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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

Jun
19
Tue
Stand Up Paddleboarding Social- FREE Demo Day! @ Prospect Lake, Memorial Park
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stand Up Paddleboarding Social- FREE Demo Day! @ Prospect Lake, Memorial Park | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the newest of the 6 free/donation based programs UpaDowna offers. It is designed to encourage folks to try the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding and provide info about where to rent or buy your own equipment. It is amazing to see the empowerment that kids have after they learn how to paddle on their own! It is also very inspiring for adults to find a new, healthy, and fun sport that they can easily do!

SUP Social Info:
-FREE community paddle party, drop in anytime we are there!
-Find us on the west side of the lake under the black tent!
-Feel free to bring your own equipment (kayaks, canoes, boards) or use our boards for free. Prospect Lake requires a permit if you have your own watercraft. Those can be purchased at Sertich Ice Center or the boathouse near the lake
-We provide EVERYTHING you need: a board, paddle, life jacket, and permit
-All ages/skill levels welcome! We recommend kids 10 and under ride with an adult
-Wear athletic clothing/swimsuits/trunks and sandals or water shoes and bring a towel and a change of clothing
-UpaDowna has boards to share. If you would like to rent one, please check out our SUP Social supporting business Pikes Peak Outfitter or buy one from our sup provider, Shaboomee.
-Due to the popularity of this program, there can be a line for the equipment. It’s suggested to bring other activities to pass the time.

UpaDowna is a registered 501c3 nonprofit. 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. Learn more at UpaDowna.org

To help us continue our mission, please consider making a donation at upadowna.org/donate. Thanks!

Jun
20
Wed
2018 Pedal Party @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
2018 Pedal Party @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

UpaDowna’s weekly summer cruiser ride is back for its 8th year, in a new location at Oskar Blues Colorado Springs! We hope you can join us!

Details:
-Cost: FREE
-Location: Oskar Blues, 118 N. Tejon
-Time: Wednesdays, meet at 5:30pm, leave at 6pm SHARP!
-What: All ages/abilities, WEEKLY slow cruise, no drop ride
-Where: 6 mile loop along the Greenway/Legacy Loop
-Why: Because community+bikes = awesomeness!
-How: Sign the waiver once a year: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ac531258b7a4/web/! Don’t have a bike? Don’t want to bring your own bike? Use one of ours! Borrow one for free here, OR reserve a bike for the season here!
-Tell your server that your here for the Pedal Party and 10% of your tab will go to UpaDowna!

-What if I really want to ride but need assistance? Call us! 719-429-9006

Jun
23
Sat
Trail Cleanup @ America the Beautiful Park
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join UpaDowna to make a difference on our urban trails by helping us clean our adopted trail!

Meet up near the main entrance of America the Beautiful Park. Trash bags, gloves, water, and snacks will be provided. Have a cleanup shirt? Please wear it! Don’t have one? We’ll do our best to get you one!

PLEASE RSVP, we’ll do out best to provide lunch/drinks afterward! The adoption of this waterway trail is in partnership with the City of Colorado Springs. A brief safety meeting will take place before the cleanup. Also, please arrive early, after the safety talk, we hit the trail right at 10am! Thanks!

Kids are welcome but keep in mind, there can be dangerous objects along the trail. Please keep a close eye on little ones. We currently do not have gloves for kids under 10. We always suggest to wear lightweight long pants/ long sleeved shirt and sturdy closed-toed shoes. Bring water and a small backpack for snacks, rain gear, or anything needed to keep kiddos happy, just in case!

**WEATHER: usually we do not cancel. Stay tuned to Facebook for the most updated news, or call 719-429-9006 for info.

See safety guidelines here: https://www.springsgov.com/units/cityeng/StormwaterEnterprise/Adopt-A-Waterway%20Level%201/%286%20%29Adopt-A-Waterway%20Safety%20Guidelines.pdf

Map of adopted trail:

Jun
27
Wed
2018 Pedal Party @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
2018 Pedal Party @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew @ Oskar Blues Grill & Brew | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

UpaDowna’s weekly summer cruiser ride is back for its 8th year, in a new location at Oskar Blues Colorado Springs! We hope you can join us!

Details:
-Cost: FREE
-Location: Oskar Blues, 118 N. Tejon
-Time: Wednesdays, meet at 5:30pm, leave at 6pm SHARP!
-What: All ages/abilities, WEEKLY slow cruise, no drop ride
-Where: 6 mile loop along the Greenway/Legacy Loop
-Why: Because community+bikes = awesomeness!
-How: Sign the waiver once a year: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ac531258b7a4/web/! Don’t have a bike? Don’t want to bring your own bike? Use one of ours! Borrow one for free here, OR reserve a bike for the season here!
-Tell your server that your here for the Pedal Party and 10% of your tab will go to UpaDowna!

-What if I really want to ride but need assistance? Call us! 719-429-9006

Jul
2
Mon
Park Cleanup @ North Monument Valley Park
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Park Cleanup @ North Monument Valley Park | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

Join UpaDowna to make a difference in our urban parks by helping us clean our adopted areas, North Monument Valley & Boddington Park!

Meet up at the Monument Valley Parking Lot at 205 W Fontanero St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. We encourage you to ride bikes, parking can be tight!  Trash bags, gloves, water, and snacks will be provided. Have a cleanup shirt? Please wear it! Don’t have one? We’ll do our best to get you one!

PLEASE RSVP, we’ll do out best to provide snacks/drinks! The adoption of this park is in partnership with the City of Colorado Springs. A brief safety meeting will take place before the cleanup. Also, please arrive early because after the safety talk, we hit the trail right at 1pm! Thanks!

Kids are welcome but keep in mind, there can be dangerous objects along the trail. Please keep a close eye on little ones. We currently do not have gloves for kids under 10. We always suggest to wear lightweight long pants/ long sleeved shirt and sturdy closed-toed shoes. Bring water and a small backpack for snacks, rain gear, or anything needed to keep kiddos happy, just in case!

**WEATHER: usually we do not cancel. Stay tuned to Facebook for the most updated news, or call 719-429-9006 for info.

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