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Crested Butte Bike Week: Chainless Race

About 250 riders coast down Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown Crested Butte during the annual event.

A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Matt Armbruster walks to the buses to ride to Kebler Pass Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Matt Armbruster walks to the buses to ride to Kebler Pass Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Eddie Clark of Boulder races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Eddie Clark of Boulder races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Matt Armbruster walks to the buses to ride to Kebler Pass Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Matt Armbruster walks to the buses to ride to Kebler Pass Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A rider enters Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A rider enters Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Matty Robb, front, and Arianne French of Crested Butte ride a bike built by their late friend Andy Bamberg Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. Robb said they ride the bike as a tribute to their friend who died four years ago, shortly after he rode it for the first time during the race. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Matty Robb, front, and Arianne French of Crested Butte ride a bike built by their late friend Andy Bamberg Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. Robb said they ride the bike as a tribute to their friend who died four years ago, shortly after he rode it for the first time during the race. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Rick Murray, right, Jeff Scott and Chelsea Murray race down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rick Murray, right, Jeff Scott and Chelsea Murray race down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Ed Dujardin, left, and his brother, Ed Dujardin, goof around before boarding the bus to the top of Kebler Pass Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Ed Dujardin, left, and his brother, Ed Dujardin, goof around before boarding the bus to the top of Kebler Pass Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Riders race down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Riders race down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A rider races down Elk Avenue toward the finish Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sterling White of Crested Butte adds a zip tie to his son's bike to make it chainless Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Sterling White of Crested Butte adds a zip tie to his son's bike to make it chainless Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Will Dujardin boards a buss to the top of Kebler Pass Friday, June 28, 3013, before the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Will Dujardin boards a buss to the top of Kebler Pass Friday, June 28, 3013, before the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Eddie Clark of Boulder waits to load his bike into the back of a trailer to be hauled to top of Kebler Pass for the start of the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race Friday, June 28, 3013,during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Eddie Clark of Boulder waits to load his bike into the back of a trailer to be hauled to top of Kebler Pass for the start of the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race Friday, June 28, 3013,during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Volunteers load bikes onto trailers Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Volunteers load bikes onto trailers Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Bikes are loaded into trailers for the trip to the top of Kebler Pass Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Bikes are loaded into trailers for the trip to the top of Kebler Pass Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Bikes are unloaded on the top of Kebler Pass Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Bikes are unloaded on the top of Kebler Pass Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cyclists wait for the start on the top of Kebler Pass  Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cyclists wait for the start on the top of Kebler Pass Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cyclists wait for the start on Kebler Pass Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual  Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain.    (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cyclists wait for the start on Kebler Pass Friday, June 28, 3013, during the annual Chainless World Championships Bike Race during Crested Butte's annual Bike Week in the Colorado Mountain town. The cyclists ride from the top of Kebler Pass seven miles to downtown without a chain. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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