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+)

Weekly Park Hill Sunrise Walk

Spinelli's Coffee and Ice Cream

Greetings! Walk2Connect hosts FREE one hour sunrise walks every Tuesday leaving from NEW LOCATION Spinelli's Coffee near 23rd & Dexter in the Park Hill neighborhood. These will be easy, relaxed one-hour loops through Park Hill streets. These trips will have no set program. They exist to provide a fun, easy-going, communal and social on-foot experience to start your day. This is also a great way to meet other 'daily' walking friends nearby. We're hoping to host more and more FREE walking trips like this for many neighborhoods throughout Denver and Colorado. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in leading one in your hood ([masked]). - Mileage: 2-3 - 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. - Pace: Conversational (2-3 miles per hour) - Terrain: (Urban/Residential) All sidewalks and street. - Schedule & Meeting Location: We will meet at 7:00am in front of Spinelli's Coffee and we'll talk through Walk2Connect goals, answer any questions and to lightly warm up. If you are going to get coffee please plan to show up well before 7AM as we will leave NO LATER than 7:10am. We should be done walking no later than 8:15am. You can of course leave early if you need to! - Parking: There will be plenty of parking throughout the neighborhood. - Cost: FREE! - Dog Friendly! We will be doing a loop going back to our starting location. (Please be sure your dog is well behaved, on a 6ft non-retractable leash, and can handle 2-3 miles and cooler temps when walking in Fall and Winter) - Weather: If in the Fall/Winter season, so please come prepared with enough layers and/or waterproof gear in case we do run into cooler weather or rain. - Breaks, Restrooms: There will only be one place where we can use the restroom so please plan to use restroom before you leave home OR before the walk at the cafe. As many of you know, Mile High Ramblers is a part of the Walk2Connect Cooperative, a walking movement helping people connect to one another, to the outside world, and to themselves. We're excited about ALL of our walking opportunities. Please sign-up for our emails (http://eepurl.com/h6dus) and check back to our trip schedule on our main website (http://www.walk2connect.com) for other walking trips on the calendar. You can also follow us on Facebook here. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Walk2Connect/244053552274279) Consider Bringing: - Comfortable socks & shoes (pref. NON cotton socks!) - Light backpack w/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. I would avoid big/bulky winter coats as you will warm up once we walk and its way easier to shed/store light clothing. These walks are very informal and give us all unique opportunities to connect with one another, ourselves and our surroundings. Cheers, Jonathon Feel free to contact me at if you have any questions: [masked]

Walk to Street Fraternity!

Regal Bakery and Cafe

Walk Description: Join us on the fourth Tuesday of every month to walk the streets of North Lowry and East Colfax. On the way we’ll connect with a local non-profit, Street Fraternity. Street Fraternity is a one of a kind organization creating a place of brotherhood and personal growth for urban young men. Check out this video here to learn more. We will start each walk at Regal Cafe near 12th and Syracuse move East into North Lowry/East Colfax. We will stop at Street Frat and do a brief walk through and welcome from staff and volunteers. We will be entering as they are getting ready for dinner, so it will be quick. The young men are invited and encouraged to join the walk if they want to on the way back. We will then continue South to/through Verbena Park and finishing back at Regal Cafe. Regal Cafe will stay open later for us on these dates. Please join us to learn more about this important organization, to connect with good people, and to get some fresh air. Walking Movement Leaders: Jonathon Stalls, Walk2Connect Founder and W2C Coop Member-Owner | Dustin Ratcliff, W2C Coop Member-Owner and Street Fraternity Volunteer | Maria Rosa Galter, W2C Coop Member-Owner and Street Fraternity Volunteer Schedule, Planning, and Nearby Transit: We will meet just before 5:30 pm at Regal Cafe in between 11th & 12th on Syracuse. You can park in the nearby streets or in the parking lot. The 10, 73 and the Colfax 15 and 15L are the nearest bus stops. We will leave from Regal Cafe NO later than 5:35 pm. We should finish NO later than 7:00 pm. We will do a quick walk through of Street Fraternity mid-way through the walk. Please plan to arrive at the cafe early to use the restroom and pick-up a treat or drink before 5:30 pm. Trip Notes: – Dogs are not allowed on this one. – Accessibility: If you’re on a stroller or wheelchair, keep in mind the sidewalks are cracked and bumpy. – 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 available at Street Fraternity and at Regal Cafe. Please plan to use the restroom beforehand. – Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening. Check Meetup, this page, 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. Go to: http://www.walk2connect.com/event/streetfraternity/2018-04-24/ for more information. Visit StreetFraternity.org for information about their mission and programming.

