Come Hang Out !

Note that most of these events are more attended than the numbers show–follow links to original meetups to get full event details

Come Hang Out!

Note that most of these events are more attended than the numbers show–follow links to original meetups

May
25
Sat
2019
Hwy 36 Bike Path (GREEN ride) @ Lowes Parking Lot
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Hwy 36 Bike Path (GREEN ride) @ Lowes Parking Lot

This is a 24 mile out and back bike ride on the bike path towards Boulder. This is a green ride, and it does have some climbing. However, it is a no drop ride, and we will have a sweep so that no one gets left behind. Some come try your climbing legs out! http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1575157774Ride leader: Barb

May
26
Sun
2019
Squaw Pass +++ (BLUE / BLACK RIDE) @ Bergen Park RTD Lot
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Squaw Pass +++  (BLUE / BLACK RIDE) @ Bergen Park RTD Lot

Ride will begin at the Bergen Park RTD Park-N-Ride We will start at Bergen Park and climb Squaw Pass. At the summit, the riders can decide if they want to continue to the other side and descend into Idaho Springs before climbing back up FLoyd hill to make a loop. Or, riders can turn around at the Squaw Pass summit and return to Bergen Park. Be prepared: Water, Snacks / Food, Sunscreen, Extra Tube, Cell Phone, Ride Buddy. Blue Ride Leader: Lori HladikBlue: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/384274092 (http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1045846483) Black Ride Leader: Looking for Fun Loving Ride Leaders!Black Option: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1045846483 All Riders Please Read: What do our rider levels mean? BLUE:These rides are for more experienced riders.Pace – Average pace on flat terrain is 13-17mph.Terrain – Variable; May include some steep and/or prolonged climbs. BLACK:These rides are for the most experienced riders.Pace – Average pace on flat terrain is 17-20 mph.Terrain – Variable; often includes steep and/or prolonged climbs. Are rides ever cancelled due to weather? A rider’s safety is always important. If temperatures are forecasted to be 40 degrees or colder the ride will be cancelled. The ride will also be cancelled if the pavement is wet due to rain or slick due to freezing temperatures. If in doubt, check the ride on the OUTspokin’ Calendar before departing for your ride or contact the assigned ride leaders listed for the ride. You can also email outspokindenver@gmail.com. Additional Information… Our rides are also posted on the OUTspokin’ website ( http://www.outspokin.org/rides ). To ride with OUTspokin’, you should be a member. This small membership fee from our riders is collected to cover the cost of team liability insurance, which offers “members” partial coverage if anything should happen during the ride; we also absorb the costs of web hosting, e-mail communications, providing custom team jerseys at cost, and participation in PrideFest and other social events. OUTspokin’ also works with various sponsors to provide discounts to members. Membership purchases are for the season; therefore, memberships will expire on January 1st of the following year. To purchase a membership, go to the OUTspokin’ store (http://www.outspokin.org/store)page (http://www.outspokin.org/store). (http://www.outspokin.org/store) OUTspokin’s bike riding program, is organized and led by volunteers. We hope you have an enjoyable and safe cycling experience, and find rides that suit your riding style and fitness level. You are responsible for your own decisions on the ride. To ensure your safety and that of others, we do have the following expectations of ride participants: – Cyclists are required to wear a correctly adjusted helmet. – Participants must sign a waiver including an emergency and/or home phone number. – Riders must cycle in a legal, safe, and courteous manner. Obey all traffic laws. Practice good bike etiquette. Use hand signals. – Never ride with earphones or ear bud(s).Pull off and stop when using a cell phone. – Participants should carry a pump, spare tube, patch kit, and money and know how to fix their own flats. Make sure to carry water and a snack as well. – Plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes before the start time with your bicycle ready to ride. This allows time to sign the waiver, listen to route instructions, meet the leader, and look at the map if available. – We also recommend that you print out the map for the ride you choose to do, if available from our website. For the group’s enjoyment as well as your own, choose a ride at the pace and distance that matches your current ability.All participants are expected to be personally responsible for their own conduct and decisions while on an OUTspokin’s ride. And above all else, HAVE FUN!

May
30
Thu
2019
Rainbow Recovery
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rainbow Recovery

An open Queer Affirmative recovery group, inclusive of substance and eating disorder recovery,

*please attend sober

Jun
1
Sat
2019
Boulder to Ward or Jamestown via Olde Stage Rd. and Left Hand Canyon.
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Boulder to Ward or Jamestown via Olde Stage Rd. and Left Hand Canyon.

Map coming soon! This is a blue and black ride starting in N. Boulder, then climbing up and over Olde Stage road before dropping down into Left Hand canyon. From there people will have the choice of a blue ride which climbs up to Jamestown or the black ride that climbs up to Ward. Blue Ride Leaders: MichelleBlack Ride Leaders: Maria and Rene

Jun
2
Sun
2019
Belmar out to Golden down through Bear Creek loop @ Belmar Park
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Belmar out to Golden down through Bear Creek loop @ Belmar Park

This will be a blue ride. We will head out from Belmar to Golden via roads, and come through Bear Creek. Should be a nice summer ride. Join us!Ride Leader: Kim and Ryan https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2239423783

Jun
4
Tue
2019
Sunset Gathering (Boulder)
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunset Gathering (Boulder)

Join us this summer for casual hang outs with friends, food, music and yard games in Boulder at Scott Carpenter Park and Denver and Cheesman Park!

