Snowmass Village, Colo., (May 21, 2018) – Snowmass, Colorado serves as a hub for summer biking, whether it be downhill, cross country, or road. Snowmass features over 80+ miles and more than 4,406 vertical feet of meticulously maintained road and dirt trails, in addition to bike clinics, rentals and bike services, events and races, and convenient transportation and parking. In addition, this summer, Snowmass hosts seven dedicated biking events for enthusiasts of all kinds. Guests can visit www.bikesnowmass.com, a resource for all information related to biking in Snowmass, to plan their routes and rides.
Downhill & Cross-Country Mountain Biking
Snowmass is home to some of Colorado’s best mountain biking trails, including world-class lift served downhill, cross country, and singletrack trails. Snowmass features biking trails for all abilities, from the Snowmass Loop, which consists of 28 miles and 4,408’ of vertical singletrack combining over 10 different trails; to the 3.7 mile Tom Blake trail, a local’s favorite singletrack ride. Snowmass Bike Park, located on Snowmass Ski Area, is open daily for guests to explore, with beginner, intermediate, and expert trails. New for summer 2018, a new 4.8 mile intermediate trail from the top of the Elk Camp Chair is being constructed, along with a new expert jump trail on the lower section of the mountain.
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., the Snowmass Bike Park is also open until dusk on Tuesdays, July 10-August 21, for extended play. On these Tuesdays, a Late Arrival Ticket begins at 2:00 p.m., for only $29. For more information, please click here.
Road cyclists basing out of Snowmass can ride to the summit of several iconic road rides, including the 28 mile climb from Snowmass Village to the top of Independence Pass (Colorado’s fourth highest paved road), at 12,095 feet above sea level; the 17 mile climb from Snowmass Village up Maroon Creek Road to the iconic Maroon Bells; and the 18 mile ride from Snowmass Village into Ashcroft Ghost Town. There are also gentler rides to choose from, including the Brush Creek Trail which links cyclists to the Rio Grande Trail (over 40 miles of paved trail) that runs along the beautiful Roaring Fork River up and down the valley. Snowmass offers cheap and free bus transportation which carry bikes after a one-way ride. Visit www.rfta.com and www.snowmasstransit.comfor more information.
2018 Snowmass Bike Events
Snowmass Demo Days (June 23-24) – Demo Days provides bike enthusiasts the chance to demo the season’s hottest bikes, with vendors including Specialized, Kona, Cima, Why Cycles, and many more. The free two-day event takes place in Snowmass Base Village and occurs in conjunction with the opening weekend of the Snowmass Gondola and the Snowmass Bike Park.
Audi Power of Four Bike & Trail Run (July 28 & 29) – The Audi Power of Four MTB Race is a yearly mountain bike race over the four mountains that make up Aspen Snowmass. The race starts at the base of Aspen Mountain and finishes in Snowmass. The race covers an estimated 9,000 feet of vertical gain and 9,000 feet of vertical drop over 36 miles on top-rated single and double track routes.
Yeti Tribe Gathering (July 28-29) – Yeti Tribe is a gathering of Yeti bike owners and enthusiasts coming together for a weekend of camping, singletrack trail riding, and community in Snowmass Village. *By invitation only.
VIDA MTB Series (August 3-5) – The Yeti Cycles VIDA MTB Series is a three-day event, including a two day women’s only mountain bike clinic. The clinic provides women with the opportunity to increase their mountain biking confidence, learn new skills, and to connect with VIDA coaches on proper biking technique. The weekend includes a welcome reception, healthy meals, yoga, bike maintenance classes, happy hour events, and tons of riding.
Big Mountain Enduro Finals (August 4-5) – The Big Mountain Enduro, a two-day professional singletrack event, finishes its tour in Snowmass this summer. Snowmass is the only U.S. stop on the tour, which combines high altitude riding and big descents over the course of six stages and thousands of feet of climbing and descents.
Snowmass Loop MTB Fondo (August 18) – Returning for its third year, the Snowmass Loop MTB Fondo showcases “The Snowmass Loop”, 28 miles of singletrack including over 4,000’ of climbing and descending. The event supports the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association.
For more information on biking and biking events in Snowmass, visit www.bikesnowmass.com.
About Snowmass Village, Colorado – A renowned winter playground and vibrant summer community just 9 miles from downtown Aspen, Snowmass consistently ranks as one of the best ski areas in the world and was listed by USA Today as one of the 25 fastest-growing vacation destinations in 2017. Snowmass offers guests incredible views of mountain vistas, in addition to 2.8 million adjacent acres, open for activities and exploration. Snowmass offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, 25+ restaurants, 95 percent on-slope lodging, world-class shopping, unique special events and music – all year round. For more information and a complete calendar of events and activities, please visit: www.gosnowmass.com.
Snowmass Tourism Media Contact: Sara Stookey Sanchez, Public Relations Coordinator, Snowmass Tourism, 970-922-2285 or sstookey@SnowmassTourism.com
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