Bike Commuting

RCR is working to improve the environment for all commuters of all ages.  We have helped with grant requests promoting Safe-Routes-To-Schools and are strong advocates for more bike lanes, signage, and “Share the Road” awareness.

June is Colorado Bike to Work Month!
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Tips for Bike Commuters

Follow the Rules of the Road

  • Ride in the same direction as traffic and obey the same laws as motorists.
  • Obey all traffic control devices, such as stop signs, lights and lane markings.
  • Always look back and use hand and arm signals to indicate your intention to stop, merge or turn

Be Predictable

  • Ride in a straight line, and don’t swerve between parked cars.
  • Make eye contact with motorists to let them know you are there and to determine whether or not they see you.
  • Do not ride on the sidewalks along Lincoln Avenue in the core area of downtown Steamboat Springs between 3rd street and 12th street.
  • It’s permitted to ride on sidewalks except in the downtown core area; however, cyclists should avoid sidewalks if there are other routes available.

Be Visible

  • Ride where drivers can see you.
  • Wear brightly-colored clothing at all times.
  • At night, use a white front light, a red rear light and reflectors. Wear reflective tape or clothing.

RCR partners with Bicycle Colorado to offer Bicycle-Friendly Driver courses which are equally as applicable when reframed as a Driver-Friendly Cyclist course. Several RCR Staff and Board Members are qualified instructors of this 1-hour program and can be enlisted to teach on both virtual and in-person platforms when appropriate. Please send inquiries to rcriders@routtcountyriders.org to schedule a course with your team, class, workplace, or other group!

Let’s Get Back to Biking