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A Full Weekend of Riding in Crested Butte - Level 5+

  • Aug 9, 2013 · 8:00 AM

Bummer, Lucie broke her arm so won't be joining us and leading the lower level group. That's OK, we'll still make due. I'll post some alternative rides that can be group led that aren't as tough but still worth riding. If anyone wants to help out leading this group, let me know. I've also lowered the limit to 20 since she isn't around to help out.


Map of the CB Trail System http://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/site/static/images/GCTA-Rec-Map-PAGE-2013.jpg

 

Here's a rough sketch of what I am thinking of riding

Fri noon - Upper and Upper Upper Loop. meet here https://maps.google.com/maps?q=52-68+Hunter+Hill+Rd,+Mount+Crested+Butte,+CO at 12:30pm. I will plan on riding to the trailhead - it's 1 mile from the condo (unless the road climb looks too brutal). It looks like there is parking at the switchback. There are 3 bailout points but I plan on riding it as an out and back.

Alt Fri noon - Lupine looks like a good Friday warm up trail for those less inclined to kill themselves on day 1 :) http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/652902/lupine

 

Sat morning - (9am) 401 http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/346657 (2 groups to start) Meet at the Copper Creek TH on the map.

Sat afternoon - (as soon as we finish the morning ride, eat and drive over) lower loop in the evening (easy/int 10 miles) http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/924052 This is supposed to be one of the most beautiful rides in the area


Sun morning - snodgrass?

http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/50899/snodgrass

http://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/snodgrass.html

or maybe a shuttle to Doctor Park?

http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/42669/doctor-park

or maybe Strand Hill?

http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/656218/strand-hill

Sun morning altlower loop (easy/int 10 miles) http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/924052


UPDATE: I've opened this up to 20 riders. Lucie will be helping lead a slower group. We will all plan on riding 401 on Saturday morning but Friday afternoon and Sunday morning rides will probably be different - although they are all considered intermediate rides (at altitude!). Also, it seemed to work well to let the group naturally fall into faster/slower groups with the understanding that you communicate that you are falling behind or moving forward.

Anyone new will need to fend for themselves for housing accommodations.


I haven't ridden any of these trails but have heard epic stories about them.
Trail 401 is said to be the best trail in Colorado! There are also some other trails in the area with spectacular views (and riding) so let's make it a weekend! I'll update the exact trails we'll be riding while there after a little more research but they will all be blue and black rides (according to singletracks.com)

 

Also, if someone wants to lead a more beginner group (2-4) up there and lead green and blue rides and split up for the rides we can make it a big party! I'll be happy to help plan those rides too.

 

If you have suggestions about where to stay or which trails to ride, I am open to suggestions. I'll have a map of the area, compass/gps so we shouldn't get lost.

Here's one we will definitely do http://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/trail-401.html

 

Who wants to carpool? It's a 4 hour drive.

Who wants to camp/share a space?

Who wants to live it up in town in a hotel? (And let us campers come shower in your room)


More details to come...

 

http://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/site/static/images/GCTA-Rec-Map-PAGE-2013.jpg

 

Everyone who comes must be a member of the group (sign up it's free).

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  • James K

    Great stuff!

    August 13, 2013

  • Jimbo

    Good company, amazing weather, and wildflowers galore!
    Thanks so much Kris!

    August 12, 2013

  • Brandon S.

    An awesome weekend of really fantastic riding. Great group of folks, every uphill was more than worth the effort, and the condo worked perfectly. Many thanks to Kris for making such a memorable weekend happen!

    August 12, 2013

  • Brandon B.

    Awesome trip, thanks for organizing Kris!

    August 11, 2013

  • Kris K

    The condos turned out great, the riding was great, the company was great! Thanks for coming out all!

    August 11, 2013

  • Bryce

    Super fun trip! Thanks, Kris, for organizing--the condo was great. Good job, everybody, on some long, tough rides!

