I envy what Steamboat Springs has. Much of Colorado can boast tremendous scenery. Quite a few places have high altitude recreation. There are excellent cycling opportunities in any number of towns. Colorado is home to a collection of really interesting and innovative small businesses. Steamboat certainly has all of these things, but what really struck me was how they all gel on one particular weekend, as if made for each other, into a cohesive, supportive community.
July 28th marks the third annual “Ride 4 Yellow” mountain bike event, where 200 riders will take on the Continental Divide Trail. This is no gimme. 26 miles may not sound like much, but mountain biking up around 10,000 feet over that distance is not to be underestimated.