About Us

RCR Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Routt County Riders exists to advocate for all cyclists in Northwest Colorado and to protect the trails and thoroughfares we enjoy on two wheels. We are committed to leading our efforts with open and inclusive minds and hearts. While the culture of cycling in general has evolved greatly over recent decades, it remains evident that diverse voices are underrepresented within the community we cultivate. We all experience the privilege of opportunities given to us in the past by chance, birth locale, race, gender, and much more, and we seek to engage actively in the conversation that surrounds deliberate and overt inclusivity in the multi-layered spectrum of the outdoor industry. We are open to the potential for growth and hope that our trails and roadways will be interpreted as a space for all riders to enjoy their basic human right to freedom of movement.

Meet the Team

Laraine Martin

Executive Director

Laraine comes to RCR with a substantial background of experience managing nonprofits within the outdoor industry. She is an avid backcountry skier and mountain biker – her engine runs on strong coffee and the occasional sprinkle donut. She has lived in the Yampa Valley for over 10 years and loves it dearly.

Kyle Pietras


Born in Massachusetts, Kyle is a year round biker that loves to ski. A Steamboat resident since 1995, he runs a built from the ground up landscape business. He spends most of his time with his wife Christine, daughters Ella and Norah, and dogs Lefty and Pepé. Can we ride bikes now?

Craig Frithsen

Vice President

I’m a husband, dad, business owner, 28 year steamboat resident and lifelong biker. From riding Huffys in the woods of Massachusetts as a kid to riding mountain bikes in Colorado and many other states and Canada as a bigger kid I have always been passionate about biking. I got involved with RCR to be an advocate for biking in our community and help improve the local Steamboat trail network.

Michelle Freckleton


Michelle is a 20-year Steamboat local and mother of 3 who loves to mountain bike, road bike, snowboard and do yoga. During the summers she coaches middle school mountain biking with SSWSC.  In the fall she helps coach coed high school mountain biking with the Colorado High School Mountain Cycling League.  With all of the new trails being built she thought is was a great time to volunteer her extra time with RCR.  She joined the board to help advocate for all types of cyclists in the county.

Barb Dowski


Barb is a Colorado native who fell in love with cycling while riding her mountain bike to grad school at CU Boulder. After growing up in Colorado Springs, she spent her college and 20+ working years in Boulder County dedicated to the Environmental, Health and Safety industry. Working as a camp counselor in Steamboat many summers ago, she dreamed about moving here permanently. It took about 30 years to turn that dream into reality but she now calls Steamboat home and is thrilled to be a part of this community of exceptional people. As an avid road cyclist and mountain biker she is excited to work with RCR advocating for all types of cycling in Routt County.

Holly Weik

Holly grew up in Divide, attended the U.S. Air Force Academy and was able to spend almost half of her career in Colorado.  She loves the outdoors and came to Steamboat for the great recreation and sports available year round.  She can be seen biking most of the year to work or for fun.  Mountain or road?  Yes please to both, including self supported. She is involved in RCR because she wants to be part of where she lives and contribute to the wonderful lifestyle we get to enjoy here in Steamboat.

Rob Peterson

Rob has lived and biked in Steamboat Springs for over 20 years now and wouldn’t trade it for anything else. He grew up on the east coast and then west coast before finding “The Boat”. To him, nothing beats being a part of small town community. Rob is proud to be an RCR board member and works hard to increase the stoke of cycling in Routt County. His other interests include long walks on the beach, kicking his feet in the water off the dock, and snuggling by the fire with that special someone. Oh, and snowboarding of course. Who doesn’t love snow too?

Jessica Lobeck

Jessica has been enjoying mountain biking in the Yampa Valley since 1995. She is the owner of her own company. When she is not working she is on the dirt or on the snow. Although she enjoys all types of biking her favorite is bike packing with family, friends, or solo, and occasionally racing. These days she is busy trying to instill her passion for mountain biking in her somewhat reluctant 8 year old daughter.

Ian London

Ian London grew up playing outside in the great North Woods of Maine. He attended Colby College and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He joined Steamboat Lawyers Group in 2017 after putting in his time in the corporate world. Ian raced on the road for several years at the USAC Category 1 level, but these days can usually be found on trails or gravel. Steamboat is a terrific community for many reasons, but access to diverse, safe cycling routes is near the top of that list.

Frank Geeslin

Frank grew up in north Georgia and was fortunate to be introduced to mountain biking in the mid-80’s. He moved to Steamboat in 1996 to bike, as he could barely even ski. He is a small business owner and married with 2 boys. They love to bike locally as a family, whether at the Steamboat Bike Park, Emerald, or the amazing Routt National Forest. Whether on dirt or snow (fatbikes rule), biking and the local trail system are his passion. His goal as a board member is to promote safe biking, maintain established trails and expand the local trail system responsibly.

Scott Neilsen

Why get involved? Bikes turned into a passion(addiction?). It started with one. But then the garage was filled with steel, roadies, commuters, downhill, trail bikes, and whatever that pile of parts is in the corner. It was bad when the fat bike showed up. I swore I wouldn’t do it! It was time to give back to a great bike community. Let’s go play in the dirt and have some fun! Say hello to your fellow trail users!