July 23, 2011
Nate Bird rides up the Ridge Trail on Emerald Mountain on Friday. Bird is the chief of course for the inaugural Steamboat Stinger Mountain Bike Race on Sunday. The race features a loaded field of participants and two 25-mile loops.
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Steamboat Stinger comes to Howelsen Hill and Emerald Mountain on Sunday and will feature a full field loaded with top names and everyday Joes. The course will climb up and slither around just about every trail on Emerald. Riders will be asked to do two 25-mile loops, each one climbing 3,950 vertical feet.