Event Overview

The Grand Traverse Mountain Bike is no ordinary mountain bike race. It is a point-to-point from Aspen to Crested Butte, Colorado. In total, bikers travel 40 miles across the Elk Mountains with over 7,800′ of elevation gain. The course starts with a 3000′ ascent up Aspen Mountain before continuing deep into the Elk Mountains. This mountain bike race is not for the faint of heart.


Racer Manual


Summer 2020 FAQ



INDIVIDUAL Registration Cost:

December – May ————30% Discount ——— $105.00
June – July ———————-20% Discount ——— $120.00
August-September 5th —–10% Discount ——— $135.00
September 6th (walk-up) — 0% Discount ——— $150.00

Dual Sport – Individual Registration Cost:

December-February ——–20% Discount ——— $168.00
March-May ——————–20% Discount ——— $192.00
June-September 3rd ——- 20% Discount ——— $216.00
September 4th————-— 20% Discount ——– $240.00

Summer 2020 FAQ

Grand Traverse Triple Crown

Individuals who will be, or have completed the 2020 GT Ski, may enter themselves into the 2020 Triple Crown by registering as a Dual Sport competitor through either online summer registrations. Please reference your Ski confirmation #, or Team Name.

Refund Policy – updated May 20, 2020

December 1st to May 31st  extended to June 30th –  75% Refund of Individual Registration
June 1st July 1 to July 31st  –  50% Refund of Individual Registration
August 1st to August 25th –  25% Refund of Individual Registration
Refund requests will not be accepted beyond August 25th

We are proceeding in good faith to bring these events to fruition in an atmosphere of significant uncertainty.  In the event of cancellation due to public health mandates, we will offer a 50% refund on paid registration fees.  Deferred registration to future GT events (as was offered for the 2020 GT Ski event cancellation) will NOT be an option.  

The Racer Manual and this website outline all requirements, procedures, and policies for the Grand Traverse Mountain Bike race on a regular year. Given the ever-evolving circumstances of the COVID-19 epidemic, all procedures and services are subject to change.

Racers should prepare for the following possible mandates and potential alterations to 2020 GT Mountain Run & Bike races:

  • Mandatory face coverings worn at Start Line & Aid Stations.
  • Multiple seeded wave starts with delineated start positions.
  • Outdoor socially distanced bib pick-up.
  • Virtual pre-race briefing held online.
  • Aid nutrition reduced to only pre-packaged items.
  • Possible elimination, or leisure time restricted Finish Expo.
  • Finish meal provided in a to-go fashion.
  • Possible elimination of Return Shuttle service.
  • Possible elimination, or reduced capacity of Sag Shuttles for cut-off racers.

Pandemic Cancellation Policy:
Should GT event permits be revoked at anytime due to Public Health mandates, we will offer a 50% refund on paid registration fees.

Deferred registration to future GT events (as was offered for the 2020 GT Ski event cancellation) will NOT be an option.

Summer 2020 FAQ

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Bib Pick-up & Registration (Crested Butte)

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Crested Butte Nordic Center — 620 2nd Street in Downtown Crested Butte.

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Bib Pick-Up and Registration (Aspen)

12:00 PM to 6:00 PMAjax Park, Aspen – 1001 S. Ute Avenue
Registrations may be made in-person, or online up until 6 PM the day prior to the race.

Sunday, September 6th, 2020

Late Bib Pick-Up

6:00 AM
Ajax Park,  Aspen – 1001 S. Ute Avenue


7:00 AM
Ajax Park,  Aspen – 1001 S. Ute Avenue

Finish & Vendor Expo

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Base Area of Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Podium Ceremony

2:00 PM

IMPORTANT:  All information is subject to change.  For the safety of racers and volunteers, weather conditions may require a change in the race start time or location, the official course, or race rules – or may lead to cancellation.


Return Shuttles

Return transportation may be booked through online race registration. Capacity is limited, no additional shuttles will be added once sold out.

Crested Butte to Aspen

$75/pp with bike – Departing Sunday, 5:30 PM from CBMR base.


Our Lodging Partners provide diverse lodging choices for our Grand Traverse racers.

Lodging Partners

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