Two races run simultaneously
The Pinnacle Race Series takes local riding to a whole new level this week, offering not one but two races this Thursday evening, July 23.
The cross-country race will include some classic Crested Butte Mountain single track with two courses set up for different levels of riders.
The expert and sport class course climbs Warming House Hill and up the Columbine Trail, down the Woods Trail, up the Prospector Trail and then connects to the West Side Trail via Horseshoe for one lap.
The beginner course will be significantly shorter but will still include plenty of single track.
Furthermore, to feed the need for speed, the downhill Pinnacle race will debut with riders taking on Avery, the same course used during the Wildflower Rush.
“We’re hoping to bring the two rider groups together for a good time,” says Mountain Sports director Drew Cesati.
Full face helmets are required for all downhill participants.
And don’t forget to bring your kids for another Kids Shimano race.
The cross-country races start at 5:45 p.m. Downhill practice is from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. and starts at 6:30 p.m. The racecourse of the week can be viewed on cranckcollective.com.
As always beer and pizza will be available at the post-race awards and party at Butte 66.