Pro bicycle racing has returned with the 2018 Colorado Classic. The second stage of the race is a time trial for men and women in and around Vail today, followed by a weekend in Denver. There is no other sport where spectators get as close to the action as road racing, where fans line the course and watching the men and women fly past is a FREE adrenaline rush. [Read more…] about Pro Bike Racing Back in Denver
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The Fall Hunting Classic returns to Bass Pro Shops on Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last class at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday) FREE seminars are led by nationally-recognized professional hunters. Among the seminars: “Archery Insights”, “Calling & Decoying”, “Stealth & Scent Control”, and “Basic Hunting Safety.”
The first 25 seminar attendees (ages 18 and older) for each Local Pro seminar, receive a FREE survival wristband and insulated tote. A special Women’s Hunting Workshop is set for Saturday, August 18 at 3 p.m. Learn hunting tips, how-to information for gearing up and more. The first 25 women to attend also get a FREE Bass Pro Shops survival wristband and insulated tote. 7970 Northfield Blvd., Denver, 720-385-3600.
Shake Shack is known far and wide for burgers, hot dogs, fries and shakes. It is now offering a way to burn off some of those calories. Shake Shack Track & Field hosts FREE community runs on the second Tuesday of each month beginning on August 14. The runs, which are open to all ages and abilities, take off from and return to two metro Denver Shake Shack locations — RiNo and Highlands Ranch. Upon return, the first beverage back at “the Shack” is FREE.
Click here to register, and then meet the group meet at the Shake Shack of your choice at 6:30 p.m. for the 3- to 4-mile loop led by Boulder Running Company. The RiNo Shack is at 995 Larimer St.. Denver, 720-543-8609. The south suburban Shack is at 1509 Park Central Dr., Suite 100, Highlands Ranch, 720-452-1007.
On Friday, July 20, starting at 11:30 a.m., the first 100 visitors at the restaurant’s downtown location (900 16th St.) will receive a FREE scoop of ice cream. Even better, it’s not just any ol’ ice cream. It’s from one of Mile High City’s favorite local ice cream shops, Little Man Ice Cream.
Take note, the promo states “small scoops”, so we’re not exactly sure it’s worth a special trip (especially because of parking downtown.) Remember, the offer is only valid at the Downtown Denver location.
As the temperatures start to sizzle, a day at Water World (8801 N. Pecos St.) in Federal Heights is one of the best (and most fun) ways to cool off. Since opening in 1979 with the first two water slides in Colorado, the water park now boasts more than 50 water adventures.
For 2018, they’re introducing a new attraction, Glacier Run. In fact, they feature the largest variety of attractions in America. (Did you know the park has been rated as one of America’s top ten water parks by the Travel Channel?)
As one of America’s largest family water parks, the watery wonderland is located just 15 minutes north of downtown Denver on 70+ landscaped acres. However, the cost can create big waves in a budget, especially for families.
Here are 15 ways you can make a big splash at the park without causing your budget to sink. Dive in for more details… [Read more…] about 15 Ways to Save Big at Water World
If you need another reason to cheer on our Colorado Rockies, Taco Bell is again offering its popular taco promo this season, through October 1. According to the local PR rep, most (if not, all) locations in the Denver metro area are participating.
They have an improved communication system in place, so there should be less confusion this year. (Most locations outside of the Denver metro area are not participating.) [Read more…] about Taco Bell: When Rockies Score 7+ Runs, Score 50¢ Tacos
Ready, set, go! If you’re a fierce competitor and have a friend, spouse, co-worker or roommate with the same quality, you just might have the chance to pack your bags for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. “The Amazing Race” is holding auditions for an upcoming season on Thursday, July 12 at K1 Speed (8034 Midway Dr.) in Littleton. Teams may begin lining up at 9 a.m., with auditions starting at 11 a.m. [Read more…] about Ready, Set, Go! ‘The Amazing Race’ Holds Open Auditions in Littleton
Consider this a hole-in-one deal. The Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills have a summer deal that proves it’s never too late to start a round. With start times are adjusted seasonally from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily, you can play under the Gold Super Twilight special.
