Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Still waiting for the "improvements" on the Midland Trail

Saturday December 7th. we packed the trikes in the truck and headed over to the Fontero St. Trail Head for the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail. When we got there there wasn't any place to park as they decided to stage the Santa Claus 5K Run and 15K Bike Ride there instead of the normal start usually at America The Beautiful Park down town. So we continued to see if we could find a spot at Monument Valley Park and with luck we did! :) We wanted to try the Midland Trail again and see if they'd finally finished the new bike/hike underpass under Manitou Ave. and the Bike Plaza but alas it's still not accessible as of yet, RATS! They did have one HUGE improvement up and running, there is now a stop light at the intersection of Ridge Rd. and Colorado Ave. Yes, now it's easy to get across and use the new Bike Lane over to Columbia St. to go the back way into Manitou Springs, passing the Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort, so much easier!!

We headed over to the Swimming Pool Park in Manitou using the back road till we could get to the Skateboard Park and rejoin the trail (ie: in Manitou it's called the Creekside Trail) it was a cloudy day but warmish on the way to the Park where we stopped for a Brown Bag Lunch. Took the same way back although we did divert to the Colorado Springs Bike Shop on Colorado Ave. and 7th. St. to check for a new tail light for JoLynn's trike as it's getting fussy in it's old age, LOL! ;) Back to Monument Valley Park, loaded up the trikes and headed to Natural Groceries for some supplies, then back to the Storage Unit to tuck the trikes in. 13 miles RT and it was sunny with a slight breeze on the way back to the park. :)
JoLynn decided she's take photo's of ME for once, LOL! Our Brown Bag Lunch Stop, the Swimming Pool Park in Manitou Springs, CO. 

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