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The Monarch Crest Crank and the Salida Bike Festival to Award Salida’s Triple Crown of Mountain Biking
Salida, CO – For the second year in a row, the Salida Bike Fest and the Monarch Crest Crank, an annual fundraiser for the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse, are teaming up to provide four days of fun for cyclists of all abilities and their families, September 11-14, 2014.
Again this year, riders who participate in Friday’s Chainless Bike Race, Saturday’s Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race and Sunday’s Monarch Crest Crank are eligible for the festival’s Triple Crown competition. Both male and female Triple Crown champions will be crowned, determined by the best combined time in the Chainless Race and Banana Belt, plus participation in the non-competitive Monarch Crest Crank. Up for grabs again this year are two fantastic crowns, made entirely out of bicycle parts, by local artist Will Hodge. Last year’s Triple Crown winners were Jimmy Bisese and Brenda Geisler, both from Salida, CO. Participants can register for the Triple Crown for a significantly reduced fee of $100 for all three races.
The Monarch Crest Crank, in its 16th year, is an annual fundraiser for the Alliance Against Domestic Abuse and uses the funds for its programs that empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through education, services, and social change. Riders have the chance to win great prizes, including a cruiser bike courtesy of Absolute Bikes, through personal fundraising. Rider registration is limited and spots are filling up fast so organizers encourage early registration. Riders can register at monarchcrestcrank.com.
Find out more about the Salida Bike Fest, including the Chainless Bike Race and the Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race, at salidabikefest.com.
Salida Bike Fest is a 4 day festival, designed for both locals and visitors, being held September 11 – 14. The current schedule includes events such as a bike from work mixer, Salida Rec Travelogue featuring unicyclist Gracie Cole, bike to work day, free group rides, a chainless race, bike films, the Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race, and the Monarch Crest Crank.
The City of Salida and the Chamber of Commerce are involved in the marketing and overall general organization of Salida Bike Fest, but the ultimate goal is to get Salida groups, businesses and anyone else who just really likes bikes involved in the design and implementation of the festival. Any group hosting an event during the festival will receive the proceeds from that event. Groups involved in the past include the City of Salida, the Chamber of Commerce, Salida Mountain Trails, Salida Cycling Club, the High School Mountain Bike Team, Absolute Bikes, Salida Bike Company, Sub Culture Cyclery, the Salida Steamplant, the Salida Police Department and LiveWell Chaffee County.
If you’re interested in hosting a movie, organizing an event, helping in any other way, or are just interested in learning more about Salida Bike Fest, please contact Kristy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-539-5703. For more information, please visit salidabikefest.com.
Take an exciting and non-traditional tour around Salida and Chaffee County! Play along for fun, and register to win prizes! Here is the list of things to scavenge…register at the Aquatic Center and turn all your finished materials in by 5:00 pm on August 1 to be eligible to win is several age categories.
Registration costs $5, but you are more than welcome to play along for free. We’ve got some great prizes to give away! Saturday, July 26 only, we will also be hosting a Youth Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt.
Stop by our booth at Alpine Park to pick up your list of items to hunt for around the Market!
Are you looking for part-time work in the busy and exciting industry of Recreation? We are seeking 2 year-round, part-time positions. Please return standard application and a resume to the front desk of the pool, or call with questions.
Salida Recreation and Aquatic Center is hiring for the position of Recreation staff. Must be an energetic, problem-solving, creative-thinking team player. Year-round part-time, $11.77/hr. Apply at Hot Springs Pool or call 539-5703. EOE. Full job description can be found here.
FRONT DESK I
Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center is accepting applications for the position of Front Desk I. Must be friendly, enthusiastic and act as an ambassador to the pool. Year-round, part-time, $9/hr. Apply at Hot Springs Pool or call 539-6738. EOE. Full job description can be found here.
Nationally ranked pickleball player Sally Dobson will host a pickleball skills clinic Wednesday, July 23, at 8:30 am in Centennial Park. Dobson, of Las Vegas, NV, placed 3rd in the Women’s 60+ Doubles category at the USA Pickleball Nationals 2013. She will coach players of all levels in game strategies and skill. The suggested donation for this event is $2.
Sally will also be at the evening indoor session of pickleball, at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds, from 5 – 7 pm. The fee for this event is $3.
Find playtimes and keep informed about Salida Recreation pickleball play at the Pickleblog. Join the email list by contacting Maggie Murdoch. Emails are used solely for organizing weekly play and other pickleball special events, and will not be used for any other purposes.
Can you survive the night? Join the townspeople at 7:30 pm to register for Salida’s hottest new fun run.
The course starts and finishes at Riverside Park at 8:15 pm. Zombies, appearing out of dark corners and abandoned vehicles, will chase you down to eat your brains!
Avoid the zombies to finish a human or become one of the un-dead and try to take out the rest of the field.
Preregister online or at the Hot Springs Aquatic Center by June 25th to save $5!
