Those disappointed by the literal reference to fat tires need not despair: One of the main draws of the week, which is sponsored by New Belgium Brewery, is daily access to a beer garden at which tickets may be redeemed for frothy brew.
Register online at www.ftbw.com or in person at the Crested Butte State Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Bike Week. The whole kit and caboodle is yours for a mere $90, which includes some booze, a meal, a T-shirt and entry into the chainless race ($20 without the package deal). If youd rather take things as they come, the rate is $25 a day. But keep this in mind: You might feel left out if you show up to the chainless race without a costume -- and you could maximize your enjoyment by keeping one on for the whole week.
Make your way to Crested Butte State Park, 500 6th Street in Crested Butte, or call 1-800-545-4505 for details.
June 18-22, 2008