SCAMP bike ride scheduled



Well, it's official, we're looking back on summer now.

The Summer Community Art and Mural Program, or SCAMP, has finished, leaving us with eight large public works of art in the central/downtown area. We covered this collaboration between the city of Colorado Springs and Concrete Couch back in August, when it had but one project left. (At the time, it was a mystery; it ended up being a beautification of the Arts Alley District downtown.) Now that it's all done, you can see the results of the months-long volunteer undertaking in a bicycle tour slated for 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22.

SCAMPs sleeping giant beneath the Uintah Street bridge.
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  • SCAMP's sleeping giant beneath the Uintah Street bridge.

It's free, and you'll meet at the "Pikes Peak Avenue Sculpture Garden in the middle of the block (at the current median u-turn between Tejon and Nevada)" for a five-mile ride suitable for all riders. There will be bike racks and a bike valet on hand for parking.

It'll take place during the Better Block Pikes Peak event, a street event and block party of sorts to give the avenue, which, with its parking median fails to fully capitalize on the view of Pikes Peak, a "temporary, 24-hour intervention" to "demonstrate everyday life with a street designed primarily for pedestrians."

Click here for more information on both events.

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