Posts tagged Bike to Work Day
Posts tagged Bike to Work Day
Winter Bike To Work Day is tomorrow! (Wednesday Jan. 23rd )
Boulder is celebrating its fifth annual winter bike to work day to reward those who ride their bike all or part of the way to work, school or another destination around town.
Ride your bike and receive a FREE Breakfast at the following locations:
Alfalfas at 1651 Broadway St
Community Cycles at 2805 Wilderness place, Suite 100
(just north of the Goose Creek path west of the Foothills Parkway underpass)
CU Bike Program at the Broadway underpass at Euclid Avenue/University Memorial Center (UMC)
Dushanbe Teahouse at 1770 13th Street
Ideal Market at 1275 Alpine Avenue
Moe’s Broadway Bagel at 2650 Broadway
Moe’s Bagels on Arapahoe at 3075 Arapahoe
Moe’s Bagels 28th Street at 3267 28th Street
Page Two at 6565 Gunpark Drive in Gunbarrel
Pedal to Properties at 1948 Pearl Street
Rally Sport Health and Fitness at 2727 29th Street
If you’re still not registered Sign Up Today!
For those who want to learn to ride safely and comfortably, check out the Community Cycles Winter Riding Workshop on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 from 9 to 11 a.m. To register and for more information, visit www.communitycycles.org.
Check out additional winter cycling tips from Bicycle Colorado.
Winter Cycling Workshop
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013
9 to 11 a.m.
2805 Wilderness Pl., Suite 1000
Boulder, CO 80301
Reserve a spot at the Winter Cycling workshop.
Winter poses special challenges to the utilitarian cyclist. If you ride purely for fun and fitness, you may tend not to ride when it’s dark, cold and snowy. If your bike is your primary transportation, you don’t necessarily have this option. After all, you’ll still need groceries in February! But don’t worry, 80 percent of cyclists in Copenhagen, Denmark keep on biking all winter long, and you can too, with a little bit of extra knowledge and experience.
There are three main differences between fair weather and winter cycling: darkness, the cold, and snow and ice on the roads. In this workshop, we’ll cover what it takes to ride safely and comfortably in Boulder all winter long, from making sure you’ve got lights bright enough to see, not just be seen, to keeping your fingers, toes and nose from going numb. We’ll also talk about riding techniques to keep you upright on snowy and icy surfaces, and the additional maintenance your winter steed may require.
Winter riding may be challenging sometimes, but you’ll never have to scrape a windshield, and occasionally it’s downright magical. There’s nothing quite like riding home through a silent, snow-clad night as the flakes slowly drift by, and discovering a fox bounding along beside the trail.
City to host Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community award ceremony
Boulder celebrates current rank; strives to become the nation’s first Diamond-level BFC
With hundreds of miles of bike lanes and a bike-commute rate more than 20 times the national average, Boulder once again achieved Platinum Bicycle Friendly status from the League of American Bicyclists earlier this year. The city was one of only three to earn this honor nationwide. Now Boulder is aiming even higher, meeting with league staff to potentially become the very first Diamond-level Bicycle Friendly Community and the nation’s top cycling city.
The public is invited to attend a community cycling celebration and award ceremony in honor of Boulder’s recent renewal as a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The celebration will be held at West Flanders Brewing Company at 1125 Pearl St.
League of American Bicyclists President, Andy Clark and League Bicycle Friendly Community Specialist, Nicole Wynands, will present Boulder’s award to city representative and local cycling partners. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, along with a no-host bar. Please RSVP by Monday, Dec. 3.
At 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, city and league representatives (along with local non-profit Community Cycles) will lead a bike tour of Boulder’s bicycling system. The public is encouraged to join; the ride will depart from the Municipal Building Sister City Plaza (east side of Municipal Building, 1777 Canyon Blvd). Email Marni Ratzel with questions and to RSVP.
During their visit, league representatives will unveil the new ‘Diamond’ BFC challenge. Working with city staff and the local cycling community, Clarke and Wynands will audit the current bicycling network, plans, and bike-friendly policies and programs to identify what measurements and goals would need to be set over the next five years to move the city toward Diamond status.
For the first decade, the BFC program ranked communities at the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels. But cities like Boulder have made such tremendous progress that the league has raised the bar. Only three cities are currently working toward this new Diamond status, including Boulder.
“The fact that Boulder could be the first Diamond-level Bicycle Friendly Community is an incredible testament to the city’s commitment to bicycling and its unique leadership for the rest of the country,” said League President Andy Clarke. “We are excited and honored to be working with Boulder to take the Bicycle Friendly Community program to new heights!”
Securing a Diamond designation will involve an individualized challenge tailored to each community. The league will conduct a detailed audit for each city and work with community leaders to create clear five, 10, and 15-year goals for important factors like bicycle mode share, land use, crashes, network connectivity and bike culture.
Walk and Bike Month has come to a close, and what a month it was. Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, participating businesses and organizations, and of course, to you! Thousands rode on Bike to Work Day, a slew of businesses participated in the Egg-Less Relay, hundreds rode the B-360, and the Clips of Faith Beer and Film Tour had its best showing of any city, ever! Way to go Boulder, see you out on the roads!
Which will you choose?
Here are five tips to help Boulder riders enjoy a great ride and beat the heat!
The Great 55th Street Egg-less Relay is back for Bike to Work Day!
Please submit your team by noon on Tuesday, June 26.
To register, visit the Boulder East website.
Yay!Life shares why they are supporting Bike to Work Day next Wednesday, June 27.
Register for Bike to Work Day - next Wednesday, June 27!