August 21, 2014
We were out on location on Monday, August 18th at Urban Steam Coffee in Colorado Springs, Colorado in support of the newly formed Urban Singletrack Project. We were invited to be part of their weekly "Monday Night Chill Ride" and had the opportunity to talk to many supporters of the project.
Listen in to find out what the Urban Singletrack Project is, who benefits from it, who supports it, and what riders think.
You will find all of those discussions below. You can listen in one of two ways:
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Kelly Bubach shares his passion for being part of the community and projects such as the Urban Singletrack Project.
Urban Steam is a unique, industrial-themed Espresso Bar and Cafe located near downtown Colorado Springs, serving espressos, classic European style coffee drinks, and unique and exotic coffees in a pour over bar. For more information, check out their website at Urbansteamcoffee.com.
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Jon has an extensive history in the bicycle industry and is very involved with the development of Colorado Springs. He is always willing to sit down and chat about cycling, music, or anything else interesting. Jon has devoted significant time and energy in getting the project off the ground!
About the Urban Singletrack Project - The goal of the Urban Singletrack Project is to build trails that can connect a city and provide easy access to mountain biking throughout a given urban area. It can be a means of connecting neighborhoods via 100 foot connecting trails up to full on 5-10 mile segments of trail located in the heart of a town. Read more about it at Theurbansingletrackproject.com.
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David discusses how the Urban Singletrack Project started, why it's unique, and the process, benefits, and challenges it has seen along the way. Colorado Springs is working hard for its users and they are excited to work with motivated and passionate people.
For more information about Colorado Springs' parks, be sure to head over to their website.
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Johnathan has dusted off his old bike and has experienced the joy of riding again. He shares thoughts about what the new trails mean to him and his kids.
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Susan shares her excitement about the entire Urban Singletrack Project and it's effects on the area businesses, residents, and what it means to the goals of the Downtown Partnership.
Downtown Partnership is a 501c4 nonprofit organization formed in 1997 to ensure that Downtown serves as the economic, cultural and civic heart of Colorado Springs. The Partnership is governed by a board of up to 19 individuals, to include representatives of the three other downtown affiliate organizations. For more information, check out Downtowncs.com.
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Trevor owns Amnet, which is on the bike path very close to the new urban singletrack. He brought his daughter out for her first mountain bike ride.
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Fixie Dave is an accomplished cyclist and knowledgeable bike mechanic who is passionate about booze and food. Currently he works at Borealis Bikes in Colorado Springs, wrenching, testing, and making people happy. He chats about the new trails and shares some thoughts on fatbikes.
Borealis Bikes - We love getting out and riding bikes, no matter what they are or where we’re going. Our team tackles the local Colorado Springs singletrack during lunch break, and the epic bike adventures include riding along the Colorado Front Range, in Moab, and Alaska.
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Hurl, Galen, and Cameron sit down to chat about their thoughts about the trails and then we discuss what they all have going on right now.
Galen and Hurl are currently traveling to and racing some of the toughest mountain bike races in the country as part of their Bike Magazine "Heavy Pedal Tour." Cameron shares his thoughts about being involved in the Urban Singletrack Project from early on and what it's like to see it come to fruition. It's a fun, on-location group discussion!
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