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Celebrate Colorado Bike Month

Transportation responsibility & youSabrina HarrisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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June is Colorado Bike Month, and what better way to celebrate biking than to welcome Ride the Rockies cyclists to Glenwood Springs. This is the third time we have had the honor to host this huge statewide event. Sayre Park will be the headquarters for great music, entertainment, food, information and fun. Be sure to stop by and join us for the best stop on the tour. New Belgium Brewing, the official beer sponsor for Ride the Rockies, has scheduled local band SoulFeel, and Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon for entertainment. Informational tents have been set up with local nonprofit organizations in our area. Ride the Rockies sponsors will be demonstrating the latest in bicycle technology and sports nutrition. And on June 27, celebrate Bike to Work Day with us. Join cyclists from across the state as they leave their cars at home and ride their bikes to work as part of the Bike to Work Day event. The city of Aspen and the city of Glenwood Springs will be sponsoring this year’s Communities in Motion Bike Station from several locations within the Roaring Fork Valley between 7 a.m. and 10 am. In Aspen, bike over to Bugsy Barnard Park or the Rio Grande Park (by the skate park); and if you’re in Glenwood, ride over to Centennial Park. You can enjoy complimentary refreshments and other giveaways at each location, including the chance to sign up to win four $25 gift certificates to Sunlight Mountain Ski & Bike Shop, or a car-free trip to Denver including Amtrak tickets and a night’s stay at the historic Oxford Hotel. Bike to Work Day is designed to encourage people to get out of their cars and onto their bikes for the daily commute. Hop on your bicycle and try a new way of getting to work. It’s good for you. It’s definitely cheaper than driving and who knows, you might find it quicker to get around town. For more information about biking, visit http://www.bicyclecolo.org. For information on Ride Glenwood Springs (it’s free), alternative transportation, Commuter Club or other transportation issues, please call 384-6437, e-mail try@ci.glenwood-springs.co.us or visit http://www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us and click on Transportation.Construction UpdatesMartinez Western Constructors have started the Donegan Road Reconstruction Project. The project began at the intersection of Soccer Field Road and will continue east near the intersection of Cedar Crest Drive. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times. There will be no on-street parking during working hours. The contractor by city ordinance is allowed working hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; weekend work is allowed only by special request. Weather permitting, we hope to have the first phase of this project completed by September 2007. If you have any questions you may contact King Lloyd at 384-6435.Sabrina Harris is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.

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