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13th Annual Bike Week, various events across various venues. Participate in a bike-to-work day, the Starlight Spectacular, cycling clinics and more. June 15-24. Bicycle and Trails Jamboree, Sat., June 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jamboree includes music, food, competitions, demonstrations and more. Call 385-7431 or visit for more.

Pikes Peak Gem & Mineral Show, Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop. $2.50-$5. View fossils and artifacts and purchase rocks, jewelry and more. June 16-18, Fri., 4-8 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 632-9686 for more.

Sock Hop, International Polka Club, 2422 Busch Ave. $10-$12. Enjoy a '50s-themed dinner and dance. Sat., June 17, 6-11 p.m. Call 598-9774 for more.

Juneteenth Celebration, CC Armstrong Quadrangle, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Featuring live gospel, R&B and jazz along with a storyteller, community information, children's activities and more. Sat., June 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 475-7255 for more.

12th Annual Starlight Spectacular, Garden of the Gods. $25-$37. Bike 14-20 miles to benefit the Trails and Open Space Coalition. Sat., June 17, midnight. Call 633-6884 or visit for more.

S-CAP 20th Anniversary Celebration, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $50. Recognize the services provided to Southern Colorado HIV/AIDS patients with live music, an art auction and more. Thurs., June 22, 5-8 p.m. Call 578-9092 for more.

Pikes Peak Jugglers Exhibition, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. Celebrate world juggling day with demonstrations, contests and more. Sat., June 24, 2-4 p.m. Call 477-9978 for more.

5th Annual VIBeS (Visually Impaired and Blind Skiers) Poker Bike Ride, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive. $25. Riders of all ages bike 8-16 miles up the Santa Fe Trail and receive a poker card at checkpoints; best hand at race's end wins a bike. Sun., June 24, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 593-1982 for more.

Ride for the Brand Ranch Rodeo Events, Longhorn Cattle Drive down Tejon St., June 30, noon. Revealing Character and Other Cowboy Tintypes exhibit at Smokebrush Gallery, June 30, 2-7 p.m. Cowhorse Classic Sale and Western Art Auction, July 1, 10 a.m. at the Norris-Penrose Events Center. Wild cow milking, trailer loading and other competitions, 6 p.m. Call 635-7776 for more.

84th Running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the "race to the clouds" will take place Sat., July 1. Call 685-4400 for more or visit

The Palmer Lake Big Bang, Tri-Lake Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake. Featuring a week of music, automobile shows and more. July 1-7. Call 719/481-0475 or visit for a complete events schedule.

Rock Ledge Ranch July 4 Celebration, Garden of the Gods and 30th Street. $2-$6. Hear famous speeches and songs from historic characters and enjoy carnival games and more. Tues., July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 578-6777 for more or visit for more.

Hope in the Park, Acacia Park, 115 E. Platte Ave. Hear community leaders discuss the Bill of Rights and enjoy jugglers, clowns, and more. Tues., July 4, noon to 4 p.m. Call 667-1110 for more.

8th Annual Greek Festival, Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 2215 Paseo Road. Free. Featuring traditional foods, dancing, wine, music and more. July 14-16, Fri., 4-10 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 634-5678 for more.

Derby Rotten Scoundrels: Pikes Peak Derby Dames Bout, Tour Inline Arena, 3325 Meadow Ridge Dr. $10-$12. Catch more irresistible derby action. Sat., July 15, 8 p.m. Call 597-1235 for more.

Voices in Time: A Commemoration of Zebulon Pike's 1806 Journey, Antlers Park, 31 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Join the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum in opening a 100-year-old time capsule and contribute to a time capsule that will be opened in 100 years. Sat., July 15, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 385-5990.

ProRodeo Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, 101 ProRodeo Drive. Free admission for members; $5-$10 for guests, $12-$20 for lunch. Presenting the class of 2006 inductees with lunch and live music. Sat., July 15, 9 a.m. to early afternoon. Call 593-8840, ext. 4763 to reserve a seat.

17th Annual Courage Classic, 155-mile, three-day cycling fundraiser to leave Leadville and tour Summit County. July 22-24. Register online at or call 303/456-9704 for more.

Champions on Ice, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $67 and up. Many of the best from Torino will compete again in Colorado Springs. Sun., July 23, 3 p.m. Call 576-2626 for tickets or more information.

2006 Rocky Mountain State Games, various venues in Colorado Springs and Denver. Running from August 4-6. Visit for more information.

Pueblo In Their Honor Air Show, Pueblo Memorial Airport, 31201 Bryan Circle, Pueblo. $5-$10. Featuring aerobatic performances, displays, flight simulators, children's activities and more .Aug. 12-13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 719/635-8803 for more.

Pikes Peak Challenge, Barr Trail, Manitou Springs. Hike to the summit of Pikes Peak on the Barr Trail in this benefit for the Brain Injury Association of Colorado. Sat., Sept. 9, 5 a.m. Call 574-1634 for more or visit

2nd Annual Robert's Race for Lung Cancer Research, Monument Valley Park. Offering a 5-K run or walk to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer. Sat., Sept. 16, 9 a.m. Call 303/913-1980 or visit for more.

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