News Feb 24, 2016

Starlight Spectacular registration is open! June 18, 2016.
Outdoor Expo at Ivywild Thurs, 2/25, 5-8.
Art Opening Benefit Sun, March 6.
Land Exchange Public Meeting Feb 24, 6 pm.
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NEWS FEBRUARY 24, 2016

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Starlight Spectacular June 18–registration is open!
Register now for the summer’s best family biking event, the Starlight Spectacular!
Saturday, June 18th, 9 pm
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center
This year’s theme is SPACE, so start planning your costumes now. Special discounts at Zeezo’s if you mention the Starlight! Prizes for best group costume and best illuminated bike!
 
Choose your route, from 14 to 22 miles, starting and ending at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, through the City of Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City and the Garden of the Gods. We ride on streets, with lots of lighted directional signs and volunteers pointing the way. Two rest stops with music and refreshments enliven the route.

More information on our website.

Are you ready for Spring? Come to the Outdoor Expo!

Thursday, February 25, 5 – 8 pm
Ivywild School, 1604 S Cascade Ave
FREE and open to the public.
We’ll be at the Outdoor Expo this Thursday to get you excited for Spring!
Visit with dozens of outdoor organizations and businesses, including: US Olympic Training Center Velodrome, Underwater Connection, Colorado Springs Cycling Club, First Ascent Mountain School, Mountain Equipment Recyclers, Southern Colorado Trail Builders, Ground Up Speed Shop (custom bikes), J.Paks Bags (custom cycling bags), Monarch Mountain, G&P Skatepark, Pikes Peak Climbers, and more!
More info at the Facebook event.
Bloom, Mandalart Series Two
Watercolors by Beth Chorpenning
Show Opening: Sunday, March 6, 3-5 pm
Rico’s Cafe & Wine Bar, 322 N Tejon St
Please join us for a very special event featuring Beth Chorpenning. From the artist, “The title (“Bloom”) is meant to describe this moment and every moment as a fresh, never before seen, unfolding occurrence.” Come enjoy the moment, meet the artist, and relish these beautiful watercolors.
Poor Richard’s and the artist are partnering to donate all profits from sales to the Trails and Open Space Coalition.

Broadmoor Land Exchange meetings
Community Meeting
Wed, Feb 24th, 6 to 8 pm
Gold Camp Elementary School, at 1805 Preserve Dr.
 
Town Hall with Keith King, Councilman, District 3
Monday, March 14th, 6-8 pm
Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave

Friends and Partners–NEWS!

Friends of Monument Valley Park
Big congrats to the Friends of MVP on winning a $170K state grant to repair the 400-foot long Columbia Street Entrance, built by the Works Progress Administration in 1938. More info.
Envision Shooks Run
Envision Shooks Run is a collaborative, 16-month citizen-involved project to identify challenges and opportunities along the Shooks Run Corridor. Please take a few minutes to complete their short survey and have your voice heard.

New Bike Planner Announced
Kate Brady is our new Bike Planner and will start with the City on March 7. Many of us have met Kate, and she has impressed us with her experience, vision, strength of mind, and sense of fun. Welcome!
Hiking Through History 
at Rock Ledge Ranch
Take a 2-mile journey back in time, and learn about the people and historic structures in the Garden and the Ranch. 3/3/16, 4/7/16, and 5/5/16,10 am.
GOG Visitor & Nature Center.
RSVP required, 719-219-0108

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