    August 11, 2013

  • Kris K

    Meet at 9am at the condo for self shuttle to 401

    August 9, 2013

  • Lyndon

    Won't be able to make this unfortunately! My daughter wanted to spend the weekend with me. Hopefully we'll do it again.

    August 8, 2013

    • Brandon B.

      Make sure to update your RSVP.

      August 9, 2013

  • Kris K

    Yeah - the day has finally arrived! Who's riding today at noon? You can reach me at[masked]

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Tommy V.

    Y'all have fun and be safe! Can't wait to see the obligatory pics and vids, yo!

    August 8, 2013

  • Brandon S.

    Just a suggestion for car pooling - would it be possible for those who want to car pool for the Friday ride just meet at the Fort restaurant at 7:30am? That way we can make sure we consolidate most efficiently and have all the remaining vehicles in one place in case the ride situation changes mid trip.

    3 · August 6, 2013

    • Jimbo

      How about wooly mammoth parking lot?

      August 7, 2013

    • Brandon S.

      Works for me! Anyone that would like to carpool down tomorrow morning is welcome to meet us at 7:30 am at the Wooly Mammoth Park n Ride in section GG.

      1 · August 8, 2013

  • Jimbo

    I'm looking for carpooling. Anyone?

    July 18, 2013

    • Jimbo

      Kris, I'm staying in a condo on gothic ave, 2.8 miles away from you. Let me know if you change your mind.

      August 6, 2013

    • ronald w.

      We are in Crested Butte right by you.

      August 6, 2013

  • Drew

    Planning to head up Friday after work and camp/tent that night (won't be able to make the Friday group ride). Join the group for Saturday ride, and camp Saturday night and ride again early Sunday then head back.

    July 22, 2013

    • Drew

      Ian, fantastic video!

      August 5, 2013

    • Kris K

      Great video! Now I know what "a few very skinny sections that are easy but have very bad fall potential" from the trail review means!

      August 5, 2013

  • Kris K

    See updated times above for the Sat ride. I'm planning on riding a little earlier (but not too early) to beat the heat for the climb and give us time for the afternoon ride in case the rains come in the afternoon.

    August 5, 2013

  • Chris

    Anyone want my spot? 63 dollars... I am in on the condo. I was injured biking 6 weeks ago and just NOT ready to bike hard yet. Been trying to ride the last couple weeks, but need more time to heal! If no one wants my place, I will still go and ride what I can.
    Thanks Caps

    August 4, 2013

    • Kris K

      There will be plenty of opportunity to ride some gorgeous easier blue/green trails out there for you. If you can ride at all, I wouldn't miss it!

      August 4, 2013

  • Kris K

    See updated ride information above and meeting place and links for Friday's ride.

    August 2, 2013

  • Joe

    Would anyone like to share the cost of a cabin?
    I have a small cabin at the Tall Texan campsite and
    have room for 3.
    I would like to carpool too.
    I can drive and take 1 or carpool with someone else.
    I have a hitch rack that can hold a total of 2 bikes.

    July 23, 2013

    • Joe

      I have the cabin Friday nite and Saturday nite (9th & 10th) Don't know the cost until we see how many show up.

      1 · July 23, 2013

    • Jimbo

      Hey Joe, I'm in for a condo with Ron W. I believe there was space available as of today.

      August 2, 2013

  • ronald w.

    Thanks you guys!

    August 2, 2013

  • Kris K

    For those of us in the condo. here's the address.
    The Chateaux Condominiums
    651 Gothic Rd, Unit 201 B
    Mt. Crested Butte, CO, 81225

    July 23, 2013

    • shannon

      Hey! So I decided to take myself off the list since lucie isn't going to be leading anymore. I haven't ridden much with the group but have been riding with friends. That being said I am not a level 5 and have no desire to kill myself either. I might still see you guys out there but ill be riding with some friends at a slower pace:). Have fun if not!!

      1 · August 2, 2013

  • ronald w.

