News July 27, 2016

July 30th Legacy Loop Trailhead Expo and Community Ride
Bike the Night Cycling Event July 30.
Leash law enforcement in parks.
Renew North Nevada Ave workshops start August 3.
Summer of Ciders new release.
Volunteer projects, news and events.
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July 30 Legacy Loop Trailhead Expo and Community Ride

Tell Us What You Think — Experience Legacy Loop
Open House and

Free Public Outing:

Self-Guided Walking and Guided Pedal Tour

Saturday, July 30.

Open House format 10 am to noon, guided pedal tour starts at approximately 11 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.
View displays and tell us your preferences for landscaping, aesthetics, lighting, signage, themed gathering areas, historical interpretation, and event staging facilities at the site of the new Legacy Loop plaza/trail head.
Bring your bike (helmet required), bring your friends and family!
Water and popsicles provided.

More information.

Bike the Night Cycling Event Sat, July 30.

Ride your bike under the stars in the City Above the Clouds!
Benefits Mountain Top Cycling Club.
Saturday, July 30, 8 pm
Ute Pass Cultural Center
210 E Midland Av, Woodland Park.

This 9 mile course is rated for beginners to intermediate. Starting at 7 pm the party will start with packet pickup at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Judging for best lit bike and costumes will begin at 8 PM. Ride Start at 9 PM. Prize money will be given after the ride at the after party reception starting at 10 pm.

Mountain Top Cycling Club benefits youth cycling programs in Teller county.
More info and sign ups here.

Leash Law enforcement in Parks

We told you a couple of weeks ago in this space that Animal Control Officers were starting to patrol and to ticket. It’s on!

Be sure your dogs are leashed in the Parks. Officers have been giving tickets to people with unleashed dogs, with a fine of $50 per violation. That means if you have three dogs off leash in a park are not designated for off-leash dogs, you could get a ticket with a hefty $150 fine (more if your dogs are also unlicensed and don’t have rabies tags).

Please keep your dogs on leash–it’s the law! Or take them to designated off-leash areas. For a list and locations for off-leash parks and areas, see our dog park brochure.

Renew North Nevada Workshops begin August 3.
Be a part of the planning process for the North Nevada Avenue Corridor! Help the City create a plan to renew North Nevada Avenue between Austin Bluffs Parkway to the railroad bridge south of Fillmore Street. Everyone is encouraged to attend a series of four community workshops that will be the central point for plan development.
Those who participate in the Workshops will guide plan decisions. The first workshop is Wednesday, August 3, 5:30 p.m.Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3650 North Nevada Avenue.

Visit to take a quick survey to help the City gather information and ideas about the North Nevada Avenue Corridor. Sign up for email updates or find out about the next public workshop.
More details on our blog.

Whistle Pig Summer of Ciders new release–Mojito!

Try the latest summer cider by Whistle Pig Brewing–Mojito English malt cider! 

Fresh and tasty with a tangy twist, mojito cider is just the summer drink you’ve been looking for. Part of the proceeds from cider sales at Whistle Pig benefits the Trail and Open Space Coalition.

Don’t forget to try the new and improved food menu while you’re there!

2D Trail Work Updates!

New 2D Project to start:
Palmer Mesa trail from the Blair Bridge to Holmes Middle School.
Work on this 2D funded project will begin soon at Holmes Junior High and progress towards the north west – towards the Blair Bridge Property.
The project includes minor drainage improvements, pedestrian ramps, and the construction of a concrete trail surface.

Remember the 2D ballot initiative? 71% of voters agreed that a $2.1M TABOR surplus should go to repair 8 important trails in Colorado Springs.

Improvements are underway! Two trail projects (Greenway from Goose Gossage to Beacon, and Skyline Trail) are complete with the remaining trails scheduled for work later this summer.
More details here.

Upcoming Volunteer Projects
work crew

Have some time? Get out and help make a difference!
This Week:
Friday, July 29
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Saturday, July 30
Barr Trail
Blodgett Peak Open Space

Barr Trail Work Days
Visit Friends of the Peak or our Volunteer website for more.
Red Mountain Trail Re-route
Visit ManitouCATS or our Volunteer website for more.

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.

Friends and Partner News.

Blue Moon Trail Run Series
July 29, August 26
All races start and end in Pinon Valley Park and go through Ute Valley Open Space
Choose long or short series.
More info and registration.
Cheyenne Mountain Run 9 M & 5K
Sat, Oct 22, 10 am
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.

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!
Visit PIKESPEAKCYCLINGHILLCLIMB.ORG for race information and to register today!

“Table to Trails” with Salsa Brava, Over Easy, Sonterra Grill

Now through May 2017, join Salsa Brava, Over Easy and Sonterra Grill in the Table to Trails fundraiser, and $1 from every lunch special sold will go to support the Trails and Open Space Coalition.
These restaurants are locally owned, and use local ingredients when possible. Now they’re taking their local commitment one step further to support our local trails and open spaces.
Enjoy time out with lunch at Salsa Brava, and support TOSC!

Love the trails? Want to see more connections, more bike routes, more care for our parks? Support parks, trails and open spaces!
Enjoy special members-only invitations, hikes, rides and parties!
Give to the Trails and Open Space Coalition’s Annual fund campaign. Your membership supports our important work of preservation and conservation.
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