Outdoors

Adventure in the great outdoors.

Boosting Colorado’s Outdoor Industry Impact Fund

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.

Learning to Mountain Bike: Trails Near You

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.

Make Believe at the Drive-in

“​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.”

Learning to ski – Eldora

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.

Grassroot Soccer Zambia Harnesses the Power of Soccer to Educate

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.

Bike Zambia 6: Ending HIV/AIDS, Empowering Women, and Girls in Zambia

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).