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Riders in a Town Challenge mountain bike race fly down a trail near the base of Steamboat Ski Area
last summer.

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Beginnings of a bike town

Steamboat Springs leaders say Ski Town USA has all the right ingredients to become a cycling draw

Facing a lengthy economic recession and lingering questions about the sustainability of summer tourism, and sitting atop what they swear are some of the nation’s best natural resources — summer or winter — leaders in Steamboat, or Ski Town USA, are seeking to add a second nickname: Bike Town USA.


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