Cost is $33 with cart and if you run out of time, receive a rain check for any hole not finished. (Rain checks must be issued in the Pro Shop on the same day as play. The Pro Shop closes 20 minutes after dark.) This offer is good all summer long. 9650 N. Sheridan Blvd., Westminster.
Ever wanted to kick a golf ball? That’s against the rules. But you can kick a ball down a golf course, a soccer ball that is. The Rocky Mountain Football Club hosts Drop-In FootGolf at Kennedy Golf Course every Thursday at 6 p.m. Players use the Par 3 course and the same rules as golf, just with a soccer ball. [Read more…] about Drop-In FootGolf at Kennedy Golf Course
What better way to achieve unity and explore the interconnection between your mind, body and the world around you than in the great outdoors? It’s summer, take your yoga practice outdoors. South Suburban is hosting FREE yoga in the park classes at various locations throughout the South Suburban District.
The next one is Tuesday, June 26 at Belvedere Park in Lone Tree — from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Kids (10 & up) are invited and all experience levels are welcome. Whether you’re an expert yogi or a first timer, it promises to be a rewarding experience. No registration is necessary. All you need to bring is your body, an open mind and yoga mat.
For the remaining dates (July 31, August 14 and August 28) and locations, click here.
The Greenway Foundation has spent more than four decades working to reclaim, restore and revitalize the South Platte River. To help them continue their efforts, organizers dreamed up the Coors Light South Platte RiverFest on Saturday, June 23 at Confluence Park.
The event includes stand-up paddleboard lessons and demonstrations, kayaking and tubing lessons, fitness classes, music, pro races and more. Food and drink is available for purchase.
Enjoy live music, visit the Kids Zone, stop into the food truck court for a snack and a beverage, or try out a standup paddleboard! Activity bracelets for unlimited fun all day long will be $5/child or $12/family.
Festivities get under way at 10 a.m. and run until 8 p.m. Here’s a complete event schedule. 2250 15th St. Denver.
King Soopers wants to take you out to the ball game on the cheap. When you spend more than $25 (in a single transaction), you can purchase up to 4 tickets at $19 each for select Colorado Rockies home games — while supplies last.
Homerun! For more Rockies deals, click here.
Are you looking for a safe, affordable and fun activity for the family? If so, Surfside Spray Park (5330 W. 9th Ave.) in Lakewood is for you.
The park boasts one main splash pad and a second splash pad designed for small children. Both areas offer plenty of fountains and fun — lots of splashing! Plus, there’s plenty of shade, grass and water features to enjoy throughout the park.
The park also offers additional amenities, including BBQ grills and restrooms. Making the biggest splash is that admission is only $1 per person. To check the status of the park, call the Aquatics Weather Hotline at 303-987-7006.
Even The park is open Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Take me out to the ball game…on the cheap. It doesn’t get much better than a summer afternoon or evening at Coors Field. The roar of the crowd, the crack of the bat and munching on baseball park snacks makes for a memorable day with friends and family.
However, you don’t need to break the bank to have a good time. Baseball fans can also be bargain hunters, so catch big savings with the following eight home run deals.
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Woo-hoo, here’s a way to cool down during the hot summer months that won’t cost you a penny. Five outdoor pools, operated by Aurora Parks & Recreation, are FREE every Friday. Free Fridays are for everyone, not just the kiddos. This includes Aqua Vista, Meadows Hill, Parklane, Pheasant Run and Village Green. (Del Mar Water Park is excluded.)
Each outdoor pool offers swim lessons, as well as public swim hours. Find a facility map here for pool locations. (Note: Outdoor pools will not open, if the forecast temperature is below 70 degrees.) Call the specific pool or the Aquatics office with any questions at 303-739-1530.