Routt County Riders began in the early 1990s as a group of mountain bikers interested in building and maintaining trails in our area. In the early 2000s, local road cyclists started showing up to meetings asking for representation to advocate for safer roads. As interest and membership grew, we began to support programs and scholarships for youth cycling, community cycling initiatives and advocacy, and both mountain and road cycling events.
Today we are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Chapter club that continues to grow and represent more variations of biking, including downhill/freeride, year-round commuting, and adaptive cycling.
Routt County Riders, an IMBA Chapter, is a volunteer-based, membership-driven organization. As a bicycle advocacy group, we offer input to and through numerous governmental agencies including: CDOT, Northwest Transportation Region, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Routt County, the City of Steamboat Springs, the Emerald Mountain Partnership, and others. We work to advocate for, promote, and enhance all forms of cycling on trails, roads, and pathways in Routt County.