What we're about

Welcome to The Mile High Ramblers Meetup, a growing network of walking and hiking enthusiasts who value the 2-3 mile per hour pace. Together, we slow down, explore, grow, connect, learn, and heal through a variety of walking trips and events across the greater Denver Metro Area in Colorado. So what does it mean to "ramble"? Rambling is simply "the enjoyment of walking from place to place, sometimes without direction, goals, destinations."

Mile High Ramblers is our Denver Metro Meetup community inside of the Walk2Connect Cooperative (http://www.walk2connect.com) and the Walk2Connect Meetup Pro (https://www.meetup.com/pro/walk2connect/) Network. Walk2Connect is a worker-owned social enterprise working to create connection-focused walking programs for people, places and commuities. All walking invitations are hosted by trained Walking Movement Leaders who have completed our bi-monthly walking leader training. The Mile High Ramblers Meetup will feature free 'same place, same time' weekly walks as well as various free/low-cost program trips. Visit the Walk2Connect Events page (http://www.walk2connect.com/events) for a full schedule of walking programs, events, and select partner activities. Its important to know that we encourage our walking leaders to reach out with flyers, word of mouth, and other forms of invitation.

Keep in mind that our meetups (especially the weekly or monthly) have more people in attendance vs what is shown on the Meetup as we have many non-Meetup attendees who sign-up through Facebook and other means.

If you want to learn more about our worker-owned cooperative, please consider watching our 2-minute whiteboard video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta5wWHP4RWk).

We hope you join our Mile High Ramblers community!

Walk on,

~ The Walk2Connect Cooperative
@Walk2Connect #Lifeat3MPH

PS: If you want to connect with our walking events and our community in other ways, consider the following links:

1. Sign-up for our weekly email (http://eepurl.com/XPdKH) (with updates and upcoming walks!)

2. Follow and connect with us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Walk2Connect/244053552274279) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/walk2connect)!

3. Join our Walk2Connect Community Group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/walk2connect/) (for resources, peer-to-peer connecting, and more)

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Upcoming events (5+)

Walking Movement Leader Training – Denver, Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being - Mental Health Center of Denver

Do you enjoy walking, connecting to your neighbors, learning about your community & have a passion such as art, music, history, food, etc. Are you interested in learning how to shape your passion into a connection-focused walking experience to share with your community? The Walk2Connect Cooperative empowers individuals, community groups and businesses to bring Life@3MPH into everything they do, building a more human and connected world through walking. Our training prepares people to facilitate connection-focused walks throughout Colorado and beyond, taking steps with us toward: • Offering more community walking trips that connect people with others, with the places they experience, and with themselves, thereby building an intrinsic desire to walk. • Growing a bold movement of individuals and communities who invest in the personal, social, and communal benefits of walking. • Creating unique invitations for others and shaping the greater walking movement. ** Please note that registration is required for this event, see below! ** As a trained Walk2Connect Walking Movement Leader, you will: • Be prepared to use our platform to host walks in the places you live, work, and play. • Have the the skills & support to lead meaningful walks focused on connection with others, with place and with self. • Be connected to a thriving & growing peer-to-peer group and opportunities for ongoing training. **This training opportunity is also for those who want to support us by championing greater awareness, education, and passion for the endless benefits of walking culture outside of facilitating walks.** Our Walking Movement Leader program is a significant investment from our organization into trainees’ personal excitement and passion for walking. Our volunteer Walking Movement Leaders are the heart, the backbone, and the feet on the street for our growing #Lifeat3MPH community. They are an amazing and diverse group of passionate people who touch the lives of many at a 2-3 mile per hour pace. If you or organization would like to invest in these values for your community, please reach out to us. Note that the training includes a short walk, so wear appropriate footwear. Please take a moment to fill out the form below to register for the training.: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyt7s4G1_PFEa99-Y3k-Iseu-o4QAgqiU-vOS-CiQMkI3ZcA/viewform . For questions on the training, email Ana Lucaci at [masked] OR Maria Rosa at [masked] Application process: 1. Join at least 1-2 Walk2Connect walks (check our event calendar, http://www.walk2connect.com/events) prior to the training. 2. Complete an online application form (please note the date of this training): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyt7s4G1_PFEa99-Y3k-Iseu-o4QAgqiU-vOS-CiQMkI3ZcA/viewform Capacitación de Líderes de Paseo Bilingües ¿Le gusta caminar, conectarse con sus vecinos, aprender acerca de su comunidad? ¿Tiene una pasión para el arte, la música, la historia, la comida, etc.? ¿Está usted interesado en aprender cómo dar forma a su pasión y a la vez conectar con sus vecinos? Los Líderes de Paseo de Walk2Connect, o Caminar para Conectar, son los “pies en la calle” impactando diariamente la salud integral a través de programas de caminar enfocados en la conexión. Nuestro entrenamiento prepara a la gente para facilitar paseos centrados en la conexión en Denver y más allá, tomando medidas con nosotros hacia: Ofrecer más caminatas comunitarias que conecten a las personas con los demás, con los lugares donde conviven, y con ellos mismos, construyendo así un deseo intrínseco de caminar. Crecimiento de un movimiento audaz de individuos y comunidades que invierten en los beneficios personales, sociales y comunales de caminar. Crear invitaciones únicas para los demás y dar forma un movimiento de caminar más grande.

