Breck Bike Week

6th Annual Bicycle Festival in Breckenridge, Colorado
Wednesday, August 20 - August 24, 2014

Breck Bike Week: Join Our Community of Cyclists from novice pedalers to pro riders there is something for all levels of bikers!

One of “Breck’s” best kept secrets is its expansive backcountry trail network – an interconnected system that can be accessed from anywhere in town within two minutes and leading to hundreds of miles of riding across Summit County. Recently named a gold-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, Breckenridge introduces visitors to pedal paradise during the annual Breck Bike Week.

Centered around Colorado’s professional road bike race, the US Pro Challenge, Breck Bike Week will include high-end bike demos, led group rides, trail building, lectures, clinics, free bike tunes, kids’ races and more. The bonus is that most Breck Bike Week activities are FREE and open to everyone. In addition, this week will showcase the town’s history as well as shopping, dining, lodging, other unique activities and temperate summer weather.

Breckenridge is a unique mountain resort in comparison to its neighbors in that it is an authentic historic mining town full of full-time outdoorsy residents who want nothing more than to introduce visitors to the bike paths, trails and roads that make up their backyard bike playground. Breck Bike Week will do just that. In addition, Breck is surrounded by a trail network the width and breadth of which is unsurpassed in North America, a resource the community is very committed to protect and preserve…while still enjoying it to its fullest. While here, cyclists are invited to give back to the trails through trail building workshops. Breck Bike Week is a feast for cyclists of all types and truly communicates the town’s passion for biking.

 

 

August 20 – 24, 2014

DAILY:

  • Self-guided Loops:  Choose between 3 well marked self-guided loops starting from the expo area right in the middle of town.  The different loops will be designated by green, blue, and black arrows to guide you through some great singletrack around Breckenridge and similar to the ski run labeling, green will be easy, blue moderate, and black the most difficult. For more info, go to the information tent at the expo or the Breckenridge Welcome Center at 203 South Main St.   
  • Jumbotron – Catch all the action of the Pro Cycling Challenge coverage on the jumbo television on the Riverwalk Lawn.

WEDNESDAY, August 20

  • Yeti Beti Women’s MTB Skills Clinic: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mountain bike skills workshop designed by women, for women. Designed for women that are new to the sport of mountain biking or for beginner/intermediate riders looking to improve their skills on the trail. The clinic is FREE and if you don't have a bike, than you can rent one at one of the great bike shops in town. The ride will meet in the Blue River Plaza located next to the Welcome Center at 203 South Main St. at 9:40am and depart at 10:00am so come ready to ride and contact Cat Ambrose (cambrose@vailresorts.com) if you have any more questions about this great women's specific clinic. Check out http://yetibeti.com 
  • Peaks Trail Time Trial: Race from Breckenridge to Frisco on the Peaks Trail! This time trial race starts at the Breckenridge Nordic Center and sends you up Ski Hill Road to the Peaks Trail and finishes on Miners Creek Road, just before you cross the rec path. Register online at http://www.mavsports.com or in local stores: Alpine Sports, Avalanche Sports, Carvers, Mountain Sports Outlet, Podium Sports and Wilderness Sports.

THURSDAY, August 21

  • Yeti Beti Women’s MTB Clinic: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mountain bike skills workshop designed by women, for women. Designed for women that are new to the sport of mountain biking or for beginner/intermediate riders looking to improve their skills on the trail. The clinic is FREE and if you don't have a bike, than you can rent one at one of the great bike shops in town. The ride will meet in the Blue River Plaza located next to the Welcome Center at 203 South Main St. at 9:40am and depart at 10:00am so come ready to ride and contact Cat Ambrose (cambrose@vailresorts.com) if you have any more questions about this great women's specific clinic. Check out http://yetibeti.com 
  • Breckenridge Cruisers Ride: 6:00 p.m. – ‘til the party ends Calling all cruisers, clunkers and townies – it’s time to let your bike-freak flag fly!  Take some laps around town and show us what you’re really made of!  See their Facebook page for starting location and costume theme. https://www.facebook.com/breckenridge.cruisers
  • Bike in Movie: Dumb & Dumber @ 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  With scenes shot in our very own Breckenridge, come watch Dumb and Dumber in anticipation for the sequel, Dumb and Dumber To. Bring a chair or a blanket and settle in for an outdoor movie experience on the Riverwalk lawn for FREE thanks to The Breckenridge Restaurant Association

FRIDAY, August 22

  • USA Pro Cycling Challenge Returns to Breck. Join us for the Stage 5 Finish of one of the largest cycling events in United States History.  Race viewing, parties, live entertainment and dining specials scheduled throughout town so plan to stay and celebrate with us after the race for the rest of Breck Bike Week! Click here for details.

