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Community Sports

  • Youth basketball openings; practice starts Nov. 14
    Fort Lupton’s recreation center is looking for third- through sixth-grade boys and girls for its youth basketball program this winter.             Games begin Dec. 3. Practice starts the week of Nov. 14.             The early bird fee (before Oct. 14) is $55. The fee jumps to $65 by Oct. 21. Call 303-857-4200.
  • Turkey Trot is Nov. 19
    Brighton’s 32nd annual Turkey Trot steps off at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Brighton Recreation Center. It’s a 5K walk/run and serves as a qualifying race for next spring’s Bolder Boulder. Early bird fees ae $30 for adults and $20 for youths and seniors. Race-day fees are $33 for adults and $25 for youths and seniors. The fee includes a T-shirt, breakfast and entry for prize drawings.
  • Competitive basketball tryouts Oct. 24-25
    Tryouts for a competitive, Gold Crown boys (third through eighth grade) basketball team are set foir Oct. 24 and 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Frederick High School, 5701 Tipple Parkway. Cost is determined based on the number of teams, players per team, practice times, gym availability and insurance. Up to four hours of practice will be available from October through February. The schedule calls for up to 30 games in tournaments and in the Gold Crown league. Call 303-598-1178 or email Conway_jeff@svvsd.org.
  • Bike Brighton Oct. 15
    The next Bike Brighton ride is set for 6:30 p.m., Oct. 15,  on the south side of City Hall in Carmichael Park, 600 S. Fourth Ave. All levels are welcome. The rides take place every full moon from April through October.
  • Youth basketball
    Fort Lupton’s recreation center is looking for third- through sixth-grade boys and girls for its youth basketball program this winter. Games begin Dec. 3. Practice starts the week of Nov. 14. The early bird fee (before Oct. 14) is $55. The fee jumps to $65 by Oct. 21. Call 303-857-4200.  
  • Family bike night Aug. 23
    Ride your bike with others in the community for family bike night, a 3-to-5-mile ride starting at 6:15 p.m. at Railroad Park, 101 Pacific Ave. in Fort Lupton. Sponsored by the City of Fort Lupton with staff on hand to offer safety tips. Some bicycles available to borrow for the ride.  
  • Swim lessons registration deadline is July 21
    The deadline to sign up for the last round of summer morning swim lessons at the Fort Lupton Recreation Center is July 21. It costs $36 before that date. The lessons are from July 25 to Aug. 4.
  • Little Britches Rodeo returns June 4-5
    The Little Britches Rodeo is set for a return appearance at the Adams County Fairgrounds, East 124th Avenue and U.S. Highway 85, the weekend of June 4. The events start at 10 a.m., June 4, and continue at 9 a.m., June 5. All-around and reserve all-around buckles will be presented to all divisions both days. The youngest age division is the Little Wrangers ( 5- to 9-year-olds). Boys and girls compete together in barrels, poles, flags and goat tail untying.
  • Big day on the track for Frederick's Nives-Martin
       
  • Swim lessons registration deadline is Jan. 14
        The registration deadline for swim lessons through the Fort Lupton Recreation Center is Jan. 14. The Monday and Wednesday evening lessons run from Jan. 18 through Feb. 17.     Cost for the seven levels of lessons (from parent/child up through levels 5 and 6 is $41. Call 303-857-4200 with questions.