In 2010 Routt County Riders was approached by Craig and Andy Kennedy of Access Anything to consider adaptive cycling as part of Routt County Riders. As leaders in our community spearheading the effort to make Steamboat Springs more accessible to individuals with disabilities, the Kennedys’ request was met with enthusiasm.
RCR works with Access Anything and the Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports (STARS) organizations to improve trails and facilities and host events for adaptive cyclists. Access Anything has seven years’ experience in facilitating adaptive sports camps in Steamboat Springs, marketing to people with disabilities, and consulting on accessibility and disability travel throughout the country. STARS, founded in 2006, is a 501(c)3 organization that provides summer and winter recreation programs of all kinds including cycling events and camps.
Current trails in Steamboat for adaptive cycling: Rotary, Blackmere, Panorama and Fiddlesticks–more proposed for future trail expansion. See Trailforks for info on these trails.