SNUNI is snow unicycling! Dan Smilkstein said he was looking for something a bit different when he began planning this year’s Steamboat Coureur, and Sunday, on the second of the Rabbit Ears Pass event’s two days, that dedication to new was evident.
Where snowmobiles have dominated all winter and skiers soared Saturday, bicycles were the preferred mode of transportation Sunday, a contingent of mostly local athletes gathering to compete in Steamboat Springs’ first snow bike event, featuring 50- and 17-kilometer races, and several shorter unicycle events.
“It was a beautiful course and a great day,” Smilkstein said. “The trail stayed in good shape and you had great scenery the whole time.”