Bikes, Brats, N' Brews
Sat, Jul 30
Location: Mountain Goat Plaza
Our "reverse enduro" MTB race and summer Festival of the Brewpubs return and combine for one, awesome day of bike riding, beer drinking, brat eating, and live music!
Even if you're not racing your mountain bike uphill, you should still come out to cheer on the participants, sample beers from multiple local breweries, enjoy our locally made sausages, take a scenic chairlift ride, go for a hike, play a free round of disc golf, and enjoy what is (usually) a lovely Colorado day in our beautiful base area surrounded by mountains. Our trails and outdoor base area are dog-friendly, too!
REVERSE ENDURO BIKE RACE
This event is exactly as it sounds: a timed uphill and untimed descent. Why? Because ... why not? A-Basin is all about earning turns, from our winter uphill ski/splitboard access to our expanding, backcountry-style mountain bike trail system that will *not* include lift bike haul. Bring your climbing legs and lungs because you will be ascending from our base area at 10,500 feet to our summit around 12,456 feet!
FORMAT: The race uses an individual time trial format. One rider will leave the gate at a time with a small gap provided between riders for spacing on course. Riders will compete in their categories against the clock for guts, glory, Strava bragging rights (if you're into that), and prizes! Costumes strongly encouraged.
COURSE: In 2021, participants rode 3 miles to the summit on a mix of singletrack and unimproved dirt road. This year's course may differ due to the construction of the new Lenawee Express Lift and the expansion of our bike trail system. No matter what, a good time and gorgeous views are guaranteed! Have a look at our current and future MTB trails, here.
2022 course information and registration coming soon.
SUMMER FESTIVAL OF THE BREWPUBS
A-Basin's Summer Festival of the Brewpubs features local brewery tastings, house-smoked BBQ, and live music. Additional info on the band and breweries coming soon! Bike racers can add this on for one, simple registration.
Tasting tickets on sale soon.