Matt Hightower

Matt Hightower 3 years, 6 months ago on Peter Boniface: Project can have impact

Peter,Thanks for writing that, as a business owner in town maybe people will listen. Robyn thanks for your hard work as well. And Scott you seem to be on the page that bike trails are good for us "locals" but will not bring in any tourists...... Do you bike or mountain bike? CUZ I plan trips all over based on towns having sweet trails. 5 weeks of trips allready planned for this summer, but I guess mtn bikers don't spend money ..... Just wait a lil bit, instead of making these predictions. and nobody likes a negative nancy . Have a Great,safe and fun Memorial day weekend Teamboat! GO RIDE!!


Matt Hightower 3 years, 6 months ago on Search for biking bucks

So Rome was built in a day ...... right??? I would first off like to thank every one who has been involved in the Bike Town USA initative, Routt Trails Alliance, Routt County Riders, Aryeh Copa and any one else who worked to get the lodging tax, any one who campaigned or voted for the Bell Built Grant. YOU ARE PART OF IT!!! This is going to take a lot more hard work, but there are plenty of people who are passionate about making biking a major part of makes the wheels of this town spin, pun intended. So just one example of the growth in biking , Enduro Racing, takes a combination of cross country and downhill and melds it into one. It is usually a race that takes place over two days, one with lift access races at a resort and another day in back country trails surrounding the area. It is the FASTEST growing form of mountain bike racing there is. I have scheduled to do 5 races all over CO,NM and UT this summer in the Big Mountain Enduro Series, . Steamboat Ski corp is holding their own variety, the Enduro X series. I have spent a lot of money on the registration already, I will stay in a hotel at each of these locations for 2-3 days, eat at resturants, most likely make a last minute purchase at a local bike shop and possibly break a part or two on my bike I will need to puchase locally. I WILL SPEND A LOT OF MONEY this summer getting to, racing, post race libations, food, lodging, etc. In short we are trying to build up our network of trails around Steamboat, so in a couple years we will be ready to hold an event like this and many others. Take a look at Fruita, have you ever been there in the spring or fall ?? just try and not spot a car in town without bikes on it.
So AGAIN..... I ask you, was Rome built in a day?? and if you aren't into biking, I ask you why? and when was the last time you rode one? Give it a shot, you might just have