It’s an early day but so worth it—Bike to Work Day is coming up on June 25. Cyclists can choose from 195 breakfast, water aid, and afternoon stations.
Last year 27,000 cyclists rode approximately 529,800 miles along the US 36 and into the Denver metro area. The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) manages the event, relying on non-profit organizations such as 36 Commuting Solutions and hundreds of local employers to host bike stations.
Participants range from seasoned pros to those trying out a bike commute for the first time, with station offerings ranging from bike tune-ups and prize drawings to chair massages and live music. The benefits for Colorado are numerous including a reduction of carbon dioxide, less gasoline used that day and more people integrating bicycles into their work commutes.
Breakfast and Coffee
36 Commuting Solutions will host two of the largest breakfast stations along the US 36 corridor at Paul’s Coffee & Tea, Louisville and Interlocken East Park, Broomfield from 6:30-8:30 a.m. For a full list of breakfast station locations and Bike to Work Day events, visit BiketoWork2014.org. Please contact your nearest Bike to Work Day station about volunteer opportunities.
Plan your bike trip usingBike 36, an interactive map which you can download on your mobile.
If you’d like to plan your trip using a combination of bus and bike, try DRCOG’s trip planning tool called My Way to Go.
Make Your Trip Count
If you plan to participate, show your support by registering on the Bike to Work Day website. Prizes for those who register include bike apparel, gift certificates and concert tickets.
For those who want to help on Bike to Work Day but can’t commit to hosting a station, there are opportunities for sponsorship, including financial and in-kind product donations. Businesses and organizations that are interested in promoting bicycling by hosting a Bike to Work Day breakfast station or sponsorship can contact 36 Commuting Solutions at email@example.com or 303-604-4383.
Brought to you by 36 Commuting Solutions.
Photo: A bicycle rider visits 36 Commuting Solution’s breakfast station in 2013.