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Annual bike swap a ticket to fun

Routt County Riders kicks off summer season with cycling event May 12

— Are you looking for an organization to enhance your cycling experience?

Routt County Riders is your ticket to fun and camaraderie in Steamboat.

The annual Bike Swap, bike clinics, fund-raising events, information about organized rides and general all-around ‘kicking the wheels and tires’ are available to members.



“The club was established in the mid-1980s,” said Brad Cusanbary, president of RCR. “It was the first cycling advocacy club in Northwest Colorado.”

“It has played a key role in working with the federal, state, county and city land management for the betterment of the cycling community,” Cusanbary said.



With nearly 200 volunteer members, RCR has raised money for bicycle awareness and trail development.

“We are utilizing the Yampa Valley Community Foundation to set up scholarships for future generations of youth cyclists,” Cusanbary said.

Steamboat is enjoying a period of growth, and with growth comes the need to maintain the recreational focus of the community, he said.

“We are very excited this year about a new project,” Cusanbary said. “RCR is partnering with the city of Steamboat Springs to designate the community as ‘Bicycle Friendly.’ This is a national effort in cities and towns around the country.

“Developing multi-use trails on newly acquired land, i.e. Emerald Mountain; working with the Colorado Department of Transportation to upgrade signage on routes around the county; and becoming a part of CDOT’s ‘Colorado’s Bike to Work Week,’ beginning June 25, are part of the effort to make Steamboat bicycle friendly,” he said.

RCR kicks off the summer season with its annual Bike Swap from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

“This is a great time for new cyclists, prospective members, to come down and ‘kick tires,” Cusanbary said. “It is the start of the cycling season, you can meet old friends and other cyclists. Learn more about the club.”

For more information, visit the Web site at http://www.routtcountyriders.org.


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