Beer Passport Beerventure #1: BSB, Apline Dog, Epic, & Renegade – Denver Breweries

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The Beer Passport for the Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado. Click on the picture to check out their website and find where you can pick up your Passport & Map. Photo Credit: Kirsten Ebey, 2015.

Using the fantastic Beer Drinker’s Guide to Colorado Beer Passport that we picked up from Denver Bike Cafe, we went on a little Beerventure yesterday to 4 local breweries: Black Shirt Brewing, Alpine Dog, Epic Brewing, and Renegade Brewing. Read more for an in-depth account of these great places as well as a map you can follow for your own Beerventure! Continue reading

Tour de Fat is only DAYS AWAY in Denver!

Tour de Fat is only DAYS AWAY in Denver!

Follow this link to check out the Parade Route, food vendors involved, as well as how you can rent a B-Cycle for the event if you’re bikeless. Don’t forget to check out your beer line up for Tour de Fat, sponsored by New Belgium. Registration starts at 10 am – see you there!

Van Bibber Park – A Break from Work

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Van Bibber Park, Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Aug 2013

Sometimes you just need a break. Luckily, working in Wheat Ridge provides many opportunities to get outdoors for a short hike, walk, or ride at lunch. I’ve been exploring the trails near the office, and found Van Bibber Park a few blocks away.

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Van Bibber Park, Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Aug 2013

To locate this park, here’s the address to both the main and west trailheads:

Main: 5575 Ward Road, Arvada
West:  Indiana and 56th Avenue, Arvada

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Van Bibber Park, Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Aug 2013

In addition to soft trail stretching 3.8 miles, there is also a concrete path spanning approximately 1.5 miles.

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Van Bibber Park, Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Aug 2013

The trail is fairly easy to moderate, and extremely beautiful with incredible views of the nearby mountains. In the middle of the day, I experienced next to no traffic on the trails, both soft and concrete.

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Van Bibber Park, Credit: Kirsten Ebey, Aug 2013

If you’re looking for a way to cut loose for an hour or less, this place is a great way to get out, take in the fresh air, and press the reset button on your day. Give it a shot! Also, if family and friends are visiting, this is a great beginner trail that is equally rewarding physically and aesthetically.