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2014 West Elk Bicycle Classic

Western State Colorado University Mountain Sports

Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 7:00 AM (MDT)

2014 West Elk Bicycle Classic

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
West Elk Bicycle Classic 134mi (After 6/21)
Late registration. Your jersey will be mailed to you. Pick up your ride supplies at packet pickup before the ride.
Ended $135.00 $4.37
Group Discount West Elk Bicycle Classic
Enter 5-10 riders after 6/19 and receive $10 off the regular price. Jerseys will be mailed to you.
Ended $120.00 $7.59
Day of Registration: West Elk Bicycle Classic 134mi
Day of registration is from 5:30 to 6:30 day of event. Your jersey will be mailed to you.
Ended $150.00 $9.24

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Uncompaghre peak in background on N Rim of Black canyon

The West Elk Bicycle Classic

The final 25 mile 5000' climb over Kebler pass on dirt.

Join Western State Colorado University’s Director of Mountain Sports, Dave Wiens, Labor Day weekend for this 134-mile timed road tour with 9,300 ft. of climbing. The ride starts on Western’s campus in Gunnison and finishes in downtown Crested Butte, just 28 miles to the north via Highway 135.

However, the West Elk Bicycle Classic never touches 135 but chooses the scenic route: plying the shores of Blue Mesa Reservoir; brushing the Black Canyon of the Gunnison; and visiting off-the-beaten-path communities like Crawford, Paonia and Somerset, before finally depositing riders on dirt and gravel for the final and biggest climb of the ride up an over Kebler Pass, the backdoor entrance into Crested Butte. All proceeds from the West Elk Bicycle Classic benefit the Mountain Sports program at Western, as well as the communities we visit along this amazing route.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

What You Get  

The opportunity to ride a challenging and off-the-beaten-path route on all kinds of Colorado backroads.

An awesome West Elk Bicycle Classic commemorative jersey by Primal. See below for fit chart and details.

Socks! Everyone loves socks and these are the official West Elk Bicycle Classic wool socks made by SOS.

Aid Stations all along the route stocked with Honey Stinger and Acli-Mate products, as well as other great eats and drinks.

Drop Bag transported to finish line in Crested Butte.

Post ride grub provided by Donita’s Cantina in downtown Crested Butte

A few cold ones from Two Rascals Brewing in Montrose, CO in an official West Elk Bicycle Classic pint glass.

On course medical services provided by Event Medical Solutions Unlimited and Gunnison Valley Health EMS

Either a glowing satisfaction in your accomplishment or a burning desire to return and try again to conquer the West Elk Bicycle Classic!


2014 WEBC Jersey

Jersey Size

SOS Wool Socks

SOS Wool Socks Size

WEBC pint glass

Registration and Packet pick up


Registration and Packet pick up will take place at the Taylor Hall Welcome Center (south facing entrance) on the Western State Colorado University campus in Gunnison CO. 

Friday, August 29th from 6-8 pm

Saturday, August 30th from 4-8pm

Sunday, August 31st from 5:30-6am

This is also the starting line. 

Click here for a map: 



At registration, you can also purchsase West Elk Bicycle Classic merchandise like jerseys, socks, t-shirts, etc. Also, extra meal and beer tickets for family and friends. Shuttle information will also be available here. Register early as this event is limited to 200 entries.

Enjoy the training; enjoy the ride!


2013 video of final miles on Kebler Pass




Can I contact the event organizer?

Yes, anytime. Please email us at info@westelkbicycleclassic or call (970) 318-6783

Is my registration transferrable?

You may transfer your registration to a friend or stranger for a $25 transfer fee. You will be responsible for getting paid by the new entrant. The new entrant will pay the $25 transfer fee to the West Elk Bicycle Classic.

What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds. This is a backcountry road ride of sorts as there are long stretches of lonely nothingness. Also, very little in the way of cell service and help may be a whle in arriving in the event of a mechanical, injury or illness, especially as the ride spreads out.  Elk bicycle Classic is a rain or shine event.  

Have questions about 2014 West Elk Bicycle Classic? Contact Western State Colorado University Mountain Sports

When & Where

Western State Colorado University, Taylor Hall
610 North Adams Street
Gunnison, CO 81230

Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 7:00 AM (MDT)

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Western State Colorado University Mountain Sports

Western State Colorado University Mountain Sports directed by Dave Wiens is a unique conglomeration of sports that are unique to Western State. These include Nordic and downhill skiing, snowboarding and Cycling. WSCU students have a great time cycling, skiing, and hiking in our amazing valley.



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2014 West Elk Bicycle Classic
Gunnison, CO Events Sports & Fitness

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