Meet The Team

Kelly Northcutt

Executive Director

Kelly Northcutt is a born and raised Steamboat Springs native who, after a decade of adventures in the Pacific Northwest, felt the valley calling her back home. She earned a Master’s Degree at Portland State University in Environmental Management with a concentration on development of off-road cycling facilities. She has coached mountain biking for youth ages 6-12, worked for a mountain bike tour company in Bend, Oregon, and spent thousands of hours volunteering for trails. She practices a balance between conservation and recreation and believes all recreationists have a responsibility to be advocates and stewards of the natural world.

Kyle Pietras

President

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?

Michelle Freckleton

Treasurer

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.

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.

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?

Chris Rhodes

Originally from Cleveland, OH, Chris moved out to Steamboat in 2000 to attend CMC’s Wilderness Studies program. In 2006 he started Soda Mountain Construction and has now been in business for 12 years. He and his wife, Mara, have three children. Chris loves living in the mountains and enjoys all the recreational activities they offer. Mountain biking and snowboarding in the backcountry are critical to his existence and wellbeing. He is dedicated to helping the mountain biking continuously grow in our community. His goals with RCR are to help develop new trail networks as well as to coordinate new mountain biking races. Chris is a firm believer that mountain biking makes your life better. If you see him out and about, flag him down and join his ride.

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.

Ryan Yeats

An east coast transplant, Ryan succumbed to the Yampa Valley curse with open arms. When not running various operations for a local custom home builder, he can be found riding bikes and boards in the surrounding mountains and helping to spread the stoke. Ryan is a recent addition to the RCR board and hopes to push and promote progressive trails as our sport surges forward

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.

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.