Breck Bike Week is billed as a grassroots cycling event with activities for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. Running from Thursday, Aug. 15 through Sunday, Aug. 18, Breck Bike Week also features free demos by Cannondale, BMC, Niner and Rocky Mountain; Poker and Go Fish rides; women’s mountain bike skills clinics, and more.
One of Breck Bike Week’s cornerstone, or kickstand if you prefer, events is the screening of Anthill Films’ Not Bad, a tale of seven riders who gather for “30 days of bicycle tomfoolery in New Zealand,” on Saturday, Aug. 17.
The film is part of a fundraiser party to support the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Colorado Region with live music by the Lookout Mountain Boys, plus beer by Oskar Blues and food at the Maverick Sports Super D race at Carter Park.
Maverick Sports Super D begins at 4 p.m., and the party starts at 6:30 p.m. There’s a suggested donation of $20 for adults, $30 for families and $15 for racers, which covers screening, food, live music and beer. For more info go to www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=348. And, for a complete schedule of activities and events, go to BreckBikeWeek.com, including bike-inspired events taking place the following week in honor of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.
If you’re looking for lodging during Breck Bike Week, check out the Bike bliss lodging package: Stay three nights, get one free. If you can’t make Breck Bike Week you can also create a bike-themed itinerary any time this summer. Combine lodging with a high end bike rental, trail map, skills session with Breck Bike Guides and a gift certificate for post-ride brews. Visit GoBreck.com or call 800-Go-Breck (800-462-7325) to book.
Breck Bike Week is sponsored by GoBreck, CBST Adventures, Breckenridge Restaurant Association, Town of Breckenridge, Cannondale, BMC, Niner, Rocky Mountain, Nutcase Helmets, Osprey Packs, Clif Bar, Fizik, Loki, Thump Blu, ResortQuest, Christy Sports, IMBA, Carvers, Peak A Boo Toys, Summit Fat Tire Society, Summit Velo, Maverick Sports and Wandering Daisy.