Crested Butte Boasts Gravity Slave Race and Chili Beer Fest on September 7th and 8th

by on September 4, 2013 in Mountain Travel

Crested Butte Boasts Gravity Slave Race and Chili Beer Fest on September 7th and 8th
Crested Butte Evolution Bike Park Photo Kevin Krill

The Gravity Slave Downhill race is slated for the day after their Chili and Beer Festival in Crested Butte Gravity Slave Race so all will be well fed and relaxed for the main event on Sunday, September 8th.

Avery Trail in the Evolution Bike Park will be the venue including a new section at the bottom that is longer and features some new jumps in the aspens that are top notch.

Avery has been the featured DH Track in CB’s Evolution Park since 2009 and has challenged racers from all over the west. The track’s flow has been maintained and enhanced by the CB Bike Patrol and Trail Crew led by Christian Robertson. Christian has overseen all of the improvements and additions to the park increasing the count to 18 trails of green and flowy to double black diamond challenges.

Crested Butte Evolution Bike Park Photo Kevin KrillThe Evolution Bike Park and Robertson have a strong racing history and the CB local scene is growing in leaps and bounds. The pure DH format of the Gravity Slave and the new Avery Trail will be an epic day for riders and spectators alike.

Registration is now available online at www.skicb.com/mygroup with the package code: gravityslave2013. The $50 registration fee includes a race day ticket for Sunday, September 8 and a chance to win a raffle prize from our sponsors at the awards party following the race. Men and women riders can sign up for the Open Pro category or as an Amateur racer, with the following age classes: 12 and under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-49, and 50+, where prizes will be given to the top three in each category.

Special racer lodging rates start at $99 per night, plus a resort fee and taxes, which can be reserved by calling 800-810-7669. For more information, visit www.ridecb.com/gravityslave or call Patti Hensley at 970-349-221.