Blog Posts

  • Seminars and Open House at the Peak Fly Shop Dec. 22nd!

     
    Fish
  • 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!   
    Bike
  • 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!
    Bike
  • 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!
    Misc.
  • 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.
    Tips
  • 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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  • Changes at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

    Bike
  • Safety During Hunting Season

    It's getting a lot colder out there, but there are still plenty of things you can do to make your outdoor experience the best that it can be. The most important factor to all of this is your safety. We've talked about many different ways to ensure your safety, from respecting wildlife to weather, but one thing we haven't hit a lot on is sharing the wilderness areas with hunters.
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  • Black Friday

    Is anyone braving the crowds today??? Are there any top secret killer deals that we should know about? I'm not very up to date on who is having the best blow out sales or anything like that, but I do know a guy who has website dedicated to providing us year round on all the best online deals for our favorite gear. Check out UltraRob.com to stay up to date on deals and avoid the mayhem! Locals be sure to check out Mountain Equipment Recyclers Inc. for great deals all the time!