Breck Bike Week schedule
Friday, Aug. 16Trails 101 Maintenance Day: 9 a.m. to noonRaise your shovel and your trail awareness with the Friends of Breckenridge Trails crew. This educational outing will include topics like trail design, sustainable trail concepts and proper use of tools all while doing maintenance on a stretch of local singletrack. Meet at Expo.
Yeti Beti Women’s MTB Skills Clinic presented by Nutcase Helmets: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Mountain bike skills workshop designed by women, for women. Riders of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Day 2 skills lessons to be posted — stay tuned. Contact Cat Ambrose (email@example.com) to sign up. Meet in Expo.
Ride with the Mayor: 10 a.m.Enjoy a scenic, informative tour of the town historic sites with Breckenridge’s mayor, John Warner, and the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance. This will be a combination of both on and off road riding, suitable for all riders including beginners that are comfortable pedaling on dirt roads. Option for singletrack add-ons. Meet at Expo.
Meta Yoga’s Yoga for Bikers: 4:15-5:30 p.m.Increase your riding efficiency and bike handling skills through mindful yoga geared towards cyclists. Come to concierge desk in Expo to pick up your discount coupon. For more details: http://www.metayogastudios.com or (970) 547- 9642 (YOGA)
Kids Races Hosted by Breckenridge Resort: 2-3:15 p.m.Bring the kids up to the base of Peak 8 for a Children’s Strider Race (age 0-4) and Kids’ Mountain Bike Races (ages 5-7, 8-10 and 11-14). They’ll have a chance to win prizes like Nutcase helmets and other gear. Bike haul on the gondola is free for kids who are racing. Exit gondola and follow markings to race-site sign-up desk. All riders must bring their own bike and helmet (no training wheels).
Saturday, Aug. 17Carvers Poker Ride: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Hit the dirt for an all-for-fun ride on a marked course highlighting the best singletrack in town. Riders will have a chance to win a Niner EMD frame and be entered to win a Cannondale Trigger 29er. Collect playing cards at designated aid stations and assemble your best poker hand. A $20 donation includes ride, prize, party, a free beer and chance to win prizes. Pre-register and donate online at BreckPokerRide.com or at Carvers Sports (cash or check). Day of registration/donations accepted at Expo/Blue River Plaza. ($25 day of, cash or check only please).
Peak-A-Boo Toys Go Fish Ride: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Affectionately named, this is the kids’ version of the Poker Ride on kid-friendly singletrack. At the end kids will play a round of Go Fish with another rider and everybody wins a prize. Free for kids under 10.
Poker Ride/Go Fish Ride after-party: 1–3 p.m.Kenosha Steakhouse will host riders/gamblers of the Poker Ride. Participants will receive their fifth playing card and present poker hand for one free Breckenridge Brewery beer. There will be free appetizers and happy-hour specials two free raffle tickets. Must be present to win.
Maverick Sports Super D: 4 p.m.Race or watch as racers take two runs on this short, downhill cross-country course on town trails and cross the finish in Carter Park. More course information and registration online at http://www.mavsports.com. Awards at 6 p.m. and racers get special $5 off of entry to the IMBA Benefit Movie/Concert.
Bike-In Movie Night and Concert: 6:30–10 p.m.Live music, a movie and food — the first beer is free. Breck will celebrate mountain biking and advocacy in Carter Park. The Lookout Mountain Boys start the evening with their Americana music, followed by a showing of the latest from Anthill Films, “Not Bad.” From the makers of “The Collection,” “Seasons” and “Strength in Numbers,” “Not Bad” documents 30 days of bicycle tomfoolery in New Zealand. Proceeds from the event benefit IMBA’s efforts in Colorado. Suggested donation of $20 for adults, $30 for families and $15 for Mav Sports Super D racers. Doors open, food is served and band begins at 6:30 p.m. Movie begins at 8:30. Cash and credit card donations also accepted at the door. Bring your own blankets and chairs.
Sunday, Aug. 18Summit Fat Tire Society Mtn Ride: 10 a.m.SFTS will lead a 25-35 mile off road mountain bike ride with plenty of climbing. Good fitness and bike handling skill required. Meet at Expo. First 50 riders to arrive for the Sunday morning mountain and road rides will get a Pro Challenge goodie bag.
Summit Velo Road Ride: 10 a.m.Meet other roadies for a scenic, go-at-your-own-pace, scenic ride throughout the area. Departs from Expo. First 50 riders to arrive for the Sunday morning mountain and road rides will get a Pro Challenge goodie bag.
Breakfast Ride by Breck Bike Guides: 10 a.m.Burn some calories riding some local singletrack and refuel with tasty breakfast burritos. Today’s Tour de Town Trails will hosted by Sydney Fox of Breck Bike Guides and presented by Lucha. Departs from Expo.
RipStoke Trials Show: 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.Professional riders use technical skills to finesse their bicycles over boulders and obstacles on the Blue River next to the Expo. Two fantastic shows sure to wow spectators.
Prime, Paint and Pimp your Helmet: 12:30 -2 p.m.Join the Breckenridge Arts District for some cycling art therapy. You provide the helmet and they’ll provide the painting supplies and art consultation with a professional painter. Adults and kids welcome. Meet in Expo.
Meta Yoga’s Yoga in the Lawn: 2–3 p.m.Bring your mat and sunscreen and a positive state of mind to the lawn of the Riverwalk Center. Meta Yoga offering a free class for Breck Bike Week participants (in case of inclement weather, class will be moved to the studio). For more details: http://www.metayogastudios.com or (970) 547- 9642 (YOGA).
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