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National Bike to Work Day is Friday

Bicycle riders of all ages can celebrate National Bike to Work Day on Friday with a free outdoor breakfast and a drawing for prizes. It’s the first biking event of the season for Ride Garfield County.

“Whether you are riding to work, to school or for your morning errands, stop by for free breakfast burritos, bagels or a doughnut, coffee and orange juice, and meet other riders,” said Tanya Allen, city of Glenwood Springs transportation manager.

The city of Glenwood Springs, CLEER and Ride Garfield County, a Garfield Clean Energy project, are hosting the National Bike to Work Day breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Friday in the Glenwood Springs City Hall Plaza, 101 W. Eighth St.

“We encourage everyone who lives in or travels through Glenwood Springs to gear up for getting around on a bicycle or by bus. It will be the best way to avoid the delays of traveling by car during the Grand Avenue Bridge closure later this year,” Allen said.

Riders who haven’t yet signed up for the Ride Garfield County Bike and Bus Challenge can learn how to get registered at the Bike to Work Day breakfast. The Bike and Bus Challenge started May 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

Riders can compete individually and in teams by logging their miles for bicycling and for riding RFTA buses and carpooling. To get started right away, visit GarfieldCleanEnergy.org.

“We’re competing locally, and all our miles add together for Ride Garfield County to compete with communities across the country,” said Karen Wahrmund, event organizer for Garfield Clean Energy and CLEER.

Cyclists who want to help promote bicycling and volunteer for upcoming events can learn about Glenwood Springs Bicycle Advocates, a new citizen’s group working to make bicycling easier and safer.

Ride Garfield County and the city of Glenwood Springs will host a second Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 28, to celebrate Colorado Bike to Work Day.

Sponsors of Glenwood Springs National Bike to Work Day are Garfield Clean Energy, city of Glenwood Springs, CLEER, Glenwood Springs Bicycle Advocates, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Ironbridge Golf Club, Sunlight Ski & Bike Shop, Factory Outdoor and Sampson Sports.

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


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