Celebrate Bike Your Park Day 2017 at Lory State Park: expo-style bike event, mountain bike demos and a “Ride with Your Ranger” park tour

 

Lory State Park and the Friends of Lory State Park are partnering with several Northern Colorado area bicycle experts to celebrate National Public Lands Day and the second annual Bike Your Park Day on Sept. 30, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to experience the park on two-wheel pedal power while learning about its many natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities. Activities are free of charge with a valid state park pass.

Bring friends, family and your bicycle, helmet and water bottle to Lory State Park to enjoy the following activities:

  • An expo-style bike event will offer visitors loads of information on the latest cycling trends, presentations, and demo bikes available for testing on Lory’s trails for riders of all ages, abilities and skill levels. Representatives from Overland Mountain Bike Club, Peloton Cycles of Fort Collins, and Niner Bikes will be on hand throughout the day, as well as experienced riders and Park staff to answer questions about cycling and about exploring Lory’s 21 miles of trails.
  • “Ride with Your Ranger”: Register for one of two scheduled ranger-led interpretive bike rides through the Park, featuring stops at three different interpretive stations highlighting the natural and cultural history of Lory State Park as well as its spectacular and varied wildlife. Rides are scheduled at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., are rated easy to moderate and open to all ages, but limited to 20 individuals per ride. Participants must bring their own bike, helmet and water bottle. For more information and to sign up, call the Park’s Visitor Center at 970-493-1623.
  • Lory Bike Skills Park Project: The Friends of Lory State Park will be on hand to show and discuss plans for a fully-remodeled and Lory Bike Skills Park, a project to revitalize this regional mountain bike skills training park for youth and adults at Lory. The rebuilt facility will replace the aging and outdated 70,000 square foot bike skills park that currently exists. It would also serve as a trailhead hub for access to nearby trail systems in Lory and an excellent venue for special events and annual youth, family and adult cycling programs.

Activity updates scheduled for Bike Your Park Day will be available on Lory State Park’s Facebook Page and the Friends of Lory State Park Facebook page.

In 2016, over 11,000 people in all 50 states participated in the inaugural Bike Your Park Day. Adventure Cycling Association, a nonprofit bicycling organization, coordinates the event nationally and expects a considerably larger turnout this year. Bike Your Park Day also coincides with National Public Lands Day.

To register your own ride, visit www.BikeYourParkDay.org

on Saturday, September 30th, 2017, to celebrate Bike Your Park Day and National Public Lands Day. Throughout the day, there will be various opportunities for riders to enjoy the bicycling community to include guided rides, workshops, skill clinics, and more. A full itinerary will be available on the CMSP’s Facebook page. Various clubs, bike shops, professional riders, and others will be available throughout the day to answer your questions, introduce you to the latest bicycle trends, and help you have a fun day. There will be opportunities for all ages, skill levels, and capabilities. This will be the Colorado Springs area bicycling event of the year, so don’t miss it! The event is free to attend with a valid state parks pass ($7/day or $70 annual per vehicle).

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. Bike Your Park Day also coincides with National Public Lands Day, and participants are encouraged to take part in service projects.
If you’re interested in planning your own ride, we suggest you register for free at BikeYourParkDay.org – as everyone who registers before September 18th will be entered to win an Advocate Cycles Seldom Seen bicycle and an Amtrak trip for two, with bikes, to Glacier National Park. Cheyenne Mountain State Park encourages clubs and groups planning a ride to also contact Cheyenne Mountain State park to let us know, so we can anticipate the amount of users on the trails. on Saturday, September 30th, 2017, to celebrate Bike Your Park Day and National Public Lands Day. Throughout the day, there will be various opportunities for riders to enjoy the bicycling community to include guided rides, workshops, skill clinics, and more. A full itinerary will be available on the CMSP’s Facebook page. Various clubs, bike shops, professional riders, and others will be available throughout the day to answer your questions, introduce you to the latest bicycle trends, and help you have a fun day. There will be opportunities for all ages, skill levels, and capabilities. This will be the Colorado Springs area bicycling event of the year, so don’t miss it! The event is free to attend with a valid state parks pass ($7/day or $70 annual per vehicle).

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. Bike Your Park Day also coincides with National Public Lands Day, and participants are encouraged to take part in service projects.
If you’re interested in planning your own ride, we suggest you register for free at BikeYourParkDay.org – as everyone who registers before September 18th will be entered to win an Advocate Cycles Seldom Seen bicycle and an Amtrak trip for two, with bikes, to Glacier National Park. Cheyenne Mountain State Park encourages clubs and groups planning a ride to also contact Cheyenne Mountain State park to let us know, so we can anticipate the amount of users on the trails.

The Friends of Lory State Park (FoLSP) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 2012 and composed entirely of volunteers.  The group promotes community stewardship of Park natural areas, resources, and wildlife. Membership is open to all, and volunteers for various projects and events are welcome. To learn more about the FoLSP, please visit their website at https://www.loryfriends.org/.

Lory State Park is located in beautiful Bellvue, Colorado and offers visitors a variety of rugged terrain and stunning vistas of the northern Colorado Front Range. The park covers almost 2,600 acres and features 21 miles of trails that lead through forest, meadows, and rock outcroppings, offering visitors great terrain for mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, bouldering, and horseback riding. Additional information on Lory State Park is available at: http://www.cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/lory.

CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including 42 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.

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