Film showcases seniors aiming for gold
The SilverSneakers Fitness Program and the New Mexico Senior Olympics will present the documentary “Age of Champions” at 9 a.m. May 29 at the Museum of Natural History and Science’s Lockheed Martin DynaTheater.
“Age of Champions” is the story of competitors sprinting, leaping and swimming for gold at the National Senior Olympics.
“As the nation’s leading exercise program designed to keep older adults active and healthy, SilverSneakers is excited to partner with “Age of Champions” to tell the compelling stories of the nation’s senior athletes,” said Marlene Sena, senior fitness account manager for SilverSneakers. “Age of Champions is motivational, funny and inspirational. If you’re not currently physically active, you will be after you view the film.”
Tickets to the free screening are available to the public at the museum on a first-come, first-served basis. Refreshments and SilverSneakers class demonstrations are included with the screening. Guests 60 and older get into the museum for free after the show. For more information, call 505-452-7593.
Cyclists rejoice: It’s (mostly) all downhill
Angel Fire Resort has opened its bike park for the summer with more than 50 miles of new and enhanced trails.
The re-worked trails offer beginners a safe and controlled environment to learn the sport, improve their basic skills and fine-tune the right technique for difficult sections, according to bike park manager Hogan Koesis. A full span of instructors also are on hand for one-on-one skills, training and advice. This season, Angel Fire Resort is offering smaller-sized bikes in the rental fleet, a new summit area skill center, bike clinics and multi-day camps.
Riders also will benefit from the the expansion along the backside of the mountain with the new Enduro Trails, Koesis said.
Options for other area mountain biking include the 23-mile South Boundary Trail, which begins just south of Angel Fire and ends in Taos. The South Boundary Trail, deemed by many to be a “can’t miss” epic ride, features some of the best high-altitude single-track anywhere in the United States.
A single-day lift pass for the mountain is $30. Find more information at angelfirebikepark.com.