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Mountain Biking

Colorado and the west are where American mountain biking began. From the Denver Athletic Club's Pikes Peak summit on bicycles in 1891, to Buffalo Soldiers' riding to Yellowstone in 1897, mountain biking has long had a place in Colorado. Its modern debut came in 1978, when mountain biking pioneers from Marin County, California, visited Crested Butte's 2nd 'Klunker Tour.' Since then, Crested Butte has led the state in creating single track and inspiring other towns to cater to this now-Olympic sport.

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