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Looking for a good thrill during a day trip to the mountains? Have you always wanted to know how a bird feels? Good, because that’s what this joy ride will surely give you.

Check out Breckenridge‘s new Flyer Zipline! Located at Peak 8 just off the gondola, this line set includes the shorter zipline at 392ft and a longer one straight down the mountains with a length of 1095ft! You can reached up to 45 miles per hour and fly 50ft off the ground.

Tickets are $35 a piece and can be purchased at the mountain. No reservations required.

Don’t miss out on the chance to zip along the mountain side this summer- get to it while the weather’s hot!

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There’s a lot of biking going on in Fort Collins this weekend. That’s because it’s the USA Pro Challenge’s women’s Stage 2 rideand the men’s Stage 6 ride from Loveland to Fort Collins.

Kick off the event tomorrow, Wednesday August 19th with the NOCO USA Pro Challenge Festival from 5:30pm-8:30pm at 1603 West Drake Road. This little festival is a family friendly celebration of biking in our community. Activities will include biking safety demonstrations, a bike rodeo, live music, local food trucks, and prize giveaways, including bikes and helmets.

On August 22nd, be a witness finish of stages 2 for women and stage 6 for men in Fort Collins. Check out full details on the USA Pro Challenge on their home website HERE. The bike competition spans over multiple dates and locations, such as Breckenridge/Aspen on August 20th and Denver/ Golden August 23rd.

We are all about biking in the Rockies so get out there and support the riders, all while having a good time!

 

 

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Photo from Downtown Boulder Events Site

Photo from Downtown Boulder Events Site

Beer festivals are starting to pop up all over the calendar with fall just around the corner- No complaints about that!

So, let’s get started on the sipping with the Boulder Craft Beer Festival on August 22nd from 1-5pm. Head to West Central Park to enjoy samples from over 25 local breweries, including names such as Avery Brewing, Fate BrewingUpslope Brewing and so many more!

The beer fest includes a live performance stage featuring indie rock and bluegrass. Food vendors will be plentiful so no need to fret about what to eat to soak up the booze. Lawn games will also be there to keep you entertained.

Tickets start at $35. Click HERE to get to the purchasing screen. They sold out last year so don’t wait to buy until the last minute!

 

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What’s one place that you can see the culture of a city shine through? A farmer’s market. These fantastic little set ups display an array of hard working individuals selling local goods, produce, crafts, and business ventures. When you really want to see the soul of a city, take a walk around a market, taste the delicious fare it has to offer, discuss distinctive leather works and soaps with the person who built them from scratch.  Thankfully, there’s always a local market to encounter in Colorado!

Boulder hosts a Farmer’s Market every Saturday (8am-2pm) and Wednesday (4pm-8pm) located on 13th street between Canyon and Arapahoe. They pride themselves on selling local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods, and more!

Fort Collins pulls out all the stops with its Farmer’s Market on Sundays and Wednesday, both days 11am-3pm. Located at the corner of Harmony and Lemay in front of Ace Hardware, they offer a variety of high quality produce, plants, fruits, honey and speciality products.

Buy and eat local in support of businesses in your community! Enjoy discovering the culture of your own town :)

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If there is one beer company that well deserves its praise as being one heck of a good supper, that would be Rogue Brewing. Yes, we know this is not a Colorado native but in fact from the great Northwest state of Oregon; however, we also would not want you to miss out on some fantastic brews!

So that being said, run (please don’t walk) to your closest liquor store and buy at least one of their beers. We highly suggest the Hazelnut Brown Nectar– a sweet, smooth, chocolate brew with a honey finish. Another great one is the Rogue Farm Good Chit Pilsner. This concoction is a small batch with a great barley taste. One more option that may just knock you on your feet is the New Crustacean Barleywine-ish IPA-sorta– it’s wild how strong this brew is but a good kickback is a good beer!

Actually, just grab any beers of theirs that you see on the self and call it good. We promise you won’t be disappointed with a Rogue beer in hand!