Nestled quaintly in a mesa hillside on the West Side of Colorado Springs sits Ground Up Speed Shop. The owner, Eric Baar, is a gem in the local bike community and beyond. He’s known as a one-of-a-kind custom bike frame-builder. Whether they’re raced professionally or being used recreationally on local mountain biking trails, Baar’s frames take bicycle performance to a higher level of quality and versatility
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Abby is a photographer for Colorado Collective and a talented one at that. Her photos for the publication capture the beauty of the story, as well as her talent behind the lens.
Whatever the cause, in recent years there’s been an exciting number of local markets pop up all over the region offering local produce, crafts and other locally produced goods. Most markets begin in May and run through October, so now is the time to start buying local!
Brianna Michael McGrew is a talented jeweler and a Colorado girl with a wanderer’s heart. Brianna works out of her apartment in the Springs, which in itself is a well-curated work of art. Polaroid photographs with friends litter the walls, her work station is filled with odds and ends, torches and tools and sketches of future and current designs.