Newmont Bike MS

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 3:01pm

Join fellow cyclists on this two-day ride to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis. Challenge yourself with the century route, or opt for the 68- or 73-mile routes from Westminster to Fort Collins on Saturday. On day two, riders can choose a 66- or 75-mile trek back through the Colorado foothills. Proceeds benefit the National MS Society. Sat 6 a.m.-Sun 6:30 a.m.

Sonic Boom Race

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 2:39pm

Cyclists maneuver through the streets of downtown Louisville for a chance to win the title of Colorado Master Criterium Champion. After the race, reward yourself with a beer and a slice at the Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House afterparty. Sat 7:45 a.m.

Leadville Trail Marathon

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 11:53am

For some, this standard marathon distance offers a nice prep run for the heralded Leadville 100 in August. For others, it's a longtime bucket-list goal. Either way the picturesque views along the rugged mountain course make this 26.2-miler unlike any other.

Run For Your Lives

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 2:01pm

The best way to escape this nightmare is to outrun it. But before you can reach the finish line of this 5K, you’ll need to survive its zombie-infested terrain. Besides dodging the hoards of undead hunters trying to steal your “lifeline” flags, you must also overcome obstacles. Do whatever it takes to get through the meandering maze, treacherous “bloodpit,” and lightless smokehouse. Once you’ve made it out alive, racers can relax at the event's after-party, Apocalypse, which includes a free beer for each participant as well as games, music, and local vendors. Sat 8 a.m.

Snake River Mountain Bike Race & Festival

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 12:17pm

Don't fret as snow melts from Colorado's famous ski resorts–trade your boards in for wheels instead. This bike-centric festival challenges riders to traverse through a combination of dirt roads, steep inclines, and downhill trails in a variety of races. Pick your path with ride options including the marathon, half marathon, cross-country, or half cross-country races. Cash prizes, ranging from $50 to $300, will be awarded based on race category and gender.

Firefly Handmade Summer Market

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 9:52am

Get ready to shop. This outdoor fair features more than 90 local artisans, including Sage & Grace Apothecary products and Emma Ginsberg paintings. Stay fueled with local food trucks, and don’t miss live music and beer on Saturday evening. Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Modern Mixology

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 4:37pm

Cocktails go sci-fi during this mixology class. Culinary whiz Ian Kleinman, a devotee of molecular gastronomy, will guide you through intricate drink-making methods (like liquid nitrogen-chilled libations) and a dessert sampling. You'll leave with a cookbook, but be sure to bring protective eyewear. 21+. Sat 6-8:30 p.m.

Central City Opera Festival

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 2:15pm

A trio of talented casts will perform three beloved operas and musicals. Hear award-winning voices belt out the Barber of Seville (performed in Italian with supertitles in English), Our Town, and Show Boat. The troupe performing Show Boat will travel down to Denver for the six-day run at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Days, times vary.

Strings Music Festival

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 11:04am

For 26 years, Steamboat Springs has hosted a music festival dedicated solely to string instruments. This year's lineup includes 75 diverse performances across classical music, rock, jazz, country, world rhythms, and bluegrass. Days, times vary. 

Shannon McNally Band

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 9:53am

Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally often makes music about bayous, alligators, and docks. She draws from Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, and novelist John Steinbeck in her bruised, folksy blues. Sat 9 p.m.

The Oh Hellos

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 11:27am

Texas-based siblings Maggie and Tyler Heath are deliberately independent and self-producing musicians. The brother-sister duo plays joyous and vibrant harmonies wrapped in tender, cozy folk rock. Sat 9 p.m.