The CBMR Summer Race Series is Back!

Posted on June 20, 2024

Back by popular demand for summer 2024 is the CBMR Summer Race Series Presented by Fox Racing! These downhill mountain bike races, formerly referred to as the Pinnacle races, feature a new course at CBMR each week, allowing guests of varying ability levels to participate. This year, the races once again coincide with our Friday Twilight Nights! Every race is followed by a post-ride awards party, complete with a free drink for those who are 21+, prizes for the podium, and giveaways. There's fun for racers and spectators alike!

Mountain Biking on Crested Butte Trails

Where and when?

The CBMR Summer Race Series Presented by Fox Racing will take place during Twilight Hours every Friday from June 28 to July 26, weather permitting. Race check-in is from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on the top floor of the Treasury building, next to Butte 66 in the base area. Upon check-in, participants will receive their race plate as well as a ticket for a free beer (21+) at the after-party. Races begin at 5:20 p.m. at the top of the specified trail.

Weekly Race Courses*:

6/28: Luge
7/5: Teaser
7/12: Frequency
7/19: Woods
7/26: Avery

*Scheduled trails are subject to change. Races may be canceled due to inclement weather.

How do I participate?

Signing up for the race series is easy, and costs just $5! Online registration opens on Saturday at 9:00 am the week before each race and closes at 2:00 pm on race day. If spots are left, on-site registration will be available at 4:00 pm on the day of each race.

To access the start line via bike haul, participants must have a season bike haul pass, a bike haul ticket or a Twilight ticket. Upon registration, guests will select which category they want to race in.

As a special treat for racers on June 28, participants will get FREE professional action shots on the course, thanks to our partners at Toyota! A photographer will be snapping pictures of racers as they cross the Toyota feature at the bottom of Luge. Participants will receive access to the image gallery following the event. 

Race Categories*:

Junior Sport (Under 18)
Junior Expert (Under 18)
Adult Sport (18+)
Adult Expert (18+)

*Male and female divisions for each.

What about the after-party?

No race is complete without a podium moment! An after-party and awards ceremony will take place in the base area after each race. There will be great prizes from Fox Racing, as well as a raffle for a GoPro. Competitors 21+ will be able to redeem their free drink ticket at the after-party.

For the first race of the series and the start of Twilight Hours on June 28, we will celebrate with a special Twilight Kickoff Party! DJ Seve will be spinning tracks at the Red Lady Stage from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., and competitors can join in on the fun once they are done racing. After-parties for the remaining races will take place at 7:15 p.m. at Butte 66.

Whether you’re racing, spectating, or just enjoying the after-party, this year’s race series is sure to be fun for everyone! We can’t wait to see you out there for another year of racing.