DGO picks in and around Durango: October 11 to 17
Bike for womenA love of trail running and mountain biking runs deeps in the veins of every true Durangatang, and if that’s you, be sure not to miss this year’s Ska Durango Double. Aside from all kinds of exercise, from the Horse Gulch Hustle, the Durango Double, and the Kids Mini Double, this event will benefit the Women’s Resource Center, an empowerment group for women and girls in Durango. If that isn’t reason enough for you, there’ll also be plenty of local food and drink, prizes, and live music by StillHouse Junkies.
Details: Oct. 13, Ska Durango Double, 8:30 a.m., $65-$130, Animas Surgical Hospital, 575 Rivergate Lane, durangodouble.comMotorcycles + pets = adoptionAttention everyone! The La Plata County Humane Society is overflowing with adorable pets that you should adopt immediately at this weekend’s Hogs 4 Paws. Just try saying no to the plethora of pups and cats waiting for a home to call their own. But if that isn’t for you, don’t just turn away! The Humane Society is also in need of all kinds of supplies, from food, to toys, to blankets that Durango Harley-Davidson is kind enough to be collecting through the month of October.
Details: Oct. 13, Hogs 4 Paws, 10 a.m., free, Durango Harley-Davidson, 750 S. Camino Del Rio, lpchumanesociety.orgThe Spooktacular Wild WestGet yo’ creep on (in a good way) by turning back the hands of time and treating yourself to not just any old carriage ride, but a haunted carriage ride. Starting at The General Palmer Hotel, take a leisurely ride through town and learn about the spirits that haunt the streets and businesses of downtown Durango.
Details: Oct. 13, The Haunted Horseman: A Spooky Carriage Ride, 3 p.m., $30, The General Palmer Hotel, 567 Main Ave., horseflyhistory.com