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Top 7 Outdoor Recreation Center activities for spring

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Peterson Airmen ride a trail in Colorado Springs, Colo., during a Peterson Outdoor Recreation event in May 2015. Outdoor Recreation provides programs and events throughout the summer for Airmen and their families to participate in, many at a discounted rate (Courtesy photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Peterson Airmen ride a trail in Colorado Springs, Colo., during a Peterson Outdoor Recreation event in May 2015. Outdoor Recreation provides programs and events throughout the summer for Airmen and their families to participate in, many at a discounted rate (Courtesy photo)

MOAB, Colo. – Peterson Airmen and their families hike through Arches National Park, Colo., May 30, 2016. Peterson Outdoor Recreation coordinated Moab Adventure Weekend and many others like it for Airmen to enjoy throughout the summer. (Courtesy photo)

MOAB, Colo. – Peterson Airmen and their families hike through Arches National Park, Colo., May 30, 2016. Peterson Outdoor Recreation coordinated Moab Adventure Weekend and many others like it for Airmen to enjoy throughout the summer. (Courtesy photo)

Peterson Air Force Base -- -- Spring is just around the corner. Are you getting ready to take advantage of everything the Colorado Springs area has to offer?

The Peterson Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation Center has several of events scheduled for spring you shouldn’t have to worry about finding anything to do.

Before putting the skis or snowboard away there are a few more weeks to take advantage of them here in Colorado.

-March 15th, ski tuning clinic, $45, 2 hours. Before packing away the skis the ski tuning class will teach you how to wax and tune your skis for storage until next winter.

-April 6th, Hoppy Trails, $30, day trip. This day trip starts off the season of Hoppy Trails which occurs on the first Thursday of every month. Hoppy Trails is a mountain biking trip in the local area with a stop off at a local veteran owned brewery at the end of the day.

-April 22nd, rock climbing, $50, day trip. A group day trip to one of Colorado Springs great rock climbing locations like Red Rock or the Garden of the Gods. Price includes transportation and all necessary climbing gear.

-May 4th, Hoppy Trails, $30, day trip.

-May 11th, bike maintenance class, free 2 hour course. Learn the basics of tuning and working on your bicycle so that it’s in top shape while riding all summer long.

-May 18th, basic back country skills course, free 2 hour course. This begins the start of this course which happens every third Thursday of the month. The skills class is designed to teach basic hiking and camping skills to those who might be unfamiliar with the practice. The first class to be taught will be called “No Trace.”

-May 20th, kick off to summer. Outdoor rec’s big summer extravaganza, there will be food, races and inflatables for kids as well as displays and demonstrations. This event is a great way to see everything the Outdoor Recreation Center has to offer.

To take advantage of any or all of these great programs that the Outdoor Recreation Center has available. To sign up or find out more details call the recreation at 719-556-4867.

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