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Women’s Mountain Bike Trip Crested Butte, Colorado


Location - Colorado

September 4, 2020 - September 7, 2020

Women’s Mountain Bike Trip

Come join us in Crested Butte, CO for 3 days of riding world class single track on a women’s only trip, led by Karin Pocock. We will spend 3 days learning and refining mountain bike skills, riding through breathtaking alpine scenery, and enjoying growing together as a group.

Crested Butte sits at 9,000 ft elevation in the heart of the Elk Mountains, the wildflower capital of Colorado.  Explore trails that wind though forests, alpine meadows, pristine lakes & streams.  We’ll guide you on amazing single-track trails and offer instruction and techniques along the way.

Our mountain biking trip is led by Backcountry Babes instructor Karin Pocock, an experienced mountain bike instructor and ski guide. Karin lives near CB and is thrilled to share her local knowledge with the Babes.   We offer a low guide to client ration of 1:6 to optimize the small group experience.  Karin chooses trails each day to give you the best experience to suit your riding ability. Her coaching and instruction out on the trails will bring your riding to the next level.

Lodging is included as part of the experience to foster a sense of community in the group and make this an opportunity to meet other like-minded women and future riding partners.

Crested Butte boasts a lively main street of eateries, breweries, and live music venues in a small town atmosphere, all within walking distance of our accommodation. Spend our day riding the mountains and you can opt to spend your evenings relaxing, enjoying a massage, yoga class or out exploring the town.

Included: Professional BICP certified guides, mentorship and instruction in basic bike mechanics (if desired), any shuttles required, local accommodations, and lunches on the trail.

Not Included: Bike rental (Babes can help arrange this through a local outfitter), Breakfasts and Dinners, additional services like Yoga or Massage (Babes can help arrange or book these at your request).

Duration: 4 Days
Activity Level: Moderate to High
Required Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate Mountain Bike rider. Must have some previous mountain bike experience. Must be able to exercise at 7000-11,000ft. Come with a growth mindset– we all learn tips and techniques from our instructors and fellow Babes on each of our trips. Backcountry Babes creates a fun and inclusive learning environment, so you can expect to get a lot out of this trip.

Mountain Bike Trip Details

Starts at 4:00pm

Friday Aug 30th: Meet the group for happy hour at our lodging for a true introduction and to get all our gear dialed in. Then head out on the town for dinner! Get ready to ride for tomorrow. (Happy hour included, dinner on-your-own)

Sat Aug 31st: Ride breathtaking single track among wildflowers in Crested Butte! Lunch included with the group.

Sun Sept 1:
Ride breathtaking single track among wildflowers in Crested Butte! Lunch included with the group.

Ends at 4:00pm

On Labor Day, Monday Sept 2. Get a great morning ride in, enjoy our last lunch with the group, and head home.

What to Expect

  • 1st evening meet and greet happy hour
  • 3 days riding beautiful Colorado single track
  • 3 nights at a beautiful and casual lodge
  • 3 lunches included on the trail
  • Professional, certified, and very experienced Backcountry Babes instructors
  • Camaraderie and fun in a supportive environment
  • Have any questions? Email us at [email protected]

About the Lodge

We will be staying at casual, comfortable accommodations locally in Crested Butte. Expect off-the beaten track, local knowledge, friendly hosts, and beautiful rooms. Our standard is double occupancy. (Please email [email protected] about single occupancy room supplemental options.)

Gear Needed

  • Small Backpack (to hold water, layers and snacks)
  • Mountain Bike (rentals available)
  • Helmet
  • Proper outerwear, gloves, sunglasses etc for spending all day outdoors in various weather conditions
  • Bathing Suit for possible swimming opportunities

Getting There

DRIVE: To Crested Butte, Colorado

FLY: to Gunnison, Colorado (GUC) and take a shuttle from the airport to Crested Butte. Other airport options include Grand Junction or Montrose: These airports are a bit further from CB, but maybe more affordable to fly into, and they also have airports and shuttles.



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Casey S.Sante Fe, NM

I can’t even describe the emotions I feel thinking back to the two backcounty ski hut trips I’ve done in Canada with Backcountry Babes. It’s a lot of “Oh my god that was fun!”, but it was also such a confidence builder. I feel like I can hang, I’m a badass, and now I know all these incredible women that I can use as role models.

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This trip was one of the most rewarding outdoor experiences I’ve ever had. Great women, fantastic guides, way too much food, and AMAZING skiing! As soon as I got home I was already signed up for next year’s trip.

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