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Breck Bike Week

bikesmall4th Annual Bicycle Festival in Breckenridge, Colorado
Thursday, August 15 – August 18, 2013

Breck Bike Week: Join Our Community of Cyclists from novice pedalers to pro riders there is something for all levels of bikers!

One of “Breck’s” best kept secrets is its expansive backcountry trail network – an interconnected system that can be accessed from anywhere in town within two minutes and leading to hundreds of miles of riding across Summit County. Recently named a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists, Breckenridge introduces visitors to pedal paradise during the annual Breck Bike Week.

Kicked off by the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships, the Firecracker 50 on July 4, visitors will be able to race or partake in all the non-competitive aspects of Breck Bike Week including high-end bike demos, led group rides, bike-in movie nights, trail building, lectures, clinics, bike fits and tunes, kids’ races, daily Tour de France viewing parties and more. The bonus is that all Breck Bike Week activities are FREE and open to everyone. In addition, this week will showcase the town’s history as well as shopping, dining, lodging, other unique activities and temperate summer weather.

Breckenridge is a unique mountain resort in comparison to its neighbors in that it is an authentic historic mining town full of full-time outdoorsy residents who want nothing more than to introduce visitors to the bike paths, trails and roads that make up their backyard bike playground. Breck Bike Week will do just that. In addition, Breck is surrounded by a trail network the width and breadth of which is unsurpassed in North America, a resource the community is very committed to protect and preserve…while still enjoying it to its fullest. While here, cyclists are invited to give back to the trails through trail building workshops. Breck Bike Week is a feast for cyclists of all types and truly communicates the town’s passion for biking.

Check out this great video on what is in store for the 2012 Breck Bike Week – all FREE!

For the complete list of entire packed schedule, click here!

Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race – 4th of July

Firecracker 50 - smallWhat started out as a gleam in our eye has grown into a staple on the Colorado mountain bike racing calendar. Why the 4th? Because absolutely nothing athletic was happening in our town. Sure Scott Yule, Mike Zobbe, Ellen Hollinshead, Monique Merrill, and a host of other local mountain goat legends were bagging a 14er, skiing 4th of July Bowl on Peak 10, or riding their favorite epic. But nothing organized was happening.

Where I come from there is at least a dinky little July 4th 5k Run just about everywhere; and then people get with family and friends, BBQ, and relax for the rest of the day. On July 4, 2000, while watching the parade after a morning bike ride, Mike McCormack and I looked at each other, cut our palms with a rusty chain tool, high fived each other and made a blood pact. The Firecracker 50 was born!

So…welcome to the 2013 Firecracker 50, welcome to Breckenridge, welcome to our backyard!

For Registration and Details

4th of July Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day with lively entertainment, free activities and dynamic family fun. Breck’s Independence Day celebration kicks off with a 10K trail run and continues throughout the day with the Firecracker 50 bike race leading the vibrant Fourth of July Parade on historic Main Street, July Arts Festival on Ridge Street, live music, kids’ activities and so much more. End the night with the National Repertory Orchestra performing a patriotic concert at the Riverwalk Center.

2013 Schedule of Events

INDEPENDENCE DAY – July 4, Thursday

Independence Day 10K Trail Run – This scenic 10k trail running race offers up some of the best views in the Breckenridge area, while finishing just in time to catch the Main Street parade and other festivities. 7:00 a.m. Register at www.townofbreckenridge.com or call 970.453.1734.

The Firecracker 50 Mountain Bike Race – This mountain bike race launches the 4th of July Parade in front of thousands of spectators. Come cheer on riders as they embark on a 50 mile journey on the beautiful trails in and surrounding the Breckenridge area.

Fourth of July Garden Party – Annual Breckenridge Heritage Alliance Garden Party at the Barney Ford House Museum. Watch the Breckenridge Fourth of July parade in style from the best view on Main Street. 9:00 a.m. Cost $15/$40/$75 reservations required. Call 970.453.9767 for more information.

Arts District Grand Celebration – Open studios, artist demonstrations, make and take art projects for children, music, dancing and more. This is a grand celebration for the arts. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Corner of S. Ridge Street and E. Washington Ave. 970.453.3364

Reading of the Declaration of Independence by George Washington – (C.J. Mueller): Following the parade in the Blue River Plaza.

Main Street Parade – The official parade will start at 10am with the Red, White and Blue Color Guard.

