Adventure in the great outdoors.
Today, the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office (OREC) of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced 24 recipients of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Impact Fund (ORIIF). These grants aim to assist outdoor recreation businesses and nonprofits in hiring and keeping over 100 full-time and part-time employees.
When I first moved to Fort Collins nearly four and a half years ago now, the first thing I noticed (and fell in …
Erie is about an hour from Fort Collins (with that I-25 traffic of course) so definitely an easy one-day adventure that puts you back in your PJ’s with Netflix streaming by 7 p.m. Did someone say perfect Saturday?
I miss all of these things, but in the current world we live in, getting on a flight really isn’t in the cards (at least in my comfort zone) so to get that travel buzz in a COVID-19 environment, my partner, pup and I loaded up the car and drove six hours to Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The second time we went to Lory State Park, I decided yet again try the West Valley Trail down to South Valley Trail and then loop back around to our car on the East Valley Trail. I still had moments where I had to put my foot down but I felt more in control of my bike and maybe even yelled out a “woohoo” as we blazed the downhill.
My first fall in Colorado, someone asked me if I was going leaf peeping one weekend. I had literally no idea what they …
If you’ve never been to Nebraska, you probably think it’s all miles of corn with a few spots of bright Cornhusker red. While you’re not entirely wrong, there is one area in Nebraska that is unlike the rest: The Sandhills.
“Make Believe is whatever your wildest imagination can dream up. It’s an unwavering commitment to that dream in order to make it reality,” said TGR co-founder Steve Jones. “Ultimately, it has been in the works for 25 years. Realizing all-time conditions in almost every location this past season, Make Believe showcases some of the most progressive athletes and riding on the planet. We are pumped to kick off winter with innovative worldwide screenings at locations such as Drive Ins, Outdoor Pop-up Theaters, private screenings, and more.”
THE MOUNTAIN Cooper Resort is in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at 11,000 feet, a few miles from Leadville, the highest incorporated …
Well, I am a beginner. I am 41. I live in Colorado, and I have since 2005. I have put little effort into mastering the sport, but I make an annual pilgrimage to the mountain. I fail brutely. I do yoga and ride my bicycle (not that fast or competitive). I have never played sports. Most of my life, I studied music and writing. I am super creative and quite the klutz. This year, this changes. I am going to 22 ski resorts from Coloradoski.com to learn-how-to-ski, how to grow, how to learn something new, even when the odds are against me.
The headquarters of World Bicycle Relief (WBR) is small and humble. The staff is united like a family. We toured the facility to …
Bike Zambia: A Program of Chooda, takes bikers 350 miles in Zambia to raise money for women empowerment and education of HIV.
Grassroot Soccer-Zambia: This is a NGO (Non Governmental Organization) in Lusaka, Zambia that educates youth about positive choices while using the power of sport. The messages learned in soccer can translate over to other areas of the children’s lives. Using the power of soccer to make a change they can reduce HIV dramatically in the community. HIV is 100% preventable, and Grassroot Soccer plans to teach the youth how.
Biking 350 Miles Across Africa to Change the World building an ecosystem of giving and receiving in Zambia. The participants raise $4000 for 3 nonprofit beneficiaries: World Bicycle Relief (WBR), Grassroot Soccer-Zambia & Zambia Health Education and Communication Trust (ZHECT).