Friday, July 10, 2020

Riding trails and bike lanes to the Starsmoor Visitor's Center, North Cheyenne Canyon, Colorado Springs, CO. July 9, 2020

We decided to head out from the storage area and visit the Starsmoor Visitor's Center in North Cheyenne Canyon here in Colorado Springs, CO. , (also home to 7 Falls). We rode South on the Cascade St. Bike Lane then due to construction blocking the bike lane, picked up the bike lane along Colorado College Hockey Arena down to Monument Valley Park, then hooked up with the Pikes Peak Greenway through America The Beautiful Park to Bear Creek Park Trail and finally the 8th. street bike lane.

Rode that to pick up the bike lane on Cheyenne Blvd. up to the Center and the start of the North Cheyenne Canyon Road up to Gold Camp Road. It was a HOT day, 95 F+ and Sunny with almost no breeze! Going West toward the canyon, we headed up hill, past the Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop/Cafe up to the Visitor's Center, found a shady spot by Cheyenne Creek and ate our brown bag lunch! 

We headed back down the canyon going East on the Cheyenne Blvd./Tejon St. bike lane, which was again, blocked of by more construction, arrugh!! Then did a job on a back street and got on the Shooks Run Trail heading north. Rode that up to Tasty Freeze Drive Inn (right off the trail) for a large Iced Tea!! Then over to the PP Greenway, east on Polk St. to Wood Ave. then back to the storage unit!! 18 miles RT, not a long ride but still a good one! :) 

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