Five Ways to Connect with Community this Autumn

Aspen Historical Society is sponsoring this week's Community Panels. Can you find the Aspen corner featured in this historical photograph?
Aspen Historical Society is sponsoring this week's Community Panels. Can you find the Aspen corner featured in this historical photograph?

Sept 27: “Tales of the Ute People” – Basalt Regional Library

There’s something for everyone at the Basalt Regional Library, from books to presentations, and that includes an upcoming talk about the Roaring Fork Valley’s original inhabitants, the Ute people. Learn about our collective cultural background from a tribal member and Aspen Historical Society curator. Best of all, you can ride to the event! The library hosts a WE-cycle station. Find out more.  


Sept 27, 28, and 29: Hotel Jerome, Wheeler Opera House, Red Butte Cemetery Tours – Aspen Historical Society

The Aspen Historical Society presents a series of local history tours based in different iconic Aspen locations. Experience the history of Aspen as seen through the eyes of the Hotel Jerome, enjoy a guided tour inside the Wheeler Opera House, or take a guided walking tour of one of Aspen’s cemeteries which include insights into the lives of the locals who are buried there. These special tours will be wrapping up at the end of September, so sign up for one before it’s too late! You may also visit the Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum all year round; if you go by bike (the closest WE-cycle station to the museum is at Marolt Housing), admission is free.


Sept 26 – 29: “Mountains Matter Summit” – Aspen Institute

Communities across the world share our valley’s strengths and challenges: from alpine splendor to drought, the Mountain Partnership will convene attendees from diverse mountainous nations to discuss the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development. The conference is hosted by the Aspen Institute, a founding WE-cycle partner. Access to the summit is made easy with free rides between locations at The Aspen Meadows and downtown Aspen. WE-cycle is proud to support this summit as an in-kind sponsor. Read more.


September 30: Music on the Mall – Snowmass Tourism

There is still plenty of live music to hear in Snowmass Village this autumn! Make your way over to the Mall and enjoy local band Highway 82 as they play their specialty – Western Colorado music. You can get to this concert multi-modally, by WE-cycling to your nearest RFTA station and then taking the bus to Snowmass.  


Oct 11 and Oct 25: Morning Birding at Hallam Lake – Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Join local birder extraordinaire Rebecca Weiss in an immersive journey through downtown’s Hallam Lake Nature Preserve. Spot and enjoy a wide variety of bird species as you learn about their habitat, behavior, and patterns of identification. You’ll walk – or ride – away with a greater appreciation for the biodiversity that surrounds us Aspenites every day. Take WE-cycle to the North Mill Station and make your way to the Hallam Lake entrance, on Puppy Smith Street, from there. Sign up for Morning Birding here.