"We often talk about excellence in materials, craftsmanship and design, because metal work of the highest quality is what we do day in and day out. But above all, we live by a “Build It, Ride It” philosophy that provides us with a continuous product performance feedback loop. The only real goal we have is to build the best riding bikes, period.
Since 1981, the paved and gravel roads and single-track of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, have served as both our playground and proving grounds for all our products. Each person at Moots is inspired by our local rides to help perfect our bikes and components. Whether it is a tubing tweak here or an angle adjustment there, or in some cases, a whole new design, we are constantly testing and improving the ride of our bikes in order to get it just right for its intended use.
Our proving grounds bear the names Emerald Mountain, Cow Creek, The Divide, Gore Gruel, Fish Creek Falls, Circle The Zirkels, Spring Creek, Seedhouse, 1101, Deep Creek and Airport Loop. Each one of our bikes carries a bit of the soul of these rides with them when they leave our factory. At the end of the day, our satisfaction comes not from bragging about the day’s epic ride, but in knowing we are putting our bikes through the riding wringer well before they reach any of our customers."
"We are sure a trip to Moots, riding with us, visiting and getting to know the people and process will give you an even greater appreciation of what we do, why we do it and how lucky we are to do it here in Steamboat Springs"
Butch Boucher, President - Moots Cycles
A wealth of local loops take in the best that Colorado has to offer. For example:
- Emerald Loop: 36 miles
- Airport Loop to Milner to Oak Creek: 50+ miles (see video below)
- North Routt / Steamboat Lake Loop: 65 miles mixed surface
- Moots Ranch Rally Loop: 50+ miles of gravel roads (more info at right)
Steamboat Springs isn't just "Bike Town", it also boasts a number of fantastic micro-breweries, and a host of fine places to eat. Post-ride recovery doesn't get better than this!
On and Off the Bike
The Ranch Rally Route
The Moots Colorado Ranch Rally is a 50 mile cyclosportive held annually on dirt and gravel roads around Steamboat Springs.
One of the many options available on this trip will be to trace the route of the Rally with the riders who know it best, the Moots team themselves.
Just 5 miles of the route are on paved roads. The other 45 miles feature rural dirt and gravel roads that connect area historical ranches and farms.
Enjoy a stunning day on the bike on the very roads where Moots test and develop their bikes.
Riding and Relaxation
The "Airport Loop" is one of the Moots team's favourite lunchtime rides. Get a flavour of just one of many awesome local routes in this video.
As you'd expect from Bespoke, every aspect of the riding is taken care of by us, so you simply need to turn the pedals. We provide full support throughout the trip and daily guided rides. Our hosts know this area better than anyone, they ride it every day, and Bespoke will also have our own crew on each ride.
Not included: Flights, Insurance, UK airport transfers. Bike hire is available at extra cost.
VIP tour of Moots factory
Guided rides hosted by Moots staff
Full mechanical support throughout the trip
Support vehicle & nutrition on each ride
Expertly planned routes and navigation
Daily briefing and professional support
Included in Bespoke Package:
As with every Bespoke trip we provide the perfect environment for you to get on and ride, fully supported at every stage. Bespoke Travel is about rides to remember, with good company, fine food and expert guides.
Read Barry's blog on our recent Mallorca trip for a taste of what to expect on a Bespoke cycling vacation.