Routt County Riders began in the early 1990s as a group of mountain bikers interested in addressing a need for building and maintaining the trail system in our county. In the early 2000s, local road cyclists started showing up to meetings asking for representation to advocate for safer roads. With an interest and vision in supporting all cycling related activities, our membership grew, and we began to support programs for youth cycling, community cycling initiatives and advocacy, and both mountain and road cycling.
Today we are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Chapter (imba.com) and a Bicycle Colorado (bicyclecolorado.org) organization that continues to grow and represent more variations of biking, including downhill/freeride, BMX, dirt jump, commuting and urban cycling, fat biking, and adaptive cycling.
Routt County Riders is a volunteer-based, membership-driven organization. As a bicycle advocacy group, we offer input to, and through numerous governmental agencies including: CDOT, Northwest Transportation Region, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Routt County, the City of Steamboat Springs, the Emerald Mountain Partnership, and others. We advocate for cycling as method of transportation, a mechanism for fitness, and a way to have fun. We work with our community, locals and tourists alike to promote cycling, and do what we can to enhance all forms of cycling on trails, roads, and pathways in Routt County.
Our mission is to unite all bicyclists in Steamboat Springs, and Routt County through trails, roads, and pathways; education; and events with the goal of creating a fun, healthy, and safe bicycle friendly community.
To learn more, or join us in membership, visit us at routtcountryriders.org.
RCR, an IMBA Chapter Supports:
- Development and maintenance of sustainable mountain bike trails
- Bicycle Friendly Community Initiative
- Bike Town, USA® Initiative
- Junior Cyclists development
- Cycling Advocacy
- Share the Road Campaigns
- Safe Routes to School
For more information about becoming a member, volunteer trail days, or anything else RCR visit www.routtcountyriders.org