Colorado Springs Utilities co-hosts Chill Bike Ride to showcase new trails

 Colorado Springs Utilities co-hosts Chill Bike Ride to showcase new trails

 

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​Colorado Springs Utilities
Natalie Watts
Customer & Workforce Communications
719-373-0624 (Cell)

August 17, 2017

Over the last several years Colorado Springs Utilities has 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 choose.

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 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.”

A local bicycle shop will also be at the event loaning bikes to people who may want to ride something different from what they normally ride, or who don’t have a bike of their own, but still want to test out the new trails.

As a community-owned utility, Colorado Springs Utilities encourages bicycle enthusiasts or anyone who has an interest in learning more about the local cycling community to come out to the event.

Media opportunity

  • Monday, Aug. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Urban Steam Coffee Bar and Café, 1025 S. Sierra Madre Street
  • Interview Jon Severson, CEO of the nonprofit organization Urban Singletrack Project and bicyclists who benefit from the new trails.
  • Event will occur rain or shine.
  • If you would like to preview this event, please contact Natalie Watts and to set up an interview.