Showing posts from October, 2016

EPRD Healthy Living for October

The days are getting cooler and shorter, but that doesn't mean we have to sacrifice exercise! Go for a hike in Alderfer/Three Sisters Park (you can drop the kids off at Playschool Fun Factory while you hike.) Run alongside Evergreen Lake (south side only, please - stay off the closed north portion and off Highway 74). Take a fitness class. Lift weights. Swim a few laps. Or just jump in a pile of leaves with the kids! With two state-of-the-art facilities to choose from, as well as countless trails and parks, EPRD can help you overcome any excuse not to stay in shape this season. Keep moving, with Evergreen Park & Rec District! Healthy BodyThe Link Between Beer and Exercise It's Oktoberfest month, coming on the heels of warmer weather months where softball championships were often followed by beer-soaked celebrations in a local bar. For many people, working out and alcohol are closely linked. In fact, two new studies suggest exercise may well influence when and how much people…

New Bike Trail Opens Between Genesee and El Rancho

The EPRD Blogger tested out the newly-opened I-70 bike trail from Genesee to the Evergreen Parkway exit on the day the ribbon was cut, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.

This  critical link of bike trail between Genesee and El Rancho opened on Sept. 28, meaning cyclists no longer have to ride in the breakdown of I-70 between Evergreen and Genesee. The trail was a cooperative project of the Colorado Department of Transportation, Jefferson County and Denver Mountain Parks. 
A cyclist now can travel from Denver past Glenwood Springs strictly on old highways, other frontage roads and bike paths and never have to access I-70. The hilly Evergreen end starts on Rainbow Hill Road, and the trail features a new bison lookout area, although there were no bison in evidence.
The West End of the trail is extremely windy (as in,winds around) and hilly. We passed a cyclist walking toward El Rancho, the first flat tire on the new trail. Only along one short stretch could we even see I-70; mostly, the trail me…