You probably know this about Denver but we are a city that likes to find our way around town on two wheels. Denver is one of the most bicycle friendly cities, with countless bike paths, bike lanes on roads and bike races a-plenty finding their way to the city.
Tomorrow, Wednesday June 28th, Denver (and the rest of the US) has its Bike to Work Day event that encourages everyone to keep their car at home for the day and get their bike out. Now I understand not everyone can do that let’s say you live in Thornton but work down in the DTC, might make it a little hard (or take you a very long time if you aren’t an avid biker). So if you haven’t been biking on the regular and work a fairly far distance from your house, maybe don’t use tomorrow as a time to test drive how a bike to and from work would be J
There are many great incentives tomorrow to ditching the car and choosing your bike. The one I am looking forward to is Pedal for Pancakes help in Skyline Park. That’s right, from 6:30am-9:00am, you can stop by the park for some FREE pancakes. What better way to start the day then with a bike ride and a pancake? They will also have coffee and giveaways, live music and even chair massages. The Denver Police will be out there for bicycle registration and also giving safety tips. BikeDenver is going to be advocating for a livable and safe Denver with Elevation Cycles giving free bike tune-ups.
Let’s not forget the ride home too. Stop by Skyline Beer Garden from 4:30-6:30 for a wonderful happy hour. The first 100 attendees will get a free beer!
This is a great day to take care of our city just a little but more then Denverites normally do. We know our city is growing and with growth comes more people who bring more cars and more pollution. Having a day where we consciously put our car in the garage and take our bike out is imperative as we continue to grow as a city. If you can find more days then not to bike, do. If you have the ability to take public transportation some days, do that as well. We have to be mindful of our decisions because in the long run they will affect how our city grows.
Hope you all have a wonderful Bike to Work Day!