Kids’ Water Fight – Kids’ can join the Red, White & Blue Fire Dept. in an old time water fight on Main Street. Free for kids to participate. A hit every year. 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Viper ‘Show and Shine’ – Vipers will be parked on Main Street allowing spectators to view the cars. 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Free Concert: at the Riverwalk Center – The Riverwalk Center will be having a great band this year, but they can not announce until mid-June due to boring and pesky contractual reasons. But remember they are the folks who in the past years brought you free 4th of July concerts featuring Blind Boys of Alabama, Big Bad Voodo Daddy, Rusted Root and many other great acts so you will definitely not be disappointed this year. We anticipate happy, dancing crowds! 2p.m. at the Riverwalk Center free – no tickets needed please no dogs or other pets on the Riverwalk Center lawn. For More Information On The Free Concert: Call the Box Office @ 970.547.3100

National Repertory Orchestra: 4th of July Patriotic Concert– The NRO Patriotic concert will be at 8:30 p.m. on July 4th in the Riverwalk Center with doors opening at 8:00 p.m. Lawn seating will remain free and will not require a ticket- first come, first seated.  For almost 20 years, the Town of Breckenridge and National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) have collaborated to present a Patriotic Concert each July 4th at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, CO. This year the Riverwalk Center Box Office will sell indoor reserved seat tickets at a cost of $5, $10 and $15. There will be a limit of 5 tickets per order.  Tickets will be made available for sale online and in person at the Riverwalk Center Box Office located at 150 West Adams Avenue on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at noon. Phone orders will ONLY be accepted at 970-547-3100 after the Riverwalk Center Box Office has served guests waiting in line.

Fireworks – weather dependent

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For the complete listing of all the concerts, events and activities, Click Here!

Kingdom Days – June 15th & 16th, 2013

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Join us in reinventing Breckenridge’s colorful past during the fourth annual Kingdom Days. Celebrating over 150 years of Breckenridge’s diverse history with mining, exploration and adventure. Founded in 1859, Breckenridge was inadvertently excluded from some copies of the U.S. maps, becoming known as “Colorado’s Kingdom” until 1936 when it finally became incorporated. For an entire weekend, this real town turns upside down to pay tribute to gold fields and mining, exploration and adventure, brothels and saloons, booms and busts.

During Kingdom Days, the streets line-up with eager spectators cheering on competitors in Outhouse Races, a wildly popular event that is fast becoming a big tradition in Breck. Teams come together to push and pull their outhouses of various themes and materials across the finish line. Colorado blue skies, smooth pavement, a little creativity and spirited racing partners fuel this quirky event that will bring thrills for years to come. So wash away your inhibitions, grab your friends and try for a seat on the Gold Throne, the Silver Moon or the Bronze Bucket. What better way to celebrate Father’s Day!

Leading up to the wildly popular outhouse races, Kingdom Days weekend brings an abundance of things to do throughout the weekend. Let loose at a town party on Friday night, take a historic hike to a variety of mining relics and a glimpse into our past, get cultural insight at our museums and galleries, take in some live music, try your hand at gold panning and wager on your favorite character during a Wild West gun fight on Main Street. Whatever you choose, you’ll feel like mountain royalty during this one-of-a-kind weekend festival.

Complete Schedule of Events

Opening Day for Breckenridge Summer Fun Park at Peak 8!

summer-landingcoaster - cropped - smallBreckenridge Summer Fun Park – Pony Rides, Alpine Slide, Gold Runner Coaster, and Much, Much More!

This summer, enjoy the Breckenridge Fun Park like never before! Come enjoy a day of family fun in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and see what Breckenridge has to offer in the summertime.

Summer Operation Hours:
June 14 – September 2 from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
September 6 – 15: Weekends ONLY

This summer, enjoy the Breckenridge Fun Park like never before! Come enjoy a day of family fun in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and see what Breckenridge has to offer in the summertime.

Peak 8 at Breckenridge Ski Resort will be the center of all the action in town this summer, as the Breckenridge Fun Park returns with even bigger and better attractions this season!

Experience the thrilling dips and turns of the Gold Runner Coaster, along with other activities for all ages, including the famous Alpine Slide, mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides, gem panning, bungee jumping, pony rides, kids bounce house, miniature golf, hiking, 4×4 tours, and more!

Also don’t miss great dining options at the Ski Hill Grill, located at the base of Peak 8!

