News August 3, 2016

Allen Beauchamp joins the TOSC team.
Renew N Nevada August 3.
Blue Star anniversary supports TOSC.
ROLL Bike Art Aug 12-13.
Pikes Peak Hill Climb Aug 13.
Wheel to Reel Aug 20.
American Discovery Trail Marathon, Half and Team Relay Sept 5.
Volunteer projects, news and events.

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Allen Beauchamp heads up bike initiative for TOSC.

Local bicycle advocate Allen Beauchamp has joined the TOSC team as Project Manager for a $75,000 initiative funded by the Colorado Health Foundation. This initiative will launch the Bike Colorado Springs coalition, to help make Colorado Springs a more vibrant place for bicycling. The goal is “to activate the Legacy Loop as a vibrant cultural destination that families can explore from the seat of a bike.”

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.

Blue Star gives back to TOSC for anniversary, Aug 7-13.

The Blue Star 
1645 S Tejon
Sun, August 7 –  Sat, August 13

The Blue Star is celebrating its 21-year anniversary starting on August 7th, which is the date in 1994 that the well-known fine dining restaurant opened. During their anniversary month they want to say thank you by supporting local non-profits.

Throughout the week of August 7 – 13, a portion of all sales will go to support the Trails and Open Space Coalition.

12th Annual Roll Bike Art Festival Aug 12-13
at the new Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort.

Fri, Aug 12, 5-9 pm
Sat, Aug 13, 8:30 am – 1 pm.

The 12th Annual ROLL Bike Art Festival will be a two-day event! ROLL hosts the Grand Opening of the new Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort on August 12th, 5-9 PM, featuring world-class bicycle art and a free family bike ride through Garden of Gods Park. ROLL continues at 8:30 AM on Saturday morning with a celebration of the Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb and a post-race party from 10 AM to 1 PM.
More details and festival schedule here.

Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb Sat, Aug 13.

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!

Wheel To Reel: Ride, Picnic and Film Festival Aug 20.

Saturday, August 20
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Ride registration 4:30, Ride 5 pm
Picnic 6 pm, Film 8 pm
The Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Institute hosts the third annual Wheel to Reel August 20th. Ride 2, 6, 11, or 12 miles along the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail, stop at fun activity stations where you will play games to win prize drawing tickets, and finish off the night under the stars with food, friends and a film in the courtyard of the Fine Arts Center.

More info and tickets at the link.

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.

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:
Wednesday, August 3
Ute Valley Park
Thursday, August 4
Seven Bridges Trail
Saturday, August 6
Crags Trail
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Sunday, August 7
Crags Trail
Upcoming, sign up now!
Wednesday, August 10
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
Saturday, August 13
Barr Trail
Sunday, August 14
Red Mountain Trail

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.

Friends and Partner News.

Blue Moon Trail Run Series
August 26, 6 pm
Race starts and ends in Pinon Valley Park and goes through Ute Valley Park.
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.

Take the Bike Master Plan Survey!
The update to the Bike Master Plan will outline a plan for bicycle infrastructure to support the growing needs of our bicycle friendly community. We want your input –please take the survey!
Pikes Peak Outdoors Survey
The Colorado College Innovation Institute, Springs Insight Exchange, and El Pomar Foundation have created the Pikes Peak Outdoors Leisure & Recreation Survey in order to start a conversation about our region’s rich opportunities.

“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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