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April 2010 Blog Posts (25)

The British Invasion all over again

Snooping around on the Internet on the eve before the Take 5 in the Garden road race.

For those of you who are into times and distances (I obsess about them) here are the records for the Take 5 race, according to the Pikes Peak Road Runners.

The Brits hold both the men's 5-mile and 5K records.

Kevin Sheppard, 26, of Abington, set the 5-mile…


Added by Tim Bergsten on April 30, 2010 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Local Cyclists asking for help!

via Robert Mitchell, UpaDowna Blogger

Wednesday August 6 2008, Edgar Juarez (better known as E.J.) and Jayson Kilroy were doing what they loved to do best, riding their bikes, when there lives were tragically cut short.

While driving her truck with a restricted license, under the influence of prescription drugs, and without her corrective lenses required for…


Added by Randi Hitchcock on April 29, 2010 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

Thursday is UpaDowna Incline Happy Hour!

Via Robert Mitchell (Bunny), UpaDowna Blogger

It’s Thursday, do you know what that means? If you answered “UpaDowna Incline Happy Hour”, you’re a winner! To claim your prize meet Yeti, Redfern, or Bunny at the top of the Incline this evening.

Start time is 5 p.m.


Even if you’re new, don’t be intimidated! This is self-paced,…


Added by Randi Hitchcock on April 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Women's Mountain Bike Association of Colorado Springs makes our day! Thanks ladies!

The guys at PikesPeakSports.us are extremely proud and very fortunate to have been included in the Women's Mountain Bike Association of Colorado Springs' e-newsletter for the month of May.

Thanks ladies! Here is to many great years of working together to build and support our outdoor community.

Learn more about the Women's Mountain Bike Association of Colorado Springs.

Here is the story about…


Added by Tim Bergsten on April 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

South Slope watershed plan includes key connector trail between lakes; money, volunteers needed

Colorado Springs Utilities released its final plan for the South Slope Watershed. Click here to read the plan..

When will it open? Funding needs to be secured and construction completed. We'll do our best to keep you posted. If anyone has new info to share, please post it on our site or comment below.

The following is a list of activities that will - and won't - be…


Added by Pikes Peak Sports on April 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Walking the beat on Colorado's 14ers

Awesome opportunity for folks who love - and who want to help protect - our beautiful mountains.

This comes from the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative Web site.

The activity of the Peak Stewards in 2009 was tremendous! Volunteer Peak Stewards performed almost 140 days, the most days per season to date!!! Check out the…


Added by Tim Bergsten on April 28, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Part-time Colorado Springs resident may be world's most athletic 79-year-old

(Thanks to PikesPeakSports.us member Christi Keiser for alerting us to this link)

By Lynn DeBruin, Sports Media Exchange

Forget 60 being the new 40. Lyle Langlois makes 80 look like the new 40.

Truth is, the soon-to-be octogenarian has been running circles around men less than half his age for years.

The retired computer professor…

Added by Tim Bergsten on April 27, 2010 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Cycling for Change - Register now for the Freedom From Poverty Bike Ride

Information provided by Cycling For Change

Cycling for Change – The Ultimate Ride to Change America

One in eight Americans lives below the poverty line and the number is increasing. Cycling for Change is a nationwide endeavor to reduce poverty in the United States. Teams of inspired cyclists and community volunteers led by Fr. Matt Ruhl, SJ, pastor of a vibrant urban Kansas City parish, and…


Added by Tim Bergsten on April 26, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

MTB Group Riding - Single Track Intermediate Level

This spring/summer we are leading MTB rides, mostly single-track intermediate level, for two local groups. Anyone is welcome to join us. Mike led MTB rides twice a week (spring-summer) for twelve years and recently cut back to every other week. Rides start promptly @ 5:30 p.m. and last about…


Added by Mike and Lorena Wilder on April 24, 2010 at 8:04am — No Comments

Cycling and other Outdoor tips from REI

We are on REI's Gear Mail email list. The current issue is on cycling: Rock the Bike Lane. If you you don't subscribe, it's worth taking a look. The videos on riding in traffic are very helpful.

