Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse to offer new event Saturday
Steamboat Springs — At the Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse there is only one motto to live by.
“As we like to say, it’s a place where the fun never ends,” said Carroll Zamzow, who owns the Roadhouse with her husband, Darren.
At the quaint but cozy venue there is a wide variety of activity happening year-round. It could be anything from snowmobiling, sleigh rides to horseback riding in the winter and hiking, mountain biking and ATV riding in the summer.
This weekend will offer a new kind of event to be held there — the inaugural 20K Fat Bike Race around Steamboat Lake. Registration will take place at the Roadhouse from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and includes a $30 fee. The actual race will get underway at 10 a.m. and will be followed by an awards ceremony at noon with pizza, soda, beer and raffle prizes.
Utilizing the state park area near the lake, bikers will start at the Roadhouse and head out to a groomed trail that includes a variety of uphill and downhill terrain.
“We don’t do a lot of bike racing events, and with this being a fat bike race, it allows us to tap into a new trend of an activity that people haven’t been part of in our area,” Zamzow said. “We really want to share what we love so much with the community because some people may not even know the Roadhouse exists.”
Although it is referred to as a race, it’s not all about the competition for some participants.
“I’m mostly riding for the fun of it because it’s a beautiful course with a great view of Hahn’s Peak around the lake,” said Paul Geppert, a local biker who plans on participating in the event this weekend. “The Roadhouse is like a one-stop shopping place, because if you want to get away from town for a weekend you can.”
Only a 30- to 40-minute drive from Steamboat Springs on Routt County Road 129, the Roadhouse has become a community hub of North Routt, according to Roadhouse general manager Jon Davenport.
“We are always trying to create new events,” Davenport said. “It’s really cool to have a cultural gathering spot for the community with live music and open mic nights.”
After the race — living up to the Roadhouse motto — the local Pink Floyd tribute band, Wish You Were Pink, will perform at 9 p.m.
“I think it’s really cool to have this variety because sometimes we get so used to going to the downtown venues,” said local Hayley Berg, who has been to a few live music shows at the Roadhouse.
To give visitors a chance to truly “let loose,” Davenport said onsite lodging offers 10 cabins and 12 bunkhouse rooms in addition to a free party shuttle.
““We are basically hosts trying to show people a good time,” Davenport said.
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