Grand Traverse Triple Crown on the line

Coming weekend’s run, bike races wrap up series

By Drew Holbrook

With the Grand Traverse Mountain Bike and Mountain Run taking place this weekend, some competitors will be making their second — or third trip — over the Elk Mountains in one year.

The Grand Traverse Triple Crown is a combination of all three Grand Traverse events: the ski, the run and the bike. The first leg of the competition — the backcountry ski race — took place earlier this year in March. This weekend, the 2017 Triple Crown Competition comes to a close with the mountain run on Saturday, Sept. 2 and the mountain bike on Sunday, Sept. 3. All three events travel 40 miles over the Elk Mountains between Crested Butte and Aspen.

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