Living up to its nickname “Bike Town USA” Steamboat Springs, Colorado, has been busily building new mountain bike trails for the past several years. The 6th annual Steamboat Stinger races are excited to take advantage of the newly completed trails on Emerald Mountain, adjusting its singletrack mountain bike and trail running courses to include the new Wild Rose trail, which opened last September.
“We are proud to host the Steamboat Stinger on Emerald Mountain each year, as it boasts some of the country’s best singletrack,” said Honey Stinger Marketing Director, Len Zanni. “This year’s race will showcase one of the many new trails built in the past year, and provide a new and exciting challenge for riders.”
The new 1.44-mile trail begins at the intersection of Beall and Ridge trails, providing a direct, singletrack option to access the back side of Emerald Mountain. The addition of Wild Rose will add a new gradual climb to the race and allow for a more direct route to the finish line while eliminating any two-way traffic during the race. Riders in this year’s race will take a left up Wild Rose to the Ridge aid station after No Mo Blues instead of going up Stairway to Heaven.
The Steamboat Stinger will take place on August 13 and 14, 2016. Registration for the mountain bike race is closed, but spaces remain open to register for the trail marathon and half marathon. To register, please visit: www.steamboatstinger.com.