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Fun & Busy Weekend Ahead in Steamboat with USA Pro Challenge

Monday, August 10th, 2015

What’s happening, road closures and more!

Things are about to get crazy here in Steamboat Springs. Starting this Saturday, August 15, our lil’ resort town is going to be taken over by bicycles and bike lovers. That is not a bad thing, in fact, it’s pretty cool that for the 3rd time in 5 years the professional cycling race, “America’s Race” formerly known as the USA Pro Challenge, will be in Steamboat Springs, CO.

This time the race kicks off in Steamboat with a circuit competition through Routt County agricultural country on Monday the 17th. On Tuesday, Stage 2 kicks off with cyclists starting in Steamboat, heading over Rabbit Ears Pass and continuing on for 115 miles until they reach the Stage 2 finish at Arapahoe Basin.

Stage 2 USA Pro Challenge course

Whether you are a cyclist or not, there will certainly be some festivity or event taking place this weekend that you will enjoy. Here is what the schedule looks like:

Steamboat Springs 2015 Bike Guide

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Steamboat Springs Bike Guide

There is no shortage of trails, paths and parks to bike here in Steamboat Springs, so whether you are an avid cyclist or a paved-path-cruiser, we have the perfect place for you to ride.  I’ve put together a list of links  to help you navigate the best routes for your riding ability.


2015 Steamboat Springs Bike Town USA Bike Guide

This year’s Bike Guide features a handy pull-out ride guide with trails, distance, elevation and ratings. Stop by any Steamboat Springs bike shop or our Steamboat Sotheby’s office (610 Marketplace Plaza) and pick one up. Peruse a digital copy below:

This redesigned website, operated by Bike Town USA, is a great online resource for everything bicycle:

Interactive maps for road, mountain, downhill, BMX and casual riding. Also includes suggested rides for various abilities.

Cycling events including the 2015 USA Pro Cycling Challenge that will start right here in Steamboat Springs on August 17, 2015.

2015 USA Pro Challenge Kicks Off in Steamboat Springs

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

2015 USA Pro Challenge Kicks Off in Steamboat Springs

For the 3rd time in 5 years, the USA Pro Challenge will make an appearance in Steamboat Springs. This time Steamboat will kick off the weeklong cycling event with a new circuit through some scenic backroads followed by the start of Stage 2 where the cyclists will head over Rabbit Ears Pass and end the day at Arapahoe Basin.

This is such a great event and our community holds nothing back when celebrating and cheering on the professional cyclists. Here is a video I shot of the race its first year through Steamboat Springs in 2011.


Here are all the details of the upcoming professional cycling race from the USA Pro Challenge website:

DENVER (April 28, 2015) - The 2015 USA Pro Challenge swings into action in its fifth year with a new circuit start in Steamboat Springs on Monday, August 17th and then it makes its way through another eight stunning host cities for the race finale in Denver on Sunday, August 23, 2015.

BEFORE: A Short Video About a Short Time in Life

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

BEFORE: A Short Video About a Short Time in Life

Do you remember being 11 years old?

A good friend of mine at Slantyhouse Productions made this great video about life through the lens of one 5th grade class on the last day of elementary school. What it’s like to be 11; a tween.

This 37 minute documentary short is incredibly well done, charming and heartfelt. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


And if you are still looking for summer camps and activities for your tweens and elementary school aged children, here is a guide to summer camps in Steamboat Springs. Our town is a lot of fun anytime of year but summer in Steamboat Springs, CO is really special. Thankfully, there are many options for childcare in Steamboat Springs, whether you are a resident or not, which make it easier for parents to enjoy an afternoon to themselves.

Steamboat Summer Camps

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Steamboat Summer Camps

Rock Climbing in Steamboat

Youth Rock Climbing in Steamboat Springs

The end of Spring Break typically marks the time where we parents turn our attention to planning the kids’ summer camps and activities. To help in preventing the dreaded words, “I’m bored” from escaping your child’s mouth this summer, I have created a a list of day camps, sport and other activity camps taking place in Steamboat Springs. I hope these ideas contribute to the entire family’s summer happiness.

