Kid’s Race

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Original Growler Kid’s Race & Skills Clinic

In partnership with:

Crested Butte Devo

KID’S GROWLER ON SATURDAY MORNING

Updated 5/23/24: We are so incredibly bummed to announce the cancellation of the Kid’s Growler this year due to an unforeseen family emergency for the organizers. The Kid’s Growler is certainly a huge highlight for The Original Growler, and we know how many kiddos out there were getting pumped for the big day on Saturday. Crested Butte Development Team (CB Devo) brings the excitement every year with these kid specific races and we cannot thank them enough for their hard work and dedication to this portion of the event. We will miss the kid’s races this year, but we look forward to seeing the kid’s back at it in 2025.
Thank you for everyone’s understanding!

Calling all young mountain bikers from Striders on up that want to participate in the Gunnison Trails Growler weekend but just don’t quite have the legs for a full big race lap. We are thrilled to offer this challenge for younger riders, ensuring fun for the whole family! While this is a FREE event, donations to CB Devo are greatly appreciated and helps support their mission to get more kids on bikes. At both registration (at WCU) and during the race on Saturday, CB Devo will accept cash or Venmo donations.

Here’s the scoop for The Original Kid’s Growler:

When: Saturday – 8:30am, May 25, 2024
Where: Hartman Rocks base area (SouthEast corner of the parking lot)

Kids Growler Registration and Race Map
Kids Growler Registration and Race Map

Click images for larger view. Registration area and Course Map

PRE-REGISTER (FREE) : On Friday May 24, you can now pre-register your kiddo at adult registration (WCU Field House). CB Devo will be there with maps and all the goodies needed to get your kiddo ready the night before their race. Here you’ll get a number plate and sign a quick release of liability waiver.

DAY OF REGISTRATION (FREE): Please meet us at the Hartman Rocks base area (SouthEast corner of the parking lot (see map above) starting at 8:30am on Saturday, May 25 (see below for separate registration times before each race). Here you’ll get a number plate and sign a quick release of liability waiver. Don’t forget to bring snacks and a water bottle or hydration pack. Helmets and closed toed sneakers required, sunglasses and bike gloves are highly recommended.

RACE 1- Ages 9+

LONG COURSE/30-min plus 1 lap, start 9:35am/finish 10:20am

  • Registration closes at 9:25am
  • This race will be on a longer course for our oldest and fastest kids. Riders registering for this race must have solid descending skills and endurance for longer laps with more climbing. This race will be approximately 30 minutes long. The suggested age range for this race is 9 and up.

RACE 2- Ages 7-9

SHORT COURSE/20-min plus 1 lap, start 10:30am/finish 11:00am

  • Registration closes at 10:20am
  • On the short course, this race will be for even faster kids with more proficient bike handling skill and fitness. This race will be approximately 20 minutes long. The suggested age range for this race is 7-9 years old.

RACE 3- Ages 5-7

SHORT COURSE/15-min plus 1 lap, start 11:10am/finish 11:35am

  • Registration closes at 11:00am
  • On the short course, this race is intended for kids that are confident pedaling and more experienced on two wheels. This race will be approximately 15 minutes long. The suggested age range for this race is 5-7 years old.

RACE 4- Ages 3-5

SHORT COURSE/1 LAP, start 11:45am (separate races for push and pedal bikes)
-11:45am start PUSH BIKES
-12:00pm start PEDAL BIKES

  • Registration closes at 11:35am
  • On the short course, for the Strider riders as well as those just transitioning to pedals. For this one lap/short course race, we ask that parents accompany their child with no brakes or those who are still a little shaky. There may be a “mandatory dismount” to get down one short hill. Suggested age range for this race is 3-5 years old.

We will have healthy post-race refreshments at the start/finish area. Please contact Adam at events@CrestedButteDevo.com with any questions.