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NEW COURSE IN 2014 DUE TO ROUTE/TRAIL/ACCESS ISSUES.
10th Annual Crested Butte Classic as hosted by Dave Ochs!
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 27, 2013 – Tentative Date – This MAY CHANGE.
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
Start: 6:00AM start/sign-in/meeting with 6:40 meeting with 6:50 roll out, at the Post Office Parking Lot adjacent to the Brick Oven Pizzeria. Sign-in here after each Loop.
Finish: Parking lot adjacent to Brick Oven Pizzeria & Pub (223 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO) , and remember to sign in after each loop!
Special Note: We won’t be at the Brick Oven this year, but at the Post Office parking lot, that shares the Brick. However the post party will be at the Brick Oven!! 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 you may park at the Chamber of Commerce as in years past. Riders can park anywhere else in town that is legal, and we’ll have to meet at the PO Parking lot to start.
Also, it’s Dan Loftus’ 40th BIRTHDAY, and we’re gonna party hard at the Brick after! Dan is co-owner of the Brick along with Brian Schneider. They Brick Oven is mighty grateful to always lend space and support for this race, but racers need to know it’s not their public shower or base camp area. You can most certainly go in to buy slices, get drinks etc, but don’t count on them for water, bottle refills, bathroom, etc.
Please also be sure to tip your waiter/waitress and make this whole thing worth while for the crew working at the Brick.
Description of Route: NEW COURSE IN 2013 DUE TO ROUTE/TRAIL/ACCESS ISSUES.
3 Separate 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.
Loop 1 – Lupine Trail, Lower Loop, Green Lake, Carbon Creek, Ohio Pass, Wagon Trail. Hardly as complicated as it sounds, and duplicating track with the finish down the Wagon Trail back to the Brick Oven and Crested Butte. Wagon trail is only the LOWER, or East side of the Wagon trail. ONLY the portion that parallels Kebler Pass.
With the first loop, the Classic will take on another 1500′ of climbing than in past years and about a 1/2 hour to the first lap, and a whole bunch of more true CB riding. That first lap is CRAZY hard. Hard technical climbing on Green Lake and Carbon Creek, and hard descending on Carbon Creek. Lupine and Lower Loop are a hoot, beginner trails, but climbing Green Lake Trail, let alone the 12 times you need to get off on the climb up Carbon Creek, let alone the CLIMB DOWN Carbon Creek! Be prepared to walk, be prepare to be humbled, but also be prepared to be in a one SICK place, just outside of town, and the future connection area to the Gunnison to CB trail.
Loop 2 – 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 to FS Road 811 across to 403. Up Gothic Road to 401 – exit 401 at Rustlers, (no lower 401) take Gothic road back to town and then check-in.
Loop 3 – Dyke Trail. Head up Old Kebler to Kebler pass all the way to the ‘Y’, then head right at the ‘Y’ and go up towards the Irwin town site. South of the lake, and then over to the Dyke trail. After the Dyke, head up Kebler Pass road again towards the top of the pass and take the Wagon trail (LOWER) or East side of the Wagon trail. ONLY the portion that parallels Kebler Pass Road.
Congrats you have just finished the CB Classic!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
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