Bike to Work Day is coming up on Wednesday, June 27. If you’re new to bike commuting or need a little motivation to get back in the game, this is the day to make it happen.
First, the freebies: more than 300 breakfast stations around the region will be serving up food and fun from 6:30 - 9 a.m. Make your two-wheeled commute a round-trip to take advantage of evening bike-home parties (times vary). Use this map to find out where to score breakfast burritos, pancakes, coffee, swag and more.
Way to Go, a program of Denver Regional Council of Governments, organizes the nation’s second largest Bike to Work Day each year to promote and reward bike commuting.
“This event was created to encourage people to try biking to work and to raise awareness of the benefits of active commuting,” said Doug Rex, executive director for DRCOG. “We love the excitement and energy on the big day, and our hope is that people see how easy it is, appreciate the benefits and continue to choose bike commuting more often.”
Those benefits come in many forms. Bike commuters are less stressed and a little richer with each trip they take, compared to single-occupant car commuters. It’s also healthier and could actually save you time if you live within five miles of your workplace. Bike commuting also reduces traffic congestion and improves air quality.
Ready to give it a try? Register your ride to be eligible to win prizes such as concert tickets, an e-bike or an all-expenses paid cycling trip to Iceland. While on the site, you can also map your route and see if there are any group rides planned in your area.
Get social on Bike to Work Day! Share photos of your favorite breakfast, the coolest swag or that awesome helmet hair.