News June 17, 2015

Ride your bike to a fun breakfast, join us for the Starlight Spectacular, speak up on City priorities, become a member–take part and make a difference!
NEWS JUNE 17, 2015

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Last chance for Starlight giveaway on our Facebook page.

Online registration through June 18–walk in registration is available at the event starting at 9 pm.

Comment to win.
Comment on the picture of the bike helmet from Old Town Bike Shop on our Facebook page, and be entered in a drawing to win it!
Drawing will be held Thursday, June 18.


Two opportunities to speak your mind:


What do you think is most important in the City budget?

The City of Colorado Springs has launched a short online survey to determine residents’ top priorities for City funding in 2016. Please take the seven-question survey that asks residents what programs, services and investments matter most to them.We encourage our public to speak to the importance of open spaces, parks and trails in our city.
Take the survey here.

Thurs, June 18, 4:30- 7 pm
Public Open House 

for Shooks Run CorridorNorth Middle School
612 E Yampa St.
Join a Citizen-involved, collaborative decision-making process to identify issues, challenges and opportunities for Shooks Run.
For more information, 719-488-5903
To get future meeting notices,

June is Colorado Bike Month.

June is CO Bike Month.

Sign up now for Bike to Work Day FREE Breakfast, June 24.

Join hundreds of individual cyclists, city and military leaders as we gather together throughout the state of Colorado to promote cycling as a mode of transportation, for recreation and health.
Breakfast Locations

  • Central/Downtown: Acacia Park, 115 East Platte Avenue
  • Central/East: Memorial Park YMCA, 280 S. Union Blvd.
  • Southeast: Southeast YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Dr.
  • North/Central: Garden Ranch YMCA, 2380 Montebello Dr. West
  • Northeast: Briargate YMCA, 4025 Family Place

More information here.

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 18 (Thurs) 
7:45 am St. Mary’s Falls Trail
8 am Cheyenne Mtn State Park
June 20 (Sat)
8 am St Mary’s Falls Trail
8 am Cheyenne Mtn State Park
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
8:30 am Cheyenne Cañon Trail Day
June 21 (Sun)
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
June 24 (Wed)
8 am Cheyenne Mtn State Park Trail Day

Member Hikes and Events–save the dates!
Dixon Trail Member Adventure Hike
All hike dates are on Saturdays, and in the morning, unless otherwise noted. Remember, these adventures and events are for TOSC Members only. Become a member at
June 27-Mt. Muscoco hike, Cheyenne CañonWe hiked Mt. Muscoco last year, and it was amazing-the highest point in any Colorado Springs City Park, and views forever. This is a challenging hike, with lots of vertical gain, and totally worth the effort! Sign up at this link.July 25-Ute Valley Park hikeUte Valley Park is a popular place for both hiking and biking with many sandstone cliffs and mesas. The National Trails Day Project on June 6 built new trail in the new 200-acres section previously owned by HP. We will hike the new portion of the park, see the changes that have been made and find out about what’s coming up next.
August 25-Mt. Kineo hike, Cheyenne CañonThis is a gem of a trail, with lots of scenic beauty, that is very seldom hiked. This is a challenging hike with significant vertical gain.
September 26-Fountain Creek Regional Park “Creek Week” hike and cleanup eventWe’ll hike the Fountain Creek  Regional Trail and visit the Nature Center (recently renovated and expanded).After our short hike, we’ll join in the waterway cleanup with the Fountain Creek Watershed  team.
PARTY-Save the Date-Annual Members Celebration October 22 (Thursday) 6-8 p.m.We are looking forward to treating you to a fun evening out, to sharing our vision for 2016 and thanking you for your support. Let’s celebrate together! This is a free Members’ event.
Trails and Open Space Coalition
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