The Colorado Springs Parks Dept is partnering with the Garden of the Gods Foundation to offer a shuttle service between Memorial Day and Labor Day to cut down on congestion. Two 15-seat shuttles will operate from 9 am to 4 pm, picking up visitors in the Rock Ledge Ranch parking lot, swinging through the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center for a stop and then dropping off at the end of Gateway Road where they will walk the paved trail to the central garden. Adventures out West has been contracted to provide the shuttles and drivers..
“Motorless Morning Redux”
Motorless Morning on April 22nd was considered a success with plans to try it again in late September/October. 200+ participated. Public response to the event was overwhelmingly positive. Parks staff will look into partnering with local Bike Groups for volunteer support to lower park costs.
Live radio remote with RXP 103.9 at Trails End May 10
Trails End Happy Hour with KRXP
Thursday, May 10, 5-7 pm
Trails End Taproom, 3103 W Colo Av
Join us for a LIVE remote with the Alternative RXP 103.9 !
featuring music, food and drink, bikes and fun! Don’t miss out on the on-air shenanigans, games, prizes and swag! We’ll be giving away lots of goodies! RXP 103.9 will have swag, concert boxes and event tickets. We’ll have drawings for tee shirts, rafting trips and entries for the 24th Annual Starlight Spectacular–taking over the City on June 16th for a night of bicycling under the stars!
This is the perfect hike! Tough at first with some climbing, then you get the reward of AMAZING views and a nice easy downhill finish. We’ll hike to the top of Dewey Mountain, with views of the town and Ute Pass, then the easy Bratton Trail winds its way generally southwest and down until it meets the Catamount Trail.
Starlight Registration OPEN–celebrate the “Wild, Wild West!”
24th Annual Starlight Spectacular June 16th, 2018, 9 pmNEW THIS YEAR– EARLIER START TIME FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN!Start at 10:15 pm ahead of the crowd.
Join the Trails and Open Space Coalition for the 24th Annual Starlight Spectacular on June 16th, 2018. This fun and family-friendly night-time bicycle ride is suitable for most ages and abilities. We’ve had kids as young as 8 and adults in their 80s ride with us! Get out your western wear and celebrate the Wild, Wild West! Info and sign ups here. Sign up early and save!
Bike Month Kickoff and Happy Hour May 24 at Tap Traders
Come celebrate the kickoff to Colorado Springs Bike Month! Join the City, nonprofits, bike clubs, and people who ride bikes at Tap Traders for an informal get-together at Tap Traders. Learn about the dozens of rides and events going on in June, find out how to get plugged in, whether you’re looking for family friendly rides or intermediate groups to join.
Find out how you can participate and get free breakfast on Bike to Work Day, June 27-get your company to join the corporate challenge and compete with other businesses of the same size, for prizes and bragging rights.
Learn more about Bike to Work Day and the Corporate Challenge
America the Beautiful Park to Ridge Rd. near Manitou Springs
Adopt-A-Waterway Groups: Bal Seal Engineering and Pedals-N-Pints.
FRIENDS AND PARTNER NEWS
Live Dream Colorado donates annually to help protect our natural spaces in COS
Live Dream Colorado, a local real estate firm comprised of Realtors® Lauren D Collier and Rob Hoben, recently donated $1,794.69 to Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC). As a member of international nonprofit organization 1% for the Planet, Live Dream Colorado pledges to donate 1% of annual income to support the environment.
“We joined 1% for the Planet to give back to our community. And we chose Trails and Open Space Coalition as our nonprofit partner because they preserve the outdoor environment in Colorado Springs, which makes for our incredible quality of life here. We don’t take that for granted, and we want to do our part to preserve it,” says Live Dream Colorado owner Lauren D Collier.
We are grateful for the support of companies like Live Dream Colorado, who recognize the importance of our natural spaces and quality of life. Read more here.
2018 Crit Races and Beginner Session May 15
Tierra Plan Community Crits presented by Southern Colorado Velo
PikeRIDE, a program of Downtown Ventures, the charitable nonprofit arm of Downtown Partnership, needs your help! They have 208 bikes that need to be unpackaged, assembled, decals placed,
smartkit installed, and tested!
*No specific skill set required.
Wed 23 5:45-8:30pm
Sat 26 9am-1pm and 12:30-4pm
Wed 30 5:45-8:30pm
Sat 2 9am-1pm and 12:30-4pm
Tue 5 5:45-8:30pm
Wed 6 5:45-8:30pm
Sat 9 9am-1pm and 12:30-4pm
Wed 13 5:45-8:30pm
Sat 16 9am-1pm and 12:30-4pm
Meet at the old Gazette building on 30 S. Prospect Street, on the south side of the building at the loading dock.
This year’s festival promises to be a special event! El Paso County, situated where the short grass prairies rise to meet the majestic summit of Pikes Peak, has much to offer nature lovers. Look over the website for festival information, registration, speaker bios, and field trip descriptions to help you decide how to spend your weekend.
Registration is open for nature camps at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers!