Growler 101

a brief outline

The Details

Date Race Distance Price
8:30-12:30 AM- Saturday May 28, 2022 Kids Race! more info can be found here FREE
9:00 AM- Saturday May 28, 2022 The Classic Growler ~32 miles on the dirt $109
7:00 AM- Sunday May 29, 2022 The PUP 20 ~20 miles on the dirt $99
7:00 AM- Sunday May 29, 2022 The BIG BAD 40 ~40 miles on the dirt $119

*Races start from downtown Gunnison for 2022. See the COVID-19 EVENT UPDATES in the FAQ section for any updates.

SATURDAY MAY 29, 2021

THE CLASSIC GROWLER ($109) – around 32 miles on the dirt*
(limited to 350 riders)

SUNDAY MAY 30, 2021

THE PUP 20 ($99) – around 20 miles on the dirt*

SUNDAY MAY 30, 2021

THE BIG BAD 40 ($119) – around 40 miles on the dirt*
(Sunday’s starters limited to 350 riders)

We’re changing it up for 2021 and offering two new courses for Sunday’s race. While Saturday’s Classic Growler race remains the same, we’re replacing the grueling two lap, 64 mile Growler with two new options – The Pup 20 and Big Bad 40. The Pup is a 20 mile race course that’s our answer to those looking to experience the amazing trails at Hartman Rocks without suffering through the 32 mile course. A little shorter on distance but no shortage of sweet trail. For those looking for a bigger challenge, the Big Bad 40 course features the Aberdeen trails for the first time in Growler history. The Aberdeen trails make an 8 mile loop from the bottom of Skull Pass, crossing the icy Beaver Creek into Hartmans southern backcountry. We’ve wanted to feature this loop in the Growler for years, and we’re excited to finally have the chance.

Visit the route page for course maps/elevation profiles.

Growler FAQ’s