The Pinnacle Race Series Returns

Posted on June 12, 2023

Back by popular demand for summer 2023 is the Pinnacle Race Series, presented this year by Fox Racing! These downhill mountain bike races feature a new course at CBMR each week, allowing guests of varying ability levels to participate. This year, the races coincide with our Friday Twilight Nights! Every race is followed by a post-ride awards party on the Butte 66 deck, complete with a free drink and prizes for eligible participants. There's fun for racers and spectators alike!

Mountain Biking on Crested Butte Trails

Where and when?

The Pinnacle Race Series will take place during Twilight Hours every Friday from June 30-July 28, weather permitting. Race check-in is from 4:00-5:00 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 from Irwin Brewing (21+) at the Butte 66 after-party. Races begin at 5:15 p.m. at the top of the specified trail.

Weekly Race Courses*:

6/30: Luge
7/7: Teaser
7/14: Twisted Trees
7/21: 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 Pinnacle is easier than ever! For the first time, guests can register online. Registration is $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 also 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.

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?

The after-party and awards ceremony will take place at Butte 66 beginning at 7:15 pm after each race. There will be great prizes from Fox Racing, as well as a raffle for a GoPro HERO11. Competitors 21+ will be able to redeem their free drink ticket at the after-party. 

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 Pinnacle.