Crested Butte

This August, SMBA will take advantage of the long, warm, summer days and venture into the high country. Crested Butte has so many fun trails to explore. The trails are one of a kind, the riding is epic and the fun seems to be never ending.

Coaches will guide athletes up rugged mountains, glide though fields of wild flowers and weave in and out of aspens.

The SMBA Crested Butte Adventure Trip includes transportation, camping, food, and coaching. We will spend five days exploring the local singletrack and four nights camping, cooking our own food and getting in touch with nature.

Crested Butte Adventure Trip
Grade 4 and up
August 10-14           $675 Early bird          $725 After June 30

Trails: Each day, we will ride from a different trail head. These trails range from flowy and smooth to steep, rocky and technical, suiting riders who have a skill set that is intermediate to advanced, and are ready for long days on the bike.

Food: Please bring your lunch for the first day and favorite riding fuel. Please let SMBA know if you have any dietary restrictions upon registration.

Water: Hydration pack and extra bottles

Riding gear for hot and cold weather (It could be 90 and sunny or 30 and snowing): Helmet, gloves, shorts, shoes, riding pack with:  rain jacket, leg warmers, tubes(2), lube, pump, tools, and food

Money: Please bring spending money for food/fun and emergency (bike parts, medical…)

Camping Checklist:
2 pair of hang out pants
1 pair of hang out shorts
2 pair of socks per day
Bathing Suit
Hiking Shoes
Flip flops AKA bathroom/camp shoes
4 shirts
Warm jacket
Warm gloves
Warm hat
Sun hat
Sun Screen!
Bug Spray
Mess Kit: spoon, fork, knife, bowl, plate, cup.
Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, …)
Flashlight and/or headlamp

Tent:  In an effort to reduce gear space so we will be sharing tents. Three to four tents will be selected. If you end up in someone else tent please be respectful and keep your shoes and dirt outside.
Rain Fly

Camping chair (optional)
Sleeping bag
Sleeping Pad
Camera (optional)
Bike lock
Duct tape
Cards and/or games for bad weather

Put your name on everything

Drop Off: At drop off there will be a coach there to great you, as well as, other athletes being dropped off. Athletes are asked to arrive on time and check in with their coach. This is a great time to speak with the coach about any allergies, medical issues or concerns you may have. Please make sure that your athlete is prepared for the week before leaving. This includes: bike, shoes, helmet, tube, small tool, water, food camping gear and emergency money.

Monday: Meet at 8am at the SMBA office. After everyone has been checked in, the athletes will  load the van for the road trip to Crested Butte. After camp is set up we will go for an awesome ride and get to bed early.

Tuesday – Thursday: The campers will wake up, prepare and eat breakfast, ride amazing trails, enjoy lunch, finish the ride, stop for showers, prepare and eat dinner, build the camp fire, roast marshmallows, sleep and repeat.

Friday: At 7:30am we will wake up, pack the van and do a fun ride near camp. We will return to the SMBA office  in the evening.

Pick Up: Each camper will call their parents when they are leaving the Crested Butte and when they reach Golden to alert their parents of their arrival time. At the end of the trip coaches will be present to assist with questions and to let parents/guardians know if any issues arose during the week. Parents are encouraged to speak with the coaches about their child’s trip.