Blog Posts

  • New Year's Tips From The South Pole

    Well, here we are, 2013 is breathing down our necks, or for some of you...has already attacked. What are you going to do about it? Have you made any resolutions? Have any big goals for the new year?
  • 2,000 fans in 2013! Win a pair of STABILicers!

    Help us get to 2,000 fans on our Facebook page by the end of tomorrow Jan, 1st, 2013 and you and your friends are entered to win a pair of STABILicers LiteHikers Ice Cleats! Just share this post on your wall, invite your friends and help us celebrate the New Year with 2,000 fans! If we hit 2,000 by 7pm MST on 1/1/13, we'll choose one random U.S. fan to win! Happy New Year and Good Luck!    ~MtnMama
  • 2013 USA Pro Cycling Challenge Route Announced

    Oh boy. Today, 9 towns that will play host to the 2013 USA Pro Challenge were announced and so far the feedback is less than great. After another stellar year (and a total of over $200 million in cumulative economic impact in only it's first two years), the USAPCC announced the 2013 route.
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  • Seminars and Open House at the Peak Fly Shop Dec. 22nd!

     
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  • Pikes Peak Highway Open to Cyclists Year Round

    After a very successful pilot program of the Peak open to cyclists in the month of September, the Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation Department made a 100% supportive decision to open the Peak to cyclists. The city? They decided the same! Starting Jan. 1st, 2013, cyclists from all over the world can come anytime during the year to pedal up the Peak!  There were many folks involved in this process but the one person that really fought for it, Al Brody, deserves a lot of credit! Thanks Al!   
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  • Cycle South Expedition

    Not just your average "south" as in Atlanta or even South America...try the South Pole. Polar adventurer Eric Larson will set out on an amazing bicycling adventure tomorrow, 12-13-12 called the "Cycle South Expedition". Just how amazing? He plans to pedal a Surly Moonlander "Fat Bike" 750 miles from the Hercules Inlet to the Geographic South Pole, and if conditions allow, back!
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  • Atlas Snowshoes Gives Back- We Need Your Votes!

    Every now and then something wonderful is offered, and this time I hope we can accept. Altas snowshoes has generously offered to donate 7 pairs of amazing Altas 9 snowshoes to which ever non profit can get the most votes on their Facebook page. So I am sure by now you know that, well, we'd love to win and use them for our winter programs, which also means you could use them during our winter programs. It really is a win-win!
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  • Winter Play With Kids

    It's the first real snow we've seen here in Colorado Springs, CO, and while the Sun is out now, it's still very cold out. Many of you are excited to take your little ones out and play, and you should be, but please keep a few things in mind that are commonly overlooked.
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  • PSA

    This Public Service Announcement is brought to you by the words Upa and Downa!
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  • Have Fun Running...But It May Kill You

    There has been a ton of press lately about the potential negative effects of running distances on your longevity. Outside Magazine and the Wall Street Journal are among the most recent to have recently featured articles discussing how many endurance athletes are actually shortening their life spans by training and running marathons! The main take away seems to be that while running is a good thing for the most part, too great of a distance at too high of a heart rate could be killing you slowly.
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