Jul 23
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Single Continuous Shot of an unReal Mountain Bike Run by Brandon Semenuk

How to animate a community? Add a mountain bike run like this. 

Better yet, film someone like Brandon Semenuk (widely acknowledged as the best slopestyle mountain biker in the world) mastering it, post it to YouTube, get hundreds of thousands of views and more tourists and bike enthusiasts visiting your town.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado, has a population of 12,000; it’s economy is driven by skiing and snowboarding; kayaking, rafting, playboating and tubing (on the Yampa river); and, of course, mountain biking. 

They have renamed their community “Bike Town, USA”. BTUSA is a grassroots, community-wide not-for-profit with a paid executive director and volunteer board. 


Here is a list of their accomplishments so far taken from their website, https://steamboatbiketown.com/about-steamboat-bike-town-usa/:

  • Safe Routes to School map and programming established
  • Creation of the Steamboat Springs Trails Alliance Master Plan and
    $5,000,000 in dedicated funding for trails and parks through the 2A
    Accommodation Tax Funding Initiative
  • Assisted in development of improved Core Trail connection at Mount Werner Road
  • Creation of cycling routes and trails website for visitors and community members
  • Host of Steamboat Springs Bike Summits
  • Implementation of signage and way finding plan on Core Trail and Secondary trails throughout Steamboat Springs
  • Designation as an International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) Bronze Ride Center
  • Hosted 2011 and 2013 Stages of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge
  • Bicycle Friendly Community Gold Status designation
  • Production of annual Bike Guides, a free resource for locals and
    visitors with extensive cycling trail maps, cycling events and community
  • Trail user study conducted on areas trails and pathways
  • Host and promoter of 2013 and 2014 Steamboat Bike Week

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