Who We Are

PIKES PEAK OUTDOOR RECREATION ALLIANCE is a collaborative to make the incredible natural and recreation assets of the Pikes Peak area an even greater economic driver for our region. Led by a Board and Council made up of outdoor industry and local community leaders, including the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC and the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau, the organization aims to make the Pikes Peak region known as THE place for outdoor recreation.

Health and quality of life are now key determining factors in where people and businesses choose to locate. Our outdoor recreation opportunities can compete with any in the region, and are attracting participants from all 50 states and other countries.


We are looking for key stakeholders who would like to shape the future of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.

Our Mission


Grow outdoor recreation in the
Pikes Peak region.


Inspire people to pursue outdoor recreation.


Strengthen outdoor industry through best practices.



Steward our outdoor environments.


Advocate for outdoor recreation in political and economic forums.


Our Vision

PPORA will establish the Pikes Peak Region as one of the premier destinations to pursue Outdoor Recreation, while helping to attract and recruit appropriate businesses and establish policies and best practices for our industry.



Becky Leinweber
Executive Director


Board Members

Angler’s Covey

Brian Shelton
Front Range Climbing

Willie Kalaskie

Greg Wellens
Adventure Out West

Jennifer Peterson
Rocky Mountain Field Insitute

Council Members

Hannah Parsons
Chamber & EDC

cheryl McCullough
Convention and Visitor Bureau

Susan Davies
Trails and Open Space Coalition

Jerry Panek
Predator 4WD

Frank McGee
Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Rebecca Jewett
Palmer Land Trust

Ben Sack
Echo Canyon Rafting

Bonnie Johnson
Colorado Springs Bike Shop

Dolores Davis
Garden of the Gods
Visitor Center

Rachel Leinweber
Pikes Peak Outfitter

Miles Cottom
Alpern Myers Stuart LLC

Jim Smith
Mountain Chalet

Tim Leigh
Hoff & Leigh

Jon Easdon
Blindside Snowboards

Kenny Romero
Colorado Springs Utilites

How We Work – Find Your Place

PPORA primarily works within committees with the PPORA Council coming together once a month between September and May. Committees are set up and established based off of need and meetings are worked out by the committee leader. We would be honored if you would like to participate on one of our committees.


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