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Dates: June 22-24.
XC, DH, DS, SD
Clif Bar FAT TIRE 40
It's on - the Clif Bar Fat Tire 40 returns with the same epic 40 + mile course on legendary Crested Butte singletrack. Other races claim it, but the Clif Bar Fat Tire 40 really does deliver the goods!
The Clif Bar Fat Tire 40 is a USA Cycling sanctioned event for Pros, CAT 1ís (except CAT 1 15-18), and the Wild-CAT Class. ANYONE can race it!
There will be a neutral start at CBMR starting with at 8 a.m. with the Pro Men, and 2-minute intervals for the rest of the categories. Roll out Treasury Emmons Road from CBMR base area and head north of Gothic Road. Neutral pace car to end of Gothic Road, turn right on Prospect Road- neutral over.
6/10ths of a mile up Prospect Road and turn left on Kokanee Road, 1/10th mile and right onto Meander singletrack. Meander to CBMR 5-way, up road to Horseshoe to Upper Westside. Down the Westside and onto the Upper Loop. Stay on Upper loop to the Upper Upper loop, down to Brush Creek Road (FS 738). HEad NE on Brush Creek Road for over a mile until the Strand Hill/Farris Road (FS 736). Up Strand Hill Road to the Strand HIll Singletrack #556. Have a damn good time! Take the Canal trail (SW) back to Brush Creek Road and Aid station #1 (at mile 19.5). Head north on Brush Creek Road to West Brush Creek Road (FS 582.1). Stay on road until the Deer Creek Trail. 10 miles of Deer Creek Trail. Finish Deer Creek at Gothic Road (FS 317) and Aid Station #2 (at mile 32).
Turn SE on Gothic Road for 3.5 miles back towards Mt. Crested Butte and CBMR. Turn left on Prospect Road (same as end of neutral rollout) after Gothic ends and take right onto Prospector trail, 1/10th from road intersection. Up Prospector Trail and down the Columbine Trail where you will navigate handlebar high lupine and decesend to the finish at the CBMR base area.
40 miles, 7,500 feet of climbing, a real mountain bike course with classic Crested Butte singletrack. Drink some Colorado Native, and get your Toots and the Maytals on!
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WILDFLOWER RUSH CROSS COUNTRY
Course profile coming soon!
CAT 1 15-18- 3 laps
CAT 2- 2 laps
CAT 3- 1 laps
JR 14 & Under- 1 lap
LAP COUNTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Crested Butte Mountain Resort is special deals for racers! Save 15% when you book lodging through Crested Butte Vacations for Crested Butte's biggest mountain bike race of the year and they'll also throw in a free single ride lift ticket for every person on the reservation. Downhill and cross-country competitions make this the unofficial start of summer in Crested Butte!
added on November 22, 2011 by mtbgreg1
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