There are certain road cycling routes in Steamboat Springs I would consider “classic” and others I believe to be EPIC! The Tour de Steamboat 116 mile loop over three scenic passes just happens to be one I’ll classify as the latter. Now in its 14th year, the Tour de Steamboat event is an incredible production
Last weekend was the Tour de Steamboat. For those of you who haven’t heard about it or read any of my other blogs (!!) it is a completely volunteer event where all the profits stay in the Yampa Valley. There are four different rides that take participants all over Routt County, over Rabbit Ears,
Happy 4th of July. July is my favorite month because it’s tour season. Tour de France, Ride the Rockies, Triple Bypass …. the list goes on but my personal favorite is the Tour de Steamboat. Why? Well because it is a local non-profit event that donates all it’s proceeds directly to Routt County beneficiaries.
In the Midwest, where I grew up, all trail-oriented athletes agree there are two seasons: Birkie training and Chequemegon Fat Tire 40 training. When one ends, the other begins. The Sunday after the Birkie is day one of cycling season. Same goes the day after the Chequemegon. Off comes the storage wax, boots are