Though it’s called Breck Bike Week, town’s annual celebration of all things pedal is generally a couple days shy of seven. Don’t let the misnomer lower your stoke; Bike Week offers up plenty of action, including eight-plus new events, in just five days. We’ve cherry-picked a few of the things we’re most looking forward to, and we encourage you to scour BreckBikeWeek.com to see if you agree with our picks.
2016 Breck Bike Week: June 22-26
Guided campfire ride
The night ride was such a hit in 2015 that this year we’re adding food. Bring lights, the kids and an appetite for campfire cuisine — hot dogs, sides and of course plenty of s’mores. Saturday, June 25
(NEW) BRK MTN Enduro
This two-stage race incorporates fast downhill sections and untimed ascents on the summer slopes of Breckenridge Ski Resort. Entry includes lift/bike haul ticket and a post-race party with plenty of food and drinks. Saturday, June 25
Yeti Beti women’s mountain bike skills clinics and (NEW) advanced ride
In addition to the popular beginner women’s skills clinics, Yeti Beti adds an advanced group ride for 2016. These free mountain bike events fill up fast; email Cat Ambrose at email@example.com to reserve a spot. Thursday through Saturday, June 23-25
As part of BreckCreate’s LateNite @ the District, pedal to the Breckenridge Arts District for a free screening of the classic American Flyers. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged; popcorn will be available on site. Wednesday, June 22
(NEW) Happy hour bike maintenance clinics
Breck’s best bike shops open their doors for instruction on changing flats, rebuilding shocks and everything in between. Food and brews make this a true happy hour event. Thursday through Saturday, June 23-25
Funkadelic Pond Crossing
Formerly held during the USA Pro Challenge, this favorite local “race” challenges townies, unicycles and anyone with a great costume to a narrow, unbalanced ride across the Dredge Pond in downtown Breckenridge. Saturday, June 25
Breck Bike Week: If You Go
June 22-26, 2016: 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.