Subtract Chains Add Costumes

Crested Butte Bike Week, previously called Fat Tire Bike Week, is the longest running bike festival in the country, 25 years strong. That is appropriate because Crested Butte is also said to be the birthplace of mountain biking. The Chainless World Championships is one of the races that reflects the wild personalities of Crested Buttians, with colorful costumes and decorated bikes, devoid of chains. The purpose of the race is to coast seven miles down Kebler Pass to Crested Butte without pedaling.

Here are a few highlights from the Chainless After Party:

The fuzz watch over the end of the race as the fuzz rolls into the finish at the Chainless World Championships.

Where’s Waldo? Dale Cramer is easy to spot in his American flag spandex suit at the Chainless after party. “It’s something you almost want to postpone and stretch out as long as you can,” Kramer said of the race.

Jennie Dabelko makes sure Stephen Dabelko’s “Allen” wig looks suitable at the Chainless after party.

Anna Rubina laughs with friends at the Chainless after party.

Alex Reshetniak and Seth Wilson exchange stories at the Chainless after party.

“I feel like I’m a winner in my category, said the “Human Cannonball,” Andrew Canale. “There was no other human cannonballs that passed me.”

Many “lubricated with adult beverages” after the Chainless World Championships.

Eddy Cohn laughs with Elliott Rosenberg after Rosenberg falls off his bike at the Chainless after party.

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