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Posted on: August 9, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Street Closures Along With Increased Pedestrians & Cyclists Over August 11-13 Weekend

The community hosts the All Arts Festival, inaugural Minis in the Mountain, Steamboat Wine Festival, Opera Steamboat, Steamboat Movement Festival, Steamboat Stinger, Steamboat Tri and ongoing activities like the ProRodeo and Farmers Market. As a result of these events, residents should anticipate a few street closures and watch for a greater number of pedestrians and cyclists over the weekend. 

The All Arts Festival returns August 11 through August 13 in a new location at 10th Street between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street. The event will utilize the 10th Street parking lot and the parking area behind City Hall during the Fine Art Stroll on Friday from Noon to 5pm, Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. No parking will be available in these locations and parking on 10th Street in front of Centennial and City Halls will be limited. 

Minis in the Mountain, which brings in a variety of Mini Coopers to town, is hosting a motor parade on Friday, August 11 from 3pm to 4pm. The caravan of Minis will drive from the Steamboat Ski Resort to downtown Steamboat Springs following normal traffic patterns and rules. The parade will depart the Meadows parking lot, and follow Mt. Werner, Steamboat Blvd, Fish Creek Falls Road, Third Street, Lincoln Avenue/US 40, Mt. Werner and back to the Meadows lots. No street or intersection closures are planned during the parade; however, motorist should expect additional volume during this hour. 

The Steamboat Wine Festival will again enjoy the Stroll of Steamboat across downtown from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, August 11. As in past years, expect additional pedestrians during the Stroll on Lincoln, Yampa and Oak Streets as well as many of the cross streets. 

The Steamboat movement fest will be utilizing several spa facilities, the Old Town Hot Springs and Gondola Square in addition to several community gatherings at Fetcher Pond, West Lincoln and Little Toots Parks. While the parks will remain open to the public, please be aware of increased usage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Back for the seventh year, the Steamboat Stinger hits the trails on Howelsen Hill Ski Area and Emerald Mountain for the Mountain Bike Race on Saturday, August 12 and the Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, August 13. Race trails include Blackmere, MGM, Angry Grouse, Prayer Flag Road, Stairway to Heaven, No Mo’ Blues, Wild Rose, Ridge, Cow Creek Road, Beall, Ridge Connector, Quarry Mountain, Little Moab, Prayer Flag Road, Larry’s, Lupine, Rickey’s Ridge, Howelsen Meadows and Lower Lupine. While trails will be open to the public on race days, be mindful of all trail users, especially racers until 2pm each day.

The Farmers Market is back on August 12 from 9 to 2pm. As has been the case each Saturday, 7th Street between Lincoln Avenue and Yampa Street and Yampa Street from 6th to 8th Streets will be closed during the event. Six Farmer Market Saturdays remain in the season, which runs through Sept. 16. 

The Steamboat Triathlon is August 13 at Lake Catamount. While the majority of the race takes place around the lake, the bike segment will come into town on River Road and turn around in the Ice Rink parking lot; before heading back out River Road on Sunday. 

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Contact:
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970-871-8220, mlane@steamboatsprings.net

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