News May 6, 2015


NEWS MAY 6, 2015

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Econ benefits cycling

$27.9 million–that’s the DIRECT annual economic benefit of cycling in our area. Let’s make sure our policy-makers know that bicycling is important to our economy.
Join us Tues, May 124:30-6 pm, for a party celebrating the newly-released report on the economic benefits of cycling in the Pikes Peak Region. We’ll be joined by the Downtown Partnership at the Mezannine, 20 N. Tejon. Doors open 4:15 pm. The event is free, but you must register at this link.

May is Starlight giveaway time–prizes all month long!
Ted's Bicycles Promo

Comment to win.
Comment on the picture of Ted’s Bicycles on our Facebook page, and be entered in a drawing for front and rear bike lights.
You need lights to ride the Starlight; how about getting them for free?
Buy a bike, ride the Starlight.
Buy a bicycle at any of our Sponsoring Bike Shops, get a coupon for 50% off a Starlight Spectacular entry.
Volunteers needed!
We need YOU for the Starlight! We’re gearing up for our biggest event of the year, and we need your help. Volunteer shifts run from two to four hours, for setup, route directors and breakdown. All volunteers get pizza before the event and pancake breakfast after, an event tee shirt, and our undying gratitude. Details and descriptions on our website: Visit our Website.
Cheyenne Cañon Pinon Nut Ale Release May 7

Chey Canon ale

Thursday, May 7, 5:30 – 8 pm.
Drink great beer and help Cheyenne Cañon: Join Friends of Cheyenne Cañon in the Bristol Pub at Ivywild School for an evening of fun and community support.
Proceeds from the Piñon Nut Brown Ale will be used for projects like the new Mt Muscoco trail. Come out and enjoy toasts, tastings, food samplings, and live music!
For more information, visit our events calendar.

News of Note

Natl Bike Challenge
Join the Bike Challenge! Add your miles to a team, local, state or national total.Sign up today!
Your vote counts button
Vote by May 14. Questions? Listen to the sustainability forum audio.
Hummingbird Exp
Hummingbird Experience
May 9, 10-3 Explore the tiny world of hummingbirds, as part of the larger Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival.

May 172-5 pm benefit for Open Space Wine Release party atCatriona Cellars; $15 from each special release bottle sold helps buy open space.
Ute Pass Regional Trail Master Plan
Public Meeting
Wed, May 20, 5:30 pm
Centennial Hall
200 S. Cascade Ave.
El Paso County staff will present the trail choices.
May 26, 4-6 pm
 City Auditorium
Public Mtg Cimarron/I-25 
Learn more about timelines and major detours for the Greenway and Midland trails. Get more information at this link.

VOLUNTEER EVENTS –sign up now!
Be aware that all the rain we’ve been having could cause cancellations. Check with the sponsoring organizations for up-to-date information.
May 9 (Saturday)
7:30 am. Mt. Muscoco trail building
9 am Greenway Cleanup
9 am Black Forest Restoration
May 10 (Sunday)
7:30 am Mt. Muscoco Trail building
7:55 am Red Rock Canyon trail building
May 12 (Tuesday),

8 :30 am. Cheyenne Mtn State Park trail work.
May 15 (Friday),

7:30 am. Waldo Canyon Fire Restoration.
May 16 (Saturday
7:30 am Mt. Muscoco Trail building
9 am Bear Creek Park Equestrian Park Kickoff
May 17 (SundayMt. Muscoco Trail building

We got a call from the City today to let us know that FEMA repairs, delayed by weather, will be moving forward in the next week. We don’t think there will be trail closures, but be on the lookout for heavy equipment!
Contractors will be working in Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon Open Space, with some projects in Palmer Park and Blodgett Peak Open Space.
Be safe out there!

Trails and Open Space Coalition
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