Breck Bike Week

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

Sun, 08/24/2014 to Mon, 08/25/2014

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 silver-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.

 

 

 

Breck Bike Week

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@vailresrots.com) if you have any more questions about this great women's specific clinic.
  • Summit Mountain Challenge 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 arrive to the expo area early to potentially demo your dream bike. The ride will meet at the expo area at 9:40am and depart at 10:00am so come ready to ride and contact Cat Ambrose (cambrose@vailresrots.com) if you have any more questions.
  • 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

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.  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. 

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.
  • Summit Fat Tire Society Mtn Ride11:00 a.m. SFTS will lead a 20-25 mile off road mountain bike ride with plenty of climbing.  Good fitness and bike handling skills required.  Meet at Expo.
 

*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.

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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