April 24, 2013

Crested Butte Pole Pedal Paddle

New Race in Crested Butte

There is a new event in town that is sure to bring out the best skiers, pedlers and paddlers! The Crested Butte Pole Pedal Paddle brings the north and south parts of the valley together in a new adventure race.

Registration ends this Friday so get out there and race with a team or even solo! Details Below.


The CB3P is a multi-sport, endurance race that spans the length of the Gunnison Valley, starting in Mt. Crested Butte and finishing in Gunnison, CO. With an uphill/downhill ski leg, bike leg, and kayak leg the CB3P will take participants and spectators on an exciting tour that follows the valley’s spring runoff path. Competitors start at Crested Butte Mountain Resort with an uphill/downhill ski race, then transition to bikes which will carry them south on Hwy 135. When competitors reach the banks of the Gunnison River at the North Bridge put-in (across from Garlic Mike’s), they will transition to kayaks and paddle to the Gunnison Whitewater Park for a thrilling race finish.

Competitors can race as individuals (doing each leg of the race on their own) or on teams relay-style (each team member does one leg of the race).


Sunday April 28, 2013

Race Start Sunday: April 28, 10 am – Mountaineer Square, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Mt. Crested Butte, CO
Race Finish: estimated noon to 2pm-ish, Gunnison Whitewater Park, Gunnison, CO. Awards ceremony/after party/raffle will immediately follow the race finish and is open to the public.

Mandatory Competitors’ Meeting Saturday, April 27, 6:30 pm at the Brick Oven (223 Elk Ave). ALL COMPETITORS MUST ATTEND. Competitors’ meeting will be immediately followed by the CB3P Kick-Off Party, open to the public. The Brick will be offering drink and food specials for the party.

Visit for the official website.

Video from the Salida Pole Pedal Paddle

About the Author

1. Ed Dujardin
After moving out west for college, Ed took summer school so he could spend winters in Crested Butte. These days, he coaches the Western State Colorado University Freeride Team, and spends as much time as he can fishing the incredible rivers of the area.