Festival offers events for all levels of cyclists July 6 – 10, 2011
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. – May 24, 2011 – The Breckenridge Resort Chamber today announced the 2011 lineup for Breck Bike Week, a festival celebrating the cycling lifestyle in Breckenridge, Colo. The event, set for July 6 – 10, showcases the diversity of Breckenridge’s cycling community with offerings including demos, daily Tour de France viewing parties, yoga for cyclists, kids’ races, trailbuilding days, a group mountain bike ride to historic backcountry sites with Breckenridge Mayor John Warner and more.
“Breckenridge strives to kindle a new passion for sports, especially mountain and road biking, through events like our annual Bike Week,” said Warner. “Bike Week brings the best manufacturers to town so that visitors and locals can experience the latest and greatest equipment. We marry the high-tech side with easily-accessible activities such as paved bike paths and poker rides. We love bikes and bike events.”
A sample of 2011 Breck Bike Week offerings:
- Free Demos: Trek, Trek WSD, Yeti and more will offer free demos during Bike Week. The bike concierge (available daily during the event) provides maps and area info so riders can make the most of their time with the industry’s top rigs.
- Mechanic Panic: Alternating common tasks – derailleur adjustment, wheel truing – with wind-sprints and push up contests, top mechanics race it out to see who can handle the red zone and keep their cool under pressure.
- Poker and Go Fish rides: Hit the dirt and collect cards on an all-for-fun, 20-mile marked ride highlighting the best singletrack in Breck. Families can choose the less intense version and all can celebrate at the after party with food, prizes and music.
- Ripstoke trials show: Athletes use technical skills to finesse their bicycles over seemingly impossible obstacles at the Riverwalk Center. Think aerial wheelies, rear-wheel-balancing maneuvers and six-foot drops to flat land. $5
- Mountain bike ride with the Mayor: Enjoy a scenic and informative tour of historic sites located on town trails. Breckenridge Mayor John Warner and the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance help riders gain perspective on preservation projects and advocacy.
For a complete schedule of Breck Bike Week Events, visit BreckBikeWeek.com.
Why Breckenridge for biking? The town’s easily-accessed trail network leads to well over 1,000 miles of mountain biking across Summit County. Many trails (which serve as routes for both amateur and professional races) are preexisting paths and flumes used by miners in search of gold. Road cyclists can explore the surrounding counties via mountain passes, bike paths and state highways.
Casual riders can hop on a cruiser and join the weekly ride or explore historic downtown. In-town bike lanes – one of the many efforts that led to Breck’s designation as a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community – make it a snap for any ability to saddle up. Prefer to sit back? Tour the shops and restaurants with Breckenridge Pedicabs. Guests can visit for events including Breck Bike Week and the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Or, take a vacation to the next level with a volunteer day on the trails.
Breckenridge Central Reservations is offering Breck Bike Week event lodging packages for $132 per night (based on a family of four staying in a two-bedroom condo for three nights). Visit BreckCenRes.com or call 800-Go-Breck to book.
Source: Rachel Zerowin, Breckenridge Resort Chamber