Park for free in the Gondola lots in town! The BreckConnect Gondola will begin running regularly starting June 14 to take you to the park for free.

With all the attractions, rides and outdoor opportunities on the mountain, the Breckenridge Fun Park will be the place to be this summer!

Updated information on activities and ticket prices.

The 33rd Annual Breckenridge Festival of Film – September 19 – 22, 2013!

untitledWelcome to the 33rd annual Breckenridge Festival of Film! For over a quarter century BFF has celebrated the art of filmmaking. Each spring a unique and varied array of independent films, premieres, receptions, educational programs and retrospectives honoring featured guests takes place high in the Colorado Rockies.

In a spectacular setting 9,600 feet above sea level, Breckenridge is located approximately 80 miles west of Denver via interstate highway 70. The town was established in 1859 and retains much of the look and historic charm of its prior heyday as a late 1800′s mining town. Today, Breckenridge is an internationally known ski resort providing summer and fall visitors a myriad of recreational opportunities from biking, hiking, sailing and rafting, to fishing, golf, tennis and horseback riding. Breckenridge is home to two ice rinks, as well as a full recreation center with a climbing wall, skate park and a Jack Nicklaus designed public golf course. The town offers historical tours, art galleries, many shops and fine dining.

2012 quotes from filmmakers

“Supremely organized, wonderful venues, fun parties, insightful panels and the most friendly Festival staff we’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Our screening was packed, the Q&A was lively and we picked up an award to boot. Thank you BFF for an absolutely wonderful weekend!” 
—-BORN & RAISED

“The quality of the films you chose were of such high standard and so inspiring and impressive in every way, I still think about them and I know they will all be part of my development as a filmmaker. And the get-togethers you organized for the filmmakers and the staff to meet and mingle were not only a lot of fun but really supportive for the filmmakers to meet each other and get to know each others work. I feel like I made friends in Breckenridge I always want to stay in contact with.”
—Korinna from Shouting Secrets

“Thank you so much for a great festival and an unforgettable experience! We had a great time, and your volunteers are just wonderful people, period. We really enjoyed meeting you all and hope to return soon!”
—Jeanette Castillo from The Performance of Drowning

“Words cannot express what an honor it was to be a part of your enthusiastic festival held in such a breathtaking location. From the opening evening reception, where many friends were made within the hour, to the awards ceremony, where we were sad to be saying our goodbyes, to trying to view each and every film between forums and receptions, the experience could not have been any more satisfying. We thank you and are already contemplating our next film in hopes of seeing you all again”
—THE PINK ROOM

The mission of the Breckenridge Film Festival is to enrich lives through the ideas and emotions inspired by the art of filmmaking. The Festival is also a means to celebrate independent filmmakers, enrich the cultural community of Summit County, Colorado, and provide an educational, creative and inspirational learning environment where participants can focus on their craft and interact intimately with guest filmmakers and mentors through a four-day annual film festival and throughout the year.

For Tickets and a Complete Schedule of the Films

30th annual Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser at Mi Casa

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina is the place to be this Cinco de Mayo!MiCasa Logo

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina will hold its 29th Annual Celebration of Cinco de Mayo Fiesta to raise funds for the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Willie Whalen Memorial Fund.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 with a buffet featuring Mexican and Southwestern culinary creations.

A silent auction will be from 5:30pm to 9:00 p.m., and includes numerous local gift certificates and sports gear. Happy hour drink prices will be offered all night, and there will be live music. There will also be giveaways throughout the evening.

Since the event began in 1984, the celebration has contributed more than $350,000 to the BOEC. Organizers’ goal is to raise another $25,000 this year.

Admission is $20 for adults, and $12 for kids under 12-years-old. Tickets can be purchased at Mi Casa in Breckenridge. For more information, contact Tracey Roach or Julie Ludwig at Mi Casa at (970) 453- 2071.

For More Details, Click Here!

Breckenridge Beer Festival

Breckenridge Beer Festival is returning to Ridge Street in Downtown Breckenridge!  For you, that means, lots of space, more beer & more fun!

This beer tasting event features over 30 craft brewers. Breweries on board for the April event so far are: AC Golden Brewing Co, Bonfire Brewing, Boulevard Brewing Co, Boulevard Brewing, Bristol Brewing Co, Copper Kettle Brewing Co, Goose Island Brewing, Great Divide Brewing, Kona Brewing, Left Hand Brewing Co, Odell Brewing Co, Palisade Brewing Co, Pug Ryans Brewery, San Luis Valley Brewing Co, Sapporo USA, Upslope Brewing Co & Widmer Brewing!

