Steamboat Springs The Creekside hiking and biking trail at Steamboat Ski Area generated bitterness early in the summer as users and officials clashed concerning the trail’s use. Now, organizers of a downhill mountain bike race hope the same trail can signify the community’s togetherness.
Routt County Riders and Steamboat Ski Area will join forces to put on the downhill race on the nearly 2-mile trail. The event is set to start at 9 a.m. Sept. 18. Registration is from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Ski Haus.
The race will cost $15 for members of RCR and $25 for nonmembers, and awards will be given to the fastest three times in men and women’s divisions.
“We’re just trying to show that the mountain and RCR are on board,” event organizer Cory Prager said. “We are a cycling community, and we all want to work together to bring all different types of cycling events to Steamboat. This is an opportunity because we’ve never had a downhill race on Creekside before.”