Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36Take your bike on the bus or train Planning for East Arapahoe I magine a stress-free commute. Better yet, imagine one that actually reduces your stress. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Commuting outside of a car has been shown to reduce stress levels and improve productivity. But the tired refrain returns: “I live too far from work to walk or bike.” No more. RTD now has options allowing you to connect your daily bus or rail ride with your bike so that you can, final- ly, commute without your car. All RTD buses are equipped with bike racks on the front of the bus, which can hold two bikes of any size and can fit tires up to 2.35 inches in width. Regional and SkyRide buses also offer baggage bins, which can carry bikes underneath the bus. Bikes are also welcomed on all light rail and commuter rail trains, no permit necessary, at any time of day. But for light rail trains, make sure to board with your bike only at designated doors. You can even take your bike to Denver International Airport on the new University of Colorado A Line! Parking your bike is easy at RTD stops, too. Most bus, rail or Park-n-Ride stations have bike racks, and many offer bike lockers that can hold one bike plus gear. Lockers cost $30 per six-months plus a one-time padlock fee of $20. To apply for a bike locker, you need only turn in an initial lease agreement (found on RTD’s website) in person at Civic Center Station, Union Station, Boulder Junction at Depot Square Station, or Downtown Boulder Station. Commuters headed to Boulder can also use Bus-then-Bike Shelters. Built for free long-term bike parking, these shel- ters let you combine bus and bike by riding the first or final mile to or from a transit stop. Currently Bus-then-Bike shel- ters are available in Boulder County’s main transportation hubs. For access, sign up at BusThenBike.com. Another way to combine transit and biking in a trip is with B-Cycle, the bike-sharing program in Denver and Boulder. B-Cycle is great if you need a bike on both ends of your trip. Use your own bike to get to the bus or train and use a B-Cycle to get to your destination. There are B-Cycle stations at the following RTD stations: ➤ Decatur-Federal Station ➤ Union Station (one at light rail station and one at Wewatta Pavilion) ➤ 10th & Osage Station ➤ 18th & California Station ➤ 27th & Welton Station Memberships can be purchased at Denver.BCycle.com or at any B-Cycle station. And just like that youcanbeanacecommuter showing up to work stress-free and ready to take on the day. Please go to www.rtd-denver.com/ for more information and have a great ride on your bike with RTD transit! RTD Bike-n-Ride 8 | BikeLife Denver By LEE CRYER