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Todd Swanson and Heidi Packard ride their mountain bikes on Emerald Mountain on Thursday afternoon. Steamboat Springs was designated an International Mountain Bicycling Association Ride Center this week, becoming the only town in Colorado so far to have earned such an honor. Cycling leaders are hoping the recognition will pay off with grass-roots marketing while spurring further development of local biking amenities.

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Steamboat named Ride Center by mountain biking group

Cycling leaders in Steamboat Springs said the designation as a Ride Center is a key piece of a grass-roots marketing effort and a great sign for a city still building toward Bike Town USA.


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