News Dec 4, 2018

News December 4, 2018
Upcoming Events
Tuesday Dec 4, all day
Help us complete the trail system, create open space, get solutions for parks funding, and ensure that our our parks and trails are maintained! Colorado Gives Day is a statewide movement to increase online giving. Please help us on Tuesday–give through CO Gives Day or the Give! Campaign.
Bikes and Brews
Wed. Dec 5, 6:00 – 8:30
426 South Tejon Street
Come to Old Town Bike Shop for a night of entertainment, treats and fun. Party with a few organizations that are helping to make our community a better place. Donate $10 to all 5 non-profits (Trails and Open Space Coalition, Kids on Bikes, Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Millibo Art Theatre and the Council of Neighborhoods and Organizations) for entry into a drawing for great prizes.
Colorado Springs Young Professionals Social
Thurs Dec. 6th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
60 E Moreno Street
Come out to a fun social in a brand-new location! Cork & Cask has over 200 types of whiskey, 100+ bottles of wine, and a s’mores kit on the menu so you can make your own over one of the 6 fire pits on the patio. The Trails and Open Space Coalition will be there with a table where you can enter to win a fabulous rafting package for four people from Echo Canyon Rafting–worth over $400–as well as other fun prizes.
More Give! Campaign
Join us for some fun events (most of them are free entry) and let’s celebrate!
Give! is a year-end multimedia and guerrilla marketing campaign designed to generate funds, volunteers and applause for the important work local nonprofits perform. This year there are 90+ nonprofits in Give!
Tour de Lights
Sun. Dec 9, 5:30 – 8:00 pm
3103 W Colorado Ave
Deck the halls and your bike for the 1st Annual Tour de Lights! Bike Colorado Springs is partnering with Trails End Taproom to put on this fun, pedal-powered and festively-lit event. Best decorated bike(s) and helmet will win prizes.
While you are there, don’t forget to vote for Trails and Open Space to receive funds for Trails End’s Give! Great Outdoors Challenge.
Karma Hour at Bristol Brewing
Tues. Dec 18, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
1604 S. Cascade Ave
Gather at the Bristol Pub for a pint, and support the good work that’s being done in our community. $1 from every pint sold goes to the Trails and Open Space Coalition.  Doing good never tasted better!
Visit Bristol Brewing to learn more about Karma Hour.
Trails End – Give! Great Outdoors Challenge
Trails End Taproom will donate 5% of all sales throughout November and December to the Great Outdoors Give! nonprofits. So pour yourself a craft beer at the only self-pour taproom in Colorado Springs and vote to support the Trails and Open Space Coalition.
Give! Black Lager
Any time you purchase a Black Lager at Bristol Brewing or Old Chicago, now through December, $3 from each pint sold goes to the Give! charity of your choice. Vote for Trails and Open Space Coalition to help us raise money for local parks and trails.
Trail Updates
Foothills Trail gets concrete through Rock Ledge Ranch
The Foothills trail through Rock Ledge Ranch is getting updated!
Colorado Springs City Council approved shifting Trails, Parks and Open Space (TOPS) Trails dollars to the Foothills and Gateway Trails in Garden of the Gods for the repairs.
Sand Creek Stormwater Project
The Sand Creek Trail has been extended and now has the first-ever Navigable Drop Structures in Colorado Springs! The City’s Water Resources Engineering Division is introducing Complete Creeks as a way to bring educational and recreational components into the design of stormwater infrastructure projects.
Visit the City of Colorado Springs for more information about the project.
Friends and Partner News
Bear Creek By Candlelight
Fri. Dec 7, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
245 Bear Creek Road
Visit Bear Creek Nature Center for a night of holiday fun. Festivities include a candlelit nature trail, live music, hot cocoa, and photos with Santa!
Register here. Activity #104000-24
Parks and Wildlife Annual Holiday Open House
​Sat. Dec 15, 10:00 – 2:00 pm
410 JL Ranch Heights
Get to know your local state park during the annual Holiday Open House. Come to Cheyenne Mountain State Park Visitor Center to learn all about the park and the wildlife that call it home in winter. Enjoy hot chocolate and special treats, while the kids visit Santa and create a special craft to take home.
Winter Solstice Astronomy Hike
Fri Dec. 21, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Garden of the Gods Visitor Center
Celebrate the shortest day of the year by learning about the winter sky on a guided night hike in Garden of the Gods. Dress for cold weather with appropriate hiking boots and bring a flashlight.
Reservations required and space is limited, click here to sign up.
2019 Rescue Run
Tue Jan. 1, 10:00 am
3650 Maizeland Rd
Rain, snow, or 20° below, it’s time for El Paso County Search and Rescue’s 41st Rescue Run! Start the New Year with some healthy competition on a challenging 5K or 10K courses in Palmer Park. Price increases after December 15, so sign up soon.
Visit for more information, click here to register
and share on Facebook.
Morning Hike & Campfire
Sat. Jan 5, 10:00 – 11:30 am
320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain
Start the new year off with a short winter hike at Fountain Creek. Then gather round the campfire for songs, stories, and of course s’mores!
Register here. Search activity #304000-47
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