Sunset is the perfect time to witness the beauty and wonder of transition. Magnificent colors are revealed in the in-between and at Sunset Gathering we come together to celebrate the vibrant, ever-changing landscape in ourselves and each other.

This is a space to meet and cultivate heart-centered queer and trans community, friendship and connection, so come out and play!

All ages are welcome and encouraged to come to gathering.

This is an alcohol-free space 🙂

Queer Asterisk will provide drinks and light snacks, please bring some food to share and yard games if you’d like!

Donations are accepted and help support the gathering!

Jun
6
Thu
2019
Rainbow Recovery
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rainbow Recovery

An open Queer Affirmative recovery group, inclusive of substance and eating disorder recovery,

*please attend sober

Jun
9
Sun
2019
Hygiene to Carter Lake / Masonville (Green/BLUE/BLACK Ride) @ Hygiene Elementary School
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Hygiene to Carter Lake / Masonville (Green/BLUE/BLACK Ride) @ Hygiene Elementary School

This weekend’s ride is one of our favorites (we say that about all our rides)! If you want flat, hills, straight roads, farm country, lakes and a challenge, then join us for a ride up north! We will meet at the Hygiene Elementary School Parking Lot and will leave at 9 AM sharp! Give yourself plenty of time and arrive early! Bring ample water and snacks along with an extra tube and a smile! Hope to have you riding with us! Green Ride Leader: Beth & JerillinHygiene-Carter Lakehttps://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/362581009 Blue Ride Leader:Andy&StevenHygiene – Cater Lake Loophttp://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/362584167 Black Ride Leader: TBDHygiene – Carter Lake Loophttps://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/362584167 All Riders Please Read: What do our rider levels mean? GREEN (no drop):These rides are perfect if you haven’t been on your bike for awhile or just want an easy ride. Green rides generally have a social aspect at the end of the ride.Pace – Average pace on flat terrain is 10-13 mph.Terrain – Relatively flat; small hills BLUE:These rides are for more experienced riders.Pace – Average pace on flat terrain is 13-17mph.Terrain – Variable; May include some steep and/or prolonged climbs. BLACK:These rides are for the most experienced riders.Pace – Average pace on flat terrain is 17-20 mph.Terrain – Variable; often includes steep and/or prolonged climbs. Are rides ever cancelled due to weather? A rider’s safety is always important. If temperatures are forecasted to be 40 degrees or colder the ride will be cancelled. The ride will also be cancelled if the pavement is wet due to rain or slick due to freezing temperatures. If in doubt, check the ride on the OUTspokin’ Calendar before departing for your ride or contact the assigned ride leaders listed for the ride. You can also email outspokindenver@gmail.com. Additional Information… Our rides are also posted on the OUTspokin’ website ( http://www.outspokin.org/rides ). To ride with OUTspokin’, you should be a member. This small membership fee from our riders is collected to cover the cost of team liability insurance, which offers “members” partial coverage if anything should happen during the ride; we also absorb the costs of web hosting, e-mail communications, providing custom team jerseys at cost, and participation in PrideFest and other social events. OUTspokin’ also works with various sponsors to provide discounts to members. Membership purchases are for the season; therefore, memberships will expire on January 1st of the following year. To purchase a membership, go to the OUTspokin’ store (http://www.outspokin.org/store)page (http://www.outspokin.org/store). (http://www.outspokin.org/store) OUTspokin’s bike riding program, is organized and led by volunteers. We hope you have an enjoyable and safe cycling experience, and find rides that suit your riding style and fitness level. You are responsible for your own decisions on the ride. To ensure your safety and that of others, we do have the following expectations of ride participants: – Cyclists are required to wear a correctly adjusted helmet. – Participants must sign a waiver including an emergency and/or home phone number. – Riders must cycle in a legal, safe, and courteous manner. Obey all traffic laws. Practice good bike etiquette. Use hand signals. – Never ride with earphones or ear bud(s).Pull off and stop when using a cell phone. – Participants should carry a pump, spare tube, patch kit, and money and know how to fix their own flats. Make sure to carry water and a snack as well. – Plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes before the start time with your bicycle ready to ride. This allows time to sign the waiver, listen to route instructions, meet the leader, and look at the map if available. – We also recommend that you print out the map for the ride you choose to do, if available from our website. For the group’s enjoyment as well as your own, choose a ride at the pace and distance that matches your current ability.All participants are expected to be personally responsible for their own conduct and decisions while on an OUTspokin’s ride. And above all else, HAVE FUN!

Jun
13
Thu
2019
Denver Queer Conversation
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Denver Queer Conversation

Queer Conversation is a drop-in discussion group for queer folks meet to share ideas, thoughts, struggles, concepts, theory, lived experiences, and everything under the rainbow of queer.

Join us 🙂

This group will be hosted in our Denver Office: 1155 Sherman St., Suite 311.
Rotating facilitation.

Donations are greatly appreciated and help us continue to offer community programming and events.

Rainbow Recovery
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rainbow Recovery

An open Queer Affirmative recovery group, inclusive of substance and eating disorder recovery,

*please attend sober