Breck Bike Week

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Breck Bike Week 6/22/16 - 6/26/16


Kick off summer with time in the saddle. Breckenridge is packing the community’s favorite cycling activities – mountain and road demos, skills clinics, and guided tours – into a few days of fun. Explore all summer and be the first to ride the new pump track and flow line, plus other trails thanks to Breckenridge Open Space and Trails.

Try out the latest rides from Trek, Scott and Shimano for $10 demo fee per day. The expo area will be located in the Wellington Lot on Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26th.


Breck is Bike Paradise

Breck Bike Week June 22-26, 2016

 

Wednesday, June 22nd:

Colorado’s Bike to Work Day (7:00am-10:00am) – Leave your car in the driveway and join fellow commuters on a morning pedal to work.  If the fresh air and bit of exercise isn’t enough to jumpstart you in the morning, join us for an extra jolt with a complimentary pancake breakfast, cup of coffee, and entry into the bike-to-work-day raffle presented by PANTS (Physical Activities and Nutrition Team of Summit) in the Blue River Plaza right in the heart of Breck. 
 

LateNite @ the District (8:00pm - 11:00pm)– Check out the Arts District for the Bike in Movie Night featuring American Flyers. The Breckenridge Arts District is located at Ridge St. and Washington Ave. where the clasic cycling film American Flyers will get started at 9 pm. Ride your bike to the movie and be rewarded with a FREE BIKE LOCK for the first 50 bikers and bike parking compliments of Breck Bike Week. The kick-off to a free, weekly outdoor movie series at the Breckenridge Arts District featuring screenings of popular, cult and classic films, preceded by short films. Plus, campus studios will be open late each night with art-making activities for the whole family. Pre-movie kids activities on the lawn; blankets and lawn chairs encouraged; popcorn available on site.

Thursday, June 23rd:

The Cycle Effect Led MTB Group Ride (8:30am- 10:30am): Join The Cycle Effect for a beginner to intermediate group mountain bike ride along Breckenridge's beautiful single track. Please meet at the Blue River Plaza no later than 8:45am. 


Mayor's Favorite Lunch Loop (10am-12pm): Join Breckenridge Mayor, Eric Mamula, on his favorite MTB lunch loop. Where is the Mayor's favorite place for a quick afternoon pedal? He is willing to share but only with those who come on the ride, so don't miss out. The ride will take appoximately 2 hours starting in Blue River Plaza and ending at Downstairs at Eric's. Refuel with apps at Downstairs at Eric's following the ride (on us!). The Cycle Effect will help provide support for this ride.

Yeti Beti Women's MTB Skills Clinic (10:00am-12:00pm): BEGINNER - THIS CLINIC IS FULL - “We hope you can join us next year! For other women’s specific mountain bike clinics check out www.vidamtb.com ". Mountain bike skills workshop designed by women, for women. This clinic is designed for women that are newer to the sport of mountain biking or for those that are a bit tentative on singletrack. This clinic will focus on basic technique to help you ride singletrack with confidence and overcome small obstacles in the trail. The clinic is FREE! Please arrive on time with your bike, helmet, sunglasses, gloves, rain jacket, hydration pack or bottle, bike tools and tube. If you don't have a bike, rentals are available at Avalanche Sports, Carvers, Mountain Wave and Alpine Sports. The ride will meet in Blue River Plaza at 9:40am and depart at 10:00am. These clinics fill up quickly, so please email Cat Ambrose at cambrose@vailresorts.com to reserve a spot. For more information on the Yeti Betis and to check out more women's cycling events check out http://yetibeti.com 
 

Yeti Beti Women's MTB Skills Clinic (2:00pm- 4:30pm): INTERMEDIATE- THIS CLINIC IS FULL “We hope you can join us next year! For other women’s specific mountain bike clinics check out www.vidamtb.com". Mountain bike skills workshop designed by women, for women. This clinic is designed for women that are comfortable on singletrack, but looking to overcome more advanced obstacles and improve there flow. Riders should be comfortable doing 15-mile rides. This clinic will foucs on finesse through switchbacks, conquering larger obstacles on the trail (manmade and natural) and efficient pedal stroke and posture for longer rides. The clinic is FREE! Please arrive on time with your bike, helmet, sunglasses, gloves, rain jacket, hydration pack or bottle, bike tools and tube. If you don't have a bike, rentals are available at Avalanche Sports, Carvers, Mountain Wave and Alpine Sports. The ride will meet at the Blue River Plaza at 1:40pm and depart at 2:00pm. This clinic is now full, so please e-mail Cat Ambrose at cambrose@vailresorts.com if you wish to be added to the waitlist or check out the other clinics we have available. For more information on the Yeti Betis and to check out more women's cycling events check out http://yetibeti.com


