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Check out the community's newest bike trails on Aug. 21   

Natalie W.  by  Natalie W.  on  8/16/2017

Chill Ride LoopAfter you’ve had your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the total solar eclipse passing through Colorado Springs on Monday morning/afternoon, why not come out and ride some of the newest bike trails in Colorado Springs?

We'll be co-hosting an event with the nonprofit organization Urban Singletrack Project on Monday, Aug. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A good meeting place to get onto the trails is Urban Steam Coffee Bar and Café located at 1025 S. Sierra Madre Street. The event will occur rain or shine (but hopefully shine!).

Over the last several years, leaders in our organization have worked hand-in-hand with the Urban Singletrack Project to build new, off-road trails along the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail. On the evening of Aug. 21, hundreds of bicyclists will have a chance to try out the new trails—and even a new bicycle if they want.

"The Urban Singletrack Project goal is to create meaningful outdoor recreation experiences within the city limits through trails designed for mountain biking, but also great for hiking as well. Such trails will benefit commuters, neighbors, beginners and kids," said Jon Severson, CEO of the Urban Singletrack Project. "Kids on Bikes has already taken more than 150 kids through the trails on their summer camps since we built our first trail three years ago.”

The trails are to the south and west of the Martin Drake Power Plant. Community leaders came together to create these new tracks because they realized how important they were for the cycling community. The map to the right shows where the new trails are located.

A local bicycle shop will also be at the event loaning bikes to people who may want to ride something different or who don’t have a bike of their own, but still want to test the new trails. The Urban Singletrack Project promotes the creation of single track within an urban environment to promote everyday riding through ease of access to all.

As a community-owned utility, we encourage bicycle enthusiasts or anyone who has an interest in learning more about the local cycling community to come and enjoy the event on Monday evening. Hope to see you there!


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