West Elk Bicycle Classic
07:00 AM – 06:30 PM
Join Western State Colorado University’s Director of Mountain Sports, Dave Wiens, Labor Day weekend for this 134-mile timed road tour with 9,300 ft. of climbing. The ride starts on Western’s campus in Gunnison and finishes in downtown Crested Butte, just 28 miles to the north via Highway 135.
However, the West Elk Bicycle Classic never touches 135, but chooses instead the scenic route: It plies the shores of Blue Mesa Reservoir; brushes the Black Canyon of the Gunnison; and visits ...