By Shannon Lukens.
The Steamboat Gravel (SBT GRVL) ride returns to Steamboat Aug. 12-13 with 3,000 riders of all abilities from all 50 states and 24 countries. This is the fourth year for the world class gravel race in and around Steamboat Springs and Routt County. Gravel riding is a growing sport where competitors ride on unpaved roads including dirt, gravel, and mixed-surface terrain.
Look for traffic closures on Yampa Street between 9th and 12th starting Friday morning. Parts of Lincoln Ave. will be down to two lanes on race day.
Here is the full press release from the City of Steamboat Springs, about the event and the road closures.
SBT GRVL Brings Riders From Around Globe & Local Closures
Yampa Street & Lincoln Avenue Experience Impacts During Three-Day Event
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-August 4, 2022-The acclaimed gravel cycling race, SBT GRVL, will pedal its way back into Steamboat Springs from August 12-14, and brings 3,000 riders of all abilities from all 50 states and 24 countries as well as some significant street closures during the event.
Now in its fourth year, SBT GRVL is a world-class gravel race experience held on the gravel roads in and around Steamboat Springs and Routt County. Gravel riding is a growing sport where competitors ride on unpaved roads including dirt, gravel, and mixed-surface terrain. The event was founded by three Steamboat Springs’ locals. The following impacts will occur during the three-day event:
EXPO: Friday-Saturday, August 12-13
There will be no parking on Yampa St. from 9th to 12th starting at 7am Friday morning, with a full closure occurring at 11 a.m. for the Expo. Yampa St between 9th to 12th will not reopen until midnight on Sunday night. In addition, 10th and 12th streets will be closed at the alleyway between Lincoln and Yampa as well as the 10th St public parking lot for the duration of the event.
RACE DAY: Sunday, August 14
The Expo closure on Yampa is in effect on race day. In addition, a morning closure will run from 6th to 12th Streets as well as 12th Street from Yampa to Lincoln Ave starting at 6am for rider staging and race starts. All riders should be on course by 7:45am. In the afternoon, the post-race party with music and food will last until 8:30 p.m. Yampa Street closures will run until around 11pm.
On race day, Lincoln Avenue/US40 will see a two-lane shift with traffic moving in both directions at slower speeds using the center turn lane between 12th and 13th Streets. Additionally, no left turns will be permitted between 6am to 9pm from westbound Lincoln onto 13th as well as from eastbound Lincoln onto 12th. SST buses will not stop at the 13th & Lincoln location on Sunday so passengers should use the 11th St stop.
Residents in Fairview and businesses along 13th St will need to travel via the James Brown Bridge to access westbound US40/Lincoln throughout the day. Eastbound travelers who use 12th to access areas north of US40/Lincoln will be required to use 11th St or lower to make a left turn.