    Kris I hope to hell I am not on the wait list. I have been signed up for 2 months and have spent 435$ on a condo.!

    August 2, 2013

    • Brandon B.

      Err 24, but I'm guessing some more people will drop before then. We'll see. With Kris's changes I couldn't tell who was on the wait list in what order so I had to add everyone. I don't think it will be an issue. We have 4 organizers going so we'll be fine as long as everyone who signed up is physically capable of doing the ride at a decent pace.

      August 2, 2013

    • Kris K

      I lowered the RSVP limit to 20 and I didn't know that the site would kick people off the list. I just wanted to make sure that we didn't have more people signing up. Sorry about the confusion Ron.

      August 2, 2013

  • sandy s.

    Sorry I wont be able to make it to Crested Butte

    August 1, 2013

  • ronald w.

    I still need to here from James to work out details of condo. I have it and it is paid for. Please get in touch! I also still have 2 beds available.

    July 30, 2013

    • Jimbo

      Ron, I sent you a private message. My number is[masked]

      July 31, 2013

  • ronald w.

    If any of you are interested in shortening your drive to Crested Butte by about 40 miles and seeing the best views in CO. Take a look at your maps and find 306 going west out of Buena Vista. It is called Cotton Wood pass and will take you to the town of Almont that is just a few miles from Crested Butte. I have taken it many times and it is amazing. It is car friendly as there is only about 10 miles of dirt road and is well maintained. ENJOY!

    2 · July 27, 2013

    • Kris K

      I think I'll hit this on the way home since I don't want to wake up 45 min earlier to get to CB by noon.

      July 30, 2013

  • shannon

    I was already planning to be up there to ride that weekend! But I don't think I'm a level 5 rider so maybe ill see you guys in the evening!!

    July 30, 2013

  • Chillin

    Does anybody want my spot in the cabin? $63...

    July 23, 2013

    • Kris K

      Chillin, is your extra spot still open?

      July 30, 2013

    • Chillin

      Yes it is...

      July 30, 2013

  • Tommy V.

    Another spot open, gonna get beat at the XC race in Winter Park again, on this weekend. haha

    July 29, 2013

  • ronald w.

    I will have 3 beds available in Crested Butte on the 9th and 10th. Condo has all amenities including a bike wash, hot tub and pool. $30 per night. Nice Place. Email me if you would like to stay and also if you would like to car pool up on Fri morning.

    July 26, 2013

    • Kris K

      Nice, where is your place and how did you find it?

      July 26, 2013

  • ronald w.

    James Hartrich, I am going to C.B on Fri morning and it sounds like you are not going until later in the day so car pooling my be out but I can get a two bedroom condo if I know I can get some others to help out a little on the cost. If any one else is interested let me know by using the E mail so I don't have to post all of this stuff on the LMB sight.

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • ronald w.

    Hey Kris where are you planning to camp? Also looking to car pool with someone. Also share a camp space.

    July 22, 2013

    • Kris K

      James has it right, 10 of us early birds have a condo with a pool and hot tub :)

      July 22, 2013

    • Brandon B.

      And a fridge full of beer right Kris? Party house! :)

      1 · July 24, 2013

  • Tommy V.

    Hope I can get in!!!

    July 23, 2013

  • Tristan

    Ride on! Never been to CB.

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • James K

    Glen an I will be staying at the Tall Texan. They have trailer and tent sites along with cabins. http://gunnisonrvpark.com/ It's about 20 minutes outside of Crested Butte.

    1 · May 31, 2013

    • James K

      So, No would be the answer to your questions. :)

      July 19, 2013

    • Jimbo

      I booked a campsite, see ya there

      July 19, 2013

  • jake

    Waiting! !

