Colorado GravelChampagne gravel in Steamboat Springs
Ride impeccable dirt roads and enjoy epic views from our lodging at Steamboat Mountain Resort.
After a few gap years, we are excited to be back in Steamboat Springs, Colorado! The Cycling House hosted gravel cycling trips in 2018 and 2019 before SBT GRVL launched and the world was exposed to the area’s pristine dirt routes. We were tipped off about Steamboat as a destination by our good friends at Moots (we’ve been a Moots dealer for many years).
So what do we love most about Steamboat Springs? Two words: champagne gravel. The gravel roads in and around Routt Country are as beautiful as they are abundant.
Our trip will fall during the SBT GRVL race on August 20, 2023. If you are already registered, you can race on Saturday with race-day logistics and lodging handled, plus the ultimate TCH cheer squad behind you.
If you want to race SBT GRVL but don’t get in through the random selection, we have a few sports reserved for our guests ($400/athlete).
If you prefer not to race SBT GRVL, don’t worry, we will have a fun ride planned for Saturday as an alternative.
- Five days of guided, supported gravel rides in Routt County, Colorado
- Beautiful accommodations at Steamboat Mountain Resort
- Chef-prepared daily meals featuring local Colorado food
- Moots factory tour
- Opportunity to ride sections of the SBT GRVL course and/or participate in the race on Saturday
We prepare delicious meals for endurance athletes, emphasizing lean proteins, leafy greens, root veggies, and plenty of flavorful side dishes. We work directly with the local community to source regional ingredients whenever possible, which our chefs use to create diverse, exciting dishes inspired from around the world. You can count on us to take care of breakfast, lunch, and dinner and we accommodate all dietary preferences and restrictions.
Our accommodations are located slopeside at Steamboat Mountain Resort. The views are incredible and the lodge offers a great place to unwind post-ride. The kitchen will be where the magic happens, and The Cycling House chefs will be hard at work preparing home-cooked meals. Our place has eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.
Welcome to Colorado!
Riders arrive in Colorado, and we’ll shuttle to our home base for the week at Steamboat Mountain Resort. Our mechanics will get to work on fitting riders to rental bikes or building riders’ personal bikes, then we’ll head out on a welcome spin before the trip briefing and dinner.
Arrival day ride: 30 miles, 2,000 feet of climbing
Yesterday, we tasted the champagne gravel. Today, we’ll drink a full glass!
The ride will take us out toward Lake Catamount before heading north, passing Emerald Mountain and eventually crossing the Yampa River.
The longer route includes a couple of miles of singletrack that will bring us to Strawberry Park Natural Hot Springs. Not up for the singletrack? No worries, the shorter option takes us back to Steamboat, and who knows…we might have time to stop for a pint at Mountain Brew!
Steamboat Unbridled: 62.1 miles, 4,500 feet of climbing *2 miles of singletrack*
Steamboat Unbridled (Shorter Option): 56 miles, 3,200 feet of climbing
Time to go big! Today we will cover sections of the southern half of the SBT GRVL course. We’ll have three options: long, pretty long, and short. Whether you are racing SBT GRVL on Saturday or not, these route options have something for everyone.
Dunkley Park: 81 miles, 5,800 feet *2 miles of singletrack*
Dunkley Park (shorter option): 57 miles, 4,000 feet
Sleeping Giant or Shorter Ride Option
Today we will pedal north of downtown Steamboat Springs toward Elk Mountain for a classic local ride. Our final gulp of champagne gravel will leave the legs crispy, and we’ll celebrate with a fun dinner to get racers ready for SBT GRVL. Don’t want crispy? No problem, there’s also a short spin option.
Sleeping Giant: 49 miles, 2,900 feet
Short spin: 20–30 miles, 1,500 feet
Clark Ride or SBT GRVL
Today we will have a later start for those not riding SBT GRVL. If you plan to do the race, it will be an early morning, but our team will have breakfast prepped and provide shuttles to the start.
After a leisurely morning, we will shuttle to the Clark General Store. SBT GRVL competitors will cover sections of our route early in their ride, and we will shoot to ride after the race has gone through. We will finish with a picnic lunch and ice cream at the Clark General Store.
Post-ride, we will have the option to head into town to catch the action and hang around the finish line.
Clark Ride: 38 miles, 2,400 feet of climbing
SBT Black Course: 142 miles, 9,200 feet of climbing
SBT Blue Course: 100 miles, 6,000 feet of climbing
SBT Red Course: 60 miles, 3,600 feet of climbing
SBT Green Course: 37 miles, 2,000 feet of climbing
After breakfast and morning coffee, you can enjoy a travel/rest day to absorb a fantastic week of epic gravel riding. After breaking down and packing bikes, we’ll shuttle to the Yampa Valley Airport (HDN).
Checkout and shuttle to Yampa Valley Airport (HDN)
- Aug 14 - 19 $4,200 / Person
- Aug 20 - 25 $4,200 / Person
- Five nights/six days of accommodations
- Transfers to/from Yampa Valley Airport (HDN)
- Delicious chef-prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Bike build and breakdown
- Professional cycling guides
- Vehicle SAG support
- Ride nutrition products
- Tools available to use
- High-quality ride photos
- SBT GRVL race-day logistics
What's not included?
- Single occupancy rate
- Bike rentals
- Café stops
- Gratuity for guides
- Personal shopping
- SBT GRVL entry—contact us for details.
- Core/stretching sessions
- Trail runs or hikes
- SBT GRVL entry—contact us for details
- SBT GRVL Expo
- Moots factory tour
Rent A Bike
Traveling through the airport with a bike—and paying for it to fly—is not everyone’s idea of a fun way to start a vacation. Fortunately, we offer high-quality, full carbon bikes on all of our trips across the United States and Europe. Want to just show up and ride? Just bring your shoes, pedals, helmet, and saddle (if you want), and rent one of ours.
Bring Your Own
Your bike is yours—we get it. Bringing your own bike has obvious advantages in terms of individual comfort. Before your trip, we suggest getting a tune-up at your local bike shop so it’s ready to roll for your week of riding. Once you arrive, we’ll be sure to have our mechanics build it and help with any necessary tweaks. Check out some helpful resources here:
Skip The Bike
If you or your travel partner want to enjoy the trip and explore a new destination without a bike, drop us a line and we’ll discuss options. Some trips are better suited for non-rider participants than others.
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