- Saturday, September 8, 2012, 9 a.m.
/ $30 - $35
Steamboat Springs The Ride for Dirt benefit ride takes place Saturday.
The event will have 25- and 12.5-mile rides. The pro/expert field will do two laps for a total of 25 miles. The 12.5-mile lap is for citizens divisions and fun rides. The event begins at 9 a.m.
The cost is $30 for Routt County Riders members and $35 for nonmembers. Registration includes lunch and a shirt. To sign up, click here. Day-of registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, but race director Gretchen Sehler encouraged all riders to preregister.
The ride goes from Howelsen Lodge toward the Bluffs and utilizes much of the trail system on Emerald Mountain.
For a full description, click here.
“It’s my favorite way to ride up and down,” said Sehler, who set the course. “For the up, it isn’t a grind. The downhill is fast and twisty and fun.”
The money raised will help Routt County Riders complete more projects in the next year. The organization’s trails committee already has had nine workdays across Steamboat’s vast trail system and will host its 10th on Sunday.
“We have a huge presence,” Sehler said. “We’re trying to make the valley better riding all the way around.”
The event will have prizes from Big Agnes, Moots, Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare and Cafe Diva, among others. There also will be prizes for best costume in the fun ride.
To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email lgraham@SteamboatToday.com