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



INDIVIDUAL Registration Cost:

December – May ————30% Discount ——— $105.00
June – July ——————20% Discount ——— $120.00
August ———————–10% Discount ——— $135.00
September 1st (walk-up) — 0% Discount ——— $150.00

Dual Sport / Triple Crown – Individual Registration Cost:

December-February ——–20% Discount ——— $168.00
March-May ——————20% Discount ——— $192.00
June-August 30th ———- 20% Discount ——— $216.00
September 1st (walk-up)— 20% Discount ——— $240.00

Grand Traverse Triple Crown

Individuals who will be, or have completed the 2019 GT Ski, may enter themselves into the 2019 Triple Crown by registering as a Dual Sport competitor through either online summer registration. Please reference your Ski confirmation #, or Team Name.

Refund Policy

December 1st to May 31st  –  75% Refund of Individual Registration
June 1st to July 31st  –  50% Refund of Individual Registration
August 1st to August 25th –  25% Refund of Individual Registration


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Friday, August 30th, 2019

Bib Pick-up & Registration (Crested Butte)

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

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

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 1st, 2019

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 discounted rates to Grand Traverse racers.
Click here to link to our lodging partners.

Course Details




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