Give up a morning or afternoon to help keep the trails you love to ride in great condition all season long! Routt County Riders Trail Builders designs, plans, builds and maintains trails all summer. Volunteers are needed to assist with the trail work projects. Tools are provided; volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, bring work gloves, backpack, sunscreen, cap and water. Following the work sessions volunteers can enjoy refreshments and snacks.
- Every Tuesday Night from June through the end of September: Work at Bear River Bike Park 4-7pm, then stick around for a Jump Jam with local photographers. Pizza is provided.
- Scheduled Saturdays: Work at various trails throughout throughout the Yampa Valley from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- See our calendar for specific days and locations.
Sign up for weekend trail days here,and just show up for the Tuesdays.
Routt County Riders has been the driving force behind new trail development in recent years. The numerous trails on Emerald Mountain, Buffalo Pass and other areas of town are the result of many trail work days with volunteers leading the way in making Steamboat a stellar place to ride. We have integrated sustainable-trail-building standards into many existing trails that have made for a better biking experience all around. Trails are constantly being maintained, improved and developed, and new opportunities are being pursued to create a more comprehensive trail network.
In a collaboration between Routt County Riders, the City of Steamboat Springs, Bike Town USA Initiative and other organizations, efforts are being made to quantify trail usage on City trails and pathways. The data collected will help land managers better manage local trail systems, including funding, maintaining and expanding them. The partners are utilizing TRAFx Infrared Trail Counters.
The goals are to determine the type of trail use (cycling, running, hiking, etc.); determine visitor versus local usage; and determine trail use volumes. The counting devices can provide independent data analysis that will establish a baseline of trail usage within Steamboat Springs’ parks and open space. The data will be a public asset that can be used in the future for increased funding of our trail network, more efficient marketing of our amenities and better stewardship of our nature resources.