Happy Hour Bike Maintenance Clinics (6:00pm - 7:30pm): Head over to Mountain Wave to kick off the first of four Happy Hour Bike Maintenance Clinics! Get in behind the counter to learn “basic, on the trail, bike repair” with professional bike mechanics and learn how to take care of your ride. This clinic will give you the tools to better fix a flat, repair a broken chain, best tool carry options, co2/pump pros and cons and much more. Food and Drink make this a true happy hour event, so join us at Mountain Wave located @ 600 South Park Avenue, Breckenridge

Breck Cruisers (6:00pm - 10:00pm) – Join Breckenridge locals on a bike crawl through town. This week's theme is "Schoolgirls and Professors" so get dressed up get ready to tour the town for food and drink at The Mine, The Brown, and the Motherloaded Tavern! Visit their Facebook page to find the latest themed bike ride. The ride will start from the Breckenridge Distillery Tasting Room by the Blue River Plaza at 6:00p.m.

Friday, June 24th:

Firecracker 50 Pre-Ride presented by Breck Bike Guides (8:30am) : Breck Bike Guides has you covered as they lead you through one of the summer’s best race loops. Whether you are training, can’t participate in this year’s classic 4th of July race, or just love cycling, join us on this led ride where you never have to worry about getting turned around or feeling lonely while climbing up Little French. Meet in Blue River Plaza (203 S. Main St. Breckenridge by the Welcome Center) at 8:15am for an 8:30am departure.

 

Summit Velo Led MTB Group Ride (9:00am- 11:30am): Join Summit Velo for anintermediate to advanced group mountain bike ride along Breckenridge's beautiful single track. Please meet at the Blue River Plaza no later than 8:45am. No need to sign up, just come to the Blue River Plaza to join the ride. 

Historic Bike Tour with Breckenridge Heritage Alliance (10:00am-12:00pm) : Take a guided group bike ride through history. This ride will be at a beginner level. Please meet at the Blue River Plaza next to the Welcome Center at 9:45am.


Yeti Beti Woman's MTB Advanced Ride (5:30pm)-  Geared towards lady mountain bikers that are comfortable on single track and overcoming moderate obstacles such as rocks, roots and variable terrain. This will be a fun ride and not a clinic, so come out to meet other ladies in the community that share your love of the sport. Please meet in the Blue River Plaza at 5:15pm.


Happy Hour Bike Maintenance Clinics (6:00pm - 7:30pm): Join us for the second stop of  Happy Hour Bike Maintenance Clinics at Carvers to learn about Tubless Tires and how to get set-up. Get in behind the counter to learn from professional bike mechanics and take better care of your ride. Food and Drink make this a true happy hour event, so join us at Carvers bike shop located @ 203 N Main St, Breckenridge.

Saturday, June 25th:


Lake Loop Fondo presented by Breck Bike Guides (9:00am): Take a breathtakingly scenic road ride around Lake Dillon on this 40 Mile “lollypop” loop which goes from Breckenridge, around the lake, down Swan Mountain, and back to Breck while almost all on the bike path . Whether you are looking to push yourself for time or just enjoy the views around the county, this ride is for you. Meet in the Breck Bike Week Expo at 200 N. Main St. at 8:45am to get signed in and collect some sweet swag for the ride and leave at 9:00am. Read more about it HERE

Summit Velo Led MTB Group Ride (9:00am- 11:30am): Join Summit Velo for an intermediate to advanced group mountain bike ride along Breckenridge's beautiful single track. Please meet in the Event Expo in Wellington Lot no later than 8:45am. This ride can accomodate 20 people max, registration coming soon!

