News June 6, 2018

Donation day and barbecue at Mountain Equipment Recyclers June 9
Starlight Giveaway from Criterium Bicycles.
Starlight Spectacular registration deadline coming up.
Volunteer at Rainbow Falls, Fountain Creek Cleanup.
Cheyenne Cañon Piñon Nut Brown Ale Release June 7.
Sustainability in Progress–all about bikes!–June 20
Glen Eyrie ride, hike and tour June 23
Independent’s Day IPA Release Party June 29
Volunteer events. meeting and workshops.
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BBQ and donation day at MER June 9
Join Mountain Equipment Recyclers and Trails and Open Space Coalition for a fun donation day and BBQ! TOSC will be on hand from 11 am -1 pm providing tax donation receipts for folks donating gently used outdoor gear on their behalf. We’ll also be promoting the Starlight, so come out for special on-site only deals!
Facebook event.

TOSC is the featured Non-Profit during the month of June at Mountain Equipment Recyclers (MER)!
Cleaning out your garage or attic? Consider donating those gently used hiking shoes, clothes, back packs, sleeping bags, tents – you get the idea.
When you drop them off at Mountain Equipment Recycling on our behalf, we get 50% of the proceeds when they are sold. MER is located at 1024 S. Tejon..

Starlight giveaway–bike helmet from Criterium Bicycles!

Tag a friend on Facebook to enter
Tag a friend in the post on our Facebook page to be entered into a drawing for this Specialized Align helmet from our sponsors at Criterium Bicycles! Value $40. Extra points for creativity 🙂 We’ll announce the winner on Friday, June 8 in the afternoon, so hurry over to the Facebook page to play! (Thanks to Sarah, our helmet model from the Criterium staff.)

Starlight Spectacular Registration Deadline approaching
24th Annual Starlight Spectacular
June 16th, 2018, 9 pm
New this year–earlier start time for families with young children! Start at 10:15 pmahead 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.

VOLUNTEER PROJECTS–Get outside and make a difference!
More opportunities at
Upcoming Volunteer Events:
Wed, June 6
5:30 pm Ute Valley Park
Thurs, June 7
8 am Woodmen Valley Open Space
Sat, June 9
8 am Stratton Open Space myrtle spurge removal
Sign up at this link.
9 am Equestrian Skills Course Work Day
9 am Monument Valley Park Clean Up
Sun, June 10
Red Rock Canyon Work Day with Manitou CATS

Volunteer Interpreters needed at Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls Historic Site will be open starting in July on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10 am – 4 pm.
Volunteers are needed for 3 hour shifts.
Help us preserve Rainbow Falls and share its unique story with others through interpretation. Interpreters will provide visitors with Rainbow Falls history, current restorations, trail locations, park rules and regulations, and overall orientation. Training will be provided.
For more information, contact 520-6799, or

Help clean up our streams June 23

Saturday, June 23
10 am – 2 pm
After Party at Front Range BBQ
Join volunteers with the Adopt-a-Waterway program to clean up our creeks from American the Beautiful Park to Manitou Springs!
  • Midland Trail/ Fountain Creek
  • America the Beautiful Park to Ridge Rd. near Manitou Springs
  • Adopt-A-Waterway Groups: Bal Seal Engineering and Pedals-N-Pints.

Sign up here.

Help make Bike Share a reality!

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.
Volunteer Schedule
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.

Please consider being a volunteer for one of the Pikes Peak races. The Pikes Peak Racing organization is a supporter of the Trails and Open Space Coalition.Volunteers are critical to their success.
The Pikes Peak races include:
  • Garden of the Gods Race – 10 Mile and 10K – June 10
  • Summer Roundup Trail Run – Cheyenne Mountain State Park – 10K/Half Marathon July 8
  • Barr Trail Mtn Race – July 15
  • Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon – August 18 and 19.
For more information visit


Cheyenne Cañon Piñon Nut Brown Ale Release Party June 7

Cheyenne Cañon Piñon Nut Brown Ale Release Party
Thursday, June 7, 8 pm
Bristol Brewing in the Ivywild School

Come to Bristol Brewing for the release party of the Cheyenne Canon Pinon Nut Brown Ale. Bristol gives 100% of the profits from this roasty brown ale to the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon.
Visit with the Friends of Cheyenne Cañon and vote for their next project.

Sustainability in Progress, all about Bikes–June 20 FREE event
Wed, June 20, 7:30 am
Wildcat Room, Ivywild School
This month’s topic is all about biking!
Aubrey Day – El Paso County Public Health Department
Kate Brady – City of Colorado Springs
Jolie NeSmith – PikeRide
Sara Vaas – Council of Neighbors and Organizations
No need to RSVP-free. Coffee and pastries provided by Old Town Bike Shop.

PLEASE NOTE! This month’s SIP has 4 speakers. We are going to start promptly at 7:30. This is a little different from our normal layout where we mingle for the first 20 minutes. No mingling, in the beginning, this month so please come on time to make sure you do not miss our speakers or any of the great discussion!
Facebook event.

Barry Ward Concert June 22 benefits FESC
Equestrian Skills Course Fundraising Concert Featuring Barry Ward
Friday, June 22, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM 
ProRodeo Hall of Fame, 101 Pro Rodeo Drive
Join the Friends of the Equestrian Skills Course for an evening of great entertainment while raising money for expanding the Equestrian Skills Course in Colorado Springs! The Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame’s outdoor garden area provides a great atmosphere for an evening of western-themed entertainment. The accompanying silent auction features a variety of items to fit your shopping tastes.
More info and tickets.

Glen Eyrie bike ride, hike and tour June 23

Ride to Glen Eyrie 
with optional hike and tour

Sat, June 23, 8 am – 2 pm
Ride Start/Finish location: America the Beautiful Park. Limited to 25 riders.
Time: 8:00am until ~1:45pm

More info and registration..

Independent’s Day IPA Release Party June 29
Friday, June 29, 4 – 10 pm
Cerberus Brewing Co, 702 W Colorado Ave
Join us for the second annual tapping of this 7.4%, liberally hopped collaboration IPA between the Colorado Springs Independent and Cerberus Brewing Co. to celebrate “Independent’s Day”! This beer ran out in two weeks last year, so get here early.
Beer & limited edition T-shirt proceeds benefit: Trails and Open Space Coalition and Bike Colorado Springs.

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