The Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA) is rolling out its new rapid-bus transit system this week and everyone is invited to take advantage of three days of free bus rides valley-wide. The new system, dubbed "VelociRFTA" will offer an enhanced schedule of buses during peak commuting times of the day, making it more convenient to get up and down the valley for work or play. For details on the new program and updated schedules, visit rfta.com.
You have one more chance to enjoy a fun evening at Snowmass's Elk Camp tomorrow, August 30. The popular Valhalla Nights program offers participants a campfire and s'mores, lawn games, live music and BBQ until 8:30pm. Bike clinics will be offered from 4-7pm for ages 16 and up. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and season pass holders. For details, visit www.aspensnowmass.com/valhalla.
If you're visiting Aspen and have never been to the Maroon Bells, be sure to take advantage of the free guided hikes offered on site at the Bells by the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). Wednesday, August 28, there will be two hikes at 10:15am and 1:15pm. The hikes begin at the Maroon Bells Information Center at Maroon Lake and are short strolls following the shore of Maroon Lake, where you'll learn about the geology and flora and fauna of the area. For details, email email@example.com.