Breck Mtn Enduro at Breckenridge Ski Resort (10:00am) - Enduro racing is coming to Breckenridge this summer! Enduro is best described as a mostly downhill-oriented cross country race and is the hottest format in mountain bike racing right now. Breckenridge Ski Resort and Maverick Sports Promotions are pleased to collaborate and bring this event to the Breck Bike Week Schedule. 
Entry Fees: $45/ Adults and $35 Juniors; includes lift ticket/bike haul and post-race lunch and beverages.
11:30am- 1:30pm- Prizes and a post race party for all race participants at The 9600 Kitchen at the Double Tree by Hilton.
Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Yeti Beti Women's MTB Skills Clinic (10:00am-12:00pm): BEGINNER- THIS CLINIC IS FULL “We hope you can join us next year! For other women’s specific mountain bike clinics check out www.vidamtb.com". Mountain bike skills workshop designed by women, for women. This clinic is designed for women that are newer to the sport of mountain biking or for those that are a bit tentative on singletrack. This clinic will focus on basic technique to help you ride singletrack with confidence and overcome small obstacles on the trail. The clinic is FREE! Please arrive on time with your bike, helmet, sunglasses, gloves, rain jacket, hydration pack or bottle, bike tools and tube. If you don't have a bike, rentals are availalbe at Avalanche Sports, Carvers, Mountain Wave and Apline Sports. The ride will meet in the Breck Demo Days Expo area located in the Wellington Lot parking lot at 9:40am and depart at 10:00am. These clinics fill up quickly, so please e-mail Cat Ambrose cambrose@vailresorts.com to reserve a spot. For more information on the Yeti Betis and to check out more women's cycling events check out http://yetibeti.com

Yeti Beti Women's MTB Skills Clinic (2:00pm- 4:30pm): INTERMEDIATE- THIS CLINIC IS FULL “We hope you can join us next year! For other women’s specific mountain bike clinics check out www.vidamtb.com". Mountain bike skills workshop designed by women, for women. This clinic is designed for women that are comfortable on singletrack, but looking to overcome more advanced obstacles and improve thier flow. Riders should be comfortable doing 15mile rides. This clinic will foucs on finesse through switchbacks, conquering larger obstacles on the trail (manmade and natural) and efficient pedal stroke and posture for longer rides. The clinic is FREE! Please arrive on time with your bike, helmet, sunglasses, gloves, rain jacket, hydration pack or bottle, bike tools and tube. If you don't have a bike, rentals are available at Avalanche Sports, Carvers, Mountain Wave and Alpine Sports. The ride will meet at the Breck Demo Days Expo area located in the Wellington Lot at 1:40pm and depart at 2:00pm. These clinics fill up quickly, so please e-mail Cat Ambrose at cambrose@vailresorts.com to reserve a spot. For more information on the Yeti Betis and to check out more women's cycling events check out http://yetibeti.com

Funkadelic Pond Crossing Challenge (3:30pm)- Ride across the 10" floating plank at the Dredge pond in downtown Breckenridge. This is a disco themed event, costumes encouraged. Prizes for first to Cross, fastest to cross (male and female), best costume, best crash and more! This is a free event open to the first 25 to register.
Registration is now open! Please CLICK HERE to register and for more information.

Happy Hour Bike Maintenance Clinics (6:00pm - 7:30pm): Take part in the last Happy Hour Clinic at  Avalanche Sports. Get in behind the counter to learn from professional bike mechanics and take better care of your ride. Food and Drink make this a true happy hour event, so join us at Avalanch Sports South location  located @ 540 S Main St, Breckenridge.


Group Night Ride (6:00pm):The group night ride will leave from the expo area, located in the Wellington Lot at 6:00pm. We will head up Boreas Pass to Bakers Tank to warm up by a fire and roast s’mores. We will supply a free fireside dinner, but you bring the light to find your way down. Guides will have bright lights to follow next to, but bringing your own light is recommended. The ride is 6.5 miles to Bakers Tank on both pavement and dirt road. The best part: it's all down hill on the way back to town! 
  • If you are not up for the climb, Mountain Wave will be providing a free bike shuttle to the Boreas Trailhead, leaving the expo area around 6:00pm. This leaves only 3 miles of flat dirt road biking perfect for the entire family!

Breck Demo Days Expo 9am-4pm– 
Breck is excited to partner with Bicycle Village to host the 2016 Breck Demo Days. Ride the latest and greatest Mountain and Road Demo Fleets from Trek and Scott. $10 demo fee get you access to all bikes, expo area is free to enter and will feature activities for everyone including the Strider Adventure Zone. 

