News June 3, 2015


NEWS JUNE 3, 2015

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New prize for Starlight giveaway–call for volunteers.

Last chance for best pricing for the Starlight Spectacular! Earlybird Registration ends June 7–sign up now before prices go up!


Comment to win.
Comment on the picture of the Starlight swag on our Facebook page, and be entered in a drawing for an official 2015 Starlight tee shirt, tire lights and a trail map.
Call for volunteers.  Looking for a few hardy night owls to help as Route Volunteers for the ride & cleanup. During orientation you will receive a light wand, event T-shirt, sweet treat and a surprise gift from TOSC for your help. The Starlight is a wonderful community event and provides a magical experience for families, experienced riders and weekend cyclists. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact
Red Rock Canyon OS remains closed.

Section 16 trails, including Red Rock-Palmer loop and the Intemann Trail, were re-opened this week. Trails from Section 16 leading into Red Rock Canyon remain closed. The ban on rock climbing in City parks was lifted.
Be alert for hazards on the trails!
  • Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Section 16 has been reopened.
  • Pikes Peak Greenway–south of Nevada to El Pomar.
  • Midland Trail near 25th St.
  • Foothills Trail near Glen Eyrie
  • Fountain Creek Regional Trail–three closures
  • Ute Pass Regional Trail (portion)
  • Rainbow Falls

For more specific locations and more photos, visit our website.

TOSC Members-Only Adventure June 27–Mt. Muscoco!

Saturday, June 27 (Sat), 9 am.
At 8,020 feet, Mt. Muscoco is the highest point in the City Parks system, with unobstructed views of Cheyenne Cañon and the surrounding peaks. We will hike the newly-rerouted trail to the top–there are steep sections, and it’s all uphill, but it’s definitely worth it! Friends of Cheyenne Cañon President Bob Falcone (Hiking Bob) will lead the hike with support from Trails and Open Space Coalition staff.

You should be in good shape and used to sustained uphill hiking to enjoy this hike. It is approximately 3.5 miles round trip.
This is a Members-only event. Please do not sign up if you are not a current TOSC member. If you would like to become a member, please go to For questions about your membership status, please email us or call 719.633.6884.
Click here to register.

June is Colorado Bike Month–events all month long!

June is CO Bike Month!See the schedule.
Bike to Work Day 6/24
Wed, 6/246:30-8:30am
Five locations: Downtown, Memorial Park
Three YMCAs: Jetwing, Montebello, Briargate.
Breakfast, prizes, demos, lots of fun!


Colorado Springs Bike Master Plan Meetings
June 3 Library 21C
June 4 S.E. YMCA
Attend one of two final workshops on the COS Bike Master Plan, which will set the vision for the year 2025.

Details and info on our events calendar.

News of Note

Manitou Springs
Parks, Open Space Trails (POST) Master Plan
Give input!! Host a meeting, fill a survey, send pictures.
More info: POST website.

Sat, June 6, 8 am-noon
Trail Work Day at
Ute Valley Park
Help with trail restoration and rerouting. 16 years+ Meet at Eagleview School.
Register at the city volunteer website.

Trails 4 Teens at Florissant Fossil Beds
Teens hike all 14 miles of the trails at Florissant Fossil Beds–swag & prizes.
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.
June 3 (Wed) 5:30 pm Ute Valley Park Work Evening
June 4 (Thurs) 
7:45 am St. Mary’s Falls Trail
8 am Cheyenne Mtn State Park Trail Day
June 5 (Fri) 8 am Incline Connector/Barr Trail
June 6 (Sat)
8 am National Trails Day in Ute Valley Park
8 am Palmer Park
9 am Equestrian Skills Park Work Day
9 am Black Forest Section 16 Cleanup
June 7 (Sun)
8:30 am Pineries Open Space Restoration
June 13 (Sat)
8 am Intemann Trail Flood Repair
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
9 am Greenway Cleanup
June 14 (Sun)
Garden of the Gods Youth Day Project
MER Blue Collar Lunch June 5 benefits TOSC.
Friday, June 5, 11:30 am – 1 pm

Join us this Friday for the weekly Blue Collar Lunch Hour at Mountain Equipment Recyclers. This week MER is supporting the Trails and Open Space Coalition! TOSC will receive a portion of our day’s sales. Donate your gear on behalf of TOSC and be entered to win prizes!
Mountain Equipment Recyclers will take your donations of gently-used gear on behalf of the Trails and Open Space Coalition any time. Upon sale, TOSC will receive 50% of total sale price. 
To date, Mountain Equipment Recyclers has raised over $66,000 for good causes through donations like this.
Trails and Open Space Coalition
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