News June 24, 2015

Thanks for a great Starlight!
Sign up now to volunteer, come with us on a hike. It’s finally SUMMER!
NEWS JUNE 24, 2015

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The Waldo Waldo team kept the start fun and organized!
Here they help us thank the Streets Dept for making the roads safe for our cyclists.


1,400 Riders, smooth roads, perfect weather!
Thanks to our riders, volunteers, and sponsors for a wonderful night under the stars. The Pirate theme was a big hit, and all the costumes were fun to see! We’ll have photos coming up soon, so stay tuned.
If you rode the Starlight, look for a survey in your inbox–we’d love your input to make the event even better next year.
Mark your calendars for the 22nd Annual Starlight Spectacular June 18, 2016!
Bike to Work Day Breakfast 2015

Mayor John Suthers looks like he’s having fun on a Borealis fat bike.

Today, June 24th, is the 22nd Colorado Springs Bike to Work Day, and Colorado Springs came out in style! Mayor John Suthers and a contingent of City Council members, kids’ groups and community members rode from Goose Gossage Park downtown to Acacia Park for breakfast.
Bike to Work Day is sponsored by Mountain Metro Rides and encourages bicycling for personal and community health, alternative transportation, recreation and sustainability.
Get healthy, have fun, ride a bike!
Projects of Note:

Thurs & Fri June 25-26
9am – 3 pm
Horticultural Arts Society
Rock Garden Build
Help lay out a rock garden in the Heritage Garden, 1117 Glen Avenue.

June 27 8-3:30
Ring the Peak Trail Work
An opportunity to improve the Ring the Peak trail with Friends of the Peak. The hike in is only 1/4 mile.
Give input with your cell  Manitou Springs Parks, Open Space and Trails 
Master Plan.
Be aware that all the rain we’ve been having could cause cancellations. Check with the sponsoring organizations for up-to-date information.
June 25-26 (Thurs-Fri) 
9 am Rock Garden Building, Heritage Garden.
June 26 (Fri) 7:30 am Cheyenne Mountain State Park Trail Work Day
June 27 (Sat)
8 am Raspberry Mtn Ring the Peak
8;30 am Garden of the Gods
9 am Mesa Work Day
June 28 (Sun)
8:30 am Garden of the Gods
July1 (Wed)
5:30 pm Ute Valley Park Work Evening
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.Signups coming soon:

July 25-Ute Valley Park hike

Ute 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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