SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST – THE WEST ELK BICYCLE CLASSIC
The West Elk Bicycle Classic (aka, the West Elk) is a mass start road bike tour the goes from Gunnison to Crested Butte….the long way! The route is via the Black Mesa highway, Crawford, Paonia and Kebler Pass (yeah, we know. It’s not paved!) Great stuff and 135 quality miles. Registration for this second year event is already up 300% over last year.
The West Elk is a huge undertaking and, if we can continue to hit it out of the park as for organization and support, should grow into a Colorado classic and a great long-term fundraiser for Western State Colorado University Mountain Sports.
To this end, we need help! Primarily, we need volunteers to staff aid stations, drive vehicles, help with venue setup, etc., etc. You are a special bonus volunteer if you can provide a larger vehicle (and/or trailer) that can haul bikes, bodies or both. We need to transport bikes and riders in various directions throughout the day of the event, Sunday September 1st.
Please contact me if you are interested in being a part of this event which showcases, not just an amazing route and our two valley communities, but also our campus and our people. Thanks for considering!
Director of Mountain Sports
WESTERN STATE COLORADO UNIVERSITY