September 6, 2015
TheÂ West Elk Bicycle Classic (WEBC), is sure to be a challenging and epic ride for road cyclists. The race is a fundraiser for the Western State Colorado University Mountain Sports Team, which offers students the opportunity to compete in mountain adventure sports.
This demanding 134 mile course is a timed tour climbing to 9,300ft from Gunnison to Crested ButteÂ viaÂ the ‘scenic-route’ through the West Elk Mountains. The ride finishes with a 25 mile, 5400 foot climb over the Kebler pass to Crested ButteÂ which begins around the 100 mile mark. Once riders reach the top of Kebler Pass, Â they will coast down into Crested Butte for a celebration on Elk Avenue.
More information about ths event can be found at http://www.westelkbicycleclassic.com/