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.
Bill Joos passed away suddenly August 1, and his family has chosen the Trails and Open Space Coalition to receive donations in his honor, in lieu of flowers. Bill loved running, and he loved trails, which is why his family decided to honor him by helping TOSC.
We are grateful to Bill’s family for choosing to benefit the Trails and Open Space Coalition, and to those who are donating in his honor.
Please come to a community meeting, hosted by El Paso County, to discuss facility improvements and future operation plans for the Rainbow Falls Recreation Area located west of Manitou Springs.
The meeting agenda includes an update from the Manitou Environmental Citizen Action (MECA) group, a review of the Rainbow Falls restoration process, proposed improvements, and a proposal to change the classification of Rainbow Falls to an historic site. For more information on the meeting contact El Paso County Parks at 520-7529.
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 AMon 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!
Saturday, Aug 13 at 10:00 am Saturday, Sept 24 at 10:00 am Saturday, Oct 20 at 10 am
Biking with Whole Foods Market is a social group bike ride which leaves from the Whole Foods Market at 7635 N Academy Blvd. Find out where local biking routes and paths are, learn how to bike with groceries, and experience the bike commute to your local organic grocer with a group. BONUS: You can donate 48 cents per mile that you ride to a local nonprofit!
Please join our friends at KRCC for a meet and greet in Pueblo, at Solar Roast Coffee! Come down and meet the folks who bring you awesome public radio, record a testimonial, enjoy a complimentary treat, and talk to staff about your favorite KRCC programs. Sign up here.
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.
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.
The Pikes Peak Ranger District of the Pike-San Isabel National Forest will temporarily close several trails in the Bear Creek Watershed over the next few weeks to ensure public safety.
A Forest Service trail building team began constructing the new 667 Trail in August, and will be working through the fall constructing a new multi-use trail as part of the Bear Creek Watershed Restoration Project.
Due to the steep slopes and potential for large rocks rolling downhill, several trails below the new trail construction will be temporarily closed to all public entry.
FS Trail 720 (Foresters Cutoff) and FS Trail 668 (Pipeline) mid to late August.
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.