The iconic cone-shaped building on the corner of Yampa and 11th streets in downtown Steamboat Springs was once a wood-waste burner before being moved to become the home for Sore Saddle Cyclery and Moots Bicycles.
The 6,771-square-foot property is now for sale for $2.4 million, and it includes the three-story building where Moots, one of the first purpose-built mountain bike manufacturers in the country, got its start. There are also two additions that were built more recently.
The building is owned by Kent Eriksen and Bruce Alston, who teamed up in the late 1980s to provide a space where Eriksen’s Sore Saddle Cyclery business could expand into a year-round operation.
“The cone-shaped building was basically an incinerator for the saw mill, and I thought it was really kind of an irony that it used to pollute the whole town of Steamboat, and I was kind of an anti-pollution nut back then,” Eriksen said. “I ended up buying it from the city for $1, but it cost a lot more than that to put up.”
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