Marcel Slootheer


Marcel grew up below sea level, 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' in the Netherlands. Although I mostly took them for granted while growing up, as a normal mode of transportation in day-to-day life there, they always put a smile on my face. And still do. Bikes!
Q. How many bikes do you have?
A. A few. Fancy full-suspension, rowdy hardtail, gravel bike, clown bike, townie.
Q. What is your favorite local trail?
A. Whatever new trail SMT built last, as it makes me change up the "ride from the house" routine.
Q. What is your favorite trail outside of Salida?
A. Most any trail in & around Crested Butte accessible from dispersed camping.
Q. What is your favorite post-ride food?
A. Beer.