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1. Ride: 5280’s Historic Bike Tour of Denver
Why you should go: You like to bike. You like history. You love Denver. Combine the three in our two-wheeled tour of the city (it's great for newcomers, too).
Details: Your choice, Denver
2. Build: Sand in the City
Why you should go:...
June 3 2015, 10:45 AM
Winemaker John Balistreri enjoys a glass of his handcrafted, Sicilian-style wine at the award-winning vineyard that three generations of his family help operate.
The Winery: Balistreri Vineyards
The People: Balistreri Vineyards is a family affair. Although founder John Balistreri, whose grandparents emigrated to the U.S. from a small village in Sicily, grew up making wine, he originally operated a cut-flower business from property he’d...
May 28 2015, 4:00 PM
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We hope you’re hungry!
This summer, we’re highlighting a must-eat-right-now ingredient every week. First up? Rhubarb, that delightful harbinger of warm weather and fresh produce. Visit 5280.com/freshpicks2015 every week for tips on which ingredient you should be growing, buying,...
May 28 2015, 10:30 AM
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There are casual bikers, and then there are those who make it a goal to out-bike everyone on the Cherry Creek Trail. BikeLife Denver, a new publication available online and at bike shops throughout the city, hopes to cater to both ends of the spectrum, plus all the cyclists in between. The magazine...
May 28 2015, 4:59 AM
Denver’s nickname, the "Mile High City," is due to a quirk of topography.
Although most of downtown Denver is situated just below 5,280 feet in elevation, the adjacent Capitol Hill district sits on a slightly higher knoll. As a result, the historic Capitol, with its glistening, 24-karat-gold-...
May 26 2015, 11:45 AM
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While we would definitely prefer sunshine and warm weather as summer approaches, the Denver skyline rarely looks more beautiful than during a storm. Meteorologists say that the rain will continue into next week, so head over to Speer and Zuni (where this photo was taken) for a stunning view of the...
May 21 2015, 2:10 PM
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Yesterday, the American College of Sports Medicine released its annual American Fitness Index (AFI), which ranks metropolitan areas (cities plus their suburbs) on their fitness level. In 2014, Denver clocked in at a respectable fourth, but this year fell down to sixth. While I’m a bit outraged on...
May 21 2015, 10:15 AM
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With all of the fantastic suds right here in Denver, it seems silly to leave the city in search of craft brews. But a few months ago, Barley’s Angels, a women’s craft beer education group, realized that there was a demand for beer-centric field trips. “The idea to do a beer travel program...
May 20 2015, 10:30 AM