Give up a morning or afternoon to help keep the trails you love to ride in great condition all season long! Routt County Riders’ trails committee is building and maintaining 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 provided by local restaurants, snacks provided by Honey Stinger and beverages provided by New Belgium Brewing Company. Read on for the schedule…
- Saturday, September 3 – Location to be determined. Enjoy lunch and New Belgium Brewing beverages. Bring your bike to ride down after. This trail day made possible by generous support from Tour de Steamboat.
- Saturday, September 17 – Location to be determined. Enjoy lunch and New Belgium Brewing beverages. Bring your bike to ride down after. This trail day made possible by generous support from Soda Mountain Construction.
- Saturday, October 1 – Location to be determined. Enjoy lunch and New Belgium Brewing beverages. Bring your bike to ride down after. This trail day made possible by generous support from Soda Mountain Construction.
Sign up for weekend trail days here. Just show up on Wednesdays!
Routt County Riders has been the driving force behind new trail development in recent years. The numerous trails on Emerald Mountain and Howelsen Hill 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 funding opportunities are being persued to create even more trails and connections within the existing comprehensive trails network.
In a collaboration between RCR-IMBA, the City of Steamboat Springs, the 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.