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Best Mountain Biking Events in Colorado 2023

Best Mountain Biking Events in Colorado 2023

Updated Nov 11, 2022

The Team at Stambecco takes pride in finding and describing the top mountain bike events in the United States. Regarding mountain biking, Colorado is one of the best places in the world to experience world-class single-track, flow trails, steep and technical climbs, and nerve-racking rocky descents, all with scenery and backdrops.  

In Colorado, the mountain bike events are not only some of the best organized but some of the best-attended, not to mention some of the best quality mountain bike terrain races could have! To start with our recommendations, it would be a crime not to start with the Leadville 100 Arguably the world’s most famous mountain bike event, Leadville 100 is an absolute altitude suffer-fest of pedal-mashing fun. You can’t simply sign up for it but have to qualify or win the yearly lottery to have the right to race. These qualifying events fall under the Leadville Race Series, organized by Life Time Events. Two of these Leadville Race Series are on this list and take place in Leadville too! These are the Silver Rush 50 and the Leadville Stage Race, both stunning and well-thought-out races in their own right. 

Other top events include the amazing Aspen Snowmass 50. This is a great endurance mountain bike race in and around Snowmass Village, which is also part of the Power of Four series, a unique multi-sport spanning ski mountaineering, trail running, and mountain biking.  If you compete in all three series events, you can win the coveted “Triple Crown”  awarded to category winners with the lowest total race times.

If you are looking for multi-day events, we strongly recommend Pikes Peak Apex in Colorado Springs and the amazing  Breck Epic, one of the country’s most sought-after and well-known mountain bike epic races, let alone Colorado.

This list attempts (and succeeds, might I add) to list some of the top mountain bike events that Colorado offers. From short and sweet family-lengthened rides to the infamous and hard-hitting Leadville 100, there is a race for every ability and every ambition, so please enjoy! 

Sarlacc Attack 50K

The Sarlacc Attack is a top 50K mountain bike race in Colorado. The Sarlacc Attack is a part of an amazing two-day trail run/mountain bike festival called Adventure Fest, operated by the…

Silver Rush 50

The Silver Rush 50! Oh, where to start; the Rush is a hard-charging endurance mountain bike race at the altitudes of Leadville Colorado which is part of the Leadville Race Series and…

Sunrise to Sunset Winter Park

Outside Events presents Sunrise to Sunset in Winter Park, CO.  The event is designed to offer recreational and competitive cyclists the opportunity to compete in a fun and rewarding 12-hour endurance race…

Leadville Stage Race

The Stages Cycling Leadville Stage Race takes the course of the historic Leadville Trail 100 MTB and spreads it over three exciting days. Riders get the chance to win daily prizes and…

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Telluride 100

The Telluride 100 is a top-level endurance mountain bike race that is a part of the National Ultra Endurance Series (NUE), taking place in the incredibly scenic Telluride, Colorado. The pictures speak…

Audi Snowmass 50 (formerly Power of Four MTB)

The Audi Snowmass 50 replaces the event previously known as the Power of Four MTB.  The ride/race showcases the best singletrack in the Aspen/Snowmass region with a 25-mile loop ascending 5000’ feet. …

Emerald Mountain Epic (MTB)

The Emerald Mountain Bike Epic is one of the most well-attended and beloved mountain bike events in Colorado and the entirety of the United States. Attracting everyone from first-time riders to pros,…

Leadville Trail 100 MTB

This is it, the race of all mountain bike races.  One hundred miles and 10,000+ feet of elevation gain at high-altitude, extreme terrain of the Colorado Rockies. This event was created for…

Breck Epic

As the name implies, this 6-day mountain bike stage race is epic. A mountain bike event with humble beginnings has become one of America’s top mountain bike stage races. With six big…

Freebird 50 and 25K Mountain Bike Races

The Freebird 50 and 25K Mountian Bike races are a popular colorado mountain bike race in September in Eagle, Colorado, and rated by Strambecco as one of the best MTB events in…

Pikes Peak APEX

The Pikes Peak Apex is a 4-day stage race in Colorado Springs. The Apex is the real deal, with the race attracting pros and amateurs from all over Colorado and the world.…

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