PLUS, Food, retail vendors, and LIVE music throughout the day! We’ll have 3 bands playing from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This event draws a wide range of people from beer aficionados to families.  Hosted KSMT “The Mountain” on the100 block of Ridge Street. This NEW location combines downtown Breckenridge great views of the mountain in celebration of Brews and Views!

TICKETS
Tickets go on sale February 1, 2014 at Noon.  Click here to purchase tickets. The first 100 people can enter code SAVE5 to save $5 off pre-purchased tickets!

BANDS
We will have 3 bands playing at this year’s event. Stay tuned for who it will be this year!

BREWERS & VENDORS
Over 30 Craft Brewers will attend this year’s event with close to 100 unique brews to sample!
Here are some of our wonderful breweries that will be at the April event:

AC Golden Brewing Co

Bonfire Brewing

Boulevard Brewing

Bristol Brewing Co

Copper Kettle Brewing Company

Great Divide Brewing Company

Goose Island

Kona Brewing

Left Hand Brewing Co.

Odell Brewing

Palisade Brewery

Pug Ryans Brewery

San Luis Valley Brewing Company

Sapporo USA

Upslope Brewing Company

Widmer Brothers

 

2013 Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships – Olympic Qualifier

 

dewtour-2013 - croppedFor U.S. Olympic hopefuls in freeskiing and snowboarding, the path to Sochi will ride through Breckenridge in December.

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced last week that it has partnered with the Dew Tour, making the 2013 Dew Tour iON Mountain Championships a USSA-sanctioned event and one of five sites to be used to select athletes who will compete in the half-pipe and slopestyle for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Teams at the 2014 Winter Olympics in February.

“We couldn’t ask for a better way to kick off the Olympic selection series,” Jeremy Forster, USSA Freeskiing and Snowboarding director, said.

The partnership is a result of a cooperative effort between the USSA and Dew Tour organizers.

In its sixth year of showcasing the world’s top freeski and snowboard athletes competing in slopestyle and superpipe events, the Winter Dew Tour kicks off its nationwide tour once again at Breckenridge Ski Resort from December 12-15, 2013.

Public events complement the competitions, including the Festival Village, specialty competitions, and live music and parties in town. Boasting the largest media platform in all of winter action sports, The Winter Dew Tour will be televised live on NBC, with additional domestic and international programming reaching more than 200 million households worldwide.

The 2013 Dew Tour will include over 30 hours of live television coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network. In addition, the Dew Tour will present an expanded digital offering including live competitions and behind-the-scenes exclusive content across multiple platforms. In addition, all broadcast hours will be distributed live internationally across Alli’s extensive network of distribution partners.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Tentative Competition Schedule, based on previous years: (all times are subject to change)

Thursday, December 12th
9:00am- 4:00pm Dew Tour Experience

 10:00am – 11:30am  Men’s Ski Superipe Semi-Final
 Noon – 1:30pm  Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Semi-Final
 2:00pm – 4:00pm  Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Semi-Final
 5:30pm – 6:30pm  Men’s Ski Big Air Final

 

Friday, December 13th
9:00am - 4:00pm Dew Tour Experience

 10:00am – 11:30am  Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Semi-Final
 11:30am – 12:45pm  Women’s Ski Superpipe Pipe Practice and Final
 1:00pm – 2:00pm  Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
 3:00pm – 4:00pm  Men’s Ski Superpipe Final

 

Saturday, December 14th
9:00am- 4:00pm Dew Tour Experience

 10:00am – 11:00am  Women’s Snowboard Superpipe Final
 10:00am – 11:30am  Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Semi-Final
 Noon – 2:00pm  Men’s Snowboard Superpipe Final
 2:00pm – 4:00pm  Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Semi-Final
 5:00pm – 6:00pm  Men’s Snowboard Big Air Final

 

Sunday, December 15th
9:00am - 4:00pm Dew Tour Experience

 9:00am – 10:00am  Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Final
 11:00am – 1:00pm  Men’s Freeski Slopestyle Final
1:00pm – 2:00pm  Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final

ATHLETES

The Dew Tour Mountain Championships will feature many of Breck’s world-class team skiers and riders!

For additional Dew Tour event information, visit www.Allisports.com and the Dew Tour Facebook page.