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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

Walk and Connect With New Friends - Rogers Grove/Golden Ponds

City of Longmont Rogers Grove Park

TYPE: STSP | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Paved and Dirt Trail | DISTANCE: 3.5 miles Walk Description: Get your evening walk in and get ready for the weekend with this fun walk by the lake. We walk at a casual pace and invite all fitness levels to join us. Golden Ponds trail will let us explore the natural beauty of the mountains and possibly even see some bald eagles. This is a bilingual (Spanish and English) walk. Walking Movement Leader: My name is Cherry G. Dominguez. I’m the oldest of five girls. I was born in Denver and raised in Longmont. I’m happily married for 19 years and have two wonderful daughters and two Chihuahua dogs. I work full-time for as a medical assistant. One of my hobbies is teaching Aqua Zumba through the Longmont Rec Center. I’ve taken walking and hiking as an enjoyable exercise to connect with nature and my community. Thank you for being part of my journey. Schedule: We will meet at 7:00PM at the parking lot of Rogers Grove Park, the entrance on Hover. We leave NO LATER than 7:05 PM and will finish no later than 08:30 PM. We will do brief introduction, sign waivers, and a warm-up. Trip Notes: ~ Well-behaved dogs are allowed. No retractable leashes please. ~ Wear comfortable shoes & 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: You register for this walk by A) Going through our Boulder Ramblers Meetup Page or B) Calling Cherry at[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/)

Boulder Walks Walkabout - New Monthly Series!

South Boulder Recreation Center

TYPE: Walk & Talk | PACE: Gentle | TERRAIN: Paved multi-use paths, sidewalks | DISTANCE: Approx. 2 miles | Walk Description: Learn about the work GO Boulder is doing to make our city even more walkable, meet your neighbors, walk and talk with city council members, and have fun with Boulder Walks! Starting in April, Boulder Walks will host monthly walkabouts from the city's recreation centers and other sites. The June, August, September, and October walks will be Walks with Council, featuring the participation of two city council members. See the full schedule at http://boulderwalks.org/. Join us for our first walkabout on Saturday, April 20, from 10:00 to 11:30 am, at the South Boulder Recreation Center. We will walk a total of about two miles around Harlow Platts Park and over to Lucky's Market Cafe for refreshments, then back to finish at the recreation center. This is a family-friendly and stroller-accessible walk. Walking Movement Leader: Darcy Kitching is a co-owner of the Walk2Connect Cooperative and the organization's collaborative storyteller. As part of our work with the City of Boulder, she also coordinates GO Boulder's Boulder Walks events to help residents learn more about the city's pedestrian infrastructure and planning. 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. 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

Boulder Walks Walkabout

South Boulder Recreation Center

TYPE: Program | PACE: Gentle | TERRAIN: Multi-use path, sidewalks | DISTANCE: Approx. 2 miles Walk Description: Get to know some great everyday walking routes, learn about the work GO Boulder is doing to make our city even more walkable, meet your neighbors, and have fun with Boulder Walks! Starting in April, Boulder Walks will host monthly walkabouts from the city's recreation centers and other sites. Join us for our first walkabout on Saturday, April 20, from 10:00 to 11:30 am, at the South Boulder Recreation Center. We will walk a total of about two miles around Harlow Platts Park and over to Lucky's Market Cafe for refreshments, then back to finish at the recreation center. This is a family-friendly and stroller-accessible walk. Schedule and Planning: We will meet outside of the South Boulder Recreation Center at 10:00 am. Walk or bike to the recreation center, or drive and park on the street. You can reach the rec center by bus: take the SKIP to Grinnell Avenue, then walk west on Grinnell to Gillaspie Drive and turn left (this is about a 10 minute walk). Trip Notes: ~ Be sure to bring water, sun protection, and wear appropriate clothing for the season. ~ Dogs on short, non-retractable leashes are welcome. Welcome Waivers: Walk2Connect's waiver and insurance policy cover people participating in our events with the City of Boulder. 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 Boulder Walks/Walk2Connect walking experience this year. RSVP: Let us know you'll attend here, or contact [masked] for more information. About Boulder Walks: Boulder Walks (http://www.boulderwalks.org) is the City of Boulder’s community walking program, developed as part of the community engagement process for the Transportation Master Plan update in 2014. GO Boulder collaborates with Walk2Connect to coordinate walking events and community engagement opportunities that celebrate walking as the foundation of every mode of travel - and a wonderful way to appreciate all Boulder has to offer!

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