For the young at heart . . .
. . . at Riverside Park
Friday, September 16 — Traveling Vintage Bike Museum Display
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — FREE
- As presented by Dan & Cheri Lepro.
- Various bikes and more dating back to the early 1900’s will be on display.
- FREE ice cream from the vintage ice cream bicycle vendor, ALL ages welcome.
. . . at Alpine Park
Saturday, September 17 — Bike Decorating and Parade!
9:30 to 10:30 — Bike Decorating — FREE
Come and decorate your bike for the Bike Parade! Dan and Cheri Lepro will join us with a music bike machine, the ice cream vendor bike, and an original high wheeler!
10:30 a.m. — Bike Parade
ALL ages welcome to join us in the Bike Fest Bike Parade starting from Alpine Park, traveling down F Street, and all the way to Riverside Park!
Saturday, August 27 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Centennial Park, 410 W Rainbow Blvd. (adjacent to Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center)
FREE! Fun for all ages — Refreshments provided!
Contact: Kathy at 714-299-9262 or Stephanie at 719-395-8382 for more information.
The Salida Scout Hut will be undergoing extensive renovations beginning September 25, 2016. The estimated closure period will be 9 to 10 months.
We are excited that the Scout Hut will be totally upgraded with new electrical, plumbing, additional restrooms, a catering kitchen, large deck overlooking the river and lots of other features.
We will not be taking reservations for Scout Hut use beginning October 1, 2016 through 2017.
If you are looking for a facility to rent here is a list of other resources that may fit your needs:
- Chisholm Park Pavilion – City of Salida 539-6738
- Salida SteamPlant – City of Salida 530-0933
- Salida Community Center 539-3351
If you are a Scout Troop looking for an overnight rental please call:
Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base
600 US Highway 285
Poncha Springs, CO 81242
Seasonal Phone: Jun-Jul: (719) 539-1139
After renovation, the Scout Hut will no longer be available for overnight stays by Scout Troops. The current building code does not allow for overnight rentals in this zone and the renovation of the facility requires the facility to be in conformance. The Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base is a Scout facility and the management is interested in helping troops with overnight stays.
For more information, please contact Theresa Casey, 719-539- 6738.
Come join us at the Scout Hut Art Show!
Saturday, August 13th
12 Noon to 9:00 pm
at the Scout Hut!
This show will feature 10 local artists
Music by David Tipton. Refreshments will be provided. Twenty-five percent (25%) of sales will go to benefit the restoration of the Scout Hut.
Sponsored by the Salida Sunrise Rotary & the City of Salida.
Salida Bike Fest is coming, September 15 – 18 with four days of bicycle fun! Bike fun has a long history in Salida. Here is piece from The Salida Museum’s Spring newsletter, along with a pic.
“Bicycling fever took off in the 1890s when manufacturers started producing “safety” bicycles to replace the hazardous high-wheelers. Not to be used for just transportation, the new bikes prompted Salida enthusiasts to organize several bicycle clubs and races. Everyone in town turned out for the local races; prizes included cash, gold watches and gold medals. One 12-mile race saw racers sprinting up to the Mesa, out to present-day Highway 285, and returning on a route that parallels Highway 50. Keep in mind that these were all probably dirt roads at the time.
“Eventually, local women caused quite a stir by bicycling around town in their bloomers because long dresses and petticoats were just in the way. The Salida mayor and councilmen passed a city ordinance forbidding such risqué attire. Salida women, including the wives and daughters of the elected officials, showed up downtown on their bikes and wearing bloomers one Sunday afternoon. The poor downtown policeman was overwhelmed by the “shear” number of lawbreakers and decided to do nothing. The next day, the chastised council voted to rescind the ordinance.”
We’re hoping to see lots of cool bikes this year, especially some of the old high-wheelers and “safety” bikes (and maybe some bloomers)!
Thanks Salida Museum for allowing us to share!