134-, 56-, 34-mile road cycling race. The 134-mile, point-to-point ride from Gunnison to Crested Butte takes cyclists past Colorado’s largest body of water, Blue Mesa Reservoir, before turning into the North Rim of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, renowned for its steep cliffs. The course then leads cyclists through the farms and orchards of the North Fork Valley before the Westy’s notorious coup de grace: Kebler Pass. Cyclists must climb to the timed finish at the 10,000-foot summit along 29 miles of dirt road before descending into Crested Butte. The other route options are out-and-back that starts at Blue Mesa Dam and travels through the Black Canyon. Cyclists can choose either 34 or 46 miles with this option.
For more information and/or to register, visit: https://www.westelkbicycleclassic.com/
Sunday, September 2 at 7:00am to 6:30pm
Gunnison, CO 81230