Chainless World Championships

Only in Crested Butte would we come up with a gravity-fed race like this. Bigger bikes. Bigger costumes. More ridiculous antics. Do whatever it takes to get you here in time for the Chainless. It’s probably the best time you can have for $30 ($35 day-of).

Racers weigh down their bikes, put on ridiculous costumes, and remove their chains before racing the seven miles from Kebler Pass into downtown Crested Butte. The race starts at 4:20 pm sharp, and the one who stays off her brakes the most wins. Well, actually, everybody wins. Even the spectators hanging out at the end of Elk to watch the carnage.

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Chainless Day Schedule


  • 9:00 am-12 pm: Registration and bike drop off at the 4-Way Stop. All bikes MUST be dropped off by NOON
  • 2:30- 3:30 pm: Participant shuttles to the top of Kebler Pass leave from the 4-Way Stop. Don’t miss the shuttle, and don’t be late- there will be NO shuttles after 3:30, and if the last one’s full, you’re on your own getting up there.
  • 4:20 pm: Race starts – sprint for your bike and coast as fast as you can the 7 miles down to town.
  • 7 Miles Later: The after party livens up at 1st and Elk (all 21+ racers get two free beers).
  • Register and pay: the $25 fee ($30 after 5/31/18; $35 day-of)
  • Sign the waiver
  • Wear A Helmet (yes, EVEN you)
  • Drop off your bike (chain-free) between 10 am and 12 pm