Winter Bike to Work and School Day is Jan. 28

Hannah Nordhaus and her son, Milo, bundled up for Bike to Work Day 2014.

Hannah Nordhaus and her son, Milo, bundled up for Winter Bike to Work Day 2014.

Boulder residents, students and employees are encouraged to participate in the seventh annual Winter Bike to Work and School Day on Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 7 to 9 a.m. Those who ride a bike all or part of the way to work, school or another destination will receive a free breakfast or hot drinks at participating locations.

“Winter Bike to Work and School Day is a reminder that we enjoy 300 days of sunshine each year, and even when it’s cold our bikeways make it possible to commute by bike,” said Sue Prant, event director. “The event continues to grow, and we’re seeing more riders who try winter riding stick with it throughout the year.”

Breakfast stations will be located at:

  • Alfalfa’s – 1651 Broadway
  • Boulder Cycle Sport (South) – 629 S. Broadway, Suite K
  • BVSD Food truck at Boulder High School – 1604 Arapahoe Ave.
  • Community Cycles – 2805 Wilderness Pl., Suite 1000
  • CU Bike Program – UMC Front Plaza (East of the underpass near Euclid and Broadway)
  • International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) – Pearl St between 47th & 48th St (In the parking lot to the north of the Marriott)
  • Moe’s Broadway Bagel – 3267 28th St.
  • Moe’s Broadway Bagel – 3075 Arapahoe Ave.
  • Moe’s Broadway Bagel – 2650 Broadway
  • Page Two – 6565 Gunpark Dr.
  • Pedal to Properties – 2014 Pearl St.
  • Rally Sport Health and Fitness – 2727 29th St.
  • St Julien Hotel and Spa – 900 Walnut St.
  • Trader Joe’s – 1906 28th St.
  • Via Mobility Services – 2855 N. 63rd St.
Jim and Christina Fay stopped by the Alfalfa's breakfast station.

Jim and Christina Fay stopped by the Alfalfa’s breakfast station.

Thanks to a concerted effort by the City of Boulder, Boulder County Transportation Department and the University of Colorado to keep bikeways and facilities maintained, Boulder cyclists are able to ride the majority of the year.  If it snows on Jan. 28, Boulder snow removal crews will begin plowing the major multi-use paths at the same time as other crews begin plowing the major streets.

Organizers request that riders register as advance registration helps track how many people participate and calculate the vehicle emissions prevented. Registration also helps the free breakfast stations plan for how much food to offer. More than 1,000 riders have registered in each of the last two years. Register and be entered into a drawing for one of four free passes to the Old Man Winter Bike Rally, eight $25 Sports Authority Gift Cards, and 10 passes for free admission to Community Cycles workshops.

Register at bouldercolorado.gov/goboulder/winter-bike-to-work-day.

Photos by Tanya Dueri.

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