Saturday mountain bike race cancelled
Steamboat Springs — As it turns out, competitive cross country mountain biking in Steamboat Springs may have ended several weeks ago.
That’s news considering the last race of the season was set to be Saturday — a finale from the city’s Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series crew.
Town Challenge director David Stevenson said he’d hoped the Coda Classic could become a new tradition, an end-of-the-season party that featured one last, longer race on Emerald Mountain.
He said few registered for the event, however, and that it was canceled.
“It’s a bummer,” he said. “The biggest thing is we didn’t get nearly enough jump on it to promote it as an individual race. Not being a part of the series, it didn’t have a built-in base, so without that and being late in the season with the weather getting cooler, we’re not seeing the response we’re hoping for.”
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He said he’ll look into the idea again next year and perhaps approach it a bit differently.
“It will be a cool race, and we can do it in the future,” he said. “We’ll learn what we can do from not having the numbers this year and hopefully make it a bigger and better event next season.”
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