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Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018 Updated: April 16, 2018 at 4:10 am
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Climbing

ONGOING

UpaDowna Climb Nights - 6-8 p.m., second Tuesday, CityRock, 21 N. Nevada Ave., free. Registration: upadowna.org/programs.

Cycling

ONGOING

Pizzeria Rustica Cycling Club - 2 p.m. second Sundays, Pizzeria Rustica, 2527 W. Colorado Ave.; pizzeriarustica.com.

Hiking

ONGOING

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center sponsored hikes - 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0104. - Get Fit in the Garden Wellness Walk, 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Register in person.

Bear Creek Nature Center hikes - 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387. - Earth Day Family Stroll, noon-2 p.m. Saturday, free.

Mueller State Park hikes - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366. - Grouse Mountain Trail to Cahill Cabin, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Comfort Station.

SATURDAY

Earth Day Walk - Hosted by the Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch Club, start between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St.; Curt Converse, 591-8193

Nature

ONGOING

Fountain Creek Nature Center - 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Reservations: 520-6745. - S'mores Quest, 6-8 p.m. Friday, $5.

Bear Creek Nature Center - 245 Bear Creek Road. Registration: 520-6387. - Aiken Audubon Monthly Program: Butterflies and Moths, 7 p.m. Wednesday, free. - Nature Explorers: SkeleTONS of Fun, for ages 4-5 with an adult, 9-10:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Thursday, $3.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument - Florissant, entrance fee, $7 for 16 or older; 748-3253. - Fee Free Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. - Track Detectives, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, free.

Colorado Birding Trail website - Coloradobirdingtrail.com, information about places to observe birds and other wildlife.

RUNNING

ONGOING

Gallop in the Garden - 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, Garden of the Gods Park, 1805 N. 30th St. Registration: gardenofgods.com.

Colorado Running Co. - For a list of runs and events: corunco.com.

Two Elks Runners Club - 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays, Thunder and Buttons, upstairs, 2415 W. Colorado Ave. Run along midland trail; 447-9888, twoelksrunnersclub@gmail.com or on Facebook.

Thursday Night Run Club - 6 p.m. Thursdays, Old Chicago's, 7115 Commerce Center Drive; 232-4656, facebook.com/TNRCCOSprings.

Muldooniacs Running Club - 5K or 10K, Wednesdays, Homestead Trail, meet between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Jose Muldoons, 5710 S. Carefree Circle; 574-5673, josemuldoons.com.

Pikes Peak Road Runners - Go online for information, cost and registration: pprrun.org. - 24 Hours of Palmer Lake Fun Run, 8 a.m. Saturday, Palmer Lake Regional Park. - Victim's Rights Week 5K Run & 1M Walk, 9 a.m. Saturday, North Monument Valley Park.

Volunteering

ONGOING

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

Fountain Creek Nature Center - 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Registration: Paula, 520-6745 , bcfcvolunteers@gmail.com. - Great American Clean-up, 9 a.m. Saturday; gacppp.com.

Bear Creek Nature Center - 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: Paula, 520-6387, bcfcvolunteers@gmail.com. - Great American Clean-up, 9 a.m. Saturday; gacppp.com.

SATURDAY

North End Woodlands Tree Planting - 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 1300-1500 N. Nevada Ave. Registration: northendwoodlands.org, sirieverett@gmail.com.

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