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Steamboat Stinger

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We are proud to announce the 8th Annual Steamboat Stinger. The Steamboat Stinger, now a Colorado classic, aims to provide a challenging backcountry race experience showcasing some of Steamboat Springs’ finest singletrack. The Steamboat Stinger is also a fundraiser for Partners in Routt County (local youth mentoring group) and Routt County Riders (local IMBA chapter).

NEW THIS YEAR! Not ready to take on the full Queen Bee or King Sting? Go halvsies with the Bumble Bee! Take your duo lap time and combine it with your half marathon time for a chance to win. Bumble Bee prizes will be offered to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the top male and female winners.


You can expect singletrack….lots of it. Beginning at the Howelsen Hill Ski Area in the heart of Steamboat Springs, the course takes an extended tour deep into the beautiful backcountry of Routt County before returning to the transition/finish area. Racers wind through open meadows, aspen forests and wild sage gardens offering incredible views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. It is a 50+ mile race composed of two 26.2 mile loops, 100% on dirt and 90% on singletrack.

Earlier Event: August 11
Leadville 100MTB
Later Event: August 17
Rocky Mountain Race Series