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First Wedding on the Incline ???

A little more than a week past Valentine's Day, love sprang eternal on the Incline. Friends said this couple had met on the Incline so just up from the base and to the side of the ties they tied the knot on Saturday, February 23. Yes, of course, the couple and some of the wedding party intended to hike the Incline post-ceremony. If she'd had a bouquet that would've been quite the toss from the top ay?…

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Posted by Bill Beagle on February 23, 2013 at 12:00pm

Thanks to all of Our "Outlaw" Donors

Incline Diva Jill Suarez (or as she dubbed herself, "The Incline Bunny)" was one of more than a dozen people who ponied up cash to have their picture taken, one more time, with the "No Trespassing" sign that was removed from the Incline for eventual display at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. A lot of hikers took advantage of a beautiful, Spring-like day to climb the Incline which became legally open to the public on February 1, 2013. One couple (see above)…

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Posted by Bill Beagle on February 23, 2013 at 10:00am

Expectations of a Trail Work Day

At our recent crew leader training some of us discussed the “patience factor,” i.e. crew leaders don’t want to be waiting around for volunteers to organize, pay attention, etc. and volunteers, since they are giving freely of their time, don’t want that time wasted either. As a volunteer, when you arrive for a trail project you can expect a certain amount of time will be spent organizing you into different crews, familiarizing you with tools and most importantly, reviewing safety…

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Posted by Bill Beagle on May 1, 2012 at 1:15pm

Crew Leader Training

Board President Steve Bremner and Board Member BIll Beagle took part in approximately 16 hours of Crew Leader Training during the April 20-22 weekend. It was a great weekend to be outside in two beautiful spots, Glen Eyrie and Garden of the Gods and we even managed to get some good work done, on a new trail, an existing trail and reclamation work on a social trail. One of the most gratifying aspects was seeing 29 other people take part in this training. Sez a lot about just how much people…

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Posted by Bill Beagle on April 24, 2012 at 8:16pm

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2014 Incline Friends Membership Drive!

Love the Manitou Springs Incline? Love beer? Want to get your hands on the cool new Incline Friends running shorts? Then join the Incline Friends at 6 p.m., April 30, at the new Manitou Brewing Company for our 2014 membership drive kickoff! This year is going to be a BIG one for the Incline! Show your support by becoming a member of one of the most active nonprofits in town! Incline Friends is dedicated to creating a safe and sustainable Incline for generations to come. Membership is $35. All who join will receive the Incline Friends shorts and our new merchant discount card, good for sweet deals at many great Manitou Springs businesses!

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Mission Statement:The Incline Friends group is dedicated to making the Incline sustainable and open to the public.

 

Keep on Smiling: For anyone who shops online, please check out Amazon Smile. For every purchase you make, Amazon Smile will kick back a percentage to Incline Friends. Many thanks!

MORE GOOD NEWS! - THANKS INDY GIVE!

The final tally is in, with Incline Friends receiving a check from the Colorado Springs' Independen'ts IndyGive! campaign for a little over $27,000! Credit goes to all of you great Incline supporters for your generous donations that helped us secure matching grants. Thanks to all of you YOUNG donors (36 and under) for helping us finish a very close second in that category, enabling us to earn an additional $4,000 that included in the total above. We hope you had as much fun as we did, participating in this great community philanthropic event and we hope you enjoyed or will enjoy some of the incentives you got from your donations.

Rest assured your Board of Directors is not restring. Despite this successful campaign, we are still looking to raise an additional $150,000 as our share of making the Incline better and more sustainable.

 

GREAT NEWS! THANKS GOCO!

Take a Bow! - Wednesday, December 11, 2013 brought some wonderful news to your Incline Friends Board of Directors. It is wonderful news for all who love and use the Incline. Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) which disburses funds from state lottery proceeds awarded a generous grant that will help in restoring and stabilizing the Incline. The grant is in the amount of $350,000. That's right, no typo, four zeroes behind the 35. Not only did GOCO fund the project to the fullest extent possible, GOCO also gave very good feedback on the project, calling it the highest ranking project in the entire state. YOU, Incline users should share in this achievement. Your enthusiasm, dedication and support helped make this happen. Numbers don't lie and the numbers presented in the grant application were a clear indication of the popularity of the Incline and its importance to our community, a resounding testament that could not be ignored. So the next time you hit the Incline, step a little lighter, broaden that grin on your face because YOU, all of you were a big, big part of making this happen! The Incline Friends must now raise our portion ($200,000) to insure the improvement project is completed so remember that we are a part of the Indy Give! campaign which runs through December 31, with special thanks to so many of you who have already donated.
INCLINE COUNTER: Did you ever wonder how many people really climb the Incline? Click here and see the results from the City of Colorado Springs' counter.

 

IT'S OPEN! The Incline Friends celebrated the opening of the Manitou Incline at sunrise on Friday. It was great to host the media, some special guests and all the Incline climbers who came out to join in the festivities. Now it's time to get to work raising funds - to the tune of $1 million - to fix and maintain the Incline, build a trailhead and some new trails for downhill traffic. Keep an eye on Incline Friends.com for info on how you can help. Until then, here are some links to get you started. Donate to Incline Friends > http://bit.ly/YISeME. Become a member of Incline Friends http://bit.ly/Xcz5fD. Like Incline Friends on Facebook http://on.fb.me/VsKQPc Thanks again for your support and we'll see you on the LEGAL Incline!

VIDEO: Here's a video of the official "christening" of the LEGAL Manitou Incline.

INCLINE WILL OPEN ON FRIDAY
Hikers will no longer be able to trespass on the Manitou Incline. That's because beginning Friday (Feb. 1) hiking up the old railway bed will be legal. The Manitou Springs City Council gave the final approval for opening the popular trail on Tuesday. "I speak for myself and for the members of Incline Friends when I offer my sincere congratulations to all who worked to make this happen. A legal Incline is something that the people of the Pikes Peak Region deserve," said Bill Beagle of the Incline Friends committee. Read all about it!

Must See: Incline Friends committee member Bill Beagle has the "Incline Blues."

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Incline Friends auctioning football autographed by entire Denver Broncos team

What do the Broncos and the Incline have in common?Read on.....In the fall…Continue

Tags: Peyton, Manning, auction, autograph, Broncos

Started by Tim Bergsten Jan 29.

Grouse Grind

I just joined Incline Friends today and I was wondering if any of you incliners have also experienced the Grouse Grind in Vancouver, BC.  Sorry if this has already come up, I was just curious. Continue

Started by Stephen Nulty Sep 19, 2013.

Volunteer for the Sept. 14 Incline work day!

The Incline needs your help!! Come close social trails, repair…Continue

Tags: Manitou, Springs, day, work, volunteer

Started by Tim Bergsten Aug 22, 2013.

Incline Song

After climbing the Incline a number of times I kept thinking that there should be a song or some other type of sentiment that brings out what everyone experiences as they make the ascent. During my last climb, I kept hearing a song going off in my…Continue

Started by Fran Pitaro Jul 13, 2013.

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