The Colorado Springs Cycling Club - For all ages and abilities; bikesprings.org.
Bike Festival - Group rides, bike films, chainless race, bike parade, Salida; salidachamber.org.
Mueller State Park hikes - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366. - Lost Pond, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Lost Pond. - Hike and Read, 9 a.m. Thursday, Black Bear Trailhead. - Rock Canyon Trail, 9 a.m. Friday, Rock Pond Trailhead. - Elk Bugling, 6 p.m. Friday, register at Visitor Center. - Aspen Leaves, 9 a.m. Saturday, El Meadow Trailhead. - Rule Creek Pond Trail, 1 p.m. Saturday, Grouse Mountain Trailhead. - Preacher's Hollow Trail, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Preacher's Hollow Trailhead. - Cheesman Ranch, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Grouse Mountain Trailhead. - Osborn Homestead, 9 a.m. Sept. 18, Black Bear Trailhead.
Nature programs at Mueller State Park - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7/vehicle; 687-2366. - Touch Table: Owls, 2-4 p.m. Friday, Visitor Center. - The Importance of Bees, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Amphitheater. - Star Party, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Visitor Center. - Touch Table: Historical Artifacts, 1 a.m. Sunday, Visitor Center. - Bear Facts, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Amphitheater. - Touch Table: Skins and Skulls, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 18, Visitor Center.
Nature programs at Fountain Creek Nature Center - 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Reservations: 520-6745. - Twos and Threes Outdoors - Busy Beavers, for ages 2 and 3, 9-10:15 a.m. Thursday, $3. - Magic Monarchs, 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday, $5.
The Colorado Birding Trail website - Coloradobirdingtrail.com, information about places to observe birds and other wildlife.
Ute Valley Park Bioblitz - Scientists from the community will be documenting as many living species as they can find in 24 hours, 3:30 p.m. Friday- 7:30 a.m. Saturday, new Ute Valley Parking Lot, off of South Rockrimmon Boulevard; coloradosprings.gov/uvpbioblitz.
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.
Pikes Peak Road Runners - Go online for information, cost and registration: pprrun.org. - Shield 616 5K, 9 a.m. Saturday, Great Wolf Lodge. - PawtoberFest Run/Walk, 10 a.m. Saturday, Bear Creek Park. - Pony Express 15M, 8 a.m. Sunday, Woodland Park. - Be Ovary Aware 5K Run and 3K Walk, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, America the Beautiful Park. - Stop, Drop and Run 5K, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Monument.
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