This fun run is co-hosted by Salida Recreation and Salida High School Cross Country Team.
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will close for a two month period in the fall to complete a much needed maintenance project. The projected dates of this closure are September 15 – November 8. The purpose of this project is to address humidity issues and make repairs to the clearstory, windows and the make-up air unit in order to provide a more comfortable atmosphere and prolong the life of the building, which was built in 1937. Local company Diesslin Structures, Inc (DSI) has been contracted to complete this work.
Temperature control and humidity have been problems at the Aquatic Center for years, and a project of this magnitude was deemed essential in order to protect the pool building cavity. Diesslin Structures Inc., has assembled a team of experts in indoor pool design and mechanical design who will evaluate the current system and propose solutions to address the issues. DSI will manage the team and the Salida Hot Springs Pool project.
Staff at the Aquatic Center understand that a closure of this length is difficult on the community, and are taking steps to address this closure for our many users. All passes will be frozen for the length of the closure, and staff are working with Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort to offer classes and specials during this time. Staff are also working on expanding land based fitness programs for our many patrons who use the pool as a means of achieving their exercise and fitness goals.
This closure will not affect most programs with the Salida Recreation Department, which plans to continue offering fall programs for participants of a wide variety of ages and interests. It will also not affect park rentals. Staff will begin taking park rentals for 2015 on October 1.
Our website will be updated before and during the closure with more specific plans for this project, a timeline for completion and pictures and progress updates.
For more information, please contact Theresa Casey at Theresa.email@example.com or 719-539-6738.
Salida Recreation invites you to come play the game of pickleball this Saturday, July 12 on the outdoor courts at Centennial Park. Centennial Park is located right next to the Aquatic Center on Highway 50.
Join us for free ice cream!!
Ah, July…that sweet and sweltering mid-summer month of blue skies and fleecy clouds. Of long evenings and soft river breezes, or gathering thunderheads with rapturous releases.
Often the perfect month to spend long stretches of time outdoors, Congress designated July to be National Parks and Recreation Month. This year, as in years past, the Salida City Council has affirmed this proclamation and recognized the importance of our city parks and public recreation.
As you spend time in public spaces this month, pushing your child on the swings or dancing to music, exercising or relaxing, think back to a time when summers meant freedom. Vacation from school and responsibility. Think back to the trees climbed, the hiding spots found, and secrets whispered. To sleepovers and campouts with friends….
Now this is the right frame of mind to appreciate public recreation! We at Salida Recreation hope to recreate those experiences with our programming and playspaces, for kids and adults alike. Through participation in organized events or simply by relaxing in a park, we hope to bring a calm yet vital energy back into your life.
To celebrate the month of July and its official designation as Parks and Recreation Month, Salida Rec will be hosting 2 free ice cream socials. These ice cream socials are meant to bring the community together in our public spaces. Read More
Riverside Park will host several events hosted by Salida Recreation this week and every week during the summer. The park is a vital part of our community and brings together many people for diverse events.
Summer linedancing lessons have begun in the Scout Hut. Returning instructor Betty Scofield leads these great classes for all skill levels on Thursday mornings. There is an intermediate session 9:30 – 11:00 am, and a beginner session 11:00 am – noon. The cost is $4 for one or both sessions. No preregistration or experience is required. Lessons will be held until August 28, except July 10.
Got beats? This Thursday and Friday, the Salida Recreation department is happy to host Scottie Skinz, a drum circle facilitator.
On Thursday, please come between 5 and 6 pm to play around with rhythms. Drums are provided. There is no fee to participate but a donation to the Salida Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund is encouraged.
Don’t forget to pack your picnic—free summer concert #2 will take place from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This week’s performer will be Wonderlic. Wonderlic, a Denver band, features mandolin, guitar, drums and bass. This will be the second in the series of seven free concerts, “Thursdays at 6”, sponsored by the Go To Guide and hosted by Salida Recreation.
Friday morning promises to be a great morning in Riverside Park. Scottie Skinz will again set up his drums for our preschool program, Rowdy at Riverside. Kids will explore rhythms and beats, plus we’ll have other musical activities for your little one. The fee for Rowdy is $1 for kids under 2, $3 for kids 2+, and $5 to leave your child unattended. No preregistration is required.
Rowdy is held weekly on Fridays, from 9:00 – 10:30 am near the Scout Hut. However, there will be no Rowdy next Friday because we will be participating in the fourth of July celebration sponsored by the Salida Business Alliance. Come join us for family games in Riverside from 12:30 – 2:00 pm!
Need a boost? Try a quick and hearty workout at our Riverside Bootcamp. Instructor Amanda Wright will lead you through boot-camp style exercises using the features of the park. All you need is 45 minutes! Riverside Bootcamp is $10 per session and meets near the F St bridge every Friday through August 1 (except July 4) from 9:15 – 10:00 am. Parents can drop their kids off at Rowdy at Riverside to free up some time to join the fun!
Hurray for summer and hurray for beautiful public parks!