Downhill mountain bike racing is back at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.
This past weekend, the Downhill Rockies Series stopped in Crested Butte for the third of its five-race series. The Downhill Rockies Series had its inaugural season last summer, and it is the only regional downhill race series for the Rocky Mountain West. The race at CBMR drew nearly 200 athletes, including nine members of CBMR’s own Mountain Sports Team.
“What an incredible way to welcome the Downhill Rockies Series to Crested Butte,” said Eddy Cohn, head of the CBMR Mountain Sports Team. “The level of talent was amazing to watch. It’s so rewarding to see all that training and hard work pay off for these athletes.”
Race categories ranged from the 10 and under class all the way to the Cat 1 level, and there were two courses set up to accommodate the varying ability levels. Winners were announced at an awards ceremony at Butte 66. Next up, athletes will head to our partners at Keystone Resort at the end of August.
(Courtesy of Taylor Ahearn / Crested Butte Mountain Resort)