Crested Butte, Colorado!  

What better place to access lift-serve cross country trails to test your dream bike?  Unrivaled mountain scenery, flowy singletrack, and the state's best wildflowers too. Combine all that with Colorado's most genuine mountain town with a plethora of lodging and camping options. 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 Crested Butte Mountain 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!   


August 16-18, 2019

3 passes to choose from:

Full Demo

The whole shebang! The premier ticket for the person who wants it all: bike demos, lift tickets, and access to everything that is going on at Outerbike.

  • Three days of unlimited bike demos

  • 3 days of lift tickets to the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Park

  • Three delicious lunches

  • Access to Outerbike venue & vendors

  • Access to trails at the event

  • Access to prizes & contests

  • Access to Outerbike Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday

Price - $240 + fee

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. 

  • 3 days of lift tickets to the Crested Butte Mountain Mountain Bike Park

  • Three delicious lunches

  • Access to Outerbike venue & vendors

  • Access to trails at the event

  • Access to prizes & contests

  • Access to Outerbike Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday

Price - $190 + fee

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 you access to all three days of the Outerbike event (except bike demos & shuttled rides) and allows you to enjoy the perks of Outerbike. 

  • Three delicious lunches

  • Access to Outerbike venue & vendors

  • Access to prizes & contests

  • Access to Outerbike Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday

Price - $85 + fee

Oh no. Online sales are now closed.

But the good news is you can still sign up at the event.

Just come to Check-In.

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

 

2019 Exhibitors

Alchemy Bicycles, BULLS BIKES, Demoworx, Eleven Pine, Esker Cycles, Evil Bikes, Fezzari, Floyd's of Leadville, Fox Factory, G-Form, Handup Gloves, Ionic Bikes, Mountain Manners, Niner, Pivot Cycles, Pommello, ORBEA, Outside Van, Pirelli, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, ROMP Skis, Scott, Shimano, Specialized, Tailwind Nutrition, Transition Bikes, TRUST Performance, Vandoit Adventure Vans, Yakima, Yeti Cycles, Your Best Ride Demo Tour

Outerbike Crested Butte Schedule of Events:

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

Wednesday August 14th If you’re in town early this is a great FREE summer concert at the base of the lifts.

5:30-7:30pm “LIVE from Mt. CB” with Cha Wa – Mardi Gras Funk

Presented by the Mt. Crested Butte Town Center Community Association, the Live! From Mt. CB free concert series returns for the summer. From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts that kick off their grammy nominated album “Spyboy” to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s street culture. 

Thursday August 15th

5pm-7pm Early registration at the main Outerbike tent

Friday, August 16

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! 

11:00 am Beginner friendly lift access XC group ride with Rocky Mountain Ambassador Sam Schultz. Meet at the Rocky Mountain tent.

Noon - 2:30 pm       Lunch by Moab Private Chef under the big white tent

4:00 pm                    SKA Brewing Happy Hour

4:30 - 6:00 pm Twilight music at Butte 66. Coal Creek Connection plays a free show on the deck upstairs at Butte 66, featuring original and class rock hits with an upbeat vibe

5:00 pm                    Demo event closes

Saturday, August 17

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! 

11:00 am Intermediate/Advanced trail ride 3+ hrs with Rocky Mountain Ambassador Sam Schultz. Meet at the Rocky Mountain tent.

Noon - 2:30 pm        Lunch by Moab Private Chef under the big white tent

2:00 - 3:00 pm Footdown competition at the DemoWorx booth. Last person standing wins a FREE set of Magura Trail MT7 brakes

4:00 pm                     SKA Brewing Happy Hour

5:00 pm                    Demo event closes

Sunday, August 18

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!  

10:00 - 1:00 pm Orbea Demo Ride. Sunday Orbea demo is by appointment only and the bikes will be booked Friday and Saturday until we are full. The ride will be from approximately 10 - 1pm and there will be no regular Orbea bike demos on Sunday.

11:00 am Intermediate lift laps with Rocky Mountain Ambassador Sam Schultz. Meet at the Rocky Mountain tent.

Noon - 2:30 pm        Lunch by Moab Private Chef under the big white tent

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. There’s also many more lodging options 30 miles south in the city of Gunnison.

One of the best places to start looking for lodging in Mt. Crested Butte is here and here

Enjoy exciting events at Crested Butte Mountain Resort and save 15% off best available rates. Minimum night stays and blackout dates may apply during peak times.

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Camping details can be found here. There is no camping allowed right at the venue.

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