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Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Aug. 4, 2016

August 4, 2016 Updated: August 4, 2016 at 10:13 am
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Upcoming outdoor-related events in the Colorado Springs area:

CYCLING

Ongoing

UpaDowna Pedal Party Cruise Ride - upadowna.org/programs/the-pedal-party. - 5- to 7-mile ride, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 31, McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St, free.

PILLAR - Registration: 633-4991, visitpillar.org. - Bikes and Barges: Cycling Through the Netherlands, 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Palisades at Broadmoor Park, 4547 Palisades Park View, $30.

HIKING

Ongoing

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center sponsored hikes - 1805 N. 30th St., free. Reservations: 219-0108. - Bat Walk, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

Bear Creek Nature Center hikes - 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387. - Active Adults Club - Tree ID Hike, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, $4.

Mueller State Park hikes - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366. - Nobel Cabin, 10 a.m. Friday, Black Bear Trailhead. - Preacher's Hollow, 2 p.m. Friday, Preacher's Hollow Trailhead. - Rock Canyon, 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Rock Pond Trailhead. - School Pond, 2 p.m. Sunday, School Pond Trailhead. - Rule Pond Loop, 9:15 a.m. Monday, Grouse Mountain Trailhead. - Elk Meadow, 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Elk Meadow Trailhead. - Dynamite Cabin, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Grouse Mountain Trailhead.

Hikes at Cheyenne Mountain State Park - 410 JL Ranch Heights Road. Day pass $7 per vehicle. Reservations: 576-2016. - Wildflower Walk, 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

NATURE

Ongoing

Nature programs at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center - Free nature programs daily, 1805 N. 30th St., free, donations accepted. Registration: 219-0108, gardenofgods.com. - Live Wolf Presentation, 10 a.m. Friday, Red Rocks Room.

Nature programs at Mueller State Park - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7/vehicle; 687-2366. - Bear Facts, children's program, 2 p.m. Saturday, Visitor Center. - Wither the Weather, 8 p.m. Saturday, Amphitheater. - Nocturnal Animals, 8 p.m. Sunday, Amphitheater. - Star Party, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Visitor Center.

Nature programs at Fountain Creek Nature Center - 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Reservations: 520-6745. - Summer Night Sky for Beginners, 8-9:30 p.m. Friday, $4. - Frog Frenzy, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, $4.

Nature programs at Starsmore Discovery Center - 2120 Cheyenne Canyon Road; 385-6086. - The Nature Hour, an early childhood program for ages 3-5, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center, North Cheyenne Canon Park, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Road, $3.50. Reservations required.

OUTDOOR SKILLS

Ongoing

Mueller State Park programs - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366, ext. 110. ; Fly-Fishing Basics, 10 a.m. Aug. 11, Dragonfly Pond.

RUNNING

Ongoing

Pikes Peak Road Runners - Go online for information, cost and registration: pprrun.org. - Run for Rwanda Run/Walk, 8 a.m. Saturday, Cottonwood Creek Park. - Nielson Two-Mile Challenge, 8 a.m. Saturday, North Monument Valley. - HEARS 5K Experience , 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Bear Creek Park East.

XTERRA Trail Run Colorado Series - Registration: xterracolorado.com. - 5K, 10K, 20K, Sunday, Castle Rock.

VOLUNTEERING

Ongoing

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center - Volunteers needed to work in the visitor center, groundskeeping, leading tours and more, 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide; 687-9742.

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For more events, see outtherecolorado.com.

Listings are published on a space-available basis. Send information at least two weeks in advance: Email carlotta.olson@gazette.com or fax 636-0202.

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