Bike & Brews

Join one of our professional, experienced mountain bike guides each week to explore a different, classic trail in the Crested Butte area. Post ride we'll convene at the new Public House restaurant & pub on the corner of Elk Ave & 2nd Ave for a free beer!  

Crested Butte Bike Week
Special Bike and Brews for Crested Butte Bike week.
Difficulty: Easy
Location TBD
Lupine & Lower Loops Trails 
Meet Place/Time: Irwin Guides office, 9am
Difficulty: Easy 
Approximate Distance: 5-7 miles depending on route
Upper Loop Trails 
Meet Place/Time: Irwin Guides office, 9am
Difficulty: Easy
Approximate Distance: 5-7 miles depending on route
Snodgrass Trail 
Meet Place/Time: Irwin Guides office, 9am -OR- Mountaineer Square bus stop, 9:30am
Difficulty: Intermediate
Approximate distance: 5-7 miles depending on meeting place

What To Pack: 
  • Helmet 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Clear or low-light riding glasses 
  • Full finger gloves 
  • Arm and knee warmers 
  • Padded chamois riding shorts 
  • Riding shoes 
  • Rain jacket 
  • Windbreaker 
  • Small backpack or hydration pack 

Bikes
Modern bike technology has come a long way in the past decade and it can be difficult to keep up with industry trends and changes. So, if you don't have your own bike or want to enjoy the comforts of a new full suspension bike, we suggest renting one from the Alpineer, a sporting goods store located in downtown Crested Butte. They have a rental fleet of Yeti, Trek and Santa Cruz mountain bikes. Crested Butte is also home to two other bike shops, Big Al's Bicycle Heaven and Handlebar Bike Shop, as well as a number of bike shops in Mt. Crested Butte. 

Shipping 
If you need to ship your bike, we would be happy to receive and assemble your bike so it's ready upon your arrival. We have had great success with Bike Flights, a service dedicated to bike shipments. Do note, we are not responsible for your bike during shipment, this service is here to make your mountain bike trip to Crested Butte more convenient.

Weather
Weather in the Colorado high country can be very fickle. One minute it can be bright and warm, the next minute it can be hailing, rainy and quite chilly. Having proper gear in your pack is imperative. Lightning is also a real possibility during our monsoonal storms. We may suggest an earlier start if there is an active weather pattern present. 

Forgot something? 
If you happen to forget an item for your trip, we have you covered. Our office has a full retail shop stocked with sensible layers such as rain jackets, insulated jackets, bike apparel, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and more. We are open from 8:00am to 5:00pm all summer long.

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