The Colorado mountain town globally known as Ski Town USA® for the high number of U.S. Winter Olympians that train there, also is becoming recognized as Bike Town USA for one of its favorite summertime recreations. Surrounded by a bounty of road, trail and downhill mountain biking opportunities, Steamboat Springs, Colorado hosts four major bike races and numerous local bike-centric races and events this summer. Moving Mountains, the high end vacation rental specialist in Steamboat Springs, offers competitive and recreational cyclists five-star accommodations with easy access to biking trails and roads.
According to Steamboat’s Bike Town USA initiative website, the town boasts more miles of singletrack mountain biking – 576 – than anywhere else in North America. It has more miles of county roads to ride than elsewhere in Colorado. The seven-mile scenic Yampa River Core Trail allows residents and visitors to easily ride from the mountain area to downtown without encountering roads. Steamboat Springs is rated as a Gold Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Even the entire fleet of free city buses sports bike friendly “Share the Road” bumper stickers.
Moving Mountains’ luxury homes are located throughout the mountain area, offering prime “backdoor” access to miles of county roads and trails on the Steamboat Ski Mountain, in the Routt National Forest, on Emerald Mountain and beyond. The homes’ five-star amenities provide guests a relaxing environment after an exhilarating day of biking. Guests who sign on for Moving Mountains’ Full-Service Catered Package enjoy gourmet meals prepared and served by staff chefs in the comfort of their vacation home. The staff also can arrange grocery stocking in advance for its guests. Moving Mountains’ staff is loaded with biking enthusiasts who are eager to share information about local rides and assist with bike and gear rental.
Steamboat Springs Upcoming Bike Events
May 19: Spring Bike Festival www.routtcountyriders.org
May 30: Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series Race 1 www.townchallenge.com
June 13: Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series Race 2
June 20 to 22: Bicycle Tour of Colorado www.bicycletourcolorado.com
June 27: Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series Race 3
July 11: Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series Race 4
July 21: Eriksen Tour de Steamboat www.tourdesteamboat.com
July 25: Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series Race 5
July 28: Ride 4 Yellow www.ride4yellow.com
August 8: Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series Race 6
August 11: Steamboat Stinger Mountain Bike Race www.honeystinger.com
August 22: Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series Race 7
TBA: SmartWool Bike-in Movies, planned at various outdoor venues
TBA: Steamboat Springs Bike Summit www.steamboatbikesummit.com
For more information or to view Moving Mountains lodging photos, summer activities, menus and more, visit www.movingmountains.com or call 1-877-624-2538 or 1-970-870-9359.