It’s Mountain Bike Capital USA Weekend!
It’s all about the dirt as the Colorado Free Ride Festival takes over the trails of Winter Park Resort and conditions couldn’t be better.
Not only have the recent rains calmed the concerns of fire danger, the moisture has turned the dirt on the trails to what is commonly referred to as “BROWN POW” ( A term obsessive mountain bikers use when there is the perfect amount of moister in the trails to make them tacky, much like a skier would describe skiing after it has snowed all night).
To learn more, don’t take it from me, head to the Colorado Free Ride Festival happening all weekend at the resort. There are events every day from July 26-30th starting as early as 8:00 a.m. and running all the way through the day into the evening. Must see events include the Green Hornet Kids Race, Maxxis BMX stunt team, intergalactic pond skimming and the Downhill Finals. Check out the entire line up here
Along with watching mountain biking, you can also learn mountain biking:
Watching the pros can make mountain biking seem intimidating and not everyone needs to bike like a pro to enjoy it. Rendezvous Mountain Bike Capital Weekend has set up coaches to help you and your family brush up on their mountain biking skills. Alison Powers (5 x National Champion, USA Cycling Level 2 coach, grew up in Fraser) along with other high-level mountain bike coaches / professional riders who will offer personalized training and skills clinics for riders of all types and ages. Learn more about this event here.
Along with learning mountain biking, you can talk about mountain biking:
Participate in the local Headwater Trails Alliance 2nd annual Pub Crawl happening today starting at Five pm. Tickets are $40 and earn you one free drink at each pub stop and door prizes. click here for more information