Planning a Santa Fe Trail Ride?Dale Campbell
I know in the past, when we’ve had visitors in town who are also cyclists, we take a ride or two on the Trail while they are in town. It’s easy to share the scenery with visitors and forget that some of our out-of-town visitors are flat-landers and are not acclimated to the elevation here in Colorado. That can make for a challenge getting back to the point of departure on the trail. Here’s one solution that may help folks enjoy more rides on the trail.
Recently a Colorado Springs resident started a service providing one-way riders a shuttle service back to their vehicles. Operating as a volunteer service, the Santa Fe Shuttle Guy (SSG) has suggested donations of $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12. As you can see in the accompanying photo, the SSG has a van and trailer to support his service. Operating on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 5pm, SSG can pick you up at Monument Valley Park, Woodman Road, Northgate Road, Baptist Road or Monument. He requests that you call before you leave the trailhead where you start to make sure SSG is operating that day.
If you’re interested, call the SantaFe Shuttle Guy at 310-0529.