The new bike path to Manitou from 31st Street and Hwy 24 has just been completed, mostly. There’s a large gap where The Midland Trail ends in no man’s land between Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs proper where the trail resumes near Garden of the Gods Campground (and you have to cross Manitou Avenue with no light or cross walk, but who’s complaining?). My son and I poached it for a test drive a few weeks back just before it was finished and found it to be a spectacularly idyllic ride that makes the West Side of town even more charming. Aside from the beautiful weather, there were young people strolling, sports teams practicing, children playing in Fountain Creek, a wedding rehearsal party and on and on. It all seemed so very Vince Guaraldi’s “Linus and Lucy” as you’ll see in the slide show above. We look forward to the trail getting closer to where The Midland trail ends at 21st Street. Thanks, City.

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6 Responses to The New Bike Path to Manitou

  1. Aubrey Fennewald says:

    ooh, yay! …definitely going to try this ride with the boys in the bike trailer! 🙂

  2. Awesomeness. I’m going to check this out this weekend.

  3. Michael says:

    I can’t wait to try it out. I already ride the Sinton to the Greenway trail to work. Thanks for the info, it is so nice to get the Big Something every morning again.

    PS: I can not view the video on my iPad. Please try using the YouTube iframe code for embedding. Thank you!

  4. Karen says:

    Any idea if that last bit in Manitou is going to be paved?

  5. tOkKa says:

    –>> O AN INVADER !! !! !!

    ~ t

  6. Johanna says:

    Thanks for this! We’ll try it out this weekend. Great music choice too!

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