Once again, we will be celebrating MORE KIDS ON BIKES and we would love to have you join us for the BEST KIDS’ BIKE PARTY on the planet!!! The 5th Annual “Junior Crested Butte Bike Week” is for kids of all ages and abilities with everything from clinics to ICE CREAM…and yes, we did say ICE CREAM!!
Thursday, June 25
5:30 pm: Doors open at the Public House, located at 202 Elk Avenue, for the Crested Butte Devo High School Race Team Fundraiser – Featuring “Filmed By Bike”. We will also be showing “Danny Daycare” before rolling into a prize drawing with all proceeds benefitting our high school race program. This film has a run time of 56-minutes and will start at approximately 6:30 pm so please come early to buy your drawing tickets at 1/$5 or 5/$20, grab a drink (we’ll provide the appetizers) and get your CB Devo merchandise for the season. $10 for children 12 and under, $15 for the rest of us! One drawing ticket included with each movie entry. (Buy your tickets in advance here)
Friday, June 26
3 pm: STRIDER CUP followed by the Slow Race (aka “Foot Down”) Championships!! Both events will be held at 1st and Elk Avenue before the “Chainless World Championships”. Lots of fun prizes and both events are FREE!
Saturday, June 27
10 am – noon: Meet at Tommy V Field parking lot, located at 910 9th Street, under the CB Devo tent for Skills Clinics w/ CB Devo coaches, small groups will be broken into age/ability. These will be held at CBCS parking lots and we’ll also have clinics available for you parents with BICP certified instructors, Phil and Cooper Ott, who are both absolutely AMAZING!! No matter how old you are, there is always something to learn. ($20/athlete, youth and adults, register here)
Noon - 2 pm: Junior Bike Week BBQ lunch will be available at the Crested Butte Bike Park for just $10 for kids and $15 for adults and includes organic shredded beef sandwich, Jackson’s Honest Chips, cookie and a drink. This will be a very healthy lunch to fuel these kids all day long! We will also have a veggie burger option available.
2 pm – 4 pm: PBJ (Pumps, Bumps and Jumps) at the Crested Butte Bike Park with Robbie Pfunder, 4x Mountain States Trials Champion!!! Raffle to benefit the Crested Butte Development Team. We will have fun age category pump track races and jump clinics. This is a free event with donations greatly appreciated to benefit the Crested Butte Development Team.
Robbie Pfunder’s Trials Show will begin at approximately 2:15 pm with the pump track racing following at 3 pm. There will be jump and trials maneuvers clinics with both Robbie and CB Devo coach Phil Ott after the pump track racing.
5 pm: Pizza & Ice Cream Party followed by the pre-race meeting for the Crested Butte Junior Wildflower Classic at Tommy V. Field, located at 910 9th Street behind the Crested Butte Community School. We will have Brick Oven pizza, Oskar Blues B. Stiff soda pop and Third Bowl Ice Cream…racers and fans welcome! Included with race entry, $10 suggested donation to Crested Butte Devo for everyone else. Just in case you missed the Robbie Pfunder show earlier in the day, we’ll have a second showing here starting around 5:30 pm.
Sunday, June 28 “5th Annual Crested Butte Junior Wildflower Classic” Presented by: Berkshire-Hathaway HomeServices
9 am: 2020 Crested Butte Junior Wildflower Classic XC Race $10-$50/athlete includes event t-shirt, pizza & ice cream at pre-race meeting and finishers medal. Supported by: Big Al’s Bicycle Heaven, The Crested Butte Land Trust, Alpine Orthopaedics and MTBhome.com
U18 (ages 14-17) $50 9 am Start: Course is approximately 12 miles, 1,500 ft climbing RED BIBS w/RED COURSE MARKINGS
U14 (ages 12-13) $40 9:05 am Start: Course is approximately 10 miles, 1,000 ft climbing BLUE BIBS w/BLUE COURSE MARKINGS
U12 (ages 10-11) $40 9:10 am Start: Course is approximately 10 miles, 1,000 ft climbing BLUE BIBS w/BLUE COURSE MARKINGS
U10 (ages 8-9) $35 9:15 am Start: Course is approximately 8 miles, 800 ft climbing GREEN BIBS w/ GREEN COURSE MARKINGS
U8 (ages 6-7) $30 9:20 am Start: Course is approximately 6 miles, 600 ft climbing YELLOW BIBS w/ YELLOW COURSE MARKINGS
Early bird pricing is listed above and is valid thru May 31, 2020. Prices increase by $10 on June 1, 2020.
All races will have neutral start and will finish on dirt at Peanut Lake Road for safety.
Award Ceremony immediately following the race at the Junior Bike Week headquarters … where the race started in the grass at Tommy V Field.
Cancellation Policy: As with any outdoor event, we cannot control mother nature. While we will always do our absolute very best to get this race rolling, weather and/or trail conditions may require us to make decisions in the best interest of safety and practicing our best trail etiquette. If weather is looking ominous in the morning but clearing, we will consider a delayed start first. If other situations arise with trail conditions or sustained bad weather, we will need to cancel the race. In this case, there will be no refunds as all proceeds will benefit the Crested Butte Development Team, a nonprofit 501 c(3) organization that supports local riders of the Gunnison Valley on and off the bike.
Photos courtesy Nolan Blunck