SAG, Safety and Medical Support;
Beyond the spectacular views and many other great reasons to enjoy the Tour De Steamboat safety and medical support are of the utmost importance to our ride. Marked medical escort vehicles will be provided along all three routes to offer rapid emergency medical treatment. At the finish line a dedicated medical aid tent will be available to treat and evaluate everything from sore joints to serious medical emergencies. Licensed medical professionals provided by EMS Unlimited are well versed in not only offering compassionate and rapid medical care but also keeping a watchful eye over all facets of the ride to ensure safety is always paramount. The Tour De Steamboat is proud to provide this valuable and quality service offered by EMS Unlimited, a Colorado based premier full-service event medical standby company. To learn more about EMS Unlimited visit them at www.ems-unlimited.com.
SAG support is intended for riders needing medical attention or extra assistance, not for moving ahead on the course or making up for poor training, missed aid station cut-offs or to make up for a late start. Please plan accordingly with proper training, knowledge of cut off times, course closure times and good legs and attitude! Our volunteer drivers are all exceptionally nice and we hope they will not be take advantage of. Please know this is a moderately difficult ride, train accordingly, know your hydration and energy needs and plan ahead!
The Classic Tour de Steamboat-110 or so miles…
All rides start and end at the corner of 12th and Yampa street (Little Toots park). There will be a group start at 7:00 for all riders with a police escort along river road to highway 40.
The first aid station is at mile marker # 154 on the East Summit, 20 miles from the start.
Proceed on Highway 40.
Cut off Time: 9:30 am
The second aid station is at mile marker # 172, 37.5 miles from the start. Proceed 6 miles
to State Highway 134, turn right and ride up Gore Pass. This entire section has very little
shoulder. Please ride single file and no pace lines. Cut off Time: 11:00 am.
The third aid station is at the top of Gore Pass, 54 miles from the start. Proceed on
Cut off Time: 1:30 pm
NOTE: On Highway 134 there are 3 cattle guards and 1 set of railroad tracks.
The first cattle guard is at mile 60.2 from the start, the second is 62.3 from the
start, and the third is 65.2 from the start. The railroad tracks are 69.4 from
Turn right onto Highway 131 to the fourth aid station, 70 miles from the start at the Toponas Store. The store will be open and selling many goodies in addition to our aid station, stop in!
Cut off Time: 3:00 pm
At 79 miles into the ride is the Town of Yampa, and at 84.3 miles is the Town of Phippsburg.
At 86.2 miles from the start, turn right onto Routt Co Rd 14. At mile 90 from the start is the fifth and last aid station. Turn right on Routt Co Rd 16 and into the Stagecoach Wetlands Parking Area.
Cut off Time: 4:30 pm
The finish area for all routes is 12th and Yampa Street. The course and Finish line closes at 6:00 pm
The Stagecoach Out-n-back – 40 miles
This route follows the Yampa river upstream to the Stagecoach reservoir where riders can rest at the Stagecoach aid station before turning around and sharing the route back to the finish with the Tour de Steamboat riders back to the Finish. Don’t be fooled, this route does have some climbing along the way, with a traverse of the Yellow Jacket pass. Final mileage and elevation profiles will be posted at a later date.
All rides start and end at the corner of 12th and Yampa street (Little Toots park). There will be a group start at 7:00 for all riders with a police escort along river road to highway 40. We would like everyone to be riding by 8:00 am to minimize bike traffic on this dual use route.
Stagecoach Aid Station
The only aid station is at Stagecoach reservoir , 20 miles from the start/finish.
The Sydney Peak Ranch ride.
This ride starts downtown Steamboat Springs in the same location as the other rides. It travels the same route following River Road to Highway 40, turning off on Highway 131 towards Oak Creek and follows this wide shouldered road about 6 miles to CR 14 where the rider turns right following CR 14 for less than 1 mile, then turn left onto the Sydney Peak Ranch property. From here the road is quiet, smooth and all yours for an out and back loop of 9 plus miles. Riders return from this loop turning left onto via CR 14 after leaving the Sydney Peak Ranch property. Riders return to Steamboat Springs following CR 14 and finally River Road to the start/finish area. There is one aid station at the top of the Sydney peak turn around approximately 13 miles form the start.