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

Thank you for the unforgettable experiences, we met some fantastic people too! -S.M.

"Glad to have this as part of Colorado Springs."

"I went to the last climb night that was held at Cityrock. It is a great introduction to the facility and climbing. Also, the volunteers make sure that you aren't feeling uneasy about climbing. If you are not climbing, one of them will come to you and find an area that is good for you. TJ is very patient and helped me make it to the top! I loved it! Thanks for offering this event to the community."

"My family and I just had our first experience with Upadowna this weekend at their Folk and Flannel fundraiser event. We had a great time as we learned about this awesome organization! The only thing we wish was different was that we had been a part of this organization sooner!"

"Such a great event (Folk'n'Flannel)! I really appreciate everyone who volunteered and worked to make the event a success. In particular I enjoyed the musical performances - I've always been a fan of Roma Ransom, and now I've added The River Arkansas to my list of must-see bands."

"Fantastic! Thanks for all you’re doing!  My boyfriend & I attended one of your climbing events a while back, and it really opened his mind to something he didn’t realize he liked.  You are making a positive difference in the community; thanks for that!" -Shelley H.

"Thanks for a great climb night on Tuesday! I had a great time, and it was fun meeting everyone and trying something new." -Tami O.

"Thank you for creating these opportunities! The entire UpaDowna experience has enriched our lives in a way I could never imagine. It's special and I hope you understand how much I cherish it!" -Sarah K.

"We had a great time and discovered a whole new set of trails to ride on!! What an awesome organization!!" -Chrysauna P.

"Thanks to the patience of many but especially Mark and Luke my 6yo, Lydia, learned how to ride her bike after her training wheels broke on the pedal party ride! Thank you UpaDowna for fostering an environment that truly made us feel welcome!" -Corrie C.

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EVENTS & Programs

May
29
Wed
Pedal Party-Weekly Community Bike Ride
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Pedal Party-Weekly Community Bike Ride @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

The UpaDowna Pedal Party is back for the 9th year! Join us as we head back to Oskar Blues and roll from the FRONT patio to “take over Tejon” and head north on the Greenway trail then south down the Cascade bike lanes! This 5 mile loop is mostly flat and easy for most abilities.

Join us every Wednesday night at 6pm until Sept. 5th!

Details:
-New riders who have not signed a waiver online need to register once and then just check in each time you ride
-Riders who check in 5 or more times are in the drawing to WIN a BRAND NEW BIKE from Old Town Bike Shop!
-Family friendly but bikes with training wheels are not suggested for this route
-We meet around 5:30 and the ride leaves at 6pm SHARP!
-We suggest to be prepared for any weather, HIGHLY suggest a helmet, and bring a bike lock.
-Questions? Need assistance with a free bike loan, accessibility, or interpreting? Call or email us, 719-429-9006, info@upadowna.org

First time riders, register here: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ac531258b7a4/web/

The UpaDowna Pedal Party is a signature activity of our “Community Campfire” program. The mission of the Community Campfire program is to create a healthier community by bringing together a diverse group of people centered around one topic where they can learn together, build friendships, and become inspired to stay active with one another.

Thank you to our Pedal Party sponsors, Old Town Bike Shop and Oskar Blues Grill & Brew!

Jun
5
Wed
Pedal Party-Weekly Community Bike Ride
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Pedal Party-Weekly Community Bike Ride @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

The UpaDowna Pedal Party is back for the 9th year! Join us as we head back to Oskar Blues and roll from the FRONT patio to “take over Tejon” and head north on the Greenway trail then south down the Cascade bike lanes! This 5 mile loop is mostly flat and easy for most abilities.

Join us every Wednesday night at 6pm until Sept. 5th!