Strider Adventure Zone -  Kids and adults are welcome to take a spin around the Strider bike track located in the Expo area at the corner of Wellington Rd. and Main St.  It's hard to say which is better: No pedaling required or the fact that it's free all day in the expo!
 

Sunday, June 26th:

Summit Fat Tire Poker Ride presented by Carvers: (9:00 am)- A not to miss finale to the week, the infamous Poker Ride is returning. Any event presented by Carvers and the Fat Tire Society is sure to be a good time, so grab your bike, put on your best poker-face, and get ready to pedal around to collect your hand. $30 for adults and $20 for 17 and under to enter. Help support Summit Fat Tire and their local trail work and stewardship helping to make Summit County the great cycling destination it is.  

CLICK HERE to register.

Don't miss the After Party at Napper Tandy's at 1pm with great prizes and giveaways!

Breck Demo Days 9am-4pm- Cruise by the Wellington Lot and discover the bike expo, outfitted with free demo bikes ranging from Mountain to Road to Electric...boodie woogie woogie. Come see what's new from top cycling manufacturers such as Trek, Shimano, and more to see the latest and greatest in bikes and components. While the cycling world may never agree what wheel size is the best (26", 27.5", 29", 600c), all bike enthusiasts know the coolest bikes ride on twelves. That's right, and we'll have them there at the Expo if you haven't seen them. Strider bikes are all the rage and you will become a believer after just one lap around the StriderStrider Adventure Zone.

Discounts
When you demo a bike, you receive a coupon for a percentage off a bike purchase at Bicycle Village. This coupon can be used toward the purchase of any bike at Bicycle Village, it does not have to be the bike you demoed in Breckenridge.

$250 off any bike $2,000+
$500 off any Project One Trek bike

Dates:
Saturday, June 25
Sunday, June 26

Location:
The event will be staged in the Wellington Parking lot as you enter into town on Highway 9. There will be a designated entrance into the parking lot, look for the large Trek bus and taped-off areas.

Parking:
There will be plenty of available parking in the North and South Gondola lot.

What to bring:
You will need a valid ID and credit card to demo bikes.

If you have a helmet, please bring it with you. If you do not have a helmet, you will be provided one.

Demo Areas:
There will be designated trails of varying levels around Breckenridge to try out all your demo options. Please do not take your demo bike out of Breckenridge to ride at another resort.

***Every day, Thursday, June 23rd – Sunday, June 26, Breck Bike Guides will provide free basic bike support to get you ready for your day’s adventure. Thursday and Friday in the Blue River Plaza, Saturday and Sunday in the Breck Bike Week Expo. Stop wondering what that strange clicking sound is… drop on in!

Click Here to Register


What is a Poker Ride? 

Good question. Similar to a "Poker Run," this event involves riding your bike to 5 different stops, drawing a playing card at each stop, and trying to assemble the best poker hand you can. After you have collected your cards and your hand is complete, bring it to the Poker Rider Party at Napper Tandy's by 1:00pm to see where your hand ranks. Top hands win awesome prizes! Did you end up with a bunch of cards the same color thinking it was a flush? No worries, there are great raffle prizes too and everyone who participates in the ride is entered to win! 

The poker ride is designed for riders of all abilities. Experienced riders will have 4 hours to connect Breckenridge's extensive trail system together and hit all 5 stops, while families can choose between trails and pavement to connect their ride together. 

Can't make to all five stops? No worry, you only need your best 2 cards to take part in the Best Black Jack Hand ancillary challenge. 


Summit Fat Tire Poker Ride presented by Carvers: (9:00 am - 1:00pm) - A not to miss finale to the week, the infamous Poker Ride is returning. Any event presented by Carvers and the Summit Fat Tire Society is sure to be a good time, so grab your bike, put on your best poker-face, and get ready to pedal around to collect your hand. $30 for adults and $20 for 17 and under to enter. Help support Summit Fat Tire and their local trail work and stewardship helping to make Summit County the great cycling destination it is. 

CLICK HERE to register.

Don't miss the After Party at Napper Tandy's included in Poker Ride entry. Food and plenty to drink starting at 1:00pm with great prizes and giveaways!


 

Trail maps are also available for purchase at the Breckenridge Welcome Center, 203 South Main Street, (970) 453-5579.

Also, check out our google bike trail map:



       



                                   

           

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