As the grand finale of Fat Tire Bike Week in Crested Butte, the Wildflower Rush Bike Races are an exciting ending to a fun week. The Wildflower Rush features three mountain bike races, each challenging in their own right, plus a kids race open to any children under the age of 10.
Organization: Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Dates: 06/22/2012 - 06/24/2012 update info
Time: 8:00:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM
Event Cost: varies
Venue: Crested Butte in Crested Butte,CO
Contact: Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Phone: (800) 810-7669
This one-of-a-kind 24-hour bike tour loops through downtown Crested Butte, meandering across the town's bridges. Sign up solo and brave the bike seat for all 24 hours, or put together a team and tour the town in shifts as day turns to night.
- Takes place the last weekend of Bike Week in Crested Butte
- A 3 day bike race event!
- The highlights include the 24 hour bike race, downhill and Super -D
Overview: Fat Tire Bike Week is a very popular event during the summer in Crested Butte, filled with many great biking activities. People are often sad to see the event come to an end, but with the Wildflower Rush Bike Races, it finishes with a bang. Featuring a cross country race, a downhill race, and the recently added "Super-D" race, there is a good variety of exciting events.
Where: Crested Butte trails
When: Held the last week of Bike Week in late June each year. This is a 3 day event!
Cost: There is an entry fee for riders.
Details: The cross country race is the first of the three, taking riders up a distance of 1800 vertical feet with each lap, totaling 10 miles. The next day, the Wildflower Rush continues with the downhill and "Super-D" races. The downhill features steep singletrack and technical wooded areas, while the "Super-D" borrows the best elements from both cross country and downhill. All of the races are challenging and fast , while prizes are awarded in pro, semi-pro, and other categories.
If you are in Crested Butte for Fat Tire Bike Week, be sure not to miss the exciting ending marked by the Wildflower Rush Bike Races.