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 they will ride south on Hwy 135. When competitors reach the banks of the Gunnison River at the North Bridge put-in, they will transition to kayaks and paddle to the Gunnison Whitewater Park for a thrilling race finish.
Men and women can compete as individuals or on teams relay-style.
Sunday April 27, 2014
- Sunday, April 27
- 10am Le Mans start
- Mountaineer Square, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Mt. Crested Butte, CO
- Sunday, April 27
- Estimated 12pm to 2pm-ish
- Gunnison Whitewater Park, Gunnison, CO.
- Awards ceremony at 3pm
- After party/competitor’s raffle will immediately follow the awards ceremony, open to the public.
Pre-Race Competitor’s Meeting:
- Saturday, April 26
- Brick Oven Pizzeria, on Elk Ave in downtown Crested Butte.
- ALL INDIVIDUAL COMPETITORS MUST ATTEND; AT LEAST 1 MEMBER OF EVERY TEAM MUST ATTEND. Free beer and pizza for competitors. Competitor’s meeting will be immediately followed by the CB3P Kick-Off Party, open to the public.
Individuals ($50 until April 21 / $65 after April 21); men & women can compete as individuals in the ‘Race’ or ‘Fun’ category. If you enter as an individual you will be racing all 3 legs of the race on your own.
Teams ($90 until April 21 / $105 after April 21); men, women or mixed teams can compete relay-style in teams of 3. Each team member will compete in one leg of the race. Teams should be registered by a single team member. The team member responsible for team registration will need the email addresses, physical mail addresses, and birthdays of the other team members in order to complete the registration form.
Race Course Description:
Click here to view the entire CB3P race course (then click on map to zoom in & out).
Ski Leg: Uphill = Warming House > Keystone > Upper Park > Yellow Brick Road > Paradise Bowl to the top of Paradise Lift > Silver Queen Road > Windy Gap. Transition from uphill mode to downhill mode at Windy Gap. Downhill = Jokerville > Upper Park > Keystone > Warming House Hill. Click here to view ski course map.
Bike Leg (approx 27 miles): Ride from Mountaineer Square at Crested Butte Mountain Resort to North Bridge put-in on the Gunnison River. Click here to view bike course map.
Kayak Leg (approx 4.5 miles) – Paddle from the North Bank put-in on the Gunnison River to the Gunnison Whitewater Park. Click here to view the kayak course. Note: the Gunnison River will be running considerably higher this year than it did for the 2013 CB3P. Click here for current Gunnison River flows.
*Cut off for the race will be 2pm at the North bridge put-in. This means if you must launch your paddle craft before 2pm to be allowed to finish the race.
Ski Leg – The ski portion of the race is uphill/downhill, meaning parts of the course will require competitors to skin uphill and parts will require skiing downhill. Runs are green and blue in difficulty. We recommend AT or tele gear, but split boards, and nordic gear are allowed. Helmets are required for the ski portion of the race.
Bike Leg – The bike portion of the race is completely paved. A road bike will be the most efficient choice, but any human-powered bike will be allowed. Helmets are required during for bike portion of the race.
Kayak Leg – The river section of the race is mostly Class II. The race will finish at the Gunnison Whitewater Park and will require competitors to punch through one Class II+/III- rapid. Click here for whitewater classification system. Any of the following watercraft will be allowed on the river course: kayaks, canoes, SUP boards, duckies, and rafts. Helmets & PFDs are required for the river portion of the race.
Transitions – Transitions between each leg of the race are unsupported, meaning you are not allowed assistance with your gear as you transition. Your transition times will be recorded and added to your overall race time.
Gear Collection – Competitors are responsible for getting their own gear to the correct transition areas the morning of the race. CB3P race organizers will be responsible for collecting the gear after each transition and delivering it to the Gunnison Whitewater Park where competitors can claim it after they’ve finished the race. We recommend you label your gear with your name.
**Awards for the 2014 CB3P have been created by artist Laura Cooper Elm. Please visit her website to view her other art work.
The CB3P is Brought To You By:
A Colorado 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sporting events in the Gunnison Valley and beyond. www.elkmountainevents.com
For questions or to volunteer for the 2014 CB3P contact Tiff Simpson, race director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU 2014 CB3P SPONSORS …