Crested Butte, Colorado has long known to be a mega center for bike culture. Bicycles and riding them is an ingrained part of the small mountain town in South Western Colorado. The original Mountain Bike Hall of fame was on Crested Butte’s main street, Elk Avenue and it is known as one of the birthplaces of the modern day mountain bike.
Nestled high in the West Elk Mountain Range, Crested Butte is also known for getting snow…lots and lots of snow. They love big dumps in Crested Butte. With the change of season many people will hang their mountain bikes up for the winter, only pedaling their townie bike riding to and fro around the 448 acres size town. However, it is starting to be quickly known as a destination for winter biking, also known as fat biking.
With endless snow covered roads and groomed trails, it is no wonder that mountain bike lovers are turning to fat bikes. This past weekend, Crested Butte hosted the first annual Fat Bike Worlds and it was an event not to be missed. The four day event had three races, a Fat Bike Summit and live music from Lez Zeppelin, an all-female hard rock “tribute” band. All this wrapped up in the tiny mountain town nicknamed Crusty Butt. Shoulders of Giants was there and caught all of the wonderful sites and sounds that embody the event. We hope you enjoy!
Full results from the weekend’s racing can be found here.