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UpaDowna is proud to announce its participation in GIVE! 2013. In 2012, we hosted more than 165 events with more than 5,000 participants, including 12 adventure hikes and 26 downtown bike rides with an average of 80 attendees each. In addition, UpaDowna participants logged 13,600 road and trail cycling miles, 300 mountain biking miles, 1,500 hiking miles, summited five fourteeners, and climbed 15,360 vertical feet. They’re empowered to go “Up a” mountain or overcome an obstacle, then come back “Down a” stronger, wiser version of themselves.
UpaDowna has now evolved to fill a need within the outdoor community to educate and promote adventure for all ages and abilities to include folks looking towards either an introduction to the outdoors or and advancement on presently held skills. UpaDowna's vision includes keep true to core by retaining a focus on our traditions but also by launching a Jr. Explorers club for children, expanding the outdoor gear and product review section as well as developing classes and adventures from day hikes to expeditions throughout Colorado. UpaDowna is here to break down the barriers to a fulfilling and exciting life of adventure.
As we have grown and come to more fully understand that in order to create actual appreciable change in both individuals and our environment we needed to expanded our mission from the focused 21+ age group to all ages and all walks of life. By understanding that the future of many youth's lives is greatly dependent on their self worth, self confidence and self image we see great value in our ability to expand our demographic to allow you, the adventurer, to own UpaDowna and make it yours. While we will always hold UpaDowna's founding mantra near and dear, we now have the freedom to choose our own adventure! As UpaDowna becomes your lifestyle, you can fill in the meaning to fit your personal story. This new spectrum allows so many folks the opportunity to create their own personal appreciation and understanding of UpaDowna. We like to say that now "Upa" refers to overcoming some obstacle or achieving some goal, and the "Downa" refers to coming back to your everyday life a stronger, wiser, and more aware individual.
UpaDowna is here to facilitate a fulfilling and exciting life of adventure for everyone. Please visit UpaDowna for more information, or DONATE online now.
UpaDowna is a non-profit initiative of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation
UpaDowna also supports the UpaDowna ClimbFUND, a unique fund that accepts donations and also makes grants to the local community. Check it out here: UpaDowna ClimbFUND