Steamboat Springs has been hosting a range of bike events going back to the eighties – road racing, gravel rides, roubaix, XC mountain bike, enduro mountain bike, and gran fondos. Here’s our rundown of the 80487 cycling calendar, if we missed any please let us know. And if you need a squad to ride with check out our Club and Team membership.
Steamboat Roubaix// Saturday May 11th
Featuring 40% dirt, 60% paved roads, and a chance of cold wet weather, this Steamboat Velo promoted road race might just live up to the moniker of “Hell of the High Rockies”. Participants can opt into a range of USAC categories from novice to Pro, or choose the Fondo and team options, racing over course distances of 36mi, 53mi, or 70mi.
Glas Deffryn Ranch Junior MTB // Thursday Evenings late May
Juniors only! This Steamboat Velo promoted mountain bike event invites local riders ages 7 to 18 for a fast rip on the private trails at Glas Deffryn Ranch above Stagecoach Reservoir.
Moots Ranch Rally // June TBD
RANCH RALLY has two courses, either a 76 or 54 mile route, both are almost 100% gravel and will include a few competitive timed segments for those that want to test their mettle. What hasn’t changed is the warm hospitality that the local ranch community has extended to all riders over the years through a Ranch hosted lunch and evening social gathering.
Ride The Rockies // Monday June 10th
This 6 day tour of western Colorado kicks off in Steamboat for 2024.
Tour De Steamboat // Saturday July 13th
Now in it’s 20th year, TDS has roots back to the seventies thanks to pioneer and local legend Kent Eriksen, but officially it was kicked off in 2005. It remains one of the original big deal bike events held in Steamboat Springs raising huge sums of money for various charities during it’s long history.
Emerald Mountain Epic // Saturday August 3rd
The classic Steamboat Springs XC mountain bike race promoted by local cycling advocacy group Routt County Riders along with Partners in Routt County. Many locals have honed their mountain bike racing skills on the challenging course run each year on the very best trails of Emerald Mountain.
Stagecoach Gravel Tri // Sunday August 4th
Now in year three, this unique gravel tri event from Without Limits hits the water, trails, and surrounding gravel roads of Stagecoach Reservoir. Limited to 250 participants.
SBT GRVL // Sunday AUGUST 18th
Ask anyone who has participated in this event and they will surely back up the claim that it’s ‘World Class’, after which they’ll explain how dang hard it is! It hits every great dirt road you might want to see in Steamboat, in a day, with top tier support. While it may be sold out, you should absolutely consider volunteering.