Junior Bike Week

Crested Butte, CO


WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT "THE BIGGEST KIDS' BIKE PARTY ON THE PLANET", JUNIOR BIKE WEEK, WILL BE HELD JUNE 22-26, 2022.   #morekidsonbikes #biggestkidsbikepartyontheplanet

Follow us on Facebook at @JuniorBikeWeek and/or Instagram at @Junior_Bike_Week for event updates as we get closer to June 22, 2022!!

Details below are an overview. For event details, please visit https://www.juniorbikeweek.com/  Questions?  Please send those over to director@juniorbikeweek.com

PLEASE NOTE THAT RIDERS WILL COMPETE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE AGE-GROUP BASED ON THEIR OFFICIAL RACING AGE DETERMINED ON DECEMBER 31, 2022.

Crested Butte Devo presents Junior Bike Week, sponsored by SPECIALIZED!  Event details are as follows:

Wednesday, June 22 - TRAIL WORK DAY
  • 3:00 pm:  In partnership with the Crested Butte Development Team, Junior Bike Week will host a family friendly trail work day at the Town of Crested Butte Bike Park.  Drinks and snacks will be provided. Please be sure to bring gloves, close-toed shoes, sunscreen and a water bottle.  We will meet at Junior Bike Week HQ (Town of Crested Butte Bike Park, located at 1005 9th Street) and get the pump track dialed for the Pump Track Challenge that will be held on Saturday, June 25.  Due to the nature of the trail work that we have scheduled for this event, we ask that participants be 10+ years of age.
  • 3:00 pm:  Enduro courses will be marked today for pre-ride.
  • 6:00 pm: Join us for the Crested Butte PREMIERE of Teton Gravity Research: Esperanto - the best mountain biking film to hit the big screen in years! Center for the Arts (606 6th Street) doors open at 6pm with the film starting shortly after 7pm. We will also be opening up our Silent Auction event so you can preview and bid on amazing items and experiences donated by our fabulous local businesses. Bidding will be open until 2 pm on Sunday, June 26.Buy your tickets in advance HERE for $15 or take your chances at the door for $20. We are expecting this event to sell out.
Thursday, June 23 - JUNIOR BIKE WEEK KICK OFF PARTY - PRESENTED BY ORANGE SEAL
  • 5:00 pm:  Junior Bike Week KICK OFF CELEBRATION at the Crested Butte Community School soccer field, located in the event tent at 818 Red Lady Avenue, featuring Live Loop Artist, Wylie Crazy Horse Jones!! We'll have a traditional taco bar prepared by local chef Josephine Kellett, along with summer-inspired mocktails by Sidecar Mobile Bar for everyone. This event is free for all children under 12, as well as Enduro and/or Junior Wildflower Classic participants, and a $35 entry for everyone else. The first 200 guests will receive a commemorative 16 oz Junior Bike Week + Orange Seal Silipint cup that you can use for your mocktail, and throughout the festival, to help us keep as much waste out of the landfill as possible.
  • There will also be an amazing Silent Auction where we will have some great items for you to bid on throughout the evening.  All proceeds benefit the Crested Butte Development Team, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports our valley's youngest riders on and off the bike.  Bidding will be open until 2 pm on Sunday, June 26.
  • 2:00 pm:  Online registration closes for the Enduro stage.
  • 3:00 pm:  All Junior Wildflower Classic race courses will be marked today for pre-ride.
Friday, June 24 - ENDURO & CRESTED BUTTE DEVO MOVIE NIGHT

The 2022 Junior Bike Week Enduro Stage has been permitted by the USFS.  Stage announcements will be made on Friday, June 17 on our Instagram @Junior_Bike_Week and Facebook @JuniorBikeWek pages.   

PRELIMINARY EVENT DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
  • Course will be marked before 3 pm on Wednesday, June 22 with stage announcement on Friday, June 17. If you are not familiar with the trails, it it HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that ALL COMPETITORS pre-ride before race day.  We also STRONGLY RECOMMEND knee pads, gloves, and a lightweight Enduro specific full face helmet or similar.  Helmets ARE REQUIRED on the pedal transfer.

    There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION for the Enduro stage.  Online registration closes at 2 pm on Thursday, June 23 so we can get start lists race ready.

