Bike Parking inside courtesy of Bike Colorado Springs
Sunday, July 30, 10 am
Site of new Legacy Loop Trail Head: east of I-25/railroad tracks at the Fontanero Street terminus, between Recreation Way and the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail
The community is invited to provide input into the design of the new Legacy Loop Trail Head and plaza area, and on access to Fountain Creek, wayfinding styles, the design of the new Gateway at Boulder Crescent and the Rock Island Trail (Cascade Avenue to Templeton Gap).
Opportunities for event staging facilities, themed gathering areas, art/sculpture, lighting, landscape/architecture, visual positioning/wayfinding and historical interpretation will all be explored during the workshop.
North Cheyenne Canyon Road will be closed for extended periods in June for milling and re-paving. The roadway and the main Canon will be closed during this time. This project is funded by the 2C road repair tax voted on last year, the so-called “pothole tax.”
June 20th from 6am until **June 27th at 8pm** This date has been extended–it was originally June 25, but was extended to allow aerial spraying (see next story) on June 25 and 26.
The closure dates are anticipated for 24 hours a day during each phase of the project. Road work will happen during the daytime only. The closures dates are subject to change as the work is weather dependent.
The Douglas-fir Tussock Moth (DFTM) and Western Spruce Budworm (WSBW) have defoliated thousands of trees in our parks and open spaces. These trees are brown and “look dead”, although many may not be. In order to protect our forests, the City of Colorado Springs’ Forestry Division is implementing an aerial treatment plan.
Sign up now for the ADT Races–Relay, Marathon, and Half!
The 2016 American Discovery Trail Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay and new 10K are coming up Labor Day: Monday, September 5! Have you signed up yet?
Did you know that by racing, you help protect the trails we all use and love? The ADT races support the Trails and Open Space Coalition and Pikes Peak Road Runners. All proceeds directly benefit local trails and local non-profits dedicated to trail stewardship and community running events in Colorado Springs.
With new courses for 2016, the scenic route along paved and dirt trails is about as fast and flat as you can find, with the outstanding volunteers and course support you’ve come to expect from Pikes Peak Road Runners. Register online and early for the best deal.
Manitou Springs The Barr Trail Mountain Race is one of the Front Range’s historic summer mountain running events. The 12.6-mile course begins at the Cog Railway Station (6,570 ft) in Manitou Springs, Colorado, ascends Pikes Peak’s iconic Barr Trail to Barr Camp (10,200 ft) before turning, descending and finishing at the Barr Trailhead. Join us July 17th, 2016 for the 16th annual BTMR on “America’s Mountain”!More info.
Juni Fisher in Concert: Thurs, July 7 Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame
Doors open 6 pm, concert 7 pm.
3-time Western Music Association Female Entertainer of the Year and 2011 WMA Entertainer of the Year Juni Fisher in a special benefit concert for the Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course. Food and drink available for purchase, silent auction with Western art & decor. Link to tickets.
Blue Moon Trail Run Series
June 24, July 29, August 26
All races start and end in Pinon Valley Park and go through Ute Valley Open Space
Run on the challenging and beautiful Dixon Trail, still in progress to the top of Cheyenne Mountain, and closed to the public. The 2016 race distance will be at least 9 miles and will increase each year as the trail is completed.
Suitable for the experienced or beginning hiker, whether new to the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado or a long-time resident, this book is a valuable resource.
Written by veteran hiker, outdoorsman, award-winning photographer, outdoors and open space advocate, newspaper blogger and freelance writer, “Hiking Bob” Falcone, this book provides information on preparing, planning and hitting the trails.
The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb/USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championship features USA Cycling sanctioned road races and timed non-competitive fun rides that give cyclists of all abilities a truly unique experience on Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain.
This race, held on Saturday, August 13, attracts the top cyclists and recreational cyclists from across the nation and around the world who dare to challenge Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain!