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BOOTDOCTORS’ HAWKEYE JOHNSON: Why Does A Pirate Take The Hiking Trail?

BOOTDOCTORS’ HAWKEYE JOHNSON: Why Does A Pirate Take The Hiking Trail?



Because he’s got a big Heaaaaart for helping others!


Hawkeye Johnson is a beloved hiking guide for the BootDoctors in Summer and a ski instructor for the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program in Winter. He is also the creative mind behind , an organization with a mission “To provide support to adaptive organizations and individuals through financial aid, outdoor experiences and film making meant to inspire people of all abilities.”


The GoHawkeye Foundation believes that the power of sports and recreation is essential to the quality of life by helping to develop confidence, independence and good health through physical and mental strength. These benefits are especially important for those living with a disability.  He is also co-producer of films about adaptive sports with Craig Stein. Their films showcase people overcoming disabilities and reaching their goals through active lifestyles and outdoor adventures.



Hawkeye is a TWO TIME triple crown trail hiker. THE TRIPLE CROWN AWARD is recognition of the dedication, commitment, and achievement of those who have completed the three major National Scenic Trails; the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail. ALDHA-West is the only organization that officially recognizes the accomplishment of these few intrepid hikers.


On July 23, Hawkeye is taking to the trail again, raising funds for GOHAWKEYE.ORG


This time Hawkeye is a trail blazer, hiking a brand new route in the San Juans of Colorado. The 250 mile, 5 week route starts in Telluride, Colorado and winds through the mountains of SW Colorado.


Hawkeye is looking for volunteers who are adventurous! Join him on a stretch, shuttle people to the trail, help him resupply in towns or maybe even host a trailside barbeque. The more the merrier. This 250 mile, five week hike begins in Mountain Village/Telluride and extends around the San Juan Volcanic field in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado.


Hawkeye is calling this route the, GoHawkeye San Juan Trail. It’s being invented and pioneered by him, so it’s sure to go down in history as a classic trail. There will be many opportunities to participate along the way so join up today! Contact him at [email protected] or call 970-519-1439.


You can volunteer to hike with Hawkeye for part of the journey, shuttle folks, resupply or help fundraiser by: CLICKING HERE.  Also, follow Hawkeye on his trip through: HIS HIKING JOURNALS.



GoHawkeye Sports Equipment Grants help applicants acquire outdoor sports equipment. Awards are based on funds available at the time of the awards cycle. Applicants are evaluated by essay content, financial need, and complete personal/general information as well as answering any follow up questions. Find out more by: CLICKING HERE.


The latest Go Hawkeye Giveaway partnership with ESI Ergonomic Solutions is the Kids Wildcat Handcycle Contest. Open to kids age 6-11, this is an essay contest (parents can help) to win a Wildcat handcycle, custom built by ReActive Adaptations. Bike builder Jake O’Connor designed this unique off road handcycle especially made for a young “wildcat” to rip on mountain bike trails.





Like to dress up as a pirate? Join Bob and Penelope at the Annual Pirates of Telluride Buccaneers Ball Saturday July 15, 7 pm to midnight at the Telluride Elks Lodge.



What’s the tie in between Adaptive sports and pirates? “Piracy represents a romanticized form of escapism, freed from the constraints of modern society. People living with the constraints of a disability are trying to find some freedom. Participation in adaptive sports helps make this happen.”


Join Penelope and Bob in dressing up for a cause with Hawkeye and the Pirates of Telluride for fundraising and fundraising!



FREE “No Drop” Mountain Bike Ride Thursdays at 5:30 pm

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BootDoctors® Bike Buyer Tony Jakob enjoys some Telluride Single Track aboard the Pivot Mach 6


Join local mountain bike rider Dave LeFevre and others in an exploration of Telluride’s trails. Find out the best routes and share skills with others. No one is left behind on this “no drop” ride. Don’t have a bike or yours has seen better days?  Try a new bike! Call ahead at 970-708-4581 to reserve one of our awesome rental or demo bikes at a greatly reduced rate just for participants.

Meet at BootDoctors® Oak, 236 S. Oak st, Telluride, CO 970-728-4581. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early if you need to gear up so we can hit the trail.

Run Free!

Run Free!

FREE Running group Tuesdays and Thursdays

Photo: Altra Running

Photo: Altra Running

Ben Fletcher, our in-house distance runner and athlete loves to share his passion for running. So he is inviting you to join him in exploring the trails of Telluride.  Runners met on Tuesday at 7:00 am or on Thursday at 7:15 pm. These groups are partially sponsored by Altra Running shoes, the original no drop shoe. This is an all ability level event, come one come all.

Meet at Paragon Outdoors, 213 W. Colorado av., Telluride, CO 970-728-4525



FREE Women’s Mountain Bike Rides are back!
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Our most popular free event is back.  Join Sarah Iversen, our top woman bike mechanic and guide for a fun, no drop (no rider left behind), skill-building and laughter inducing ride every Tuesday at 5:30 pm.  Meet at BootDoctors® Oak at 236 S. Oak street. Don’t have a bike or yours has seen better days?  Call ahead at 970-708-4581 to reserve one of our awesome rental or demo bikes at a greatly reduced rate just for participants.

“This was a life changing event. I gained so much confidence. The other women inspired and encouraged me so I was able to ride parts of the trail I hadn’t dared before. I totally recommend this ride to all my lady friends.” – Amy, participant in rides

Meet at BootDoctors® Oak, 236 S. Oak St, Telluride, CO 970-728-4581. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early if you need to gear up so we can hit the trail.

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Sarah Iverson test riding bikes for BootDoctors®


Jill Burchmore – 20 Week Running Training Class

Jill Burchmore – 20 Week Running Training Class

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BootDoctors® and Jill Burchmore Present
20 Week Group Running Training
Ideal for Imogene Pass Run Preperation
April 29th – Sept 9th
Wednesdays @ 7:15am and 9:15am

20 week course
Cost is $325/person
1 day/week training class with group, meets at Paragon Outdoors on Main Street Telluride, CO.
Training provides a schedule to follow the other days of the week. Schedule implements the Lydiard method
The training classes begin at ground zero and work up through hills, speed work/intervals and high altitude training.
24/7 coach consult available via phone, text or email.
Conference calls on everything from nutrition to how to dress, Shoes, what to expect in Imogene race, etc.
Each participant gets a free pair of SmartWool Phd Running socks!
For those doing the Imogene, we meet as a group on race day in Ouray.  Race day transportation assistance provided.


Contact Paragon Outdoors on Main Street with questions 970-728-4525

Nordic Skiing Events – Paragon Outdoors

Nordic Skiing Events – Paragon Outdoors

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Nordic shop talk & waxing clinics
Wednesdays 5pm @ Paragon: Jan 14th, Feb 11th, March 11th

Bring your questions and talk shop with our Nordic experts!  Learn about the different types of Nordic equipment, how to wax for different conditions, and anything else you’ve been wondering about.  Meet fellow Nordies to ski with!


Group Nordic ski
Mondays 12-2pm, meet @ Paragon: Jan 12th, Feb 9th, March 9th

Beginners and experts welcome!  Skate or classic ski with a supportive and experienced group of fun-loving Nordies.  Meet at Paragon on Main Street promptly at noon; bus transportation to groomed Valley Floor trails.   Please arrive a few minutes early if you need rentals; $20 group special.

RSVP at Paragon or call 970-728-4525.Nordic-1-2

Butch Cassidy Nordic Chase
BootDoctors® is proud to help sponsor the telluride Nordic Association and the Annual Butch Cassidy Nordic Chase on February 14th.

Check out the great menu of race preparation clinics at the Nordic Center and the waxing Clinic at Paragon Outdoors by Eric Trommer, a legendary waxing guru on January 28th from 5 to 6:30 pm. Participants will get super special deals on wax, waxing tools and Nordic gear.  RSVP at 728-1144.

Get the best wax job at Paragon with our hot box bake. Keep your bases solid and fast.