From Trails and Open Space Coalition, let me thank you again for your ongoing generous support for the Trails and Open Space Coalition. Your annual rest stop at Bancroft Park is a favorite with our Starlight Spectacular cyclists. This year’s event is June 16th. The event has a western theme this year "saddle up for a western-themed bike ride under the stars." Please encourage friends to join our ride. Our hope is they love riding the Starlight and then join your Club as they find they like group rides. Our goal (like yours) is to get more people on bikes. (And raise money to pay for our programs.) Click HERE to learn more about this year’s Starlight Spectacular.
As for programs, our Bike Colorado Springs initiative has come a long way over the past twelve months. Thanks to a strong leadership team, BCS is becoming a hub for "all things bikes." Whether it’s the Bike to Work Day (June 27), bike advocacy or leading rides around the Legacy Loop, Bike Colorado Springs is supporting efforts to make Colorado Springs more bicycle friendly. Be sure to check out the Bike Colorado Springs website and Facebook page for ways to get involved.
Finally, your members are some of our community’s best resources when it comes to critical gaps in our network. My guess is there's a certain intersection, stretch of road or trail that could be so much easier or even safer for cyclists if improved. Let us know what you are seeing and we'll make sure it is communicated to the right committee and gets added to the city's bike master plan now underway.
Happy cycling and thanks again for all you do to support TOSC.
Susan Davies, Executive Director
Trails and Open Space Coalition