Guide for relocation to Steamboat Springs, CO

BUSINESS FEATURE

MOOTS

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Founded in Steamboat in 1981 by Kent Eriksen, Moots has been hand-building titanium road, mountain and cross bikes locally for more than three decades. Enjoyed by cyclists worldwide, the company’s designers and builders work in an office off Routt County Road 129 and, when not churning out high-quality titanium cycles, can be found testing their wares on local trails.

“Our location here is tightly woven into our company values and brand,” says President Rob Mitchell, whose company recently was selected out of 400 nominees as a Colorado Company to Watch by the State Office of Economic Development. “Being rooted in Steamboat gives us immediate access to some of the state’s best riding right out our door.” Mitchell adds that this also plays a role in the company’s ability to design and build cutting-edge cycles while also offering an attractive lifestyle for its employees.

Employing 25 people locally, the company also supports numerous community and industry advocacy movements, from local trail workdays to sponsoring the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Cycling Team, and employs a cutting-edge recycling program and solar system to power its manufacturing.

“We’re proud of our bikes, the team that builds them and the culture and character of the town we’ve called home for so long,” Mitchell says. “The values of our brand have always been positioned around our Steamboat location, and Moots shares many of the same values that make Steamboat so special.”