte

 

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The 2011 Champion Levi Leipheimer and 2011 Tour de France Winner Cadel Evans have confirmed their return for the 2012 cycling race. You won’t want to miss Mt. Crested Butte’s mountain top finish at the end of Stage 2, or the next days stage 3 – the Queen stage – as riders pedal over the 12,126-foot summit of Cottonwood Pass. What can we say, two stages and one great location!

So road cycling isn’t your thing? No worries – Crested Butte Mountain Resort has continued to develop The Evolution Bike Park with new trails and features. It now boasts over 25 miles and 16 trails from beginner to expert levels, the bike park is perfect for families wanting to ride together, and intermediate riders wanting to improve their skills in a lesson or the expert downhill mountain biker looking for fast speeds and big air.

Gunnison-Crested Butte has plenty of mountain bike trails and some spectacular events, from the 10th annual 24-Hours in the Sage at Gunnison’s Hartman Rocks Recreation Area to the 36th annual Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour from Crested Butte to Aspen.

Biking is a way of life here, whether it’s on skinny tires, fat tires or a bike with one gear. Since the 1970s, when locals started retrofitting old Schwinn paperboy bikes with multiple gears, Crested Butte has helped write the history of mountain biking and is now home to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. View a complete calendar of biking events here.

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2012 Biking Events
Aug. 18 – 19 10th Annual 24 Hours in the Sage (Bike Race), Hartman Rocks, Gunnison
Aug. 21 Stage 2 Finish of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Montrose to Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte
Aug. 22 Stage 3 Start of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Gunnison to Aspen
Sept. 2 West Elk Bicycle Classic, Gunnison/Montrose/Delta Counties
Sept. 8 – 9 36th Annual Pearl Pass Mountain Bike Tour, Crested Butte to Aspen
Sept. 15 Alpine Odyssey 100 (Leadville 100 Qualifier for 2013), Crested Butte
VALUE VACATIONS
USA Pro Cycling Lodging Deal: 1 FREE NightStay at Three Rivers Resort in Almont and have a premium spectator spot as you watch the world’s best cyclists fly right by the resort during the toughest stage of any high profile race in the world!More…
Car Free, Carbon Free, and Carefree at The RubyArrive at The Ruby of Crested Butte, put your car to rest and spend your days living Crested Butte style, where everything from The Ruby is a short walk or even shorter bike ride away.More…
USA Pro Cycling: 1-2 night DiscountsWatch the USA Pro Challenge and stay with us for 1-2 nights in a standard or deluxe mountain chalet (off river) and receive a 15-20% discount on lodging, starting at $100 for up to 4 people.More…
Pedal & Pamper PackageThis package is designed for our guests who love to bicycle. Stay at The Ruby and enjoy a gourmet breakfastand then start your adventure on our town bikes and tour historic downtown.More…
EVENTS GETTING HERE
Visit our event calendar to learn about upcoming events. Featuring the USA Pro Challenge.

Gunnison-Crested Butte is located in the heart of Southwestern Colorado, a scenic 4 hour drive from Denver. Year-round, non-stop jet service is available from Denver on United Airlines. Convenient door-to-door shuttle service is available as well as several major rental car agencies located in the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC).

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