“As a single mother, new the the area, exploring on my own isn’t always easy. I want to be able to give my kids the best of what the Springs and surrounding area has to offer, and UpaDowna helps afford me that opportunity in a safe and informed way!” -Dana G.A.

“If you haven’t discovered this group, check ’em out! Great people doing great things!” -Kip A.

“Great experience with UpaDowna as my boys and I came across them while at Memorial Park. Randi took my 2 and 4 year old out on a paddle board…they loved it!” -Kristin P.

“Went to lost creek [for Overnight Camping] for two nights, it was definitely worth it! I had a blast and learned a whole lot of good information I’ll use when I take my buddies out. The staff was very friendly and super knowledgeable!” -Jerry E.

“Lots of fun and great outdoor activities to get you out exploring the Springs. The volunteers make this program what it is! Aloha!” -Genevieve Z.

“Love UpaDowna and the whole crew! Awesome time at Roar in the City and so many more events!” -Mikal S.

“I love what UpaDowna does for the bicycling community.” –Tater Z.

“I can’t believe an experience this cool is FREE!” –Ken B.

“You guys rock!!” –Cody W.

“Had a wonderful time at intro to climb night. Very nice meeting you randy and Steve. Please tag me in pictures from tonight so I can show my family. Great time! Looking forward to attending future UpaDowna events.” –Lisa Czelatdko, former COS councilwoman

“My second family! One of my top reasons for never wanting to move away.” –Luke R.

“Thank you guys!! You are inspiring me to get off my a**.” –Mickey M.

“The Pedal Party is a great place to get comfortable with your bike. A lot of super cool folks to hang out with and a pretty easy ride to boot.” –John M.

“UpaDowna makes me want to be outside at all times! Thank you for everything you do for our community.” –Maria A.

“We had a blast. Thanks so much for the opportunity. You all rock.” –Scott H.

“Thank u 4 creating another bicycle-related obsession for me, dreaming of a snow bike now!” –Teri P.

“I have enjoyed all the activities. It’s a great group and I love the diversity.” -Lori M.

“I had a lot of fun at my first Paddle Party with UpaDowna. This was my first time out on a paddle board and I would do it again. They are such a great group to hang out with. A family, group, or just bring yourself. Smiles included. So go outside and play at the UpaDowna Paddle Party.” -Charles R.

We had a great time (at SUP Saturday Class). Thanks for all you do UpaDowna!” Kathleen W.

“UpaDowna did an excellent job of teaching the SUP class – lots of pertinent information, with just enough humor to keep things light! Their demonstrations were clear and effective, and they allowed us enough time to practice one skill before moving on to the next. Awesome job, folks!” -Ingrid D.

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We provide access to outdoor adventures for all, through events and programs that empower individuals, create healthier communities, and foster a respect for the environment.

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