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Welcome!

Boulder Ramblers is a program area of Colorado-based Walk2Connect (http://www.Walk2Connect.com). We provide free community walking, hiking, and rambling trips in and throughout Boulder County, CO, with a focus on connections to others, to the places we live, and to ourselves.

Find information about all of our upcoming events right here in our Meetup group as well as on the Walk2Connect events calendar (http://walk2connect.com/events/), and follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BoulderRamblers/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/BoulderRamblers) for photos, stories, related articles, and more.

Interested in leading conversational walks, hikes, or rambles in your own community and throughout Boulder County? Email me directly at: darcy@walk2connect.com.

Check back often as new walks will be added throughout the year. Have a great idea for a walk? We'd love to hear from you! Thanks, and I hope to meet you out on a walk soon!

Darcy Kitching
Boulder Ramblers Organizer
Walk2Connect Program Director

Upcoming events (5+)

NIST/Kohler Mesa Hike

End of King Avenue

TYPE: Hike | PACE: Fitness/Conversational | TERRAIN: Sidewalks, trail, hills | DISTANCE: Approx. 4 miles | Walk Description: This Thursday morning 4-mile hike takes us up through the west side of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) campus, to the Kohler Mesa Trail and onto Enchanted Mesa, then down through Bluebell Canyon. We'll have a fun adventure and get some great exercise - a wonderful way to start the day! Here is a link (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Di5hnxxDJgnFG3CYU6lUlY8N3q4&usp=sharing) to the map for this walk. Schedule, Transit and Planning: We'll start and end at 22nd St. and King Ave., where King dead ends at a wrought-iron gate to the NIST campus. Plenty of parking on King, or take the SKIP and get off near 27th Way, then walk to meet us. Walking Movement Leader: Darcy Kitching (http://walk2connect.com/darcykitching/) is a professional member-owner of the Walk2Connect Co-op and the Walk2Connect Boulder program director. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. See you out walking! For more information, contact: Darcy -[masked] or [masked] Trip Notes: ~ Dogs are allowed on this hike. ~ Dress comfortably for the weather, bring sun protection and water, and anything else you need to stay comfortable outside. Cancellation Policy: This event will take place rain or shine, within reason. Check Meetup or text the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions. Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” (http://www.walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience this year. RSVP: You can register for this walk by A) signing up here, or B) emailing or calling Darcy at [masked] or[masked]. About Boulder Ramblers: The Colorado-based Walk2Connect Cooperative works with individuals and organizations to create innovative walking programs focused on connecting to others, to place and to self. Our Boulder community, Boulder Ramblers, offers a variety of local walks and hikes led by trained volunteer Walking Movement Leaders in Boulder, Longmont and Louisville. We also partner with GO Boulder to develop walking events that orient community members to the city's pedestrian facilities and invite feedback about them. All over Colorado, W2C principals and trained volunteer Walking Movement Leaders lead dozens of free community walks every week. Learn more: http://www.Walk2Connect.com Get Involved! 1. Sign-up for Walk2Connect emails here (http://eepurl.com/XPdKH) 2. Keep checking our main event calendar here (http://www.walk2connect.com/events) 3. Follow us on Facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/BoulderRamblers/) or here (http://www.facebook.com/walk2connect) 4. Become a Life@3MPH Champion here (http://walk2connect.com/community/champions/) 5. Learn more about leading walks in your area by becoming a Walking Movement Leader here (http://walk2connect.com/community/walkingmovementleaders/) Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH

Intercultural Family-Friendly Walk and Picnic

North Boulder Park

TYPE: Walk & Talk | PACE: Gentle/kid-friendly | TERRAIN: Sidewalks, alleyways | DISTANCE: Approx. 1 mile | Walk Description: Bring your whole family out for a Friday evening stroll to meet new friends! Come discover the art, colors, textures, and hidden treasures in North Boulder alleyways as we move at a pace perfect for conversation and exploration. We'll play the Go Find It! Game (https://www.sensorytrust.org.uk/gofindit.html) and have fun! Children of all ages are welcome – feel free to bring bikes, scooters or strollers. We’ll gather by the picnic shelter at North Boulder Park at 4:00 pm. Pack a light picnic dinner for your family to enjoy after our short walk (weather permitting). ~~~~~~~ Trae a toda tu familia a caminar el viernes por la tarde para conocer a nuevos amigos! Ven a descubrir el arte, colores, texturas y tesoros escondidos en los callejones del norte de Boulder mientras nos movemos a un ritmo perfecto para platicar y explorar. ¡Jugaremos a Go Find It! ¡Juega y diviértete! Los niños de todas las edades son bienvenidos – pueden traer bicicletas, scooters, y carriolas. Nos reuniremos en el kiosco de picnic en North Boulder Park a las 4:00 pm. Trae un picnic para disfrutar con tu familia después de la caminata (el tiempo lo permite). Walking Movement Leaders: Darcy Kitching and Angela Ortiz will lead this walk together. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. For more information, contact: Darcy -[masked] or [masked]; Angela -[masked] Trip Notes: ~ Dogs are allowed. Only short, non-retractable leashes, please. ~ Dress comfortably for the weather, bring sun protection and water, and anything else you need to stay comfortable outside. ~ Bring a picnic dinner for your family. Cancellation Policy: This event will take place rain or shine, within reason. Check Meetup or text the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions. Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” (http://www.walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience this year. RSVP: You can register for this walk by A) signing up here, or B) emailing or calling Darcy at [masked] or[masked]. About Boulder Ramblers: The Colorado-based Walk2Connect Cooperative works with individuals and organizations to create innovative walking programs focused on connecting to others, to place and to self. Our Boulder community, Boulder Ramblers, offers a variety of local walks and hikes led by trained volunteer Walking Movement Leaders in Boulder, Longmont and Louisville. We also partner with GO Boulder to develop walking events that orient community members to the city's pedestrian facilities and invite feedback about them. All over Colorado, W2C principals and trained volunteer Walking Movement Leaders lead dozens of free community walks every week. Learn more: http://www.Walk2Connect.com Get Involved! 1. Sign-up for Walk2Connect emails here (http://eepurl.com/XPdKH) 2. Keep checking our main event calendar here (http://www.walk2connect.com/events) 3. Follow us on Facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/BoulderRamblers/) or here (http://www.facebook.com/walk2connect) 4. Become a Life@3MPH Champion here (http://walk2connect.com/community/champions/) 5. Learn more about leading walks in your area by becoming a Walking Movement Leader here (http://walk2connect.com/community/walkingmovementleaders/) Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH

