|Biking through Strings Park|
The peddlers are out in packs in Steamboat Springs. This week is bike to work week and today local restaurants provided free breakfast for commuters. June is also officially recognized as Bike to Work Month in Colorado, and Steamboat Springs is celebrating it with the bike commuter challenge. Teams are currently competing for the most miles biked and the most trips taken and have already logged over 10,000 miles.
Two large scale bike tours also came through Steamboat Springs in the past week. Yesterday, 1,500 cyclists were in town on the BicycleTour of Colorado. The weeklong tour covers 460 miles and visits Estes Park, Granby, Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs and Frisco. Last week Ride the Rockies brought 2,000 cyclists to town on their 400 plus mile weeklong tour of Crested Butte, Buena Vista, Edwards, Steamboat Springs, Granby and Georgetown.
To add to the biking frenzy, Strings Music Festival has our own bike friendly event coming up on Saturday, July 16. The Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour visits five delightful kitchens and six stunning high-altitude gardens right here in Steamboat Springs. A Master Gardener at each house will let you in on all the gardening secrets.
Starting at the Strings Music Pavilion, bikers will pedal up to Lake Catamount to visit two homes, then ride to see one home at Fox Estates. From there they will head back down into town and visit two more houses at Priest Creek Ranch. The route then takes a scenic trip along Steamboat Boulevard, stopping to see a kitchen and garden at Mountain View Estates, then continues downtown via Fish Creek Falls Road. The journey concludes with a fantastic garden nestled in downtown Steamboat Springs.
The bike loop is approximately 35 miles on paved and gravel roads. If 35 miles is too long, bike part of the loop and drive the rest. Our van will pick you up when you need assistance.
Tickets are $25 and are on sale now at the box office or online. The Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour is presented by the Guild of Strings Music Festival and all proceeds benefits Strings Music Festival.