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Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Oct. 9, 2017

October 9, 2017 Updated: October 9, 2017 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.

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

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.

Mueller State Park hikes - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366. - Fall Challenge Hike, 8 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, call for meeting location.

Rocky Mountain Hiking Trails - With information on more than 70 hikes; rockymountainhikingtrails.com.

Nature

ONGOING

Nature programs at Mueller State Park - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7/vehicle; 687-2366. - Eyes in the Dark, 7 p.m. Saturday, Amphitheater.

Nature programs at Fountain Creek Nature Center - 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Reservations: 520-6745. - 2's & 3's Outdoors - Batty Bats, for ages 2 and 3, 9-10:15 a.m. Thursday, $3.

Nature programs at Bear Creek Nature Center - 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387. - Webelos Scout Day, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, $4 per badge per scout.

Sunrise nature/wildlife photo shoot - Saturday mornings, Westcliffe, $55. Reservations: 1-303-823-6399, kennethwajda.com/naturewildlife/.

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

Hutchinson Homestead Ranch and Learning Center Tours - Salida, $5, $3 for ages 8-16; 239-0955, hutchinsonhomestead.org.

SATURDAY

Dig Day - Learn about archaeology, mining, geology and paleontology, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., donations accepted; cspm.org.

Running

ONGOING

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. - Sage Burner, 7 a.m. Saturday, Gunnison. - Tiger Classic 5K, 8 a.m. Saturday, Monument Valley Park. - Fall Series II, 10:30 a.m. and Kids Fall Series II, noon, Sunday, Norris Penrose Event Center.

SATURDAY

5K Survivor's Run - to benefit TESSA, 9 a.m., America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, $10-$45. Registration: tinyurl.com/yc6eahv5.

Volunteering

ONGOING

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

Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center at The Mark Reyner Stables - Volunteers needed to help special needs children and adults during their equine-assisted therapy; 634-4173, cstrc.org.

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