    July 19, 2013

  • Andrew

    WP Beer festival same weekend

    July 18, 2013

    • Kris K

      We'll have a lot of beer in CB also

      July 18, 2013

  • Rhonda

    Kris-spent 4 days biking in cb weekend before the holiday. Most trails open, incl 401 which has •just• opened. Lupine a newish, super fun trail. Wildflowers amazing. Best source for trail status is cbmba.org (or .com?). Crested butte mtn bike Assoc. Have an awesome time.

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Brandon B.

    Just to confirm, there's no plan for a ride on Friday at this time? So it does not matter what time we arrive on Friday? It seems we're just staying 2 nights, Friday night and Saturday night, correct?

    July 9, 2013

    • Kris K

      We will be riding Friday at noon, Saturday morning (401) and Sunday morning. Correct, 2 nights stay - Fri/Sat.

      July 9, 2013

    • Brandon B.

      We'll probably skip the Friday ride and come in Friday night. I need to save some vacation and (since there's no Thursday night lodging planned) I don't plan on leaving Denver around 7 AM to make it on time. :) Rob, Steph, Elizabeth and myself will all carpool out together.

      July 9, 2013

  • Kris K

    Everyone is paid up on the house. Hooray. I'll make the payment today. Thanks all, this is going to be an awesome trip!

    June 23, 2013

    • Kris K

      From the owner..."We have two rooms that have one queen bed and full bath in each. Then the third bed has one full size bunk on the bottom and a twin on top with a roll away trundle twin size on the floor. The fourth bedroom has one twin size bunk beds and a full size sleeper sofa (I would save this one for little kids if possible). Those two bedrooms share the third full bath." So while we can fit 2 more people technically, I think they are thinking 2 people per full size bunk. There is always floor space for a blow up mattress or a cot if you are interested in that option.

      June 29, 2013

    • Bryce

      Well I'm a kid at heart so I claim the sleeper sofa! lol jk looking forward to the trip!

      June 29, 2013

  • Chillin

    Is anybody interested in going up on Thursday evening and camping one night?

    June 23, 2013

  • jake

    Waiting! !

    June 22, 2013

  • Kris K

    Confirmed Brandon B, Bandon B's lady, Shelan/Chillin, Zach, Kris, Brandon S, I could swear that Bryce sent me a yes but can't find the email. So that's 6-7. Anyone else in for splitting a house?

    May 31, 2013

    • Brandon B.

      Works for us.

      June 5, 2013

    • Kris K

      I have 6 payments so far - thanks! Please make sure you pay for the house by next weekend at the latest.

      June 16, 2013

  • Chris

    Kris, just making sure that you have me in on the house rental.

    June 5, 2013

  • Chris

    Place looks pretty sweet! Good find

    June 4, 2013

  • Kris K

    OK, just spent the last couple of hours trying to find camping/cabins/house rentals in CB without much luck. Anyone have the insider scoop?

    May 11, 2013

    • Brandon B.

      Hey Kris, can you save a spot for me and my lady?

      May 31, 2013

    • Brandon B.

      We'll take the single queen so none of you boys have to spoon with each other. ;)

      May 31, 2013

  • Leslie

    I have to bail to teach classes for rock climbing that weekend. 401 trail is awsome. Can never get tired of that trail. You all will have a great time.

    May 13, 2013

  • Samantha C

    This sounds like a blast but I will be out of town :(
    Let's do another camping/biking trip. How about Buffalo Creek area earlier in the summer?....

    May 7, 2013

    • Kris K

      I'll look into scheduling some more full weekend bike trips this summer. I would like to get out to some places we haven't been before. According to singletracks.com, I've only ridden 6% of the Colorado Trails!

      May 9, 2013

    • Samantha C

      Better get busy then...

      1 · May 11, 2013

  • Michael D.

    I would absolutely be interested in this ride, but I have not done many rides with the group, and feel the vetrans should get the first shot at this. Please keep me posted about the numbers and plans, and if there is space available, and, God willing and the creek don't rise I'm in shape by then, I would love to join you. Thanks for all you do.

    May 5, 2013

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