STSP: Mosey Like Sunday Mornin': Glendale

Caitlin's Restaurant

TYPE: STSP Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: 50% sidewalk / 50% grass and dirt trail | DISTANCE: Approx. 4 mi | TIME: 2 hours | COST: Free Didn’t you always love having a casual easy-goin’ Sunday morning that included a good old fashioned diner? We’re going to recreate the Sunday stroll with a 4-mile mosey circling through the 5 parks of Glendale, and finishing with a great Sunday brunch at Caitlin’s Diner. Of course the brunch is optional – but I know I’LL always be there! All doggies are welcome – even at Caitlin’s! Yes, doggie’s are welcome on their deck so they’ve welcomed our furry friends. This walk will also be baby stroller friendly. This walk is relaxed, casual, and fun as we explore the parks, pathways – even pancakes — of Glendale! Your Trip Host: Award Winning Author of 3MPH: Adventures of One Woman’s Walk Around the World, Polly Letofsky! Caitlin’s Address: 4379 E. Mississippi Ave, Glendale, CO 80246 (On Mississippi just 2 blocks east of Colorado Blvd.) Parking: There will be plenty of parking in the Caitlin’s parking lot. This walk is super duper duper doggie friendly! We will be doing a loop going back to our starting location. (Please be sure you are confident your dog can handle 3-4 miles and cooler temps when walking in fall and winter and insure that your dog is calm, well behaved and MUST stay leashed. Please be sure to bring baggies.) 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. Breaks, Restrooms: Until summer officially begins we won’t be passing any restroom, so be sure to use the restroom before you leave home OR before the walk at Caitlin’s. Consider Bringing: – Comfortable socks & shoes (pref. non-cotton socks) – Light backpack with water and snack foods (almonds, bars, fruit) – Gloves, scarf, beanie – Camera – Sunglasses & Sunscreen (and hat if you wear them) – Bring many (thinner) layers depending on anticipated temperature and light rain gear just in case.

Star K Ranch Bi-Weekly Walk

The Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch

TYPE: STSP bi-Weekly |PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: dirt trail, some road |DISTANCE: Approx. 5 mi | Walk Description: I am so excited to share this walk with you! We start at Star K Ranch and head east for a beautiful loop on the Highline Canal and Sand Creek Walking Movement Leader: Hi, I am Robbin Mitchell. I really started walking about 3 years ago after being injured and laid up for 4years. I have found my joy for nature and nurture walking with other people. Schedule, Planning, and Nearby Transit: We meet at the Morison Nature Center at Star K Ranch. We will leave no later than 9 :10 and return no later than 11:00. Trip Notes: – Dogs are allowed on this one. Please be sure they are well-behaved and on a short leash. No retractable leashes please. – Accessibility: If you’re on a stroller or wheelchair, keep in mind the sidewalks are cracked and bumpy. We can adapt the route so you are with our group on quieter neighborhood streets. – Wear/Bring: comfortable socks & clothing (pref. non-cotton!), light backpack for snacks and water, gloves/scarf, head cap if cool outside, and sunglasses/sunscreen. – Restrooms are only really available at the beginning before we go. Please plan to use restroom beforehand. -We will take a break about half way with a porto pottie. -We move casually approximately 2-3mph. -Please bring plenty water and a snack. – Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening. Check Meetup or text the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions. Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online“Welcome Waiver” (http://walk2connect.wpengine.com/welcomewaiver) or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in 2016. RSVP: You register for this walk by A) Going through our Colorado Ramblers Meetup group linked here (http://www.meetup.com/ColoradoRamblers/) or B) call or text Robbin@[masked] *** Get Involved! 1. Sign-up for weekly Walk2Connect emailshere (http://eepurl.com/XPdKH) 2. Keep checking our main event calendarhere (http://www.walk2connect.com/events) 3. Follow us on Facebook 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

Star K Ranch Bi-Weekly Walk

The Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch

TYPE: STSP bi-Weekly |PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: dirt trail, some road |DISTANCE: Approx. 5 mi | Walk Description: I am so excited to share this walk with you! We start at Star K Ranch and head east for a beautiful loop on the Highline Canal and Sand Creek Walking Movement Leader: Hi, I am Robbin Mitchell. I really started walking about 3 years ago after being injured and laid up for 4years. I have found my joy for nature and nurture walking with other people. Schedule, Planning, and Nearby Transit: We meet at the Morison Nature Center at Star K Ranch. We will leave no later than 9 :10 and return no later than 11:00. Trip Notes: – Dogs are allowed on this one. Please be sure they are well-behaved and on a short leash. No retractable leashes please. – Accessibility: If you’re on a stroller or wheelchair, keep in mind the sidewalks are cracked and bumpy. We can adapt the route so you are with our group on quieter neighborhood streets. – Wear/Bring: comfortable socks & clothing (pref. non-cotton!), light backpack for snacks and water, gloves/scarf, head cap if cool outside, and sunglasses/sunscreen. – Restrooms are only really available at the beginning before we go. Please plan to use restroom beforehand. -We will take a break about half way with a porto pottie. -We move casually approximately 2-3mph. -Please bring plenty water and a snack. – Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening. 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 in 2016. RSVP: You register for this walk by A) Going through our Colorado Ramblers Meetup group linked here (http://www.meetup.com/ColoradoRamblers/) or B) call or text Robbin@[masked] *** Get Involved! 1. Sign-up for weekly Walk2Connect emailshere (http://eepurl.com/XPdKH) 2. Keep checking our main event calendarhere (http://www.walk2connect.com/events) 3. Follow us on Facebook 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 (4,010)

STSP: City Park Loop Weekly Walk

Park Hill Library

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