STSP: Sloans Lake Evening Walk

Sloans Lake Boathouse Plaza-

TYPE: STSP Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: 100% sidewalk | DISTANCE: Approx. 2.54 mi | TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes | Sloan's Lake Park is located on the northwest side of Denver next to Lakewood, Edgewater, and Wheat Ridge. In the mid to late 19th century, Sloan's Lake was actually a thoroughfare called South Golden Road connecting Denver to Golden. In 1866, Thomas F. Sloan accidentally unearthed the lake while digging for a well. Over a century and a half later, Sloan's Lake offers 177 acres of public park where residents can participate in an array of activities including hiking, jogging, biking trails which surround the lake. The lake itself hosts many activities including paddle boarding, fishing, boating, and water skiing. Come join Walk2Connect every Tuesday at 6pm to explore Sloan's Lake and meet your neighbors. This a relaxed casual walk which follows the paved walking path around Sloan's Lake. Bring your flashlights! Your Trip Host: Morgan Brittany Russo is an enthusiastic Associate Broker at 1858 Real Estate who is also a proud resident of Sloan's Lake. You may find Morgan walking or running around park in her signature green hat. Don't hesitate to say hi! Schedule & Meeting Location: We will meet at 6:00 pm in front of the bathroom facilities across from Wolff St and W Byron Pl. In case you need to use the restroom, please plan to arrive before 6:00pm as we will leave no later than 6:00pm. We should be done walking no later than 7:15pm. You can of course leave early if you need to. Parking: There will be plenty of parking throughout the neighborhood and at the Sloan's Lake Park parking. Dog Friendly! We will be doing a loop going back to our starting location. (Please be sure you are confident your dog can handle 2-3 miles in a variety of weather conditions and that your dog is calm, well behaved. Your dog MUST stay leashed and please bring baggies.) As much as love your furry friends the home tour portion of the walk is not pet friendly :-) Welcome Waivers: Is this your first time doing this specific walk with Walk2Connect? Please fill out the online Welcome Waiver (http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/)or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy. Breaks, Restrooms: The bathrooms may not be open, so please try and go before you come to the walk. Weather: Due to varying weather conditions, please come prepared with enough layers and/or waterproof gear to keep yourself comfortable during the walk. 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. RSVP: Please email Morgan at [masked] or call her at[masked] to RSVP or with any questions!

STSP: Wednesday Morning Celebrating Life - Golden

Golden Visitor Center

TYPE: STSP Weekly | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Mostly sidewalk, some grass/dirt trail, some road | DIFFICULTY: Sloping hills | DISTANCE: Approx. 3 mi | COST: Free Greetings! We are delighted to host a weekly opportunity for walking through Golden and talking with each other about everything under the (Golden) sun! Come alone or with friends, or to make new friends! Please feel free to “drop-in” anytime. We will cover a gentle route at a conversational pace with an emphasis on easy movement and pleasant company. We will meet at 9:00am on the patio outside the visitor center, make introductions, answer questions and lightly warm up. If you are going to use the restroom, please plan to show up well before 9:00am as we will leave NO LATER than 9:05am. We should be done walking no later than 10:15am. You can of course leave early if you need to! Please be sure to RSVP so we can notify you in the unlikely event the walk is cancelled. Thank you! RSVP HERE on the Golden Walks MeetUp Group Feel free to contact walking trip host Betty at [masked] or[masked] if you have questions! First Timers/Waivers: If this is your first time walking with Betty or if you have not completed a Welcome Waiver in 2017, please arrive 5-10 minutes early to connect, learn more about the walk, and complete a waiver. You can also fill out the online waiver here. (http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) Parking: There is plenty of parking in the parking lot. Weather: Please come prepared with enough layers and/or weatherproof gear to keep yourself comfortable. Restroom: Public restroom is available inside the store. Dog Friendly! Please consider whether your dog is calm & well-behaved in a group. S/he MUST stay on a maximum 6' leash; please be sure to bring baggies. Note: Golden Walks [Walk2Connect partner] are very informal and give us all unique opportunities to connect with one another, with ourselves and with our surroundings. Let's walk! Betty

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