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9th Annual Crested Butte Classic as hosted by Dave Ochs!
2011 and 2010 RESULTS located here!!
No more than 74 people allowed for this event!
This is intended to be NON-COMMERCIAL, Recreational-Use Activities that are held on parts of USFS lands in compliance with USFS Special Use Rules and Regulations.
Please make sure to read all rules for this. This is fully unsupported and you will need to be self-sufficient in order to complete this. The rules are located HERE.
When: Saturday, September 28, 2013
**Date Changed to coincide with Vinotok Ceremony. Hang out at the Brick Oven Pizza for post party celebration!**
What: Singletrack, high elevation, back country self supported endurance epic.
Maps Needed: Latitude 40 Maps
“Crested Butte Trails”, 1st Edition
GPS Route: The guys over at Crank Collective have gps routes of the course – check it out.
Start: 6:30AM start/sign-in/meeting with 6:50 roll out, at the Post Office Parking Lot adjacent to the Brick Oven Pizza. Sign-in here after each Loop.
Finish: Parking lot adjacent to Brick Oven Pizza (223 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO) , and remember to sign in after each loop!
2012 Special Note: We won’t be at the Brick Oven this year, but at the Post Office parking lot, that shares the Brick. That way, we are a bit out of the Brick’s hair on a busy weekend, but still near the Brick for excellent beer and pizza. Also do not park and meet at the Chamber of Commerce as in years past because it will be closed off. Riders can park anywhere else in town that is legal, and we’ll have to meet at the PO Parking lot to start. Read this Crested Butte News Article as well in case the webmaster of this here page missed something, which is highly likely.
2009 Race Report locatedhere!
Description of Route: 3 Seperate Loops from Crested Butte with the ability to self-support yourself via support bags at the 4-Way or from your parked car, house, or even your entourage.
Here is this years route description from Dave Ochs:
Well the leaves are changing, but the track couldn’t be sweeter, so it must be time for the CB Classic. A couple of changes this year with the course, we’ll be rockin’ the reverse order of trails. Main thing is to be at the Post Office Parking Lot right next door to the Brick Oven at 6 AM for a little pre-race meeting and time to start the trash talking. Plan on leaving at 6:30 sharp in order to give the ample time needed to finish in daylight.
As usual, no affiliations, no sponsors, you’re on your own here.
Gentleman’s rules, no marking but for the generic FS signs that are out there. There may be cows on Deer Creek and it is IMPERATIVE to close gates. If you go through one and it’s open, please just close it – it’s for the good of all recreational use and the future of this ride. Please be super courteous out there, adhere to all trail etiquette, and remember you are an ambassador here for the sport and the future of these rides.
Loop 1 – Dyke Trail. Neutral roll out for all riders, including the Missy’s Mini Classic crew. This year we’ll start with the normal number 3 loop. We will leave the 4-way, parade up Elk Avenue, right by the post office parking lot near the Brick Oven Pizzeria where each loop will end for check in. We will go up Old Kebler to Kebler pass, and once on the road proper, the neutral start is over and it’s game on. We will head up the road proper all the way to the ‘Y’, then head right at the ‘Y’ and go up towards the Irwin townsite. South of theLake, and then over to the Dyke trail. After the Dyke, head up Kebler Pass road again towards the top of the pass, and the roll the road back into town.
Loop2 – Butte Ave to Peanut Road, to Lower Loop. Take the track, not the Horse trail (wide path) and stay low on the trail out to Gunsight bridge, and across to Slate River Road. Slate Du’Huez toFS Road811 across to 403. Up Gothic Road to 401 – exit 401 at end – NOT Rustlers, take Gothic road back to town and then check-in.
Loop 3 – Head towards the CB school and the Deli trail that parallels Rt 135 out to Brush Creek road. Take Brush Creek all the way to the Strand Hill road, up to Strand Singletrack. Out the Canal trail back to Brush Creek Road, and head N/W on road to Deer Creek. Deer Creek trail to Gothic road, and back to the Brick Oven. If there is a race goin on here, set your sprint sights for the end of the dirt where the Snodgrass trailhead is, or where the dirt meets pavement – then just a cruise down the pavement to the finish– we can’t be sprinting in town limits or anything!
Missy’s Mini will be the same start, up to the Wagon trail that parallels Kebler pass. Bomb down this and back to the Brick. Then loop 2 is theLower Loop, including the Budd Trail. Take Butte Ave, Peanut Road, and get on the Lower loop proper. Take the Lower Lower Loop first, then the Upper Lower Loop. Back towards town make sure you take the right onto the Budd Trail, and take the Woods Walk trail (parallel toPeanut Road) back to town and the Brick. Loop 3 will be Strand Bonus trail – follow the Loop 3 directions to Strand Hill, but don’t go all the way up to Strand proper, take the left and do just the Strand Bonus trail, and back to town after. Do make sure you sign in for the mini if doing just that.
As usual, the good folks at Avery Brewing will be supplying the libations for the event. Always remember to hug your local Avery rep, and do make sure to tip the Brick Oven staff who take care of you. Feel free to email Dave at email@example.com for any questions.
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