  • 9 am - Noon: Enduro stage race for all categories, courses will be announced the week before the event. This will be the first event of the Junior Bike Week Triple Crown Championships that will combine results in gravity, pump track and cross-country disciplines.  This competition was a HUGE success in 2021 so we're stoked to bring it back in 2022!!
  • 9 am - 10 am: Athlete Check-In; see details below:
    • Race fee for all categories is $60/participant (before June 1, 2022; price increases to $80/participant on this date) and includes Junior Bike Week Kick Off Party entry, exceptional course marking & marshals, medical response, custom race plate with chip timing and your choice of a pair of custom Junior Bike Week wool socks or a beanie hat.  This fee can be paid in advance (preferred) by completing online registration or at athlete check-in before departing Junior Bike Week HQ for pedal transfer to race start. Registration for this event must be completed online so we have a waiver on file.
    • If your rider plans to compete in the Junior Bike Week Triple Crown Championships, simply select “Yes” for the question “Will you be participating in the Triple Crown Championships?” when you complete registration for any of the three Triple Crown Championship events and we’ll put him/her on the list.
  • 10 am: Riders depart Junior Bike Week HQ (Town of Crested Butte Bike Park) for pedal transfer, with their assigned SWEEPS, to race start. Categories will make this transfer together and we will start with 17-18 riders, followed by 15-16, 13-14, 11-12, 9-10 and 6-8.
    • Please note that riders will compete in their repective age-group based on their official racing age determined on December 31, 2022.  This is consistent with USA Cycling and we hope this transition alleviates some confusion for those that participate in USAC events.
  • Riders in the 6-8 age category MUST have an adult with them for safety concerns, NO EXCEPTIONS! This age category will have a shorter, less technical stage than the older categories.
  • Race categories for the Enduro event will be the same as the Pump Track Challenge and Junior Wildflower Classic XC races to keep things consistent for the Triple Crown Championships. These categories are 6-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18. There will be awards for the top-3 finishers in each category for male and female participants. Awards for this race will be held at the Junior Bike Week event tent located at the Crested Butte Community School soccer field (818 Red Lady Avenue) at approximately 1 pm.
  • Noon - 2 pm: The CB Devo High School Race Team will be hosting a KILLER BBQ lunch for just $16 at the Junior Bike Week event tent at the Crested Butte Community School soccer field, located at 818 Red Lady Avenue. Plate includes a Parker Pastures grassfed burger, Mulay brat, or garden burger + bag of chips + cookie + drink. IT’S A STEAL FOR A MEAL!! :)
  • Please visit our event website for all Junior Bike Week details.
After the racing, please join us for…

A FAMILY BIKE MOVIE & RAFFLE AT JUNIOR BIKE WEEK HQ IN THE CRESTED BUTTE COMMUNITY SCHOOL MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM! WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THIS FILM WILL BE A SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE BEST MOUNTAIN BIKING FILM TO HIT THE BIG SCREEN IN YEARS - TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH: ESPERANTO!!

  • 6:00 pm Doors open for raffle ticket sales, Junior Bike Week merchandise sales, and Silent Auction bidding.

  • 7:00 pm Start, film run time is +/- 70-minutes

  • Movie is FREE to attend; raffle tickets will be 1/$5 and 5/$20.

 
   

Saturday, June 25 - SKILLS CLINICS, BIKE GAMES, PUMP TRACK CHALLENGE & MORE!

  • 10 am – noon:  Skills Clinics for ALL AGES with CB Devo Coaches!  SKILLS CLINICS ARE SOLD OUT!!
    • Price: $30/rider Beginner*, Intermediate, Advanced (*Please note, beginner participants MUST have a good handle on the fundamentals of braking, shifting and control for this clinic). Price increases to $50/rider on June 1, 2022. All participants will receive his/her choice of sweet CB Devo merch.
    • Location:  Town of Crested Butte Bike Park located adjacent to Tommy V Field located at 1005 9th Street behind the Crested Butte Community School, Junior Bike Week Headquarters.
  • 11:30 am - 2 pm: The CB Devo High School Race Team will be hosting a KILLER BBQ lunch for just $16 at the Junior Bike Week event tent at the Crested Butte Community School soccer field, located at 818 Red Lady Avenue. Plate includes a Parker Pastures grassfed burger, Mulay brat, or Gardenburger + bag of chips + cookie + drink. IT’S A STEAL FOR A MEAL!! :)
  • 2:00 pm:  Online registration closes for the Junior Wildflower Classic cross-country race.
  • 2 pm - 4 pm:
    • New for 2022…foot down competition and tire huck to get everybody ready for the ever so shreddy Pump Track Challenge (event #2 for the Triple Crown Championships) will provide a ton of fun and entertainment with age category pump track races. This is a FREE EVENT but we’ll need you to complete online registration, which is includes a waiver, before you can enter. For walk-up registration, parents must be present to sign.
    • Please note that riders will compete in their repective age-group based on their official racing age determined on December 31, 2022.  This is consistent with USA Cycling and we hope this transition alleviates some confusion for those that participate in USAC events.
    • Location: Town of Crested Butte Bike Park located at 1005 9th Street
  • 5:00 pm:  Pre-Race Meeting & Party
    • Price: Included with race entry, $15 suggested donation to CB Devo for everyone else
    • Location: Event tent at the Crested Butte Community School soccer field
    • Details: Get race plates, race details and other important info while enjoying Mikey's pizza, Eddyline root beer and Third Bowl Ice Cream…racers and fans welcome!
WE WILL HAVE A JUNIOR WILDFLOWER CLASSIC RACER MEETING AT 5:30 PM WITH OUR RACE VOLUNTEER MEETING IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AT 6:00 PM IN THE EVENT TENT AT THE CRESTED BUTTE COMMUNITY SCHOOL SOCCER FIELD.

