Have you ever wanted to travel to Brazil or maybe the Philippines?
What about whitewater rafting down the Arkansas River or the Grand Canyon? Through our speaker series, you’ll have the opportunity to be inspired by these adventures and more. UpaDowna, with support from The NextUs, is bringing you the “Adventure on Tap” Speaker Series featuring a new discussion each month!
About Adventure on Tap: UpaDowna’s Speaker Series is a featured activity in our “Community Campfire” program. This activity features a new discussion each month. Through our speaker series, you’ll have the opportunity to be inspired by many different adventures. Keeping on theme with our mission, we want to inspire individuals to pursue outdoor endeavors and this is one of the ways we hope to bring new and exciting opportunities to you!
The Adventure on Tap Speaker Series will take place in The NextUs (which houses UpaDowna’s office) from 6-8pm once a month (usually the 2nd Tuesday). Formats may change, depending on the speaker and their presentation including Q’n’A, book signings, movies and more. The event is free but donations to UpaDowna are always encouraged!
Apply to be our next Adventure on Tap speaker! Do you have an interesting story to share? From local mountaineering to overseas explorations, inspiring adventures to vacation tips…we want to hear it all! Fill out the form below to apply to be a speaker. Our staff will review it, take a look at our schedule and get back to you soon!
***LIMITED SEATING, PLEASE RSVP HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adventure-on-tap-speaker-series-tickets-55369068374***
Devin Allen is a 53-year old outdoors enthusiast who loves mountain biking but finds adrenaline rushes in lots of other things including rock climbing, hiking, trail running, snowboarding, backpacking, camping, climbing 14’ers, wake-surfing and golf…. (yes, golf). He has run the Pikes Peak Ascent twice, climbed a bunch of 14’ers, ridden the White Rim and Kokopelli Trails in Utah (non-stop) and completed the Colorado Trail by bike and foot in 2015. He is married 27 years to Leslie and has two sons, Orry and Ross. He earns a living as a PE teacher and photographer and has resided in Colorado Springs for nearly 20 years.
This presentation will focus primarily on The Colorado Trail Project, Devin’s attempt at running and mountain biking the entire 500-mile Colorado Trail over the course of a summer when he was nearly 50 years old. It will include a 25-minute video of the effort, an overview of the trail itself, the bike-packing setup Devin used for the project and a discussion of the do’s & don’ts, highs & lows and good’s & bad’s of the whole adventure.
About Adventure on Tap: UpaDowna’s Speaker Series is a featured activity in our nonprofit’s “Community Campfire” program. This activity features a new discussion each month. Through our speaker series, you’ll have the opportunity to be inspired by many different adventures. Keeping on theme with our mission, we want to inspire individuals to pursue outdoor endeavors and this is one of the ways we hope to bring new and exciting opportunities to you! Want to be a speaker? Sign up here: https://www.upadowna.org/programs/adventure-on-tap/
Find us: 525 N. Cascade Ave on the SE corner of Cascade and Willamette. Enter the west door on the Cascade side. Parking is FREE and can be found on Cascade, Willamette and in our parking lot out back.
Our speaker series is a great way to enjoy the adventure of others all while being encouraged to take your own. Come gather around the “campfire” as speakers from our local community share their tales and pictures from around the world with us during this monthly event. We have a different speaker every month to enjoy.
UpaDowna, 525 N. Cascade Ave., COS, CO, 80903
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