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Mountain biking takes you off the beaten path and into the wild. A mecca for mountain biking, Crested Butte offers unlimited opportunities for anyone — whether you’re a beginner or an expert cyclist.

The Adaptive Sports Center has a variety of leg and arm powered adaptive cycling options for off-road adventures. Our instructors help you choose the bike that sets you up for success and an adventurous learning experience.

Instruction is customized to your experience level. A typical introductory session begins with bike selection and a quick overview of bike anatomy. Once the basics of balance, braking and shifting are covered, riders will hit one of Crested Butte’s many beautiful trails.


We are proud to offer one of the only downhill mountain biking programs in the world for people with disabilities. Downhill mountain biking is for anyone who wishes she or he could skip the uphill push and jump straight to the downhill rush. You will be outfitted with a two-wheel or four-wheel downhill bike. Then we'll head outside where the bikes are loaded onto the chairlift to the top of the trails. Gravity does the rest.

Our instructors guide and assist participants down the mountain. Choose to explore wide and easy trails or head out on the single-track and learn to negotiate more challenging terrain including rock piles and logjams.

This high adventure activity focuses on increasing strength and self-confidence, as well as establishing good adaptive biking techniques. The Adaptive Sports Center recommends taking an introductory lesson on mountain biking as a pre-requisite. Downhill biking may not suitable for all populations. Please inquire before booking.

Downhill biking is offered June 20th - September 1st each year.


Explore everything from scenic Rocky Mountain highways to quiet backroads on a high-tech bicycle propelled entirely by arm strength. Road biking provides the opportunity to maximize mileage with smooth riding, and is a skillset that can be taken anywhere with paved roads. Participants can learn and experience road biking and return home with a newfound freedom.


For all adaptive biking programs, participants should wear longer shorts or pants and bring sunglasses and a water bottle.


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Private Lessons are for individuals with disabilities/special needs or family members who want one-on-one instruction. Group lessons are for individuals who do not need private instruction and have similar mountain biking ability as others in the group.

Instructor-to-participant ratios are at the discretion of the Adaptive Sports Center and may vary by activity. Ratios are based on overall requirements of the participant(s) experience, complexities of necessary adaptations, overall activity risk management, logistics and the unique overall group management needs. Please call with any questions you may have.

Full Day - Instructor : Participant ratio
$195 each - 1:1
$155 each - 1:2
$120 each - 1:3
$110 each - 1:4
$100 each - 1:5
$95 each - 1:6
Half Day - Instructor : Participant ratio
$145 each - 1:1
$115 each - 1:2
$95 each - 1:3
$85 each - 1:4
$75 each - 1:5
$70 each - 1:6

Veterans, Military and First Responders
$50 each – This pricing is made possible through our Operation Rise and Conquer program.


Full Day 
Full-day lessons meet at 9:15 a.m.

Half Day
Morning sessions meet at 9:15 a.m. Afternoon sessions meet at 12:45 p.m.