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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

Jul
24
Wed
Pedal Party-Weekly Community Bike Ride
Jul 24 @ 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!

Jul
26
Fri
Silent Disco Fundraiser
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Silent Disco Fundraiser @ The NextUs Workspace | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

Blue Moon Entertainment is putting on a fundraiser for UpaDowna! Come out and enjoy music from 3 different DJ’s on wireless headphones!!
1 DJ will be doing music from 70’s and 80’s
2 DJ will be doing music from 90’s and 00’s
3 DJ will be doing Dance and Hip Hop

Come out and have a great night dancing and raising some money for UpaDowna!

Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silent-disco-fund-rasier-for-upadowna-tickets-63986493324?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR0s9xjdkAqXfFO6s5yDuc8hElm1RmegcH9GBPFpqVQFfxOnqRoXur3GK9o

Jul
28
Sun
Quail Lake Park Cleanup
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Quail Lake Park Cleanup @ Quail Lake | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

Join UpaDowna to make a difference by helping us take care of our adopted parks & trails!

LOCATION:

Quail Lake Park Colorado Springs, CO.

DETAILS:

Trash bags, gloves, water, and snacks will be provided. Have a cleanup or UpaDowna shirt? Please wear it! Don’t have one? We’ll do our best to get you one!

Each attendee will receive a free meal with beverage card for Oskar Blues Grill and Brew Colorado Springs.

The adoption of this parks and trails is in partnership with the City of Colorado Springs. Waivers will need to be signed at every clean up and a brief safety meeting will take place before the cleanup.

Please arrive early, after the safety talk and waivers, we hit the trail ASAP!

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 layers, with 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 our Facebook and Twitter feeds 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

Thank you to our 2019 Trail/Park cleanup sponsors:
SOCO Waste and Oskar Blues Grill & Brew Colorado Springs!

Jul
31
Wed
Pedal Party-Weekly Community Bike Ride
Jul 31 @ 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!

Aug
7
Wed
Pedal Party-Weekly Community Bike Ride
Aug 7 @ 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!

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