Celebrating mtn. biking’s roots

CB Bike Week continues through Sunday, June 25

By Caleb Chastain

From “clunkers” to carbon fiber, mountain biking has evolved from its roots in Crested Butte into a worldwide sport.

In 1976, a group of men at the Grubstake Bar in Crested Butte became fed up with a group of motorcyclists from Aspen who would regularly ride over Pearl Pass to harass the town and then disappear. Enough was enough, and the men hopped on their singlespeed behemoths and road the 40-some miles over 12,705-foot Pearl Pass into Aspen to return the favor. Thus, creating an annual tradition, and branding Crested Butte as a mountain biking mecca.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://www.etypeservices.com/Gunnison%20Country%20TimesID233/

Gunnison Country Times

218 N. Wisconsin Street
Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone: 970-641-1414