Sunday, June 26 “Crested Butte Junior Wildflower Classic” Presented by:  Berkshire-Hathaway HomeServices

Maps, Maps, Course Descriptions… Did we say MAPS?!

  • 8:30 am:  2022 Crested Butte Junior Wildflower Classic XC Race
    • There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!  Online registration for the Junior Wildflower Classic cross-country race closes at 2 pm on Saturday, June 25. 
    • Price: $80 (all categories) 
    • NEW Age Categories for 2022:  Riders will compete in their respective age-group based on their official racing age determined on December 31, 2022.
    • All courses will be marked no later than 3 pm on Thursday, June 23.
    • Start & Awards Location:  Tommy V Field located at 910 9th Street behind the Crested Butte Community School.  Please note on our course descriptions that we will not be using the boardwalk bridge to access the Rec Path.  We will lead racers to the Rec Path via 9th Street to Elk Avenue.
    • Entry Fee Includes: Participant entry to both the Kick Off Party and Pizza & Ice Cream Party at the Crested Butte Community School soccer field/Junior Bike Week event tent for the pre-race meeting, exceptional course marking & marshals, medical response, custom race plate with chip timing, finishers medal (6-8 and 9-10 categories only) and a pair of custom Junior Bike Week wool socks or Junior Bike Week beanie hat.
    • There are place awards for top-5 male and female racers in categories 6-8 through 17-18.
    • Supported by: Berkshire-Hathaway HomeServices, Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism and Prosperity Partnership, Big Al's Bicycle Heaven, Podiumwear, VSON-Alpine and the Crested Butte Land Trust.
  • Schedule as follows:
    • 17-18 8:30 am Start: Course is approximately 16 miles with 1,875 ft of climbing RED BIBS & COURSE MARKINGS.
    • 15-16 9:15 am Start: Course is approximately 12 miles with 1,500 ft of climbing RED BIBS & COURSE MARKINGS.  
    • 13-14 9:20 am Start: Course is approximately 10 miles with 1,000 ft of climbing BLUE BIBS & COURSE MARKINGS.
    • 11-12 9:25 am Start: Course is approximately 10 miles with 1,000 ft of climbing BLUE BIBS & COURSE MARKINGSSame course as 13-14, different age category!
    • 9-10 8:35 am Start:  Course is approximately 8 miles with 800 ft of climbing GREEN BIBS & COURSE MARKINGS.
    • 6-8 8:40 am Start: Course is approximately 6 miles with 600 ft of climbing YELLOW BIBS & COURSE MARKINGS.
    • Early bird pricing is listed above and is valid thru May 31, 2022.  Price increases to $100 on June 1, 2022.  
    • All races will have neutral start and will finish on dirt at Peanut Lake Road for safety.
    • Parents are not allowed on course unless they have a "SWEEP" race plate.  We cannot have parents interfering with course marshals and the racer experience.  Any participants that fail to comply with this request with unfortunately be disqualified.
    • Award Ceremony immediately following the race (approximately 1 pm) at Junior Bike Week HQ…where the race started in the grass at Tommy V Field.
    • 2:00 pm:  Bidding for the Silent Auction closes.
    • CANCELLATION POLICY: As with any outdoor event, we cannot control mother nature.  While we will always do our absolute very best to get this race rolling, weather and/or trail conditions may require us to make decisions in the best interest of safety and practicing our best trails etiquette.  If weather is looking ominous in the morning but clearing, we will consider a delayed start first.  If other situations arise with trail conditions or sustained bad weather, we will need to cancel the race.  In this case, there will be no refunds and all proceeds will benefit the Crested Butte Development Team, a nonprofit 501 c(3) organization that supports local riders of the Gunnison Valley on and off the bike.
    • COVID-19 RESPONSE: We are actively planning to host this festival in the highest capacity possible this upcoming summer.  Given the global uncertainty that still exists around COVID-19, we have once again decided to postpone our indoor events until 2023.  All of our outdoor events will remain scheduled above with appropriate modifications made that will esure the health and safety for all of us.  Although highly unlikely, if we do need to cancel any of our events due to COVID-19 restrictions, all participants will be given the option of a refund or donating their registration fee to the nonprofit organization, the Crested Butte Development Team.  
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When & Where

Jun 22, 2020 - Jun 28, 2020
Jun 22, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022

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