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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+)

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

STSP: Longmont After-Work Amble ~ East Neigborhoods

TYPE: STSP | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Sidewalks, bike trail, some road | DISTANCE: Approx. 3 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 first Monday of every month, we will explore the parks, trails and neighborhoods around east Longmont, meeting at Nicolo's Pizza. 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 6:45 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

Walk & Yoga & Snack (option to join for some or all)

Fourmile Creek/Lee Hill Trail Head Lot

TYPE: STSP Monthly | PACE: 3MPH. Conversational (and a small patch of silence). TERRAIN: Sidewalks, gravel paths, park trails. | DISTANCE: 3.1 miles. | ELEV GAIN: 146 ft. Yoga limited to 12 participants; the walk is open to 20 attendees. Description: Join us for this unique blend of morning trek and yoga, or participate in just one part or the other! Start with beautiful views through the foothills of N. Boulder, a loop around Wonderland Lake and the chance to reflect briefly in silence during a small incline on the return path. Stretch out afterward with gentle yoga for injury prevention and renewed energy. Optional tea and snack will follow the yoga class, rotating at local cafes nearby. This monthly event is dedicated to connecting to ourselves and our community. The structure of the experience will generally follow the following format. You are welcome to join for WALK ONLY, YOGA ONLY, or WALK/YOGA BLEND: Monthly Trek: 9:30am - 10:40am Gentle Yoga: 11am-12pm Tea/Snack nearby: 12-1 pm Fees: WALK ONLY: Free YOGA ONLY: $10.00 WALK/YOGA BLEND: $10.00 Tea/Snack: (Each individual pays for what they order) Walking Movement Leader: Elizabeth Penziner is a Walking Movement Leader at Walk2Connect and Registered Yoga Teacher. www.yogaintentions.com @yoga_intentions [masked][masked] Offered First Thursday of every month, year round. Schedule, Planning, and Nearby Transit: By car: Participants of WALK ONLY: depart 9:30am at Lee Hill/5th St. trailhead Participants of YOGA ONLY: arrive 11am at Yoga Intentions (4645 Broadway St. Ste C4) By bus: SKIP at Lee Hill Rd. (depart for walk 9:30am at Lee Hill/5th St. trailhead) SKIP at Yarmouth Ave. (arrive for class 11am at Yoga Intentions: 4645 Broadway St. Ste C4) Trip Notes: ~ Dogs are allowed. Please also be sure they are well-behaved and on a short leash. No retractable leashes please. ~ Accessibility: Yoga studio is wheelchair accessible. The trek is not. ~ Wear/Bring: comfortable clothing and trekking shoes, light backpack for snacks and water, gloves/scarf/sunglasses/sunscreen as needed. ~ There are no restrooms on this route. There is a restroom at Yoga Intentions. Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening. Check Meetup or contact the leader if you are unsure. 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 in 2018. Please note that we begin each activity on schedule, and are unable to accommodate late arrivals. Please refer to meeting point and departure times listed above to arrive promptly and safely. Participation in the monthly walk is free of charge. Participation at yoga is $10.00. Each individual pays for their own tea/snack order. Due to space restrictions, the yoga class is limited to 12 participants. RSVP: You may register for this walk by A) Going through our Boulder Ramblers Meetup group or B) Emailing or calling [masked],[masked]. *Please specify: WALK ONLY, YOGA ONLY, WALK/YOGA BLEND. *** 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 | @yoga_intentions |

Past events (690)

Intercultural Family-Friendly Walk and Picnic

North Boulder Park

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