Summer Crested Butte, CO is well known for summer mountain biking events and we are proud to be a main sponsor of Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association. Visit their website to see the full summer trail work days schedule.

If you will be visiting our town in June and July here are some of the great times you will find for mountain biking.

Interested in Volunteering with a Local Mountain Bike Association?

All-Volunteer Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association

Every year throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall months, the all-volunteer Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association hosts a variety of all-ages, fun-filled, action-packed trail works days.

Chipping in on new trails and fixing up the old, CBMBA in co-operation with numerous stakeholders, works to keep Crested Butte’s stunning array of multi-use trails buffed out and growing. The Summer of 2015 will see the construction of the Gunsight Bridge Trail (or Lupine 3, for those keeping count) connecting the Lupine Trail with Gunsight Bridge for several new miles of fresh single track! Check the website for regular trail work day updates.

Become a member to help fund their many projects. And most importantly, come out and play!

View some photos of volunteers with the Crested Butte Mountain Biking Association helping out along the trails.

Become a member and volunteer for Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association


Colorado has the most beautiful sights over the picturesque mountains and sunsets, perfected by a highly active community on the trails. After a long ride it’s important, to stretch your muscles, relax the mind, and spend quality time with friends reflecting on the day’s adventures.

mountain bike events in crested buttePractice Responsibility On and Off the Trail
We recommend a few different strains for relaxation in the evening and recommend using cannabis safely as an alternative to drinking alcohol after exercising. With less carbs, an increased appetite, and quite possibly an earlier bedtime; consuming marijuana through a vaporizer would be the responsible choice.

Summer Mountain Biking Events Coming Up

summer bike events in crested buttePlease read, watch, and learn about why June is possibly the best time to visit Crested Butte for mountain biking and other outdoors activities. The winter months are great for skiing, snowboarding, etc. but to really taste the Rockie mountain high these events will keep you peddling back for more in the Summer.

These events are more than just about riding, the Ride the Rockies even features a Community Foundation Grant program with a $5,000 grant to a deserving non-profit in a host town.

Ride the Rockies’ – Grand Junction to Westcliffe

Dates: June 13 – June 20, 2015

This 7-day ride takes some spins through Crested Butte. On Day 4 of Ride the Rockies’ Grand Junction to Westcliffe tour, bikers start their ride in Gunnison and end Crested Butte.

logo for bike ride in crested butte rockiesThis ride features explorations and views of the Ohio and Kebler Pass with views of Castles, Storm Ridge, Carbon Peak and the Anthracite Range in the West Elk Mountains. According to Ride the Rockies coordinators, “…Crested Butte, a town that eats, sleeps and breathes cycling.”

Local Details: Day 5 starts out in Crested Butte. It’s all about “what comes up, must come down”, with views of Taylor Canyon and Taylor Park Reservoir, ascents of Cottonwood Pass and Mt Princeton Hot Springs. Ending the day in Salida, a town that will be bustling with activity from the FIBArk Whitewater Festival.


Map of the Ride the Rockies Event – hitting crested butte on day 4 option

Ride The Rockies is an event of The Denver Post Community Foundation. They ride to raise and distribute funds to enrich the community in the metro area of Colorado and support Colorado’s non-profits of the area. Ride The Rockies also does its own philanthropy, Ride the Rockies Community Foundation Grant program gives a $5,000 grant to a deserving non-profit in one of a Ride the Rockies host town. The grant is given to organizations that support low-income youth education, recreation, arts, etc.

In this event you’ll be getting the full package with Ride the Rockies tour. Exercise, philanthropy, good sites, and best of all good bud.

Bicycle Tour of Colorado – 420+ Mile Loop!

Dates: June 21-27

The Bicycle Tour of Colorado is one of our all time favorites because the riders stop and spend a whole day in Crested Butte taking advantage of our local amenities

bicycle tour of colorado logoOn the 25th, the tour will take a day off in Crested Butte, which would be a perfect time to stop in at our recreational marijuana dispensary in Crested Butte to sample some of our local’s favorite cannabis strains. On the 26th, it’s back to the grind when the tour resumes; going through Crested Butte and ending in Saldia.


Map of the Bike Tour of Colorado 420+ Mile Loop

Local Details: Crested Butte is part of the Gunnison Country, one of Colorado’s and the American West’s most beautiful mountain regions, with a fascinating history. Located on the Western Slope of Colorado, the Gunnison Country includes high alpine valleys and parks, some of the finest hunting and fishing in the nation. 14,000-foot-high mountains, and a rich history in mining, cattle, and recreation. The Bicycle Tour of Colorado is a 7- day tour of Colorado’s scenic views. They provide camping areas, baggage transportation, route maps, road markings, snack and water stations every 15-30 miles, with bicycle repair services, and medical support along the route.

Crested Butte Bike Week – For All Levels of Bike Riders

Dates: June 25-28

Crested Butte Bike Week is a full week of events and programs especially tailored to all levels of bike riders.

crested-butte-bike-week-logoThis is the oldest mountain bike festival in the world where a rider can experience the birthplace of Mountain Biking and ride miles of single track. For over 30 years, Crested Butte has been host to the longest running bike festival in the country with its Crested Butte Bike Week. This family friendly celebration attracts riders of all levels with every type of bike looking to explore the best of what Crested Butte has to offer!

Local Details: Day 1 events include beginners tours and one-on-one personalized biking advice, yoga to loosen up those tight shoulder muscles, and a film complete with local beer and gear from sponsors. The 2nd day kicks off  with a 7-mile race from the top of Kebler Pass to the beautiful town of Crested Butte, then a 40-mile race, plus a 24-hour bike tour loop of downtown Crested Butte.

The final day will feature a downhill race hosted by the Crested Butte Resort, followed by a nice stretch with some bikers yoga. On your down time come in and let us help you help yourself. Take a look at our marijuana strain selector so you have an idea of what might suite your needs. All proceeds collected by events go to the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association who help make Crested Butte the biking mecca that it is today.

Summer Mountain Biking Events Are Fun for ALL Riders

No matter what level of bike rider you are there is an event to fit your style. From the Crested Butte bike week to the 420+ mile bike loop of Colorado, June is a great time to visit our town. While in the area please stop by our cannabis lounge to experience the best dispensary in Crested Butte for our educational staff and high quality products.

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