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  1. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Dakine pays homage to mountain biking homeland. Sitting at 8,909 ft above sea level, Crested Butte, CO is one of the origins of mountain biking. In the mid-'70s, Crested Butte's free-spirited locals began riding the gnarly 12,000 ft mountain passes on heavy, one-speed klunkers. The singletrack...
  2. General Discussion
    Editor's Note: This sponsored post was created in collaboration with the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association Kemble Widmer's desire to improve his skills and fitness turned into a summer long obsession. Photo courtesy Kemble Widmer For the better part of 20 years, Kemble Widmer was...
  3. General Discussion
    Expect plenty is stunning views at the 2019 Fat Bike World Championships. Photo by Neil Beltchenko The Fat Bike World Championships are coming up fast. As usual, this now fourth annual bacchanal of all things fat bikes will go down in Crested Butte, Colorado, which has been getting hammered by...
  4. General Discussion
    The Sedona Mountain Bike Festival is your chance to ride the best mountain bikes in one the world's premier mountain bike destinations. Photo Courtesy Sedona Mountain Bike Festival/Devon Balet Editor's Note: This sponsored post is courtesy of the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival. It's basic...
  5. Vacations & Destinations
    The iconic peak of Mount Crested Butte makes a nice backdrop for some Crested Butte mountain biking. Photo courtesy Outerbike/Dave Kozlowski Editor's Note: This sponsored post is courtesy of MTB Home. Surely you have heard the refrain. If you like riding mountain bikes even just a little, then...
  6. Passion
    Editor's Note: This post was originally published in 2016 but has been updated and remains just as relevant today. Recently, I was invited to purchase tickets for a fund raiser dinner put on by the fine folks at the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association. Along with a little Friday evening...
  7. General Discussion
    The School of Graduate Studies at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison (and just down the road from MTB Mecca Crested Butte) recently announced the formation of a new and innovative opportunity. Starting with the 2018-19 academic year, Western will offer an Outdoor Industry MBA. The...
  8. General Discussion
    The adage that when the skiing is bad the fat biking is great has reached new levels across Colorado in 2018. According to the National Resource Conservation Service the state's current snowpack is 60% of normal, and only 40% of where things were at the same time during last winter's monster...
  9. General Discussion
    The third annual Borealis Fat Bike World Championships returns to Crested Butte this coming January. Editor's Note: This sponsored post is courtesy of the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce. Whether you're a serious fat bike racer, casual costume-wearing competitor, or are...
  10. General Discussion
    Chocolate Bunny Productions has announced the 2018 Rocky Mountain Race Series, a multi-discipline mountain bike series in Colorado and New Mexico. The series will include downhill, cross country, short track, and dual slalom. The Rocky Mountain Race Series will kick-off May 2018 and feature one...
  11. 29er Bikes
    Meet Jordan. He likes sunsets, sushi, and long walks on the beach. He's looking for a new 29er trail bike to start a lasting relationship with. Meet Jordan. Jordan is a cross-country dork. He's got a huge engine, owns a power meter, understands the difference between watts and waffles, and...
  12. General Discussion
    A few weeks back we told you about the ongoing initiative to build more trails at Mtbr HQ West in Santa Cruz, California - and how you could enter to win an Ibis mountain bike while supporting that effort. Now it's time to shine a light on what's going on in the greater Crested Butte area - and...
  13. Vacations & Destinations
    About the scenery... Best let pictures tell the story. Editor's Note: This sponsored post is courtesy of MTB Home. With upwards of 750 miles of amazing mountain biking trails in the greater Gunnison-Crested Butte area, the only way to truly take it all in is pack up the U-Haul and move here...
  14. General Discussion
    Not that you really needed one, but here's yet another reason to ride mountain bikes in Crested Butte. On the eve of Fall Outerbike 2016, the company behind these popular consumer demo events, Western Spirit Cycling, announced it was expanding in 2017 to include a summer stop in the famous...
  15. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Among the latest creations at the Evolution Bike Park is Teaser, an intermediate, high-bermed flow trail that zips through a large groove of mature Aspen. Matchstick Productions has been based out of Crested Butte, Colorado, for over two decades, all the while cranking out some of the best...
  16. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Editor's Note: This tribute was written by photographer Devon Balet. The original post can be found here. Losing a friend I never had This past weekend the mountain bike community lost a good man. I don't know Will Olson personally, but that will never matter. Will was just like me, just like...
  17. Vacations & Destinations
    Editor's Note: The 39th annual (yes, 39th) Pearl Pass Tour is set to roll out of Crested Butte, Colorado, on September 12th - or September 11th if you prefer to do it on a klunker. If you happen to be in town and want to join in, meet at the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum at 8:30 a.m...
  18. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Butte to Aspen Klunker Classic, 1980. Part 1 of 2. Charlie Kelly, Gary Fisher, "Murdoch", the guy who did the belch for Jaba the Hutt, and other mountain biking notables, along with bikes by Ritchey, Breezer, and Arnold Schwinn & Co. A fine look at the state of the art in mountain bikes 30...
  19. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    One of the birthplaces of mountain biking is set to hold a top tier downhill race in mid September - and it will coincide with the area's annual Chili and Beer Festival. Colorado's Crested Butte Mountain Resort has teamed up with Monster Energy and Budweiser to put on the annual Gravity Slave...
  20. Vacations & Destinations
    Hey guys, I'm finally pulling the trigger on what I hope to be an EPIC western Colorado MTB road trip. Priorities for the trip are: Crested Butte, Gunnison (Hartman Rocks), and the Monarch Crest Trail. My current plan has me riding 4-5days during the week of July 25th. In no set order, the...
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