Feb. 5, 2018 - Winter Bike to Work Day is coming up on Friday, February 9, and Denver Regional Council of Governments' (DRCOG) Way to Go program wants you to know you can bike commute all year long. If you're new to winter bike commuting or just need a little encouragement to keep it up when the mercury drops, this is the day to make it happen.
First, the freebies: more than 35 free breakfast stations around the region will be serving up food and fun to fuel your ride from 6:30 - 9 a.m. Limited evening station times vary. Use this map to find out where to score breakfast burritos, pancakes, coffee, hot cocoa, beer, giveaways and more. Plus, you'll be in the good company of fellow winter warriors who braved the cold on two fewer wheels.
"Much like our summer Bike to Work Day, Winter Bike to Work Day is about raising awareness of the benefits of bike commuting," said Steve Erickson, director of communications and marketing for DRCOG. "During the winter months, you'll find that it takes just a few small adjustments to your normal bike commute to help save money, time and stress all year long."
Those adjustments come primarily in the form of clothing. A warm pair of gloves, a light wool hat and layering should cover the basics. If there's snow or ice on the ground, avoid mishaps by using slower speeds and maintaining an upright position at all times, especially when turning. Check out DRCOG's videos on How to Dress for Winter Biking and Tips for Winter Riding for more info.
Ready to give it a try? Commit to ride at winterbiketoworkday.org. The Denver region joins thousands around the globe taking part in International Winter Bike to Work Day, celebrating the money-saving, calorie-torching, stress-busting adventure that is winter bike commuting.
About the Organizer
Way to Go is a program of Denver Regional Council of Governments, a planning organization where local governments collaborate to establish guidelines, set policy and allocate funding in the areas of transportation and personal mobility, regional growth and development, and aging and disability resources. For more information visit waytogo.org.