Details:
-New riders who have not signed a waiver online need to register once and then just check in each time you ride
-Riders who check in 5 or more times are in the drawing to WIN a BRAND NEW BIKE from Old Town Bike Shop!
-Family friendly but bikes with training wheels are not suggested for this route
-We meet around 5:30 and the ride leaves at 6pm SHARP!
-We suggest to be prepared for any weather, HIGHLY suggest a helmet, and bring a bike lock.
-Questions? Need assistance with a free bike loan, accessibility, or interpreting? Call or email us, 719-429-9006, info@upadowna.org

First time riders, register here: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ac531258b7a4/web/

The UpaDowna Pedal Party is a signature activity of our “Community Campfire” program. The mission of the Community Campfire program is to create a healthier community by bringing together a diverse group of people centered around one topic where they can learn together, build friendships, and become inspired to stay active with one another.

Thank you to our Pedal Party sponsors, Old Town Bike Shop and Oskar Blues Grill & Brew!

Jun
11
Tue
Intro to Climbing
Jun 11 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Intro to Climbing @ CityROCK

Description

What: “Intro to Climbing”, a donation-based class

Why: To encourage all ages and abilities to try the fun and fulfilling sport of climbing!

How: Click here to register. Do you prefer NOT using an online signup? Call us to register! 719-429-9006

Goals:

  1. To help individuals, couples, or families experience a new adventure sport in a safe and fun environment.
  2. To help individuals overcome a fear of heights by providing helpful and friendly encouragement.
  3. To overcome as many barriers as possible (cost, equipment, location, knowledge) in order for all ages and abilities to try climbing.

Details: You are invited to join UpaDowna for a first hand tour of CityROCK Climbing Center and intro to climbing class. This class is designed for folks that have never been into CityROCK, are new to climbing, or just getting back into it. You’ll get a tour of the facility and learn the basics of climbing taught by seasoned climbers from UpaDowna and CityROCK. We are stoked to offer you this amazing, donation-based, Intro to Climbing package, complete with climbing gear rental, expert instruction from Cityrock and UpaDowna staff, and food and beverages afterward, a $150 value!

More info and registration here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-climbing-with-upadowna-cityrock-tickets-54229343426

 

Jun
12
Wed
Pedal Party-Weekly Community Bike Ride
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Pedal Party-Weekly Community Bike Ride @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

The UpaDowna Pedal Party is back for the 9th year! Join us as we head back to Oskar Blues and roll from the FRONT patio to “take over Tejon” and head north on the Greenway trail then south down the Cascade bike lanes! This 5 mile loop is mostly flat and easy for most abilities.

Join us every Wednesday night at 6pm until Sept. 5th!

Details:
-New riders who have not signed a waiver online need to register once and then just check in each time you ride
-Riders who check in 5 or more times are in the drawing to WIN a BRAND NEW BIKE from Old Town Bike Shop!
-Family friendly but bikes with training wheels are not suggested for this route
-We meet around 5:30 and the ride leaves at 6pm SHARP!
-We suggest to be prepared for any weather, HIGHLY suggest a helmet, and bring a bike lock.
-Questions? Need assistance with a free bike loan, accessibility, or interpreting? Call or email us, 719-429-9006, info@upadowna.org

First time riders, register here: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ac531258b7a4/web/

The UpaDowna Pedal Party is a signature activity of our “Community Campfire” program. The mission of the Community Campfire program is to create a healthier community by bringing together a diverse group of people centered around one topic where they can learn together, build friendships, and become inspired to stay active with one another.

Thank you to our Pedal Party sponsors, Old Town Bike Shop and Oskar Blues Grill & Brew!

Jun
15
Sat
3rd Saturday- Catamount Ranch Open Space- Ring the Peak Trail
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
3rd Saturday- Catamount Ranch Open Space- Ring the Peak Trail

Join UpaDowna for our 3rd Saturday adventures.  Once a month we will lead a guided hike to explore a new trail, hike, or adventure topic.  All ages, abilities, and experience levels are welcome!

Ring The Peak and Limber Pines Trail is a moderate 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail  with 393 feet of elevation gain located near Woodland Park, Colorado that features a lake, and stunning views of Pikes Peak. Well behaved dogs are allowed if kept on leash.

 

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