ASPEN TO CRESTED BUTTE

September 1, 2024

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.

The Grand Traverse is operated as a fundraising event for Crested Butte Nordic, a 501(c)(3) recreational non-profit organization.

INFO

2024 Registration opens

December 1, 2023 at 12:00 AM

Individual MTB Registration Cost – $175
Dual Sport – Individual Registration Cost – $315

Refund Policy & Bib Transfer Procedure

Registration deferment to future GT events will NOT be an option.

Grand Traverse Triple Crown

Individuals wishing to enter 2024 GT Triple Crown competition may gain guaranteed entry into the Ski event through priority pre-registration during the month of November. 

MORE INFO
The following Prize Purse will be distributed to top finish places:
Men’s – MTBWomen’s – MTB
1st Place – $10001st Place – $1000
2nd Place – $7002nd Place – $700
3rd Place – $4003rd Place – $400
4th Place – $2004th Place -$200
5th Place – $1005th Place -$100

Friday, August 30, 2024

BIB PICK-UP  (Crested Butte)

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Crested Butte Nordic Center — 620 2nd Street in Downtown Crested Butte.

6:00 PM
Pre-Race Briefing


Saturday, August 31, 2024

BIB PICK-UP  (Aspen)

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Ajax Park — 1001 S. Ute Ave, Aspen


Sunday, September 1, 2024

Race START
7:00  AM

Ajax Park
— 1001 S. Ute Ave, Aspen

FINISH LINE
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Crested Butte Mountain Resort – Base Area,  Mt. Crested Butte

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.

Do you have all of the required gear? 

  • waterproof windshield with hood
  • hat or buff
  • gloves
  • CORSAR Card or Colorado fishing/hunting license – save yourself the headache and purchase ahead of time
  • helmet 

 

If you’re still looking for a few pieces, check out this kit list from our title sponsor Montane! Use code GT20 for 20% off through the end of the year.

Endurance training and racing nutrition is hard. Our friend Angela Moore from Fit Life of Colorado has a few tips and tricks to get you through the summer of training. The number one takeaway: gut training is just as important as regular training!

Fit Life of Colorado Nutrition Tips and Tricks

TRANSPORTATION

RETURN SHUTTLE

Crested Butte to Aspen return transportation may be booked through online race registration.   Capacity is limited, no additional shuttles will be added once sold out.

MTB RETURN SHUTTLE
DUAL SPORT SHUTTE

ACCOMMODATION

Camping in the Gunnison Valley

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

Lodging Partners

THE GRAND TRAVERSE TRIPLE CROWN – THE ULTIMATE COMPETITION FOR THE ULTIMATE MOUNTAIN ATHLETE