At Irwin Guides we create custom-designed guided experiences that leave our guests touched by moments of accomplishment in spectacular natural environments. We hire the most qualified and passionate people in the industry to be with our clients in the field and at every step of the way during the pre trip process.
Crested Butte’s singletrack is nothing short of legendary. Whether you’re a beginner or expert rider, we customize our experience to our clients desires and abilities. Join us on day tours, vehicle supported multi-day trips and skills clinics. See for yourself why Crested Butte is the birthplace of modern day mountain biking.
Go with a Guide
We strive to make the most out of your day on the bike. Whether your goals are to improve technique and form, to cover as many miles you can, or simply ride some of the best singletrack Crested Butte has to offer, going with a guide will allow you to optimize your experience by spending less time looking at maps and apps. We partner with The Alpineer, a local bike shop, to offer top-of-the-line bikes with modern technology. Pair that with our professional guides and you are in for a memorable and progressive day on the bike.
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Bike & Brews
Ride a different trial every Saturday, progressing in technicality each week to keep you growing your skills and abilities. After what should be a progressive day on the bike, we will end our day with some libations at the Public House. Bike & Brews is offered each Saturday from July 7th to August 25th.
Skills & Thrills
This day on the bike is focused around a one-hour lessons with a certified instructor followed by a 2-3 hour ride to practice your newly acquired skills. We will cover proper gear shifting and braking techniques, how to navigate technical uphill and downhill terrain, when to power up difficult inclines and correct body ergonomics for shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. Dates TBD.
Crested Butte Epic Rides
Join us for guided half-day or full-day rides on Crested Butte’s iconic trails such as Trailriders Trail #401, Doctor Park and Star Pass (Trail 400), but don’t forget to inquire about some of the lesser-known trails that deserve just as much hype. These day trips are catered around you and our guides will help you navigate the best lines on these epic rides.
Enjoy a 5-day circumnavigation of Crested Butte that pedals the best trails in the Elk Mountains during the day, and revels in catered camping by night. Let our expert guides share their local knowledge during the day while our camp host wows you with freshly prepared meals morning and night. All you have to do it focus on riding. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert we will customize the trip to fit your individual needs.