Colorado Aerospace Road Trips

CSBR Road Trip – Southern Colorado July 9-13, 2018

The Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR) is visiting communities around the state to:

  1. Meet with local businesses that are interested in becoming a supplier or subcontractor to larger aerospace companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Sierra Nevada, Teledyne Brown Engineering, United Launch Alliance and others. Opportunities are not limited to businesses that currently work in aerospace.  Almost any product or service could potentially have opportunity.
  2. Meet with local officials, students, educators, and anyone who is interested to learn about the impact aerospace has on our nation, state, and the benefits to every community in Colorado.
  3. Meet with students and educators to discuss educational opportunities such as internships and other programs involving Colorado aerospace companies and organizations.

Instructions for those traveling from the Denver Metro Area:

  • Register to participate by emailing Joe Rice at [email protected] 
  • There is no charge to participate in the road trip. Many meals and events are sponsored, but participants must pay their own expenses for anything that is not sponsored.
  • Let Joe Rice know if you will ride in the vanpool or drive yourself. If you vanpool, you are committed to attend the entire trip (unless you make arrangements for someone to pick you up along the way, etc.). The vanpool will depart from the designated hotel each morning.
  • Everyone must make their own hotel reservations. (The hotels the vanpool is staying at are listed on the attached schedule.)

Here are videos of past road trips if you would like to get an idea of what they are about! Click here!

Road Trip Video

Frequently Asked Questions about Participating in Road Trips:

  • If you want to sponsor, please also register as a sponsor at whatever level you choose.
  • Some meals are sponsored, but everyone is responsible for any meals or expenses that are not sponsored.
  • When the final schedule is released, it will include information of hotels to make your own reservations. Everyone must make their own hotel reservations directly with each hotel.
  • You can stay anywhere you like, unless you are in the vanpool, then you need to use the listed hotels.
  • You can attend the entire road trip or just portions of it (if you drive yourself).
  • Everyone and every organization gets to speak/present as time at each stop allows. If time is limited, then sponsors get priority. Register below to be a sponsor. 

More information can also be learned by watching this video of a past Road Trips here

  • Monday, July 9 – Denver-Colorado Springs-Pueblo
    • 9:00 am (Sharp!) Vanpool Meets at Avis in Sears, 8501 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123
    • 9:00 am – 10:30 am Drive to Colorado Springs (70 Miles / 1.25 Hours)
    • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Meetings and Lunch, Harvey House, Catalyst Campus, 555 E Pike Peak Ave
    • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Drive to Pueblo (50 Miles / 1 Hour)
    • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Visit Pueblo Airport and Orion Storage, 32501 Walt Bassett Ave, Pueblo, CO 
    • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Reception at Southern Colorado Space Museum/Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, 
    • (Light snacks and drinks provided), 31001 Magnuson Avenue, Pueblo
    • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Check in to Hotel / Meet in Lobby 6 pm to walk to Center for American Values
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dinner and Discussion at Center for American Values, 101 South Main Street
    • Overnight at Courtyard by Marriott Pueblo Downtown, 110 W. 1st Street/West City Center Drive, Pueblo, CO 81003 (or another hotel within walking distance if in the Vanpool) Phone: 719-542-3200
  • Tuesday, July 10 – Pueblo-Alamosa-La Jara/Antonito
    • 10:30 am – 11:00 am Drive to ULA Location in Pueblo (18 Miles / 20 Minutes)
    • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Visit ULA and Lunch, 310 Keeler Parkway, Pueblo, CO 81001
    • 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Drive to Walsenburg (68 Miles – 1.25 Hours)
    • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Presentation at Spanish Peaks Veterans Center, 23500 US-160, Walsenburg
    • 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm Drive to Alamosa (70 Miles / 1.25 Hours)
    • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm UAS Discussion, Alamosa County Building, 8900-A Independence Way, Alamosa
    • 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Drive to La Jara (15 Miles / 30 Minutes)
    • 6:00 – 8:00 pm Community Dinner, Aerospace Presentations, Kids Activities, and Taco Bar! 
    • Wagon Wheel Saloon, 20245 US Highway 285, La Jara
    • Overnight at Indiana Jones Bed and Breakfast, 502 Front St, Antonito, Phone: 800-497-5650 or Steam Train Hotel, 402 Main St, Antonito, Phone: 719-298-8908
  • Wednesday, July 11 – La Jara/Antonito to Gunnison
    • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Drive to Gunnison (135 Miles / 2.5 Hours)
    • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm County Court House/Administration, 200 East Virginia Ave. Gunnison, CO 81230
    • Meet with elected officials (Lunch will be provided)
    • 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm IceLab, (Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship), Escalante Drive, Escalante 
    • Terrace, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison
    • 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Tour IDSculpture, 591 South Blvd, Gunnison, CO 81230
    • 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Return to Courthouse for Reception, 200 East Virginia Ave, Gunnison
    • Overnight at Holiday Inn Express, 910 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230, Phone: 970-641-1288
  • Thursday, July 12 - Gunnison to Lake City
    • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Drive to Lake City (55 Miles / 1.25 Hours)
    • 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Tour Local Business(es) – TBD – or sit in on CLUB 20 Meetings
    • 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm CLUB 20 Business Affairs Committee, Lake City Medical Center- 700 Henson St.
    • 5:30 pm –7:00 pm CSBR Sponsored Reception with CLUB 20: Steak Fry on Gold Hill followed by walking tour including Hinsdale County Courthouse conducted by Grant Houston – Editor – Lake City Silverworld. Susan B. Anthony spoke at the Courthouse regarding women’s suffrage in 1877. Note: High Elevation! Drink plenty of water the days before and bring warm clothes! Indicated on your Overnight at Matterhorn: 409 N Bluff St, Lake City, CO 81235, 970-944-2210 / G&M: 331 S Gunnison Ave, Lake City, CO 81235, 977-944-2282
  • Friday, July 13 - 9 am to 2 pm, Drive to Avis in Sears, 8501 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, (242 Miles / 5 Hours)
If you have questions or need more information, please contact:
Joe Rice