Outdoor Events in the Colorado Springs Area Starting May 2 | Events calendars

Bike

Life’s 2 Fitness Shorts — Registration and cost: lifes2shortfitness.com.

• Mountain bike course for women beginners, 9 am on May 21 and June 18, Lakewood.

MAY 20-22

Mountain Bike Race and Rides & Vibes Music Festival — Music, beer garden and more, downtown Grand Junction; visitgrandjunction.com/events.

Hiking

Garden of the Gods Nature and Visitor Center — 1805 N. 30th St. Listing: gardenofgods.com/things-to-do/things-1/calendar.

• Hike and bike for early risers without motor, from 5 am to 8 am on May 25, June 29, July 27, August 31 and September 28. Registration not required; coloradosprings.gov/hikeandbike.

COTREX – The official Colorado Trails app; trails.colorado.gov.

Rocky Mountain Trails — Information on more than 70 hikes; rockymountainhikingtrails.com.

SATURDAY

Falcon Wanderers and Air Force Academy March — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Air Force Academy. Registration: 719-333-4475.

MAY 20

Take a Hike and Meditate — 8:15-10:15 a.m., Edna Mae Bennett Trail, 3120 N. Chelton Road. Registration: tinyurl.com/2p94ytpu.

Nature

Bear Creek Nature Center — 245 Bear Creek Road. Registration: 719-520-6387; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers.

• Mindful photography workshop, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, $30.

• Nature’s Classroom: Incredible Insects, for children in grades 5 to 8, 1 to 3 p.m., May 10, $4.

• Nature’s Classroom: Foothills Field Experience, for children in grades 5 to 8, 1 to 3:30 p.m., May 24, $4.

Fountain Creek Nature Center — 320 Peppergrass Lane, fountain. Registration: 719-520-6745; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers.

• Nature Adventures: Animal Mothers, for ages 3 to 6 with an adult, 10 to 11:30 am Thursday to Friday, $3.

• Family Fun Day at Fountain Creek, Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.

• 2s & 3s Outdoor: Crawling Caterpillars, for 2-3 year olds, 10-11:15 a.m., May 19-20, $3.

• Active adults: spring bird photography workshop, 8-10 .m. May 21, $20.

• Homeschool Fridays: For children in kindergarten to grade 2, from 2 to 4 pm on May 27, $4.

Colorado Birdwatching TrailColoradobirdingtrail.com lists places to watch birds and wildlife.

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center — 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Division. Limited tours available. Registration: 719-687-9742, wolfeducation.org.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site — 3106 Gateway Road. Living history programs available with tours, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Admission from $3 to $8. Tickets: rockledgeranch.com.

MAY 12-15

Pikes Peak Birding and Nature Festival – Fountain Creek Nature Center and other Colorado sites; pikespeakbirdingandnaturefestival.org.

outdoor skills

Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Registration: tinyurl.com/2mp445n4.

• Novice Pheasant Hunter, 7 a.m.-noon or 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21, Wellington.

• Novice Pheasant Hunter, 6:45 a.m.-noon or 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m. June 5, Barr Lake State Park.

Working

Life’s 2 Fitness Shorts — Registration and cost: lifes2shortfitness.com.

• Trail running course for beginners, 9 am on May 21 and June 18, Lakewood.

Pikes Peak Road Runners — Go online for events: pprrun.org.

MAY 14-15

Run to the shrine – Benefiting Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 5-8 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, $30-$60. Registration: cmzoo.org/run.

Volunteering

A lot state parks are looking for volunteers. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y9qafa2o.

Ads are published according to available space. Information by e-mail at least two weeks in advance: listings@gazette.com.

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