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Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting April 17, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson
April 17, 2017 Updated: April 17, 2017 at 4:15 am
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Cycling

ONGOING

The Joy Ride - Family-friendly 5- to 6-mile bike ride, meet between 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St.; tinyurl.com/bzpmq8p.

Hiking

ONGOING

Mueller State Park hikes - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366. - Fitness Hike, 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Visitor Center. - Lost and Geer Pond Hike, 1 p.m. Sunday, Homestead Trailhead.

Striders Hiking Group - New members being accepted for year-round hikes on Thursdays mornings. Hikes average three to five hours round trip; Rick, 465-3690.

Nature

ONGOING

Nature programs at Bear Creek Nature Center - 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387. - Nature Explorers - Hello Solar System, for ages 4-5 with an adult, 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, $3.

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

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center - 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide; Reservations: 687-9742, wolfeducation.org. - Earth Day Event, 5-7 p.m. Saturday, $15-$30.

SATURDAY

Earth Day Celebration - 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3105 Gateway Road. Go online for list of activities: gardenofgods.com/educational/edu-1/earth-day.

Running

ONGOING

Colorado Running Co. - For a list of runs and events, go to corunco.com.

Achilles International Pikes Peak Running Club - A nonprofit organization that uses the power of running as a tool to bring hope, inspiration and the joys of achievement to people with disabilities, 6:15 p.m. meet up and sign in; 6:30-7:30 p.m. run, walk or wheel, Mondays, Colorado Running Co., University Village Center, 5262 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 140; Laura, 331-1011.

Mountain Post Running Club - 5K or 10K, 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Main PX, 6220 Martinez St., Fort Carson, free. Children, strollers and pets welcome; Kris Spiller, kspiller@bbcgrp.com.

Pikes Peak Road Runners - Go online for information, cost and registration: pprrun.org. - Bash The Bluffs 5K, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, UCCS Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center.

SATURDAY

Protect the Children 5K - To benefit Court Care, 8 a.m., North Monument Valley Park, West Fontanero Street and Culebra Place, $25-$30. Registration: tinyurl.com/zftel3j.

Volunteering

ONGOING

North Cheyenne Cañon Park - Volunteers are needed for the outdoor education programs at the Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center; Aaron Rogers, 385-6089, arogers@springsgov.com.

Bear Creek and Fountain Creek nature centers - Need volunteers for assisting with environmental education programs and visitor information services; Paula Megorden, 520-6387, bcfc volunteers@gmail.com.

SATURDAY

Black Forest Animal Sanctuary - Volunteers needed for spring cleaning event, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 16750 Thompson Road. Registration: facebook.com/socoanimal rescue , bfasfarm.org.

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Send information at least two weeks in advance: Email listings@gazette.com.

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