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Mountain Bike Hall of Fame hosts Crested Butte Bike Week opening bash tonight

The 31st annual Crested Butte Bike Week gets underway today with Alison Gannett's Rippin' Chix Mountain Bike Camps for women ($35 per session; $95 for the singletrack skills workshop) and a 6 p.m. "Night at the Museum" kick-off party at the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, 331 Elk Avenue.

It's going to take a bit of time for the "formerly Fat Tire Bike Week" festival's new official branding to sink in: "Michelob Ultra Crested Butte Bike Week" just doesn't have that same singletrack sing to it. Still, long-time Bike Week fans will recognize most of their favorite events: Competitors in the ever-popular Chainless World Championships, for example, drop in from the top of Kebler Pass tomorrow at 4 p.m., the Mountain States Cup Wildflower Rush runs tomorrow through Sunday, and the Bridges of the Butte 24-Hour Townie Tour starts on Saturday.

As for the famed Fat Tire 40? Its new sponsor is keeping the name: The Clif Bar Fat Tire 40 endurance race is on Sunday.

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