Take the bus to Boulder! Hike the foothills of the iconic Flatirons and enjoy a vibrant college town. With many trails in Chautauqua Park and experienced locals to guide your hike, you’ll enjoy the scenery at a comfortable pace. After the hike, explore Boulder on your own with local recommendations for restaurants, breweries and attractions. The Flatiron Flyer back to Union Station departs every half-hour until midnight.
Explore Denver’s well-known and growing craft brewery and cider scene with one of three guided walking tours of select River North taprooms tailored to your taste. Choose a cider tour, an IPA tour or a stout tour. All tours include up to four breweries or cideries – each one with a food truck parked outside! Enjoy responsibly at your own pace.
Note: The tour is approximately 1.5 miles with stops.
Make new friends and explore Downtown Denver on a scavenger hunt through the city’s central business district. Organized by Big City Hunt, the hunt begins at Union Station with groups of two to six people. Bring your team or come on your own to join new friends! Race through 15 clues before finishing at historic Larimer Square.
Note: Start times are flexible; the hunt takes approximately 2 hours.
Tour RiNo on two wheels! You’ll visit a number of significant Denver neighborhoods: cosmopolitan Lower Downtown; the urban-revitalization laboratory of River North; an intimate streetcar suburb Curtis Park; Denver’s only historic cultural district in Five Points; and Denver’s business core, Downtown. The tour includes a mid-tour rest stop at Ratio Beerworks, which will have a food truck outside where you can purchase a snack.
Note: Bike ride is flat, on trail and street, 5.5 miles with mid-tour stop.
Enjoy a Denver sunset as the Colorado Rockies host the San Diego Padres in a late-season chase for the division pennant. Opened in 1995 and now the third-oldest park in the National League, Coors Field served as the cornerstone to the Ballpark neighborhood’s revitalization and continues to attract fans from across the region. Come cheer for the purple and black (or the blue and white of you-know-who).
Let’s celebrate the past, present and future of Rail~Volution — and all that Denver has accomplished with its transit revolution. Ride the Free MallRide shuttle or walk to Lower Downtown (LoDo) and the newly renovated, historic Union Station. In its prime, Union Station was the gateway to the Colorado Rockies. It now serves as a modern, multimodal hub for the entire region and links the city to Denver International Airport and the world. See familiar faces and make new friends. Enjoy local tastes of Colorado and take a guided tour of the new transit hub. Afterwards, enjoy even more of Denver. Craft beers, world-class food and entertainment are all just steps away.
Meet the firms and organizations making a difference in the livability and sustainability movement. Ask questions, share plans and mingle with knowledgeable representatives from across industries. Enjoy exhibits, conversation, hors d’oeuvres and beverages in a relaxed environment. Cash bar.
Rail~Volution is all about connections. Enhance your conference experience by attending this networking event. Establish a mentoring relationship with an industry expert or emerging leader — speed dating style! Mentors and mentees will have three minutes to talk, exchange information and ask questions. Then, move on and meet someone new. This event will lead into the Trade Show Reception where you can continue to converse over apps and drinks. If you are interested in attending, check the box about mentorship when you register.
A half-mile walk from Sheraton Denver Downtown, through Civic Center Park
1200 N Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Photo Credit: Visit Denver
TUESDAY, September 19, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
You won’t want to miss our annual PK Slam, powered by PechaKucha. Fast-moving and even faster-thinking, it’s 20 slides x 20 seconds each per topic. It’s rowdy and relevant and wildly popular, so get there early and get a good seat.