BME Crested Butte, CO:

The BME Crested Butte stop will blend high altitude backcountry adventures mixed with some of the longest and most challenging descents in the area. This special gem of a place tucked deep in the Rockies and surrounded by expansive wilderness in every direction, entails the most mountain bike history in the world and is a true mountain ski town with more miles of singletrack than any other location in the U.S. Legend has it, that Crested Butte is the birthplace of mountain biking and we are going to take you back to the roots of riding big mountains at high elevations around Crested Butte.

Riders will be challenged with two days of racing, with climbing transitions that will enter high alpine passes overlooking majestic peaks. The terrain and descents will contain a variety of above-tree line stages, many high speed sections that CB is known for, technical, steep and raw trails that will keep riders on their toes, mixed with endless scenery that will leave lasting memories of this rugged mountain paradise. Riders should be prepared with necessary parts, clothing and food, as each day will be deep in the backcountry, with river crossings and mountainous weather that can be threatening at any moment. This race will be a true test of mental strength, strong fitness and require a huge sense of adventure to get through the demanding two-day race.

Limited tech support will be offered while out on course, but plan for well stocked aid stations including food and hydration to keep riders fueled during race days. The BME sponsor and vendor village will be located in town, where the pre and post-race excitement will unfold. Here we will have full tech support, food, entertainment, bike demos, massage services, camping and the fun camaraderie that this event is historically known for.

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Course Map – Day 1:BME CB Day 1-Doctor to Cement to Rosebud 01b

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Stages 1-4 Elevation Profiles:

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BME Registration – The Alpineer

BME Village


Crested Butte Camping Info:

Crested Butte RV Resort

711 Riverland Dr, Crested Butte, CO 81224


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Cement Creek Campground

4670 Co Rd 740, Crested Butte, CO 81224

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Spring Creek Campground

Almont, CO 81210

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Granite Tent Campground

Almont, CO 81210

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One Mile Campground

Almont, CO 81210

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North Bank Campground

Almont, CO 81210


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Co Rd 742, Gunnison, CO 81230


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Lodging & Booking Info:

BME has a 20% discount set up for racers. Call the lodging discount number below and mention you are registered for the BME event in Crested Butte to receive your discount. Call Crested Butte Vacations at 855-421-1257 and receive 20% off all CBMR Lodging properties based on availability.

Registration Includes:

  • Applicable shuttles and/or lift ticket for each day of racing
  • Professionally marked courses
  • Experienced course marshals and checkpoint crew
  • Fully-stocked aid stations with food and hydration
  • Professional medical support on-course
  • Post-race meals
  • Expo with sponsor village and tech support
  • Professional Sport iDent chip timing
  • Large awards ceremony and raffles
  • Bike wash available daily
  • Custom BME swag
  • In-town local discounts for BME participants

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