The festival sponsored by the Beaver Valley Chamber of Commerce begins Friday, July 13th at noon with a Dignitary Tricycle Race down Main Street in Beaver with the Beaver City Mayor and City Council members along with the Milford City City Council members and Beaver County Commissioners. Pie eating contest, craft, concessions and Mountain Man camp are part of the festivities.
The second annual Beaver County Travel Council Crusher in the Tushar bike race presented by DNA Cycling gets underway Saturday, July 14th at 8:00AM with 350 riders from 16 states and three countries. The unique 69-mile course that climbs 10,400 feet starts in quiet downtown Beaver, Utah, and finishes at Utah’s newest ski resort, Eagle Point. The course features a nearly perfect 50/50 split between pavement and dirt fire-road sectors which allow riders to explore the stunning back country of Utah’s little-known Tushar Mountains and Fishlake National Forest. Course map
Event director and founder Burke Swindlehurst whose friends call him "T-Bird", is a professional cyclist and lifelong Utahn who has raced around the globe for the better part of 20 years in both road and mountain bike racing.
Upon his retirement from professional racing in 2010 he decided to make his dream of a incorporating the incredible terrain and the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding Tushar mountains of the Fish Lake National Forest into a racing world reality known today as the "Crusher in the Tushar" bike race.
Swindlehurst said "I always enjoyed getting back to ride my bike on the many roads, both paved and dirt in and around Beaver, Utah, my ancestral hometown." Thus was born the Crusher in the Tushar bike race, an ultra-challenging event but also one that is unique in the world of cycling.