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More and better mountain biking in Steamboat Springs

More and better mountain biking in Steamboat Springs

Support the Mad Rabbit Trails Project

Posted: November 14, 2022
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Photo courtesy of: Justin Reiter

Steamboat Springs, Colorado is home to world-class, year-round outdoor recreation and is a Silver-Level IMBA Ride Center™. To meet the growing demand for outdoor recreation and address unauthorized trails in the Routt-Medicine Bow National Forest, IMBA Local Chapter Routt County Riders (RCR) has been working for over a decade on the Mad Rabbit trails project.

The US Forest Service (USFS) has released the long-awaited draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the next phase of the Mad Rabbit trails project and is soliciting public comments until Wednesday, November 22.

RCR is encouraging mountain bikers to show support for the project by submitting comments. Input from the mountain biking community will help ensure the resulting trails plan meets the purpose and need of the original proposal while protecting wildlife habitat and other natural resources in the area.

If you live near Steamboat Springs or visit the area for great riding, the Forest Service needs to hear from you.

Step 1

Take a look at the RCR board’s statement on the EA to inform your comments. Project documents and the full draft EA can be found on the USFS website.

Step 2

Submit your comment through the form below before November 22. You can personalize your message for greater impact.

Step 3

Share this blog with your riding buddies and help get the Mad Rabbit trails project on the ground.

About the author

Jali's passion for cycling and the outdoors began in Philippines where she was born and raised. She shared her love for the outdoors by accompanying students on environmental research trips and facilitating youth camps on marine conservation. Her love for cycling was reignited when she moved to…

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