Breck Bike Week welcomes riders of all ages and skill levels. Photo by Daniel Dunn

Breck Bike Week top picks

Though it’s called Breck Bike Week, the 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 in just four days.

Event organizers announced new 2013 dates (Aug. 15-18), which converge with the USA Pro Cycling Challenge finish/start in Breckenridge (Aug. 20-21) and the Breck Epic mountain bike stage race (Aug. 11-16). It’s a triple play of cycling that speaks to casual, road, mountain, commuter and, well, any kind of rider.

Keep scrolling for our 2013 top picks, view behind-the-scenes Bike Week photos, or check out the Bike Love department for a taste of Breckenridge’s cycling community.

2013 Breck Bike Week Top Picks

Breck Bike Week poker ride

Ready for some horsin' around with Carver's? The poker ride delivers. Photo courtesy CBST Adventures

Daily, Aug. 15-18 – Free bike demos and Bike Concierge
Check out the latest road and mountain rigs from manufacturers including Cannondale, BMC, Niner and Rocky Mountain. Stop by the Bike Concierge to learn more about local trails and where to ride in Breckenridge.

Thursday, Aug. 15 – Feedback Sports Mechanic Panic
See the county’s best bike mechanics compete in this multi-event spectacle. Mechanics alternate between common tasks, such as derailleur adjustment, and skills tests including track stands and disc golf.

Friday, Aug. 16 – Yeti Beti Women’s mountain bike skills clinic
This free mountain bike skills workshop welcomes women of all ages and skill levels. Contact Cat at cambrose@vailresorts.com to sign up; pre-registration suggested.

Saturday, Aug. 17 – Carver's Poker Ride and Peak-A-Boo Toys Go Fish Ride
Hit the dirt for a 10- or 20-mile marked ride highlighting the best singletrack in town. The kids’ version lets families take to mellow trails suitable for all ages. Arrival at each checkpoint earns a playing card, which competitors use to win prizes at the after party. Close out the day with a Super D race and bike-in movie night at Carter Park.

Breck Bike Week introduced the town's first-ever super d race in 2012. This year, racers and spectators are encouraged to hang at Carter Park for a bike-in movie night following the race. Photo by Liam Doran

Breck Bike Week introduced the town's first-ever super d race in 2012. This year, racers and spectators are encouraged to hang at Carter Park for a bike-in movie night following the race. Photo by Liam Doran

Sunday, Aug. 18 – Guided Rides with Summit Velo and Summit Fat Tire Society
Meet in the Blue River Plaza for guided road and mountain bike rides in and around Breckenridge. With local nonprofits Summit Velo and Summit Fat Tire Society taking the lead, riders tackle some of the best cycling Colorado has to offer.

Visit the Breck Bike Week Expo in Breckenridge’s Blue River Plaza to check out the latest goods from Cannondale, BMC, Niner, Rocky Mountain, Clif Bar, Nutcase Helmets, Osprey Packs, Loki, fi’zi:k and Thump Bluetooth Wireless Headphones.

IF YOU GO

Breck Bike Week, Aug. 15-18, 2013

For a complete schedule including times and locations, visit the Breck Bike Week website.

Want more? View behind-the-scenes Bike Week photos or check out the Bike Love department for a taste of Breckenridge’s cycling community.

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