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May’s a merry month in the Vail Valley

Special to the EnterpriseEagle residents Linda Garrett and Lisa Schober share a laugh outside The Dustyboot in Eagle during the One Eagle Bicycle Pub Crawl last spring

EAGLE, Colorado – Spring is fickle in the Rocky Mountain high country, but after months of indoor confinement, downvalley denizens remain ever hopeful that May weather will cooperate for merry times in the great outdoors.

May is jam-packed with Eagle activities ranging from the rigorous to the relaxed. Here’s a sampling of what’s planned for the month ahead:

When: Saturday

Time: All day

Where: Brush Creek Park

Details: Eagle residents are urged to spruce up the town and celebrate all things green during this family-friendly, all day event. The day will begin with a the community clean-up at 8 a.m. Volunteers can gather at the Brush Creek Pavilion and then disperse out to collect trash along roadways and trails throughout town. Beginning at 10 a.m. volunteers can help plant trees and shrubs long lower Brush Creek. Gather at the pavilion to participate.

Throughout the day, free trash drop off dumpsters will be available at the parking lot behind the Eagle Ranch Fitness Club.

After a morning of work, the party begins. Various demonstrations, seminars, guided hikes and children’s activities are planned at Brush Creek Park throughout the afternoon. Live music and other performances are planned at the park stage. Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District will operate a kids zone with special activities for the junior set.

Party for the Planet is presented by the town of Eagle, the Dusty Boot Steakhouse and Luigi’s Pastahouse. For a full schedule of activities, visit the town’s website at

When: Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16

Where: Eagle Ranch Village

Details: The weekend expo will feature events ranging from bicycle demonstrations and rides to live music, fly fishing demonstrations and more. For additional information visit

What: 10K trail run

When: Saturday, May 16

Time: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. The race gets under way at 9 a.m.

Details: The second annual Dusty Boot Boneyard Boogie 10K run is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 15.

More than 80 runners participated last year and that number is expected to double this year, which is organized by the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District and the Eagle Ranch Fitness Club.

Registration and bib pick-up will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Eagle Valley Middle School soccer field on the morning of the race. This is a point-to-point run with a one-mile distance between start and finish – please coordinate accordingly. Participants are encouraged to park at the Eagle Pool and take a warm-up run to the Eagle Valley Middle School for the start of the race. Parking will also be available at Eagle Valley Middle School near the start. AmericInn will provide shuttle service to race participants from the pool to the trailhead. For more information please call (970) 328-2172.

Register before May 14 for only $25; race day registration will be $30. Registration locations include Eagle Ranch Fitness Club, Gypsum Recreation Center, Everyday Outfitters, Westin Riverfront, and

What: A bike tour featuring various “pubs” around town.

When: Saturday, May 22

Time: Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. at Broadway Liquors

Details: The group ride will include stops at Paradigms, The Dusty Boot, Grand Avenue Grill and the Brush Creek Saloon. Additional information will be available as the event draws nearer. Visit

What: Eagle’s communitywide loaner bike program

When: Bikes are back on the street

Details: Green bikes are loaner vehicles located throughout Eagle in special racks. They can be easily spotted because of their signature color. Residents and visitors are welcome to borrow a Green Bike to ride around town, just return it to a designated rack when the trip is done.

What: Bike ride on the Boneyard trail followed by relaxation at the Back Bowl

When: Sunday, May 23

Time: Meet at noon at the Mountain Pedaler in downtown Eagle.

Details: Break out your oldest bike for a cruise up the Boneyard trail. After the excursion, riders will gather at the Back Bowl from some relaxation on the patio.

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