SATURDAY, August 23

  • Bike Demos: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. At the Expo area on Main St in the Blue River Plaza located in the center of town. Try out the latest and greatest rigs the industry has to offer!
  • Bike Information Desk: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Local experts provide visitors with ride tips, event updates, general information, maps and merchandise. In the Blue River Plaza.
  • Technical Support: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Local bike shops offer their professional mechanic’s services free of charge in the Expo.
  • Poker Ride Presented by Carvers 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Register here. Hit the dirt for an all-for-fun ride marked course highlighting the best single track in town! Riders will have a chance to win a prize! Collect playing cards at designated aid stations and assemble your best poker hand. $20 donation includes ride, prize, party, a free beer and chance to win BIG. Day of registration / donations accepted at Expo / Blue River Plaza. ($25 day of, cash or check only please).
  • Go Fish Ride Presented by Peak-A-Boo Toys : 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Affectionately named, this is the kids’ version of the Poker Ride. Little ones and their parents will take to some kid-friendly single track. At the end kids will play a round of Go Fish with another rider and everybody wins a prize. FREE for kids under 10.
  • Poker Ride / Go Fish Ride AFTER PARTY: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Come and celebrate with your fellow riders/gamblers and may the best hand win! To take place at Kenosha Steakhouse so come hungry and thirsty.  There will be many opportunities to win some great biking and Breckenridge gear so don't miss out. 
  • Kids Races Hosted by Breck Resort1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Bring the kids up to the base of Peak 8 for a Children’s Strider Race (age 0-4) and Kids’ Mountain Bike Races (ages 5-7, 8-10 and 11-14). They’ll have a chance to win cool prizes! Bike haul on the gondola is FREE for kids who are racing.  Exit gondola and follow markings to race site / sign up desk. Come up early to sign-up and all riders must bring own bike and helmet, and please, no training wheels. Visit Here for more infomation on signing up. 

SUNDAY, August 24

  • Bike Demos: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. At the Expo area on Main St in the Blue River Plaza located in the center of town. Try out the latest and greatest rigs the industry has to offer!
  • Bike Information Desk: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Local experts provide visitors with ride tips, event updates, general information, maps and merchandise. Located in the Blue River Plaza.           
  • Technical Support: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Local bike shops offer their professional mechanic’s services free of charge in the Expo.
  • Ride with the Mayor: 10:00 a.m. – Enjoy a scenic, informative tour of the town historic sites with Breckenridge’s Mayor, John Warner, and the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. This will be a combination of both on and off road riding, suitable for all riders including beginners that are comfortable pedaling on dirt roads. Don't have a bike but want to participate?  Come to the Expo area early to demo a bike for FREE.  Option for single-track add-ons. Meet at Expo.
  • CHUMBA USA Mountain Bike Ride: 11:00 a.m.  Local Breck mountain bike and adventure racer Kate Zander will be leading out a mountain bike ride on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. sponsored by mountain trail bike company CHUMBA USA.   Starting at the CHUMBA USA Tent at the Breck Bike Week Expo in the Blue River Plaza you will ride on a moderate pace and fun ride around the Epic trails of Breckenridge.  Good fitness and bike handling skills required.   

 

*All events are subject to change. For more information on the Breck Bike Week, Like us on Facebook, call 970-668-8900 or visit the Breck Bike Week Concierge at the Expo on Main St.

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The Poker Ride, sponsored by Carvers Bike shop, is a essential part of Breck Bike Week. This all-for-fun group mountain bike ride is a 20 year old tradition that encompasses everything about the Breckenridge bike culture and benefits the Summit Fat Tire Society.  Of course we'll have 'The Go Fish Ride'  for kids as well.   So saddle up and bring your friends and family down to Blue River Plaza for this cycling celebration! 

Here's how it works:

Step 1:

Get registered. The event is $20 ($25 day of) and a portion of the proceeds go to SFTS. Kids 10 and under are Free

Pre-Register online or  
- at Carvers on 203 N Main St. Breckenridge or
- at the Blue River Plaza from 8am - 10am the Day of the event

Step 2:

Adults can ride the 10 or 20 mile marked course which features local single track in and around the town of Breck.  Kids will start by pedaling the bike path and have the option to try a dirt trail, 1-2 mile round trip.  Route maps and scorecards will be provided when you check-in and sign your waiver.   *note - Riders are encouraged to dress up, get rowdy and have fun while on course.  

Step 3:

Four well marked checkpoints will be stocked with Cilf Bars and water for riders.  Stop here to fuel up and select a playing card (this is the Poker part of the the Poker Ride).

Step 4:

Collect your 5th and final playing card at Kenosha Steakhouse at 1:00 and assemble your poker hand.  Entry gets you a free beer, some light apps and a raffle ticket with a chance to win prizes.  Kids play a hand of Go Fish and all will receive a gift bag and chance to win gift certs from Peak-a-BooToys (make live link).  Of course the top prize of the day will go to the rider with the BEST poker hand!

We'll have kids races, guided rides, skills clinics, free bike maintenance, The Poker RIde and of course the Stage 5 ProChallenge finish (and more!) so there is no where else you should be Aug 20-24th!  Stay in town at one of Wyndham Resort's family of properties and enjoy all of the festivities.  Discounts up 25% of available for Bike Week Participants. Click here and learn more.

Dates Available: 08/19/2014 through 08/25/2013

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