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Racing and campfires fuel locals in national mountain bike series

Two local riders are at or near the top of the standings in the National Ultra Endurance mountain bike race series, but their participation in the event has proven to be about more than winning races.

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Yoga on the Green offers outdoor inspiration

Yampa River Botanic Park's Yoga on the Green takes place from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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Spoke Talk: Riding flow

Following are a few important tips to aid the aspiring gravity mountain bike rider.

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Wilderness Wanderings: Hike now to see wildflowers in the high country

Prime high country hiking has arrived in our region, not only because it’s mid-summer, but the trails in our Mount Zirkel, Flat Tops Sarvis and Wilderness areas are now in peak condition.

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Town Challenge returns Wednesday

The bi-weekly Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series returns Wednesday with a race on Emerald Mountain in Steamboat Springs.

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Electric bike shop opens in town

A new bike shop, Pedego Electric Bikes, has opened in downtown Steamboat Springs and is co-owned by Linda John and Bruce Caplowe.

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Steamboat Springs BMX results for Thursday, July 7

Howelsen Hill Thursday, July 7 Race No. 3 15 Cruiser 1. Finn Johnson

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Boniface lights up Breck Firecracker

Kelly Boniface is beyond the days of intense focus on mountain bike racing, beyond any sort of organized training and beyond careful planning about race strategy and training schemes. She still rides plenty fast, however, and that led her to yet another podium finish in the Firecracker 50 — a 50-mile mountain bike race in Breckenridge on Monday.

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Swimmers score big in competitions

The Steamboat Springs Swim Team didn’t take a huge allotment of athletes to the Grand Junction Invitational late last month. The squad only took eight swimmers to a meet stacked with 31 teams and some of the best swimmers in the region.

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Spoke Talk: A Tour — Sparticus, the Shark, the Boar and El Pistolero?

So how will this year’s Tour de France and Tour de Steamboat unfold?

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Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series - Week 4 results

Churn & Burn Circuit Week 4 June 29

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Return of commercial tubing means new season just around the corner

The tubing season quietly shifted gears Wednesday as local stores began renting to customers for the first time this season, and the number of people on the river started to grow. However, the quiet isn't expected to last as locals and visitors make their way back to the Yampa for another season on the river.

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With round and round instead of up and down, Town Challenge to mix it up

Steamboat's Town Challenge mountain bike series doesn't usually tinker with the formula. That changes this week as the Wednesday race will adopt a new format.

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Jimmy Westlake: Scorpius livens up the summer sky

This celestial scorpion scurries across our southern sky on summer evenings, so this month is prime time for scorpion hunting.

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Adventure of the Week: All-terrain vehicles

The only real memory I have of being on an all-terrain vehicle is of me — probably elementary school aged — sitting on the back, terrified, as my cousin took us over a small hill on his family ranch in south-central Kansas.