REI's Gear Mail newsletter link to current issue:


Direct link to REI article (with…


Added by Mike and Lorena Wilder on April 24, 2010 at 7:40am — No Comments

A little respect for Mother Earth on her special day

While you're out running, riding, or climbing the Incline today, take a deep breath and inhale the sweet spring air. Pause for a moment. See this beautiful place we live. See it with your heart.

Happy Earth Day, Mom!


Here are some of our favorite quotes about caring for the environment.

Every day is Earth Day. ~Author Unknown

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. - Henry David…


Added by Pikes Peak Sports on April 22, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Colorado Springs' Tommy Manning finishes 127th at Boston

Click here for updated and complete resultes for Pikes Peak-area runners.

Tommy Manning, the Fountain Valley High School teacher and coach from Colorado Springs, placed 127th in the Boston Marathon on Monday. Manning posted a time of 2:35:57.

He had entered the race with hopes of finishing in the Top 25 after a 34th-place finish (2:25:57) in…


Added by Pikes Peak Sports on April 19, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

UCI XCT Mtb Race @ Cheyenne Mountain State Park July 9 - 11, 2010

Would you be interested in helping with "Road Guard Duties" at this International Mountain Bike Race? This is a chance for you to watch, and possibly meet, the ELITE mountain bikers from around the world. Three people are needed for each of 5 shifts of about 6 hours each. Multiple days are also available. If interested send your e-mail address and we will forward the contact information to you. Our e-mail address is…


Added by Mike and Lorena Wilder on April 15, 2010 at 9:58am — 2 Comments

Free Happy Hour this Friday with Team In Training!

This is on the event calendar, but wanted to get another reminder out...you can also send me (Nicole Drummer) a message if you have questions about Team In Training. Thanks!…


Added by Nicole Odell on April 13, 2010 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Platte River 1/2 Marathon

I originally posted this on my blog, pedestrianrunner.blogspot.com, but I thought I would share here as well. I hope you enjoy this!


Howdy all! I am excited to tell you guys all about my latest race, The Platte River Half Marathon in Littleton, CO. The race started at 9a so I didn't have to get up too early to make the drive. I started the day with a shower. Normally, I don't do that before a race because I am just going to sweat anyway. But the shower…


Added by Christi Keiser on April 13, 2010 at 12:13pm — 2 Comments

Group ride

Just wondering. Is there a ride on Sunday, tomorrow with the WMBA. where and what time?

thanks, Kathy (just heard about you from the Gazette article)

Added by Kathy Lau on April 10, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Take a ride to support the Marian House

Many of you have already heard about our participation in Cycling for Change (C4C), a nationwide bike ride to bring awareness to the issue of poverty in America. What you may not know is our CEO, Jason Christensen, will be participating in this 5,000 mile bike ride in 100 days, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. We hope you will support him in this endeavor by sponsoring him with a flat donation or an amount per mile. All proceeds will go to the Marian House Poverty Reduction…


Added by Pikes Peak Sports on April 8, 2010 at 7:29pm — 1 Comment

Yuba Mundo Take 2

(via www.upadowna.com by Yeti)

Well folks since receiving the 21 Speed Yuba Mundo a few months ago I have not had nearly enough time on it! Seriously, I

am so stoked about this rig I keep letting other folks use it. Over the

past few months…

Added by Randi Hitchcock on April 6, 2010 at 10:25am — 4 Comments

First Garden of the Gods training run of the year

The alarm went off at 5:30am and I rolled out of bed. I had my running clothes all laid out so I could get dressed quickly. I drank some water and headed over to the Garden of the Gods. As I was driving into the Garden, the moon was still up and it was dark. I thought to myself, nothing like a trail run on rocky terrain at night.

I pulled into the main parking lot and was surprised to see a lot of people already there. They were all geared up with cold weather running gear and head… Continue

Added by Brian McCarrie on April 6, 2010 at 9:13am — 3 Comments

Garden of the Gods training runs start tomorrow!

Don't forget the Garden of the Gods training runs starting tomorrow morning at 6:00am in the North parking lot of Garden of the Gods. See you there.

Added by Brian McCarrie on April 5, 2010 at 9:06pm — No Comments

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