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CB3p: Pole, Pedal, Paddle
April 30 - May 1$50 - $135
The CB3P is a multi-sport, endurance race that spans the length of the Gunnison Valley. The race starts in Mt. Crested Butte and finishes in Gunnison, Colorado with an uphill/downhill ski leg, bike leg, and kayak leg. The CB3P takes participants and spectators on an exciting tour that follows the valley’s spring runoff path.
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The 10am Le Mans start will take place at Mountaineer Square on the mountain and will start the uphill/downhill 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.
Participants will then transition to bikes by heading down the mountain, through the town of Crested Butte and along highway 135 to the north bridge put-in on the Gunnison River.
When competitors reach the banks of the Gunnison River at the north bridge put-in, they will transition to kayaks and paddle down the Gunnison River to the Whitewater Park for a thrilling race finish. Racers are expected to finish from 12-2pm with awards at 3pm.
Racers will have a few options to get their way down to Gunnison. They can race all three events on their own, or they can get a team of 3 together. While some will be racing to win it all, a lot of people will be enjoying the fact that they can do 3 popular activities all in one day.
Maybe one of the biggest factors will be the weather. April is notoriously know for being very unpredictable weather wise. Last year racers had to endure wind, snow and cold temperatures. The previous year it was in the 60 and sunny.
One thing is certain, you are sure to see a lot of smiles, costumes, and some beer at the end.
Make sure at least one participant of your team is at the pre race meeting at the Chamber of Commerce on Saturday April 29 at 6pm. Registration before April 23 is $50 for solo entry or $90 for a team. After that solo entries will cost $65 and $135 for teams.