Summer Day Camps

Kids’ Adventure Club at the Steamboat Ski Resort. Age appropriate activities and adventures for 3-12 year olds.

Adventure Bound in Steamboat Springs. Age appropriate activities and adventures for 3 year olds – 6th grade.

Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado Summer Camp. Drop-in program for children aged 6-18 years old.

Yampatika Environmental Camp Summer Program. Age-specific programs led by experienced Naturalists. No two weeks are the same.

summer camp

Adventures abound in Steamboat Springs

USA Pro Challenge Bike Race Video

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

 USA Pro Challenge Bike Race

The USA Pro Challenge Bike Race came into Steamboat Springs yesterday. A great turn out to watch Chris Froome, the 2013 Tour de France Champion and so many others. The backdrop could not be more spectacular.

After tackling the 105.9-mile route from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs, 2013 Tour de France Sprint Jersey Winner Peter Sagan claimed Stage 3 of the USA Pro Challenge. Lachlan David Morton held onto the Leader Jersey and will wear it during today’s challenging stage from Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek.




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Ski Town, USA now Dog Town, USA

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Ski Town, USA now Dog Town, USA


Dog Town, USA

Dog Town, USA

We all know that Steamboat Springs is an amazing place to live and play. It’s called Ski Town, USA and Bike Town, USA for good reason. But now Dog Town, USA? What’s next?

Steamboat was appropriately trademarked Ski Town USA for its World Class skiing facilities and loads of fresh champagne powder. National Geographic named The ‘Boat as one of the World’s 25 Best Ski Towns.  Not to mention more winter Olympians, 79 to be exact, call Steamboat Springs their hometown – more than any other town in the US.

More recently, Steamboat has adopted the identity of Bike Town USA. With 500+ miles of singletrack, endless road cycling  opportunities, BMX tracks, the Core Trail system and a community of passionate cyclists, Bike Town USA is a well-earned brand. In 2011 the League of American Bicyclists acknowledged Steamboat’s efforts and dedication to cycling by naming it a Gold level Bicycle Friendly Community. Residents will once again enjoy a stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge later this month along with a week’s worth of cycling races and activities.

City of Steamboat Springs Help Funds 26 Events for 2013

Monday, March 4th, 2013

City of Steamboat Springs Help Funds 26 Events for 2013

The City of Steamboat Springs City Council approved the annual budget for funding 26 events for the upcoming year. Steamboat Springs hosts a huge variety of events every year and this year, we will see at least six new ones. These events bring in much appreciated tourism dollars and overall increase the value of our community. It’s what makes Steamboat, Steamboat!

Flash Mob at Winter Carnival 2013

According the Steamboat Today, the committee that awards the available funds had a tough time making their selections. The usual requests for funding were almost double compared to last year. The committee likes to encourage new venues while at the same time, support the old, much loved venues. Eventually, the more established venues are encouraged to develop 100% of their own funding over time.

This year, funding for 26 events was granted. It’s pretty exciting to see six new events added to the list this year:

USA Pro Cycling comes back to Steamboat Springs in 2013

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

USA Pro Cycling comes back to Steamboat Springs in 2013

USA Pro Challenge officials unveiled the 2013 host cities today. After a year off, Steamboat Springs will host the Stage 3 finish August 21 and the Stage 4 start August 22. Steamboat the finish of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge host in 2011. We saw the finish of one race the start of another. USA Pro Cycling Challenge attracts some of the best cyclist in the world and it definitely put Steamboat on the map for pro cycling.

The 2013 host cities and stages are:

Aug. 19 — Stage 1: Aspen/Snowmass Circuit
Aug. 20 — Stage 2: Aspen/Snowmass to Breckenridge
Aug. 21 — Stage 3: Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs
Aug. 22 — Stage 4: Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek
Aug. 23 — Stage 5: Vail Time Trial
Aug. 24 — Stage 6: Loveland to Fort Collins
Aug. 25 — Stage 7: Denver Circuit