COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – It will be a two-wheeled extravaganza Sept. 30 when Cheyenne Mountain State Park (CMSP) hosts “Bike Your Park Day” with a bike expo, guided rides and workshops as part of a national celebration of the joys of bicycling in parks and public lands.
The public is invited as CMSP partners with several Colorado Springs-area bicycle partners – clubs, bike shops, professional riders – to offer clinics, assorted presentations and, of course, rides. The fun will start at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, which also is National Public Lands Day.
Throughout the day, until 2 p.m., there will be opportunities for riders of all ages, skill levels and capabilities to enjoy the bicycling community. Watch the park’s Facebook page and Twitter feed for more details as the event draws closer.
The event is free with a valid $7 daily parks pass or $70 annual pass.
Last year, over 11,000 people in all 50 states and 10 countries participated in the inaugural Bike Your Park Day. Adventure Cycling Association, a nonprofit bicycling organization, coordinates the event nationally and expects a bigger turnout this year.
If you’re interested in planning your own ride, you can register at BikeYourParkDay.org. Cheyenne Mountain State Park encourages clubs and groups planning a ride to also contact Cheyenne Mountain State park to register your ride.
For more information about Cheyenne Mountain State Park’s Bike Your Park Day event, contact Ranger Kasey McClurg at 719-576-2016 or Kasey.firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can visit our event page at www.facebook.com/events/271336433354092
Cheyenne Mountain State Park is located at 410 JL Ranch Heights Road, south of Colorado Springs, off Colorado Highway 115. From the city, take Nevada Avenue south and it turns into Highway 115. JL Ranch Heights Road is opposite the Main Gate One entrance to Fort Carson.
The park offers wildlife viewing, hiking, biking and equestrian opportunities on more than 21 miles of groomed trails on 2,701 acres. RV and tent camping are available year-round along with its archery ranges featuring a covered shooting line, a limited draw weight range and a state-of-the-art field/3D range. Park naturalists offer fun and educational programs for adults and children alike throughout the year.
For more information, please contact the Visitor Center at 719-576-2016 or visit http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/CheyenneMountain/.
CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW’s work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.