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Colorado Bike to Work Day is Wednesday

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If bicycling is part of your transportation strategy for the Grand Avenue bridge detour, then Bike to Work Day is a good opportunity to check your bike, test your route and get a free breakfast.

Colorado Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, and cyclists are invited to stop by any of three breakfast stations in Glenwood Springs and one in Carbondale.

Breakfast stations in Glenwood Springs will be at the RFTA West Glenwood Park and Ride at 2302 Wulfsohn Road with SGM hosting, at Glenwood Springs City Hall at 101 W. Eighth St., and at Alpine Bank at 2200 Grand Ave.

RFTA will host a breakfast station at its Carbondale Park and Ride at Highway 133 and Village Road.

All four stations will be open from 7-9 a.m.

“Cycling is going to be a good way to get around in Glenwood Springs during the bridge detour, and cyclists will have an easier time if they get started now,” said Tanya Allen, transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

“Make sure your bike is road-ready, and get the tune-up and repairs you need for a comfortable and safe ride,” Allen said. “Bike gear is important too. The essentials for a bike commuter are a helmet, a bike lock, and racks or baskets to carry your cargo.”

Bike to Work Day will give riders a chance to test their commuting route and timing.

The breakfast stations will also display the new Glenwood Springs bicycle route map, Grand Avenue Bridge detour maps, information on safe cycling and bikes on buses, and RFTA bus schedules.

Cyclists can enter a drawing for great prizes, including a golf game for four at Ironbridge Golf Club, insulated bike water bottles from Sampson Sports, and a folding bicycle multi-tool provided by the Granite-Wadsworth joint venture contractors.

The breakfast station at the West Glenwood Park and Ride will also serve as the first in a series of neighborhood events hosted by the Colorado Department of Transportation in advance of the bridge detour. Anyone who lives or works in West Glenwood on the south side of the Colorado River is invited to stop by.

“Visit the CDOT table to learn about your transit, biking and walking options during the detour. It’s also a chance to meet your neighbors to plan carpooling. Those shared car trips can also help us reduce traffic congestion,” said Tom Newland, CDOT project public information manager.

The Colorado Bike to Work Day breakfast stations on June 28 are hosted by the city of Glenwood Springs, Alpine Bank, SGM, RFTA, Colorado Department of Transportation, Garfield Clean Energy, CLEER and Glenwood Springs Bicycle Advocates.

Sponsors include the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop, Ironbridge Golf Club, Factory Outdoor, Sampson Sports, Defiant Pack, Backcountry Chiropractic and Aloha Mountain Cyclery.

Riders who haven’t yet signed up for the Ride Garfield County Bike and Bus Challenge are encouraged to get registered and start logging their miles for bicycling and for riding RFTA buses and carpooling. To get started, visit GarfieldCleanEnergy.org.

Additional sponsors are welcome to help with local events and prizes. Contact CLEER at 970-704-9200 or ride@GarfieldCleanEnergy.org to learn more.