STSP: Longmont After-Work Amble (McIntosh Lake Loop)

McIntosh Lake, East Entrance

TYPE: STSP | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Sidewalks, bike trail, some road | DISTANCE: Approx. 3.5 miles Welcome to Walk2Connect’s first weekly walk series in Longmont. These walks are relaxed, casual and fun. We will explore various roads, parks and alleyways around Longmont, rotating our starting place every week. Don’t like Mondays? These walks are for you! Come to make new friends while getting your mind, body and spirit moving at a natural pace. All abilities welcome. On the fourth Monday of every month, we will do a McIntosh Lake Loop, walking around the lake from the entrance on Harvard St. Walking Movement Leader: Ana M. Lucaci is the first Walking Movement Leader in Longmont to join Walk2Connect. She has used walking as a means of transportation for many years, particularly while growing up and working in Eastern Europe. After a pedestrian/car accident, she became a walking advocate, helping others experience walking as a means of staying healthy and speaking out to make walking accessible and safe for all. Schedule: We will meet at 5:30 p.m. We leave NO LATER than 5:40 p.m. and will finish no later than 7 p.m. Trip Notes: ~ Well-behaved dogs are allowed. No retractable leashes please. ~ Wear comfortable socks & clothing appropriate for the weather, and bring water, snacks and sun protection. ~ Be sure to bring water and consider bringing a camera to take and share photos. Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online Welcome Waiver (http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) or download, print, sign and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience this year. RSVP: Sign up here or emailing or call Ana at [masked],[masked]. Get Involved! 1. Sign-up for Walk2Connect emails here (http://eepurl.com/XPdKH) 2. Keep checking our main event calendar here (http://www.walk2connect.com/events) 3. Follow us on Facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/BoulderRamblers/) or here (http://www.facebook.com/walk2connect) 4. Become a Life@3MPH Champion here (http://walk2connect.com/community/champions/) 5. Learn more about leading walks in your area by becoming a Walking Movement Leader here (http://walk2connect.com/community/walkingmovementleaders/) Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH

Shanahan Ridge/Mesa Trail Loop Hike

Lehigh St & Lafayette Dr

TYPE: Hike | PACE: Fitness/Conversational | TERRAIN: Dirt trails | DISTANCE: Approx. 3 miles | Walk Description: This hike follows a scenic loop on the Shanahan Ridge Trail and the Mesa Trail in South Boulder. Depending on the weather and trail conditions, we will either walk the entire Shanahan Ridge-Mesa Trail loop (3.2 miles) or the shorter Shanahan Connector loop (2.4 miles), both of which offer a good workout and great views. It's an invigorating hike to jump-start your day. Come out for a moderately paced walk and good company! Great Options for Getting There: Take the Skip bus to the Lafayette stop, or drive and park along Lehigh. Walking Movement Leader: Darcy Kitching (http://walk2connect.com/darcykitching/) is a professional member-owner of the Walk2Connect Co-op and the Walk2Connect Boulder program manager. Trip Notes: ~ Well-socialized and well-behaved dogs are welcome on short leashes (no retractable leashes, please). Please be sure your dog will be comfortable on this longer walk. ~ Dress comfortably for the weather, bring sun protection and water, and anything else you need to stay comfortable outside. Cancellation Policy: This event will take place regardless of the weather, unless there is a major snowstorm, excessive ice or other dangerous weather. Check Meetup or text the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions. Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” (http://www.walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience this year. RSVP: You can register for this walk by A) signing up on the Boulder Ramblers Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/BoulderRamblers/), or B) emailing or calling Darcy at [masked] or[masked]. About Boulder Ramblers: The Colorado-based Walk2Connect Cooperative works with individuals and organizations to create innovative walking programs focused on connecting to others, to place and to self. Our Boulder community, Boulder Ramblers, offers a variety of local walks and hikes led by trained volunteer Walking Movement Leaders in Boulder, Longmont and Louisville. We also partner with GO Boulder to develop walking events that orient community members to the city's pedestrian facilities and invite feedback about them. All over Colorado, W2C principals and trained volunteer Walking Movement Leaders lead dozens of free community walks every week. Learn more: http://www.Walk2Connect.com Get Involved! 1. Sign-up for Walk2Connect emails here (http://eepurl.com/XPdKH) 2. Keep checking our main event calendar here (http://www.walk2connect.com/events) 3. Follow us on Facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/BoulderRamblers/) or here (http://www.facebook.com/walk2connect) 4. Become a Life@3MPH Champion here (http://walk2connect.com/community/champions/) 5. Learn more about leading walks in your area by becoming a Walking Movement Leader here (http://walk2connect.com/community/walkingmovementleaders/) Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH

Past events (688)

NEW Annette Brand Park, Louisville

Annette Brand Park

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