Crested Butte, Colorado!  

What better place to access lift-serve cross country trails to test your dream bike?  Unrivaled mountain scenery, flowy singletrack, and pretty wildflowers too.  What's not to love?

Western Spirit Cycling has partnered with Crested Butte Mountain Resort to provide a summer Outerbike in one of the birth places of the sport. Crested Butte has always been high on the bucket list for hardcore riders, but now the new Evolution Bike Park has something for everyone. Hop on the lift to test the latest and greatest bikes on the classic Crested Butte rides, or ride the fun new trails for everyone at the base area.  Repeat as needed.  Ride your little heart out, soak up the impressive mountain views, then relax with a tasty beverage at the end of the day.  Attendance is capped, so register early to get your spot!   

3 passes to choose from:  

  1. Full Demo:  The whole shebang!  3 days of bike demos, 3 delicious lunches, access to the Evolution Bike Park and all Crested Butte Mountain Resort lifts & trails, prizes & contests, parties, and beer for 2 evenings at the event! 
  2. BYOB:  NO bike demos with this pass.  If you are certain there is no better bike than the one you own and you feel guilty even thinking about riding another, this is the ticket for you.  Bring Your Own Bike to Outerbike, enjoy access to the Evolution Bike Park and all Crested Butte Mountain Resort lifts & trails, 3 delicious lunches, prizes & contests, parties, and beer for 2 evenings! 
  3. Social Card:  NO bike demos or lift tickets with this pass.  Do you or a friend want to come to Outerbike but not ride bikes?  The Social Card gives access to all 3 days of Outerbike events (except bike demos & lift tickets) and enjoy the perks of Outerbike including 3 lunches, parties, and beer for 2 evenings at the event (no lifts with social card). 

August 18-20, 2018

Location of Crested Butte Outerbike:

Crested Butte Mountian Resort
12 Snowmass Rd
Crested Butte, CO 81224

Directions:  

No matter where you’re coming from, traveling to Crested Butte by car is a scenic and easy way to go. We have no doubt that you’ll be tempted to stop and take photos along the way—the views are breathtaking. And if you’re coming from the Front Range, we think your route will be a refreshing change from the traffic jams of the I-70 corridor. No bottlenecks and no toll lanes either! Drive time from Denver is 4 hours, and just under 4 hours from Colorado Springs.

From Denver

From Denver International Airport, take I-70 West, then exit to CO-470 East towards Colorado Springs. Then exit US-285 South towards Fairplay. Continue on US-285, turning right onto US-50 West towards Monarch Pass. When you arrive in Gunnison, take a right onto Main Street (CO-135 North) towards Crested Butte.

From Arizona & Phoenix

Take I-17 North to Flagstaff, then go North on US-89, then take US-160 East to Cortez.  Take CO-145 North to CO-62 East in Placerville towards Ridgeway.  In Ridgeway take US-550 North to Montrose, then take US-50 East to Gunnison.  When you arrive in Gunnison, take a left onto Main Street (CO-135 North) towards Crested Butte.

From Northern California & Utah

Take I-80 east to Salt Lake City then take I-15 South to US-6 East towards Price.  Follow I-70 East to Grand Junction, then take US-50 East to Montrose.  In Montrose take a left to continue on US-50 East to Gunnison.  When you arrive in Gunnison, take a left on Main Street (CO-135 North) towards Crested Butte.

Note: Please use caution when using online map sites when traveling in the high country. While such services are outstanding in most areas, these sites may direct you over seasonal and 4WD only roads that may not be suitable for your vehicle. 

For Colorado Road Reports Please Call 303-639-1111 | www.cotrip.org

 

Outerbike Crested Butte Schedule of Events:

Once you're registered, you only need to check-in once to get your card and/or wristband.  

Friday, August 17

8:00 am                    Registration and check-in opens at event.  Get your card and wristband so you can play!  

9:00 am                    Gates open & bike demos begin! 

Noon - 2:30 pm       Lunch!

4:00 pm                    Beer! 

5:00 pm                    Demo event closes

Saturday, August 18

8:00 am                    Registration and check-in opens at event.  Get your card and wristband, if you haven't already.  

9:00 am                    Gates open & bike demos begin! 

Noon - 2:30 pm        Lunch!

4:00 pm                     Beer!

5:00 pm                    Demo event closes

8:00 pm                    Official Outerbike PARTY!

Sunday, August 19

8:30 am                     Registration and check-in opens at event.  Get your card and wristband, if you haven't already. 

9:00 am                    Gates open & bike demos begin!  

Noon - 2:30 pm        Lunch!

4:00 pm                   Demo event closes

Looking for lodging during Crested Butte Outerbike?

Mt. Crested Butte offers quite a bit of lodging in easy walking or biking distance from the Outerbike venue and that’s our first recommendation for Outerbike participants. There is also a little bit of lodging in downtown Crested Butte three miles away that puts you farther from the fun of Outerbike, but closer to the downtown amenities of Crested Butte.

To make booking as easy as possible, we’ve set up a special phone number for Outerbike Lodging bookings through Gunnison-Crested Butte Reservations, our own in-house travel agency. Call us up at (855) 975-3373 to book your lodging. We book everything from single rooms to condos, so we can get you set up with the right lodging type for you and your group.

Or, you can book online over at, gunnisoncrestedbutte.com.