The 1st Annual Copper Crush, July 30th

We are excited to bring this spectacular new venue to the RME Series. Copper Mountain Resort has rolled out the red carpet for us, bringing in live music, gourmet burgers, craft beers, family activities and of course an exciting racecourse that will delight sweet singletrack aficionados. Register to race & retreat here. 
Bring the family up for the weekend and get out of the city heat. The list of things to do here is endless, and it will take all of two days to sample them.  A ride on the American Eagle lift takes you to 11,375 feet for mountain exploration. Flip, spin, and fling yourself into the blue Copper Mountain sky on our quad power jump. Come and scale the largest outdoor climbing wall in Colorado. Take a few laps on our Go-Karts, ride your mountain bike downhill, get a hole in one on our mini or regular size golf course. The possibilities are endless.
If all you want to do is relax in an Adirondack chair and listen to performers in Burning Stones Plaza, this is the place to do that also. There is a racing distance for all ages and abilities, no license required. We even have a free Kidz race for the 9 and unders.
After the race, all competitors get to enjoy theColorado Burger Summit. Restaurants compete for the title of Colorado’s Best Burger and you get to be the judge! The winner receives the Golden Ticket that will send them to compete in the nationally televised World Food Championships for the World’s Best Burger. Come feast on burgers, grab a beer and get down to live music with the Margarita Bros.
Copper Mountain has extended some great discounted lodging specials for this race, see the lodging pageand take advantage of this unique opportunity to relax in this special corner of Summit County.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, July 29th

  • 10:00am – 5:00pm – Family Activities Location:  Center Village – purchase Day Passes $49 at Copper Sports
  • 5:00pm – 8:00pm – Check-in and registration open in Center Village at Endo’s.
  • 7:00pm – Bikes, Brews, and Tunes. Roll into Burning Stones Plaza then grab a beer and a seat by the fireside. Build camaraderie as you join other biking enthusiasts listening to local musicians.

Saturday, July 30th

  • 6:00am – 8:00am – Check-in and registration open – Center Village
  • 9:00am – Endurance Race Start
    • Endurance Race – 40 miles (4 laps)
  • 12:30pm – XC Race Start
    • XC Race – 20 miles (2 laps)
    • 1:00pm – Appetizer and Juniors 17-18 Race Start
      • Appetizer Race – 10 miles (1 lap)
      • Juniors 15-18 Race – 10 miles (1 lap)
        • Juniors 10-14 Race – 6 miles (1/2 lap)
  • 10:00am – 7:00pm – Family Activities Location:  Center Village – purchase Day Passes $49 at Copper Sports
  • 10:00am – Nature Talk Location:  Center Village – at the base of the American Eagle Lift
  • 11:30am – Free Warriors Kids Race (9 and under)
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm – Colorado Burger Summit – Gourmet Burger sampling included with entry (Burning Stones Plaza)
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm – Live Music with Margarita Bros.
  • 4:45pm – Chef Winners of Burger Summit announced during band
  • 7:30pm – Copper Campfire and Live Music with Randel McKinnon – Center Village at the Fire Globe
  • 9:30pm – Fireworks over West Lake in Center Village

Sunday, July 31st

Come IN DROVES (seriously – bring everyone you know) to help rally this unique Camp Powder Gap premier event. Participants will be placed on one of two teams that will scour center village a Copper Mountain to find your opponents flags! Multiple flags will be used for each team, creating a greater challenge!  Prizes will be placed strategically across the venue including, but not limited to – cold, hard CASH – cha ching!
The Silent Auction will remain open to bidders from 8am until 3pm, and auction winners will be announced at 3 p.m. and must be present to win.  Live music at Burning Stones Plaza will begin at 9:30 am.  Eufórquestra will take the stage at 12pm, providing the sounds of modern funk and roots with vintage soul. Please come dressed for any and all weather. The event will take place come rain, sleet, snow or sunshine (trust us, it only adds to the fun)!
8:00am                             Capture the Flag Registration
8:00am – 3:00pm          Silent Auction benefitting Camp Powder Gap
9:30am                              Live Music TBD
10:00am – 3:00pm          Capture the Flag Game
10:30am –                          Pedals for Pints – Community Bike Ride – Center Village – Gravitee Sports
12:30pm –                          Mountain Pose Yoga on the Mountain at Solitude Station
12:00pm – 3:00pm           Live Music from Euforquestra
3:00pm                               Auction Winners Announced (must be present to win)