While Crested Butte has had its world renown Wildflower Festival since 1986, we think it should be renamed Petunia Festival because we made our mark on that place. Visiting a July weekend on the backend of the Festival, we covered a lot of ground. On Day 1 we rode the blissful 401 Trail. You know it’s a good time when your hands hurt from handlebar-high flowers whacking your knuckles! On Day 2 Reno-Flag-Bear proved that hiking-a-bike can be as thrilling as riding it – just kidding on the sarcasm, the push UP was worth the 29 switchbacks DOWN. On Day 3 we collectively decided that the Quad Squad’s legs needed a break and we pivoted the plan to Lupine and Gunsight. This blue-level trail is perfect for a weekend warmup, cool down, or chill ride in between. Thanks to our teammie Diane S. for hosting an apres ride happy hour on her lovely deck!