Last weekend the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association crew came out in force for their annual overnight weekend work days. Rustlers Gulch campground was the base camp for work on both the 401 trail and the 403 trail. Event sponsors kept the workers happy and motivated while they worked to provide necessary maintenance for these beloved trails. New Belgium provided beverages while Rim Tours took care for food throughout the weekend.
Over 50 volunteers started work from both ends of the lower section of 401. A new re-route of the lower section now avoids private property. The re-route now treats the riders to single track after the road hill climb. The roller coaster bridge close to the Judd Falls trail head has been replaced with a more stable and even wood bridge. Rock supports and new plywood has made this once precarious crossing into a breeze. Other improved sections of the trail include the small bridge water crossings and washouts.
The second day of CBMBA trail work focused on the 403 trail. Chainsaws were brought out to clear trees in both the beginning of the climb and the middle section, restoring the original route. The last portion of the course has also been cut and back filled with cleaner switchbacks and more flow to enhance the steep downhill.
Be sure to thank CBMBA for their efforts, and if you can, donate so they can continue their great work.