Steamboat Springs has some sort of event for everyone – 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.
Catamount Fat Bike Race// January 19 & February 16
Everyone from full-on racers to friends who just enjoy riding together under a full moon will be here. $35 includes a Race Ride Tour knit hat, burgers, beers, veggie burgers or a non-alcoholic beverages. Catch the second race on Wednesday February 16, 2022
Steamboat Roubaix// Sunday May 15th
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.
Gravel Fest 350// May 16 – 22
Gravel Fest is stocked on good vibes from both the event director JR of Veloscapes along with the numerous locals who turn out for the iconic routes. Raise funds for frontline nurses while riding 350km virtually or at in person group rides.
Glas Deffryn Ranch Junior MTB // Saturday May 21
Juniors only! This Steamboat Velo promoted mountain bike event invites local riders ages 7 to 16 for a fast rip on the private trails at Glas Deffryn Ranch above Stagecoach Reservoir.
Moots Ranch Rally // Saturday June 11
The NEW 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.
Tour De Steamboat // Saturday July 16th
This ride 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. Gone is the 116 mile ‘Gore Gruel’ paved route, but riders are now raving about the 100 mile Gravel Gruel
Revolution Enduro // July 30-31
One day of backcountry enduro racing traditionally held on some of our harder trails combined with a second day at Steamboat Ski Resort. Stay tuned to their website for event updates.
Emerald Mountain Epic // August 6th & 7th
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.
SBT GRVL // Sunday AUGUST 14
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.
Ride The Cog – Hayden // Saturday September 10
If you are seeking a gravel riding experience that is still under the radar and filled with local riders consider Ride the Cog. This event serves as a fundraiser for Hayden Heritage Center and Hayden Granary, with route options for every level on spectacular country roads,