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A New Version of the Colorado Ballon Classic

Colorado ClassicThe city of Colorado Springs says it is in final negotiations with a company to put on a new hot air ballooning event to replace the Colorado Balloon Classic.

The company that the city is negotiating with is called Hot Apple Productions. The company’s owner, Scott Appleman, served on the board of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta for six years. His hot air balloon ride company, Rainbow Ryders, is the largest balloon company in the United States.

You can find out more in the following links:

New Labor Day weekend hot air ballooning event close to becoming reality

Balloons to Return to Memorial Park

Hot air balloons coming back to Colorado Springs

Labor Day balloon festival to be replaced with… balloon festival?

Colorado Springs likely to have a new balloon festival

EDITORIAL: City may land better balloon fest

Labor Day balloon festival to be replaced with… balloon festival?

Enter to Win: Warm Up In Scottsdale


While much of the country is battling sleet, snow and freezing temperatures, Scottsdale’s winter thermostat is set at a balmy 72 degrees, on average. Add in clear blue skies, a stunning Sonoran Desert setting and a plethora of outdoor adventures and activities and you’ve got the perfect place to get reacquainted with the sunnier side of the season!

Click here to enter to win a trip to Scottsdale!

‘We Blog the World’ Featured Rainbow Ryders

Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Rides

Photo courtesy We Blog the World

From We Blog the World’s article entitled, “Albuquerque New Mexico for Ballooning, Tequila, Corn + Sustainable Farms”

If you’ve heard of Albuquerque in New Mexico or know anything about ballooning, you’re aware of the infamous balloon rides and festival here. I rode with the Rainbow Ryders, and it was everything I had hoped it would be and (so much) more.

Despite the fact that I was woefully unprepared for the frigid morning air (wear sweaters and coats and closed-toe shoes and scarves if you’re lucky enough to go on a ride!), the weather warmed up pretty quickly, especially since we were standing right under blasting fire for an hour once we started on our way…

Read more and check out their awesome balloon flight pictures at We Blog the World