What makes a bike event that charges $ any different from your Tuesday night group ride ‘race’ to the brewery? The presence of trained race officials, a rule book, categorized ability groups, doping control, law enforcement traffic control, and guidelines on how the race is to be run set by a sanctioning body. Your entry fee allows us to create a fun, fair, and safe race experience.
- Steamboat Roubaix is subject to USAC road racing rules. Junior gearing and RR bike rules apply.
- Steamboat Roubaix is a USA Cycling sanctioned road race, and requires an annual or one day racing license.
- A ‘1-day’ beginner license is available at $10 for Category 5 and junior racers, a $25 1-day license available for any previous USAC license holders.
- All in state annual license holders subject to a $5 1-day Colorado racing license.
- All participants must sign the release waiver with parent/guardian present for anyone 18 or younger.
- Pre-Registration: $65 through Wednesday May 27th 11:59pm Mtn time or until field limit is hit, online @ www.bikereg.com/steamboatroubaix
- Race day number pickup & Registration: Starting at 6:30am and closing 45 minutes prior to your group start time. Day of entry fee will cost $75 adults/$50 juniors
- Cancellations/Refunds: A full refund (not including bikereg fees) is possible if you decide to cancel through April 10th. After April 10th no refunds are possible. Participant registration fee insurance is available via bikereg
- If something extreme and out of our control forces cancellation of the race we are able to refund participants back 75% of their entry fee.
Who is the top road racer in Colorado? Forget Strava, let’s settle it in Steamboat.
- Our event serves as Colorado state Road Championships for Categories 1-2, 3, and 4 with senior (<40) men and women.
- Only current USAC annual licensees who are USA citizens or permanent residents and reside in the local association area known as BRAC as shown on their license are eligible to compete for the State (BRAC) Championship Title.
- Professional men and women are welcome to race, but are not eligible for State (BRAC) Championship title, medal or jersey.
This could get rough.
- We suggest sturdy 27mm+ tires, along with packing spare tubes, pump, Co2. Be prepared to handle your bike in a variety of surface conditions.
- Neutral support will be on course, however it’s a big course with a lot of riders, so be self sufficient.
- You can expect on race day to have sag vehicles, on course aid station, corner course marshals, USAC moto officials, Colorado State Patrol, on course standby ambulance, and finish line medical tent.
- Spring in the Rockies can bring wet weather, even snow, but historically our roads are dry with temps in the 60’s. Come ready for nasty conditions as the race will be run as long as you can pedal a bike.
Steamboat Springs has great options for you, your teammates, and your family to party.
- Official Hotel Partner: Coming soon.
- Condo Partner: Coming Soon.
- Corey’s House: Full.
- Day of race registration, number pickup, toilets and parking, will be located in downtown Steamboat springs at the Howelsen Hill area. Specific locations provided shortly.
Day of event schedule coming shortly.
New racers will rock the 36 mile course, which is a great opportunity to get your feet wet (and maybe muddy) racing in a group. You will register for either the Novice (cat 5) group, or riders 40 years old and older can select the ‘Masters 40+ 4’.
We suggest pre-riding the course to test your equipment as well as riding in a group before you toe the line. And if you’re new, don’t hesitate to ask us questions.
They could be pretty rough, but by late May they are typically on the smooth/hard side with occasional rock here and there. We will post plenty of updates in the month ahead of the race on the road conditions.
A road or gravel bike with tough ~27mm tires should do the trick, but part of the challenge with Roubaix is reading the conditions leading up to race day and making the call on what will yield the best balance of speed and durability for you. Stay tuned for more conversation on this as we get closer to race day.
You will be on open roads requiring your attention to vehicles and road signage. One aspect that makes Roubaix different from a Gran Fondo is our use of categorized start groups that are accompanied by a moto official and escort follow vehicle, rather than a mass start of all participants. However if you get dropped from your escorted group, please please stay to the right in order to not impede vehicles while also following all ‘rules of road’.