While most of the country celebrates Bike to Work Day in May as an effort to educate commuters about the benefit of using two wheels instead of four, Colorado does it differently. Our unpredictable weather across the state (especially in mountain towns!) gave the state legislature reason enough to declare June as the official Colorado Bike Month, with the fourth Wednesday designated to encourage ditching your car for the day. 

Locally, you can partake by riding up or down the Roaring Fork Valley beginning bright and early with these celebrations:

Paepcke Park & Bugsy Barnard Park
7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Party in Aspen at either park with coffee, snacks, bike safety checks, and kids' activities. Plus, you can enter to win plenty of raffle prizes, including bike gear, restaurant gift certificates, RFTA and WE-cycle season passes, and a pass to Jazz Aspen Snowmass’ June Experience.

Carbondale Park & Ride
7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Although they’re hosting, forget about a ride on RFTA for the day and bike to the bus station where it intersects with the Rio Grande Trail for coffee, breakfast bites, and a raffle.

Glenwood Springs Branch Library
7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
All the way at the end of the valley? Start here to fuel up on free breakfast before hopping on your bike and hitting the road.

And if you’re without wheels of your own, our community-supported bike share program, WE-cycle, is up and running for the season serving Aspen, Basalt, Willits, and El Jebel with 190 Bikes across 43 stations.

Drive less and bike more!

More Info:
biketoworkday.us
driveless.net
rfta.com
we-cycle.org

(Photo courtesy of MarySue Bonetti for WE-cycle)

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