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Advocacy

Bike racing is an incredible thing. It brings together a community of people that share a passion for getting outside on two-wheels and exploring nature. We love the gravel family and are so excited to be able to interlace it with our incredible Steamboat Springs community! Below are a few things that we feel strongly about when it comes to community and the gorgeous lands that make it all possible. Click on the title for more information on each.
We are thrilled to work with some awesome local organizations who are doing great things in our community!

National Partners

Ride for Racial Justice

Our mission in 2022 in partnering with SBT is to once again provide support for 25 BIPOC athletes from across the county to race SBT GRVL.

It’s not only support but an opportunity to bring a community together that has never had access to ride or race. The community of Steamboat embraced us and we in turn embraced them as well. And it’s not always about a race. It’s about a community, discussing real feelings, learning from each other, and respecting views that may be uncomfortable. But in the end, we’re riding, racing, smiling and enjoying something together—the simple joy of riding a bike. “Bikes equals Freedom.”

All Bodies On Bikes:

All Bodies on Bikes is a social, educational, and industry-wide movement to create and foster size inclusive bike communities. We envision a world where anyone, regardless of body size, weight, or perceived fitness level can safely enjoy a bike ride in a way that is joyful to them.

People For Bikes:

PeopleForBikes is a national bicycling advocacy organization making biking better for everyone by uniting millions of Americans, thousands of businesses and hundreds of communities to make every bike ride safer, more accessible and more fun. We believe that when people ride bikes, great things happen. Join at PeopleForBikes.org.

Local Partners

Community Ag Alliance:

Since 1999, Community Agriculture Alliance has worked to promote and support local agriculture in the Yampa Valley. We believe that honoring our agricultural heritage, supporting current ag producers and building for the future is critical to our community. The working landscapes and scenic open spaces that agriculture provides are not to be taken for granted, for
once lost they can never be replaced.

Routt County Riders:

Routt County Riders gives cyclists a collective voice in community proceedings and creates a silver thread connecting riders with land management agencies in the Valley. We contribute thousands of volunteer hours annually to trail and open space upkeep and maintenance, and to
education and outreach efforts. In 2022, RCR hopes to broaden its impact by growing the Bike Match program and other volunteer-focused initiatives such as trail maintenance days.

Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs:

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado is to enable youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Club fills the gap between school and home. We provide positive, welcoming environments in which kids and teens have fun, participate in life-changing programs and build supportive relationships with peers and caring adults.