Celebrate National Trails Day — Saturday, June 5 — by getting outside and enjoying our local biking and hiking paths. This day is all about improving our community’s overall health and quality of life. At Baseline, we’re taking it up a notch with food and festivities, too.
Part 1 – The Ride
Start your ride (or hike) at Basin Park between 9 AM and 10:30 AM with a caffeine kick from StoryMaker Coffee Bar. From there you can easily pick up Anthem’s Highland Trail (a short 2.8 mile loop). This is one of two scenic trails featured in this year’s Broomfield Trail Adventure, our city’s celebration of National Trails Day. Along Highland Trail, the city of Broomfield will have interpretive tables with handouts, including native seed packets, and educational information on nature, wildlife, and Broomfield’s iNaturalist project webpage.
Bonus, this also marks the first day of the Broomfield 100 challenge, an outdoor adventure that encourages you to visit as many trails in Broomfield as you can. This morning ride through Anthem is a great opportunity to get your first “stamp” in your Broomfield 100 passport.
Part 2 – The Festivities
Then return to Basin Park between 10:30 AM and 1 PM for food, music, and festivities.
There will be streamers and other complimentary adornments for kids to decorate their bikes. The pros at Smart Commute will help you find trails for biking anywhere and everywhere this summer. (All cyclists who visit Smart Commute’s table will be entered into their drawing to win an ultra-safe, dual-beam ShineOn bike light.) And, Golden Bear Bikes will be on hand to fill up bike tires and grease your bike chains for a small donation to an amazing organization supporting the Broomfield community called Joyful Journeys Community Enrichment*.
Once your bike is tuned up and decorated, and you’ve learned all about Broomfield’s trails, spread out a blanket, relax to the tunes of guitarist David Lawrence and enjoy classic picnic fare from Biker Jim’s Gourmet Hot Dogs and Colorado Fried Chicken .
Residents and guests are asked to maintain physical distancing standards and follow all Broomfield County, Colorado and Centers for Disease Control’s guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
*Joyful Journeys Community Enrichment helps improve lives by providing critical human services like food, clothes, household items, hygiene products, baby items, and school supplies. While providing emergency essentials is necessary, it is only a Band-Aid to a much larger problem. They proactively create an impact by providing tutoring and after-school support, exercise and nutrition classes, sports and arts programs, financial literacy courses, and resume-building assistance. They also host community gardens, clean the streets, help struggling families over the holidays, and much more. Kids can decorate their bikes with streamers and other classic adornments.