News August 15, 2018

The Trails and Open Space Coalition is hiring!
Openings include a full-time Program and Events Coordinator, and a part-time Office Coordinator. See our Careers page at this link.
Creek Repair
Seven Bridges Repairs–video link
Our friends at Friends of the Peak uncovered the first bridge on the trail and “re-trained” the creek. In the video you can see why the first reports we had were that the bridge was missing or washed away–it was completely covered with silt and debris, and the creek re-routed around it.
Thanks to Friends of the Peak for their work!
Trails in Motion Film Fest
Wed, Aug 15th, 7 pm
Ivywild School Gym
The LEDLENSER Trails In Motion Film Festival is an annual international film tour bringing a collection of the finest trail and ultra running films to audiences around the world. Join us as we come together to celebrate the diverse culture of the sport. Brought to you by The Independent Film Society of Colorado, and benefits the American Trail Running Association.
Deadline Aug 17 for Creek Week projects
The 5th Annual Creek Week is Sept 29 – Oct 7–it’s the largest watershed-wide cleanup in Colorado! Contact by Aug 17 to get information about how you can set up a creek cleanup for your business or group, or if you want to head up a public event. Registration will open soon for public events. More info here.
Meet us at the Outdoor Sports & Rec Expo Aug 30th
Thurs, Aug 30, 5 – 8:30 pm
Ivywild School Gym, FREE
Find out all about the outdoor community, in one place! Groups that rep hiking, running, cycling, skiing, paddleboarding, climbing and more! Get connected and have fun! These events are always well attended and a great time. Facebook event.
Please volunteer for the Trails and Open Space Coalition at the ADT races!
We could really use your help at our big end-of-summer event: The American Discovery Trail Races.
  • Sunday, September 2, 2 – 3:30 pm–help TOSC staff load tables, chairs and tents into a truck, carpool to America the Beautiful Park and unload.
  • Monday, September 3, 1 pm – 2:30 pm–meet at America the Beautiful and load the same stuff into the truck, unload at our storage. Reply to this email for more info or to sign up for either of these dates.
  • We also need volunteers for the race itself on Monday, Sept 3, with various times and duties–see more info here.
Volunteer Projects
Upcoming Volunteer Events
Thurs, Aug 16
  • Barr Trail (see below)
Sat, August 18–
  • Dixon Trail (see below)
  • Cheyenne Cañon Trail Cleanup
  • Santa Fe Trail cleanup
Barr Trail Thurs, Aug 16, 7:20 am – 3:30 pm
Join Friends of the Peak to prepare Barr Trail for the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon (PPAM). The PPAM support team will take the volunteers and tools in trucks approximately 3 miles up Longs Ranch Road to No Name Creek. Volunteers will work their way down Barr Trail focusing on the areas most in need of help.To sign up or get more info go to: or email FOTP directly at:
Special Trail Building Weekend: August 18 and 19, help complete the Dixon Trail on Cheyenne Mountain! Join RMFI and the Friends of Cheyenne Mountain State Park for a day of trail construction on part of the final .3 miles of trail needed to complete the long awaited Dixon Trail!
This is a strenuous full workday recommended to volunteers in good physical condition.
  • Minimum age 16
  • 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Save the Date for National Public Lands Day Sept 22
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Saturday, Sept 22, 8 am-noon
Celebrate National Public Lands Day with a volunteer service project! Come work alongside City of Colorado Springs staff to restore and close an illegal trail in Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
Friends and Partner News
Brews for Crews and Friends
You are invited this August to Trails End Taproom, 3103 W Colorado Ave, for dialogs with members of our outdoor recreational community.
Friends of Red Rock Canyon (FoRRC)Friends of The Peak (FOTP) and Manitou Trail CATS are hosting short talks and Q & A discussions of issues about our open space and trails.Trails End Tap Room, the first self-pour taproom in Colorado Springs, has generously offered to donate all tips in the month of August to support the work of FOTP and FoRRC.
Go to our blog for a complete list of discussion topics and dates.
Summer Concerts in Bear Creek Park
Bring your picnic, lawn chairs or blanket and the family to enjoy the summer nights with some great outdoor entertainment. All concerts are free.
  • August 15, 6-8 pm 101st Army National Guard, Dixieland Band, Fountain Creek Regional Park.
  • August 22, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m Triple Play Quartet, Bear Creek Park.
  • August 29, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m USAF Academy Band Falconaires and Alumni Band, Bear Creek Park.
For more information, call 520‐6977, or visit
First Party for Parks Aug 16
Join in a celebration of County Parks. Enjoy food, drinks and fun! FREE.
Thurs, Aug 16, 6-8 pm
North Region Celebration
Pikes Peak Brewing
756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Monument
Race the Ridge
Woodland Park, Sept 8
Mountaintop Cycling Club Sanctioned with USA Cycling. Pro Cat 1 will get $100 first place, $50.00 second place and $25.00 third place.Trophies for balance bike riders 2 -5 years, 1/4 mile course. 6 -8 youth course, 9 – 18 junior cat. 1 to 2 laps, Cat 3, and Masters do 2 laps, Cat 2 riders do 3 laps, as will fat tire, single speed and Clydesdale and Athena.
Purple Pursuit Mountain Bike Race Colorado Springs, Sept 8
Registration is open for the first ever WMBA COS Purple Pursuit Mountain bike race. This is a fun course held at the United States Air Force Academy utilizing the Falcon Trail. The race is open to men and women of all skill levels.Stay up to date with race happenings by following the Purple Pursuit Race on Facebook.
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