This year brings a new face for Breckenridge’s grassroots cycling event, now called Breck Demo Days (and formerly known as Breck Bike Week). The most popular activities–demos, skills clinics and group rides–are back, plus a few new components sure to be favorites in future years. Read on for our top picks in 2015.
2015 Breck Demo Days: June 24-28
Colorado’s Bike to Work Day
Celebrated across the state, Bike to Work Day encourages everyone to ditch the car and join fellow commuters on a morning pedal. Take time to refuel in the Blue River Plaza with coffee, pancakes and raffle prizes—riders don’t need to be heading into work to enjoy the great company and food. Wednesday, June 24
Guided night ride
New for 2015, riders will climb Boreas Pass on a mix of dirt and pavement. The campfire rest stop comes complete with s’mores. Lights will be provided for those who don’t have their own. Saturday, June 27
Free bike demos
Check out the latest road and mountain rigs from Trek, Raleigh, and Scott, plus the newest components from SRAM and Shimano. Not sure where to ride? Stop by the Bike Concierge to talk with a local trail expert and find the best short loops close to town. Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28
Yeti Beti women’s mountain bike skills clinics
In addition to the popular beginner women’s skills clinics, Yeti Beti adds intermediate sessions for 2015. These free mountain bike events fill up fast; email Cat Ambrose at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. Thursday and Saturday, June 25 and 27
Bike-in movie: Back to the Future
As part of BreckCreate’s new LateNite @ the District, pedal to the Breckenridge Arts District for a free screening of Back to the Future and live music with Josh Galvin and Big Medicine Gang. Friday, June 26
Ride the new Wellington Bike Park and Pump Track
Just opened June 15, the new facility was constructed by Peter Mills of Elevated Trail Designs and members of the Town Open Space Department’s Trail Crew. The park is designed for all abilities and features a large pump track, a strider track, three flow trails (one beginner and two intermediate) and a skills area featuring “skinnies” and a small rock garden.
Breck Bike Week: If You Go
June 24-28, 2015: For a complete schedule including times and locations, visit GoBreck.com
Want more? Check out the Bike Love department for a taste of Breckenridge’s cycling community.