Always celebrated on the fourth Wednesday of June, the Denver-Boulder metro region’s Bike to Work Day is set for June 24. The second largest event of its kind in the U.S., Bike to Work Day has become a favorite “holiday” of many in Colorado.
“It’s so cool to see so many people give biking to work a try on Bike to Work Day,” says one regular bike commuter. “And with so many other riders on the road and trails, I think it really helps show people that bike commuting is not that hard to do.”
Local businesses and organizations get on board too, hosting the 200-plus breakfast, bike-home and water stations throughout the region—from Castle Rock to the south to Longmont to the north and all parts in between. The Bike to Work Day Business Challenge attracts nearly 1,000 company teams pitted against each other to see who can garner the most enthusiasm for bicycle commuting amongst their employees.
For some, Bike to Work Day marks the beginning of summer. For others, it’s a great excuse to get out of their car, get outside and get some exercise. For newbies, it provides a supportive atmosphere to try bicycle commuting. And, for regular bicycle commuters, it’s just another day—albeit a day with free food, drink and schwag all along their route to work!
Register at WaytoGo.org/biketowork!
HAVE A LONG COMMUTE? Consider taking a bus or light rail train for part of your commute, if possible. RTD buses and trains allow bikes, which can be attached to the bike rack on the front of buses (or placed in the cargo compartment for regional trips), or carried aboard light rail trains in designated areas. Visit WaytoGo.org for help on planning your trip.