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Bridges of the Butte Townie Tour



Bridges of the Butte is a peer-to-peer fundraiser for the Adaptive Sports Center. During this four-hour townie takeover, participants in their craziest costumes meander across all the bridges in Crested Butte to help raise funds to provide affordable lessons, state-of-the-art equipment, and highly trained instructors in many disciplines and disability adaptions.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:  Gabe Walker, Development Coordinator (970) 349–2296 x104 or




Michael Blunck's Special Ride

For this year's 20th annual Bridges of the Butte, Michael Blunck will be attempting a remarkable feat of riding his bike, the Dragon Wagon, from Craig Hospital to the Bridges of the Butte base camp on Elk Avenue just in time for the Townie Tour.

Michael has raised generous amounts over the years during Bridges of the Butte and we are so grateful for his tremendous support. This year, his goal is to raise $100,000 during his historic ride.



Special thanks to the Bridges of the Butte Committee: Laura Brodie, Linda Colvey, Garrett Dimon, Dayna Regan, Lacy Kaufmann, and Megan Reamer.

Schedule of Events

TBD- Crested Butte South Ride: Join us in Crested Butte South to build some pre-event stoke! Meet in front of the Crested Butte Dental office for games, short townie laps, bib pickup, and in-person registration.

September 8:

- Registration & Farmers Market (10am-Noon): Swing by Base Camp to pick up your bib or register in person, then browse the nearby Farmer's Market, or decorate your bike at base camp!

- Ready, Set, GO! (Noon-4pm): Start at base camp (3rd & Elk Ave), then ride laps around our Crested Butte course, crossing bridges throughout town and enjoying the start of our fall colors. Check out the awards page for challenges available to our riders. The last lap, where all riders go out together, starts at 3:45.

- Awards Ceremony & After-Party (4pm-6pm): Join us at base camp for food, drink, and prizes! All attendees are welcome to join us at our awards ceremony, with prizes galore for our top riders, best costumes, and more!


  • High Roller-Presented by SRSI
    Rider who collects the most pledges

  • Mighty Grom-Presented by Cimarron Wealth Management
    Youth (under 18) who collects the most pledges

  • Team Pedal Pushers-Presented by LIV Sotheby's
    Team that collectively raises the most pledges

  • Outstanding Volunteer
    Volunteer (or volunteers) who really crushes it

  • Team Theme
    Team that has the best collective bicycle theme

  • Stoke Award
    Rider who embodies the spirit of the event and ASC

  • Butte-E-Full Rider
    Individual with the best costume

  • Best Team Theme
    Team with the best costume

  • Newcomer
    Most pledges for a first year rider


The Adaptive Sports Center's Bridges of the Butte Townie Tour is made possible by volunteers. Without volunteer help setting up base camp, preparing the course, and directing cycle traffic, we couldn't run the event! Anyone 16+ is welcome to volunteer and help in and around base camp. All course marshals must be 18+.

Volunteers receive FREE registration using the promo code "VOLUNTEER24".

If you have questions about volunteering please contact Gabe Walker, Development Coordinator at (970) 349-2296 or



Interested in sponsoring this year's event? Check out our sponsorship opportunities.


                      SRSI logo


     LIV Sotheby's

                    Cimarron GCEA | Tri-State
           HVM Logo Mountain Mobile Bike Repair Logo

                            Mountain Mobile Bike Repair


                       CB Sports Logo

Link 2 Speech Logo


Tin Cup Logo


CB Dental Logo


Anthracite Logo



Additional Sponsors

Crested Butte Ace Hardware

Gregory Mountain Products

Resource Engineering Group

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in being a sponsor? Bridges of the Butte is a great opportunity to present your brand to an audience of Adaptive Sports Center supporters and bike enthusiasts. This event offers opportunities to join in the fun challenges from anywhere in the nation and culminates in a Townie Tour in Crested Butte. 


For information on how you can get involved, please contact Gabe Walker at or (970) 349-2296 x104.