Marcel Slootheer


Marcel grew up below sea level, in the Netherlands, also known as Holland (don’t ask), and somehow ended up far away in a town surrounded by 14-ers.

Q. Where did you learn your love of bikes?
A. Back ‘home.' Although I mostly took them for granted while growing up, as a normal mode of transportation in day-to-day life in the Netherlands (most bicycles per capita in the world), they always put a smile on my face. And still do.
Q. How many bikes do you have?
A. Four. A Banshee Prime (full-suspension trail bike), a Rocky Mountain Growler (trail hardtail), a Salsa Mukluk (carbon clown bike), and an old Schwinn Racer to ride around town.
Q. What is your favorite local trail?
A. Whatever new trail SMT built last, as it makes me change up my ‘"ride from the house" routine.
Q. What is your favorite trail outside of Salida?
A. Most any trail in & around Crested Butte.
Q. What is your favorite post-ride food?
A. Beer.