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Get to know Fort Collins with some pre-Summit activities! Golf, hike, bike and more

The Summit for Recycling kicks off Sunday, June 4, in Fort Collins. The 2017 Summit seeks to provide tools for the business sector to increase waste diversion and implement sustainable materials management and explore ways our community leaders and local recycling organizations can engage the business sector on this issue. This year’s focus, “Recycling — Make it your business,” fosters Colorado communities’ zero-waste businesses – small, medium and large.

Conference attendees are invited to take part in these extracurricular activities, all guided by locals! To sign up for any of these activities, contact Sarah Meline at smeline@fcgov.com*Please include your cellphone number & email.

*Exclusive* Sustainability Tour of New Belgium Brewery
What: Tour of New Belgium Brewery with focus on Sustainability
When: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 4th
Where: New Belgium Brewery, 500 Linden Street, Fort Collins
Important Info: ***A limited number of participants allowed*** must register before May 31 with Sarah Meline at smeline@fcgov.com.

No trip to the Craft Brewing Capitol of Colorado is complete without stopping by one of our breweries. New Belgium is not only one of Fort Collin’s most famous breweries, but has committed to the idea of brewing sustainability. Get to know New Belgium a bit better  during this visit and (of course) enjoy beer samples at the end of the tour. Learn more about New Belgium at http://www.newbelgium.com/brewery/fort-collins.

Golf Scramble
What: Golf
When: 11:00 a.m., Sunday, June 4th (meet at the course)
Where: City Park 9 Golf Course, 411 South Bryan Avenue, Fort Collins
Cost: $22 walking (easy course to walk), $32 to ride in cart

Get out on the green at the City Park 9 Golf Course! This historic 9 hole course is located next to the iconic City Park, and features mature trees and tight fairways. Easily walk the course, or cruise in a golf cart. Learn more about the course at  http://www.fcgov.com/golf/city-parknine.php.

Hike the Foothills
What: Moderate level difficulty hike in the foothills
When: 10:00 a.m., Sunday, June 4th
Where: Meet at Marriott Hotel – will carpool from there
Cost: A little bit of sweat!

The foothills west of Fort Collins boast incredible vistas, craggy rock formations, and delightful pinon-pine forests. Guided by a Fort Collins CAFR member, this moderate level hike requires some sweat and hard work – but will pay off with an unforgettable view. *More information on specific hike to follow.

Bike the Foothills
What: Moderate level difficulty mountain bike ride in the foothills
When: 11:00 a.m., Sunday, June 4th
Where: 7-mile Blue Sky Trail, Blue Sky Trailhead Parking, 4780 W County Rd. 38 E
Important Info: ***Bring your own bike*** Mountain bikes will not be provided.

Along with awesome hikes, the foothills west of Fort Collins are home to some epic mountain bike trails! Bring your own mountain bike and join one of our organizers (a local mountain bike fiend) on the trails directly west of the city. It’s a fantastic way to get out and get riding while enjoying the incredible scenery of the foothills. This 7-mile trail ride flows well and links up to a variety of other trails, so you can easily extend your ride. Learn more about the trail at https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/342104/blue-sky.

Cruise FoCo
What: Easy level difficulty ride on city’s bike paths
When: 11:00 a.m., Sunday, June 4th
Where: Meet at Marriot Hotel (for group ride)
Important Info: Up to 10 bicycles will be available to use for FREE! Bike locks will be provided; however, please bring your own bike helmet if possible (limited number of helmets available to borrow).

Our bike paths can’t be beat! The flat, easily ridable, and scenic network of bike paths in Fort Collins help make it a Platinum Rated Bike Friendly City. Join a local on an easy group ride starting from the Marriot Hotel to learn more about the town and see some of the sights – or explore on your own time. Many argue that our city is best explored on two wheels.

To sign up for any of these activities, contact Sarah Meline at
smeline@fcgov.com. *Please include your cellphone number & email.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017.