What we're about

Welcome to North Metro Walkers, 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 Arvada, Broomfield, Westminster, Northglenn & Thornton in Colorado.

North Metro Walkers is a network of the Walk2Connect Cooperative, a walking platform for people, places, and community. North Metro Walks are hosted by certified Walking Movement Leaders who have completed our 2-hour walk leader training. We feature free 'same place, same time' weekly walks as well as various free/low-cost program trips. Visit 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. More than not, the meetups shown (especially the weekly or monthly) have more people in attendance vs what is shown on the Meetup.

The Walk2Connect Cooperative is committed to offering positive, safe, and adventurous experiences on foot for folks of all ages and abilities. We are people-first organization and we do the best we can to make sure everyone is comfortable and feeling connected. Making time to put one foot in front of the other for at least 30 min a day is a proven method to combat depression, decrease blood pressure, calm the mind, reduce anxiety and so much more.

Please feel free to message our leaders if you have ANY questions!

Walk on,

~ Walk2Connect Team

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Upcoming events (5+)

Summer Sunset Walk

Metzger Farm Open Space/Parking lot 122th & Lowell

TYPE: Walk & Talk | PACE: 3 mph | TERRAIN: Mostly sidewalk & trail | DIFFICULTY: Easy| DISTANCE: Approx. 3 miles Walk Description: Come enjoy an evening walk as the sun goes down in Broomfield. It’s a great way to start off the end of the week! Walking Movement Leader: Peggy is an excited new Walk2Connect leader looking forward to meeting new folks in her neighborhood and getting regular walks in. She is a walker, hiker and crafty gal who will love welcoming you to the walk! Schedule & Planning: We’ll meet at the Metzger Farm open space parking lot at 122nd and Lowell (east side of Lowell). There is a portable potty available there at the start. We’ll loop through the open space and hook up with the Big Dry Creek trail to bring us back to our start. We will leave no later than 7:05 so please email me if you are going to be late. There will be no walk on 7/4/19. Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in 2019. What to Bring: -Water, hat, sunscreen, camera, snacks. -Friendly dogs are welcome – No retractable leashes, please! -Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and you may also want to include appropriate rain gear just in case we get a surprise shower. Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as hail or lightning. Walks will be canceled by 5:30 pm so check in with me if you are questioning it. RSVP: Please use the RSVP feature below to reserve your spot & for future communication. This just lets us know to expect you. We are excited to explore with you! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! ***** Get Involved! Sign-up for weekly Walk2Connect emails here Keep checking our main event calendar here Follow us on Facebook here Become a Life@3MPH Champion here Learn more about leading walks in your area by becoming a Walking Movement Leader here Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH

Arvada Coffee Walk'n Talk

Global Goods & Coffee Shop

TYPE: Weekly | PACE: Walk & Talk | TERRAIN: Sidewalks, gravel paths | DISTANCE: Approx. 3 miles Join us on a walk for approximately one hour duration going 2.8 to 3.1 miles through the Olde Town Area of Arvada, through Memorial Park to Garrison Street. At that spot you will be acquainted to a Desire Path. Don’t know what that is? You’ll have to come and see it for yourself! We then proceed on residential streets past Wolff Park and then return to the starting point. Wear comfortable shoes, dress according to the weather, and bring any items for your personal comfort (bottle of water, tissues, sun screen, bug repellant). Walking Movement Leader: Meet Carolyn. "I have enjoyed being a life time Arvada resident and enjoy walking the streets of my childhood every week as a leader with Walk2Connect. I look forward to walking with you soon!" – 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” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience this year. https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/551db32416402/web/ *** Get Involved! 1. Sign-up for weekly Walk2Connect emails here 2. Keep checking our main event calendar here 3. Follow us on Facebook here 4. Become a Life@3MPH Champion here 5. Learn more about leading walks in your area by becoming a Walking Movement Leader here Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH

Summer Sunset Walk

Metzger Farm Open Space/Parking lot 122th & Lowell

TYPE: Walk & Talk | PACE: 3 mph | TERRAIN: Mostly sidewalk & trail | DIFFICULTY: Easy| DISTANCE: Approx. 3 miles Walk Description: Come enjoy an evening walk as the sun goes down in Broomfield. It’s a great way to start off the end of the week! Walking Movement Leader: Peggy is an excited new Walk2Connect leader looking forward to meeting new folks in her neighborhood and getting regular walks in. She is a walker, hiker and crafty gal who will love welcoming you to the walk! Schedule & Planning: We’ll meet at the Metzger Farm open space parking lot at 122nd and Lowell (east side of Lowell). There is a portable potty available there at the start. We’ll loop through the open space and hook up with the Big Dry Creek trail to bring us back to our start. We will leave no later than 7:05 so please email me if you are going to be late. There will be no walk on 7/4/19. Welcome Waivers: Please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy if this will be your first Walk2Connect walking experience in 2019. What to Bring: -Water, hat, sunscreen, camera, snacks. -Friendly dogs are welcome – No retractable leashes, please! -Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and you may also want to include appropriate rain gear just in case we get a surprise shower. Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as hail or lightning. Walks will be canceled by 5:30 pm so check in with me if you are questioning it. RSVP: Please use the RSVP feature below to reserve your spot & for future communication. This just lets us know to expect you. We are excited to explore with you! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions! ***** Get Involved! Sign-up for weekly Walk2Connect emails here Keep checking our main event calendar here Follow us on Facebook here Become a Life@3MPH Champion here Learn more about leading walks in your area by becoming a Walking Movement Leader here Connect with our social media community ~ @Walk2Connect | #Lifeat3MPH

Healthy Strides: Westminster

Westminster City Park Fitness Center

TGIF & Let’s walk! Join us every Friday afternoon for a nice walk around Westminster City Park. We will start at the Pavilion by the kids playground and explore the area each week. This is a perfect lunch break walk so come out & connect with us. Walking Movement Leader: Sarah is Member/Owner of Walk2Connect, nature walking life coach & TED Talk addict. Her hope is to help grow the ‘Life@3MPH Movement’ and help others experience some of the whole-health benefits, energy and pure joy that she receives from walking. Schedule & Planning: Let’s meet at Westminster City Park Rec. Center at 12:30pm. We will meet under the pavilion near the kids playground. There are portable potties right near the playground. We will leave no later than 12:35 so please email or text me if you are going to be late. Welcome Waiver: First time Walk2Connect Walker or first time this year, please sign the Walk2Connect Welcome Waiver. Trip Notes: -Water, hat, sunscreen, camera, snacks. -Friendly dogs are welcome – No retractable leashes please! -Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and you may also want to include appropriate outerwear, hats, and gloves to accommodate for the weather. Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightening. Walks will be cancelled by 6 am that morning so check in with me if you are questioning it. RSVP: Please use the RSVP feature below to reserve your spot & for future communication. This just lets us know to expect you. We are excited to explore with you! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

Past events (222)

Arvada Coffee Walk'n Talk

Global Goods & Coffee Shop

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