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History of Orange Peel Bikes

In 1999 Orange Peel Bicycle Service was established in a 500-square-foot space at the back of the “Little Red House” in an alley in downtown Steamboat Springs, CO. Once a residential house dating back to the town’s early days, it had been converted into commercial use and was a hive of outdoor sports-related businesses. Besides Orange Peel, there was outdoor gear retailer and apparel maker BAP! (Bwear Action Products), a national paddle-sports magazine, the offices of Big Agnes and a nascent Honey Stinger.

In a stroke of good luck and a leap of faith, in 2005 Orange Peel was able to move into one of Steamboat’s most iconic—and weird—buildings, a one-of-a-kind DIY job built by Moots founder Kent Eriksen around a 30-foot-tall, cone-shaped sawdust incinerator from a local lumber mill and a repurposed ski lift tower.  Orange Peel enjoyed a lively run in this downtown location through the fall of 2023. 

Now, as we head into our 25th year in business, Orange Peel Bikes has a great new location, in a repurposed industrial building now known as "Steamboat Basecamp" on the west end of town.  With easy access to the bike path, Routt County's excellent gravel riding, and still on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, Orange Peel is primed to write the next chapter in their history.

~ Excerpted from Outspokin' Profile March 2015, by Peter Koch, www.nbda.com

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VISIT US AT OUR NEW LOCATION:  1901 Curve Plaza, suite 3, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 (MAP)

Telephone: 970.879.2957

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