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Spoke Talk: Bike shop cafe trend could be inspired by Steamboat

There is a trend among bike shops to have a coffee shop incorporated into them. Steamboat could be the place where the idea was conceived because our great bike shops, coffee shops, delis and watering holes are all within a stone’s throw of one another.

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Spoke Talk: The mud, the blood and the beer

Actually, there was no blood. But there was definitely mud and beer afterward for Routt County Riders volunteers July 13 when the International Mountain Bicycling Association trail care crew was here to teach a class about sustainable trail building.

Spoke Talk: 10 reasons to watch the Tour de France

Just like NASCAR, TV coverage of the Tour de France places you in the heart of the action, and there are plenty of other reasons to watch.

Spoke Talk: Get riding in the Tour de Steamboat

In two weeks. you could be riding in Steamboat’s premier benefit cycling event — the Tour de Steamboat.

Spoke Talk: Cyclists, motorists sharing the road well

Call me crazy, but I’m impressed.

Spoke Talk: Unmasking the trail fairies

Ever wonder where those sweet singletrack trails come from and who maintains them? Despite local folklore, it’s not the “trail fairies,” but Routt County Riders volunteers and the RCR Trails Committee.

Spoke Talk: Biking events pack next weekend

Next weekend will be busy and fun for the cycling community and especially for mountain bike riders, with several events taking place at the ski area.

Spoke Talk: Staying off muddy trails

This time of year can be frustrating for trail users, including mountain bikers. Although it is doable to ride up and down in the mud, that is about the worst thing that can happen to the tread surface of a trail.

Spoke Talk: Bike rules refresher

Many hardy cyclists already are out on our Routt County roads this spring, but before the cycling season really gets cranked up, it’s a good time to remember cyclists’ responsibilities to Share the Road.

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