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Embrace Fall in Colorado with These Outings. HeidiTown.com Coffee and Doughnut Habit Doughnut_Cred Habit

(Dates updated for 2019) This post is going live on a warm September week in 2018, but I was in the mountains this weekend and it looks like fall up there. We’ll be pulling out the scarfs and boots before we know it. Here are four ways to embrace fall in Colorado. Doughnut & Coffee Tasting in Denver This sounds like the perfect activity for a fall visit to Denver,

A Visit to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, sun rays. HeidiTown.com

A lot of my readers live here in Colorado and many of you have probably visited Garden of the Gods, but how long has it been since you’ve stepped into this iconic Colorado Springs park? For me, it had been more than 15 years and we were long overdue for a return trip. Thankfully, on our last visit to Colorado Springs, we stayed at Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort and this

Beer, Bourbon & Fat Bikes in Breckenridge, Colorado. HeidiTown (2)

I love riding bikes. I know this because at the end of a ride my teeth are covered in bugs and grit from smiling widely during my outing, but that’s okay – totally worth it. Riding a bike is one of the last things that genuinely makes me feel like a kid again. This past weekend, I got to experience the best of both worlds during a fat bike tour

Bike to farm tour in the North Fork Valley. Orchard Valley Farms. HeidiTown.com

As alert readers will have noticed, we’ve been riding bikes a lot this summer. I love riding bikes – not any downhill craziness, mind you – I prefer cruising on country roads or trails. Earlier this summer we did a bike to farm outing in the North Fork Valley, located in Delta County, Colorado. This is the story. We rented bikes at Cirque Cyclery in downtown Paonia. A destination in

Making new traditions in the familar town of Winter Park. Riding mountain bikes. HeidiTown.com

Winter Park fits Ryan and I like an old glove. I think this is true for many Coloradans; especially Coloradans like Ryan who grew up skiing at Winter Park Resort. I’ve been visiting for 16 years, and the town’s got a comfortable, familiar ambiance that I love. However, if you’re anything like us, when you get comfortable with a destination you tend to visit the same places on each visit.

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It’s that time again, time for another installment of HeidiTown.com on KRFC 88.9 FM, a community radio station in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Each week I share stuff to do around Colorado with the listeners of KRFC and then I upload the transcript and the audio to the blog.  So if you missed it, or you need web information, you can easily find it here. You can read the transcript below

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It’s time for another HeidiTown segment on KRFC 88.9 FM. During the week these segments run Wednesday, between 12 and 12:30 p.m., and on Friday at 5:30 p.m. For those of you who may wonder why I never mention the price of admission to events and festivals on the radio, it’s because it’s against the policy of public radio.  I am not even allowed to say whether an event is

Little girl on pony.

I really enjoy sharing events like the Mead Roubaix Festival with my readers. Small town festivals are at the heart of what this blog is all about. There is just something extra charming about festivals held in little communities around Colorado. The first Mead Roubaix Festival was held last year, and it is a combination of bike race and community fest. The bike race attracted 600 participants who made their

Bikes & beer, good clean fun in Ft. Collins, Colorado

HeidiTown is not a calendar of events.  I simply share with you the events I find interesting and worthy of comment.   This weekend there just so happens to be one of those events in my backyard. Author of “Party Across America,” Michael Guerriero, describes Tour De Fat as a “rolling carnival on wheels that’s sponsored by a brewery with a conscience”¦ part costume party, part pedaling pandemonium, and 100%