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The Original Growler Bike Race

May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019

the growler mountain bike race

Brought to you by Gunnison Trails and presented by Ergon and SRAM, the Original Growler is owned and operated by Gunnison Trails. The Original Growler is for experienced mountain bikers only and takes place in rugged, isolated backcountry terrain.

Saturday May 25, 2019: The Half-Growler, around 32-miles on the dirt
Sunday May 26, 2019: The Full-Growler, around 64-miles on the dirt
Sunday May 26, 2019: SUNDAY’S HALF GROWLER, around 32-miles on the dirt
NOTE: Saturday’s race starts at 9am sharp. Sunday’s races start together at 7am sharp and the total field limit for each day is 350.

Riders must possess the skills and judgment necessary to assess difficult and challenging trails and roads and negotiate them in a safe manner. NO BEGINNERS, PLEASE! For comparison, the general character and difficulty of the trails and roads in the Original Growler is similar to those of the BLM Mack Ridge Trail System near Fruita, CO: Mary’s Loop, Lion’s Loop, Horsethief Loop, Steve’s Loop, etc.

The Growler acts as is the primary fundraiser for this Colorado 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Gunnison Trails is dedicated to maintaining and expanding the single track experience in the Gunnison area including working toward building the Gunnison to Crested Butte trail. 100% of the proceeds from the Original Growler benefit Gunnison Trails.

Registration for the 2019 is now open.


May 25, 2019
May 26, 2019
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Hartman Rocks Recreation Area
Gunnison , CO United States + Google Map

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