Crested Butte Mountain Biking

Experience the incredible mountain scenery of Crested Butte, one of the best and most famous mountain biking locations in the country. Be prepared to bike up to 20 miles a day at altitudes of over 11,000 ft as you fly through the aspen trees and wildflowers on single-track trails.  This course is primarily a cross country biking course and participants will need to bring their own cross country bikes and helmets.  Please note that mountain biking in the Gunnison valley is challenging and is not recommended for beginners.  If you have any questions regarding your ability to participate in this course, please call our office at 970-943-7051.

Registration begins May 1

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This course begins at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison where you will have the opportunity to acclimate before heading to the higher elevations of Crested Butte.  Hartman's will be your personal playground during your time at Western giving you the opportunity to explore some of the incredible single-track that will be right outside your back door.  Once you have had a chance to test your skills at Hartman's and get your lungs used to working hard at 8000 ft., you will head north to the Crested Butte area.  Crested Butte, home of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and Fat Tire Bike Week, will offer you some of the most incredible single track you will ever experience.  This course will also give you the opportunity to do some downhill biking at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.  Camping for this course will be in front country settings and after riding, you will be able to relax and have fun getting to know your fellow classmates.