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!
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 to schedule a course with your team, class, workplace, or other group!