Celebrate Aug 30 with Kids on Bikes at the NEW Popcycle Bridge!
Join Kids on Bikes and friends August 30 at 11 am for a free family bicycle parade from four starting locations that all end at the Popcycle Bridge for a party and popsicles. Check out the all-new Popcycle Bridge, complete with 2/3 scale bike lane markings. Then roll down a 1/2 mile to Monument Valley Park for the Carnival with music, and bike games at the park. Bring a picnic and enjoy time with family, friends and everything bikes!
Originally, the renovation of the Popcycle Bridge was an initiative of Kids on Bikes, which then attracted a partnership of the City of Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation, Traffic Engineering, Public Works and Colorado Springs Utilities as well as Echo Architecture, GE Johnson, Springs Fabrication, GOCO, Common Ground Cycling and a private contribution in honor of Robert H. Ramsay. Together, these partners have transformed what was once an eyesore into an amenity for the community to enjoy.
Manitou Springs hosts potluck for Master Plan Aug 27.
Manitou Springs is updating its Parks, Open Space and Trails (POST) Master Plan in order to create a “roadmap” for future projects. Join in the Community Potluck, workshops, forum and open house to help identify values, needs and priorities for parks, open space and trails.
August 25, 6 pm – Community Potluck at City Hall. Bring a dish to share and take part in small group discussions. Plates, utensils and water will be provided.
To see the draft Master Plan and Appendix, please visit El Paso County’s website at this link.
Bear Creek Trail detours to 8th St sidewalk.
Crews on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Interstate-25/Cimarron Interchange Design-Build Project have temporarily closed the connector between Bear Creek Trail and the Greenway at 8th Street for up to three months. Detour signs have been installed and indicate that pedestrians and cyclists should travel north on the 8th Street sidewalk.
We are advising cyclist to find other routes if possible, and if not, to exercise extreme caution, especially on the driveways and street crossings on 8th St. Remember that people in cars often do not see people on bikes, particularly on sidewalks, where they are not expecting them to be riding.
Volunteers needed for the ADT Marathon, Half, and Relay.
Pikes Peak Road Runners and the Trails and Open Space Coalition need your help on Labor Day, September 7. The American Discovery Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay, and Kids Runs requires close to 250 volunteers, and serves as a major annual fundraiser for TOSC. We need your help working at an aid station along the course, or at kids races, finish line, drop bags, food pavilion, setup or breakdown. Enjoy beautiful America the Beautiful Park and aid a good cause.
Contact pprrun.org/volunteer for more information, or find out more on our blog.
NEWS OF NOTE
Hiking Bob at Mtn ChaletWed, Sept 2, 6:30 pm.
Learn about what hikes are best to capture fall’s change in colors and get photo tips from local blogger, photographer and celebrity Hiking Bob.
Mountain Equipment Recyclers summer clearance Aug 28-29.
1024 S Tejon ST
Get over to our partners at Mountain Equipment Recyclers Friday and Saturday for discounts up to 50% on most items in the store including camping, backpacking, cycling, climbing, water sports, apparel, and more.
Open 10-6 both days; enjoy:
– Live music.
– Free grilled burgers both days (starting at 11:30for the first 50 guests each day).
– Prizes and giveaways.