Steamboat Springs, Bike Town USA – BIKE WEEK
(Saturday August 17th – Saturday August 24th)
Steamboat Stinger 50-mile Mountain Bike Race presented by Honey Stinger
Description: 2013 is here and so is the 3rd annual Steamboat Stinger! This time with a bigger field and another day of added fun and suffering! The Steamboat Stinger aims to provide a challenging backcountry race experience showcasing some of Steamboat Springs’ finest singletrack.
Once again, we will feature a full and half trail marathon in addition to our Mountain Bike Race. These two events can be separate, or if you wish to take the ultimate challenge, you can participate in both events – the 50 mile solo mountain bike race, and then the 26.2 trail marathon the next day – to be crowned King Sting or Queen Bee of the Steamboat Stinger.
These events are true to Steamboat Springs’ tradition: epic fun with the added bit of western flair. Giddy up!
7:45 am – MANDATORY Racer Meeting at Start/Finish Line
8:00 am – Pro/Open Men start
8:10 am – Pro/Open Women, All Duo Categories and Single Speed Start
8:20 am – Citizen Men, Citizen Woman, Clydesdale Start
2pm – Awards
2pm – 6pm – Packet Pick Up for Running Races
Enduro-X Race Series
Description: Sunshine Enduro: A mass start for Men and Women categories from the Thunderhead Gondola summit will climb the Duster service road to the Sunshine trailhead to the trail intersection of Sunshine & Cathy’s as a time-neutral climb, approximately 3 miles with 600 feet elevation gain. The timed race will start at the junction of Cathy’s Cutoff and Sunshine trails. Race will descend Sunshine trail to lower Chisholm trail-road, to Elkhead Trail, left onto Moonlight Trial to Valley View Trailhead. Descend Valley View to Wrangler’s Gulch Trailhead, to Buckin’ Bronc to EZ Rider to Finish at base area: Approximate elevation loss: 3000 vertical feet.
3:30- Mass start by category, Start of Timing at Sunshine and Cathy’s Cut Off Trail intersections
Steamboat Stinger Marathon and Half Marathon Trail Races Presented by Honey Stinger
Description: 13 and 26 mile trail races
7:15am – Mandatory Racer Meeting at Base of Howelsen Hill – Start/Finish Line
7:30am – First wave start – Marathon
7:40am – Second wave start – Half Marathon
2pm – Awards
Enduro-X Race Series
Description: Rawhide Enduro: From gondola summit, racers will descend Rawhide, upper and lower trails sections. Lower Rawhide is scheduled to be completed and for riding/racing prior to August race date. From Lower Rawhide, descend to Wrangler’s Gulch, to Buckin’ Bronc to EZ Rider to Finish at base area: Approximate elevation loss 2000.
Rustlers Ridge Enduro: From gondola summit, racers will descend Rustler Ridge gravity trail, to Buckin’ Bronc, to EZ Rider to base area finish. Rustler’s Ridge is a high-speed trail designed by the Gravity Logic engineers of Whistler, BC. Approximate elevation loss: 2000 vertical feet.
Stage 1: Individual Start at Rawhide Trailhead, Gondola summit at 9am. Finish at Base area.
Transition Gondola service to Stage 2 start.
Stage 2: Individual Start at Rustler’s Ridge Trailhead, Gondola Summit. Finish at Base Area.
Time: 9AM- Start at Gondola summit knoll, 12Noon-Awards
Moots Cycles Rides, Suggested Road Ride Led by Members of the Moots Team
Description: Join the Moots team on a road ride and factory tour.
Time: Depart at 8:30am from Moots Factory (2545 Copper Ridge Drive)
Route: Emerald Loop: approximately 30 miles with a 6 mile section of smooth dirt road in the middle. Intermediate level ride. We will ride counter clockwise direction.
Bring: Road bike, helmet, water, food, gear
Return: about a 2 hour loop that will finish at the Moots Factory with a group tour of the facility.
Ski Haus 5Point Film Bike-In- Movie on the Courthouse Lawn
Bike in Movie on Historic Court house lawn. A collection of 5POINT adventure and documentary films will be played. Ride from pre-movie events at Ski Haus to Downtown for the 5POINT Films. Enjoy cold beer provided by New Belgium Brewing
Description: Biking through unknown places, ripping down trails and waterfalls, soaring through the skies and catching that perfect wave or perfect line...celebrating the human spirit of adventure with balance, purpose, humility, respect and commitment: this is 5Point Film. Join us for a collection of the best outdoor adventure short films, amazing inspirational stories, and a night of adventure under the starry skies.
6:30PM- Ski Haus/Smartwool pre-ride event
7:30PM-Ride to Court House Lawn for Movie
8-8:45PM-Pre-Movie Beer and Food Social
USA Pro Challenge Finish on Lincoln Ave. including Bike Polo Competition and Town Party featuring Loose Change
Description: Watch the Steamboat Bike Polo league exhibition game played at the Downtown finish area of the USA Pro Challenge Steamboat Stage located on Lincoln Ave. in front of the Historic Court House.
1pm-2pm Kids Strider Races
2pm-4pm Bike Polo Cup
5pm-7pm Loose Change on the awards stage
USA Pro Challenge Start from Gondola Square
Description: Meet the Pro-Peloton and see the Start of Stage 4
Race for Life, Luekemia Benefit BMX Race
Description: BMX Benefit Race for Luekemia
Eriksen Cycles Ride, Suggested Mountain Bike Ride led by members of the Eriksen Team
Description: Intermediate Mountain Bike Ride and factory tour with the Staff of Kent Eriksen Cycles
Time: Meet at 8:45AM at Kent Eriksen Factory located at 13th Street and Yampa. Ride starts at 9AM
Details: Riders will need: their own bike, helmet, water and gear. Intermediate and above riding skills. The ride will finish at 10:30am at the Kent Eriksen Factory.
Website: www. http://kenteriksen.com/
Steamboat Art Cruiser Ride
Description: Steamboat bike culture meets Steamboat art community with a Friday night Art Cruiser Ride. Cycling themed art will be displayed at downtown galleries, restaurants, and businesses for the community and visitors to meet the artists, view cycling art and enjoy an evening out on bikes.
Emerald Mountain Epic Ride
Description: The 2nd Annual Emerald Mountain Epic and 1/2 Epic will be the closing event to Steamboat Bike Week. It is a fun, supported, family and community-centered mountain bike ride that utilizes the vast array of world-class singletrack on the front and back side of Emerald Mountain.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event go to the Gold Medal Initiative of the Rocky Mountain Division of the USSA (U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association) . The mission of the Gold Medal Initiative in Colorado is to support development of top level Alpine, Freestyle, and Nordic Combined athlete projects with a goal of putting a Colorado-born athlete on the top step of an Olympic or World Championship event podium.
Post Ride BBQ at Howelsen Park Starting at Noon.