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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+)

Connecting Parks While Connecting with Others, Places, and Self

This is a special walk dedicated to Longmont’s Mental Health Month. See more at https://manymoretomorrows.org We will be discussing the benefits of walking beyond the physical benefits. 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 third Monday of every month, we will explore and connect the parks in central Longmont, around Clark Centennial Park. 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 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

Flatirons Vista Hike

Flatiron Vista Trailhead

TYPE: Hike | PACE: Conversational | TERRAIN: Dirt Trails | DISTANCE: Approx. 3 miles Walk Description: Enjoy a morning hike on the Flatirons Vista trails in south Boulder! We'll hike up to a scenic viewpoint to look over the Flatirons and Eldorado Canyon, walk through a ponderosa pine forest, and hike back along the border with Jefferson County. It's a beautiful place to explore together. Schedule, Planning & Transit: We will meet at the trailhead on Highway 93, just south of the light at Highway 128. There is plenty of parking at the trailhead. Carpool if you can! Walking Movement Leader: Darcy Kitching is a co-owner of the Walk2Connect Cooperative and has been leading walks and hikes in Boulder since 2015. Reach her at [masked] or[masked]. Trip Notes: - Be sure to bring water if you need it, layers of clothes appropriate for the weather, and comfortable footwear. And bring a friend! - Dogs are allowed,on short, non-retractable leashes. 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: http://walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/ Cancellation Policy: We only cancel in extreme weather conditions on our path, such as ice, hail, or lightning. Check Meetup or contact the walk leader for the most up-to-date conditions. *** 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: (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

Walking for Inspiration (Lefthand Valley Grange Trailhead in Niwot)

Lefthand Valley Grange Trailhead

TYPE: Stop and Go | PACE: Gentle | TERRAIN: Multi-use path, dirt trail | DISTANCE: Approx. 2.5-3 miles What if you took a moment to tap into your soul's wisdom for a helpful and insightful message? Walk Description: This easy walk in nature offers a chance to ask for clarity/support on a topic and connect to your "Whole-Self Wisdom" to learn from the insight it reveals. We'll start with a walk and talk to connect with each other, followed by a mindful walk to connect to ourselves, and then conclude with a fun way to receive your helpful message through art and poetry (no experience necessary!). Schedule and Planning: We will gather at the picnic tables at the Lefthand Valley Grange Trailhead in Niwot at 9:00 am, then walk along the Cougar/Overbrook Trails returning returning back to the picnic tables by 9:40-10:00am to then start our drawing/painting and "poetry catching" with some group sharing (optional). Price: Free Trip Notes: ~ Bring any paper to draw/paint on, and any type of medium that appeals to you (pastels, watercolor...). No worries if you don't have materials. I will bring crayons and a pad of colored paper. ~ Bring water, sun protection, and wear appropriate clothing/shoes for the season. ~ No dogs on this outing, please. 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 Your Host: ⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞ This event is facilitated by Kelly C. Mullen, founder of Lightworkers of Boulder & Beyond and owner of Whole-Self Wisdom. Kelly is passionate about supporting energetically sensitive empaths make the shift from exhausted caretaker to empowered Lightworker so they can lead changes with ease and resilience, reveal their gifts and brilliance, direct their experiences for more energy, and share their radiance with their community. Whether it’s through shamanic healing, Reiki, mind-body/somatic coaching, or TRE®, she creates & holds a space for members and clients to connect to their Whole-Self Wisdom and experience their true nature in harmony. Click here to learn more: http://www.kellycmullen.com https://www.facebook.com/wholeselfwisdomcoaching Disclaimer: ⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞⏞ In signing up for this event, participants accept sole responsibility for their well-being and will not hold the organizer or any member of this community liable in any way (including event activities, carpooling, etc). This event is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Walk with Council/Caminar con el Ayuntamiento

909 Arapahoe Ave

TYPE: Program | PACE: Gentle | TERRAIN: Multi-use path, sidewalks | DISTANCE: Approx. 2 miles Walk Description: Join us in August, September and October to walk and talk with members of Boulder's city council. We will walk about 2 miles total, ending with coffee and conversation. On Saturday, September 21, Boulder City Council Member Mary Young will join us to discuss local projects and chat with constituents. **Please note that this walk will be led primarily in Spanish with special outreach to our Spanish-speaking community. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided via headsets for English speakers.** Schedule and Planning: We will meet outside the front doors of the West Boulder Senior Center at 10:00 am and start walking no later than 10:10 am. Walk or bike to meet us, or drive and park in the library or senior center lot. 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! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Detalles TIPO: Programa PACE: Tranquilo TERRAIN: Ruta multiusos, aceras DISTANCIA: Aprox. 2 millas Descripción de la caminata: Acompáñenos el tercer sábado de agosto, septiembre y octubre para caminar y hablar con los miembros del ayuntamiento de Boulder. Caminaremos alrededor de 2 millas en total, terminando con café y conversación. El sábado 21 de septiembre, Mary Young, miembro del Ayuntamiento de Boulder, se unirá a nosotros para discutir proyectos locales y platicar con los electores. **Tenga en cuenta que este paseo se llevará principalmente en español con un alcance especial a nuestra comunidad de habla hispana. La interpretación simultánea se proporcionará a través de auriculares para hablantes de inglés.** Programación y planificación: Nos reuniremos fuera de las puertas del West Boulder Senior Center a las 10:00 am y comenzaremos a caminar a más tardar a las 10:10 am. Camine o ande en bicicleta para reunirse con nosotros, o conduzca y estacione en la biblioteca o en el lote del centro para personas jubiladas. Notas de viaje: Asegúrese de traer agua, protección solar y usar ropa apropiada para la temporada. Exenciones de responsabilidad: La exención de Walk2Connect y la póliza de seguro cubren a las personas que participan en nuestros eventos con la Ciudad de Boulder. Por favor, llene la "Exención de responsabilidad" en línea (http://www.walk2connect.com/welcomewaiver/) o descargue, imprima, firme y entregue una copia impresa si esta será su primera experiencia de caminata Boulder Walks/Walk2Connect este año. Confirmación de asistencia: Háganos saber que asistirá aquí, o póngase en contacto con [masked] para obtener más información.

Past events (782)

Fitness Walk from South Boulder Recreation Center

South Boulder Recreation Center

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