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‘Try’ two-wheel week: Ride a bike to work

With spring in the air, Glenwood Springs and the League of American Bicyclists announce that May is National Bike Month, May 11-17 is “TRY” Glenwood Springs Bike to Work and School Week, and May 17 will be “TRY” Glenwood Springs Bike to Work and School day.Here is the calendar of events:-May 2, City Council meeting, proclamation of May 11-17 Bike to Work/School Week.-May 11, Glenwood Springs Police Bike Rodeo at the Community Center, 10 a.m., free to kindergarten through fifth-grade students, offering safety inspection, registration of student’s bicycles and a bicycle ability test. -May 15, Glenwood Springs Chamber picnic. Ride your bike and receive two free passes to the Glenwood Caverns and a free lunch.-May 17, Downtown Development Authority’s Ride Your Bike to Work Day free juice, coffee and doughnuts at Centennial Park, 7-9 a.m.-May 17, Glenwood Medical’s Bike to Work Day free lunch for cyclists from noon to 1:30 p.m. All cyclists are entered in a drawing to win a trip for two for two nights to Moab’s Red Rock Inn. -May 11-17, Donate your old bike to the Sunlight Mountain Ski and Bike Shop, 309 9th St. in Glenwood Springs, and receive $50 off the purchase of a new adult bike. All donated bikes will be refurbished by YouthZone and given to kids needing bikes.-May 8-17, Glenwood Springs Post Independent “Most Consistent Bike Commuter” award. Win a trip for two to Moab’s Red Rock Inn. Entry forms available in the paper. Winner to be announced at Glenwood Medical’s Bike to Work Day free lunch. Sponsors for these events include the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Glenwood Medical, the Glenwood Springs Police Department, KSNO, the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Pepsi, the Downtown Development Authority and the “TRY” Bike to Work Week committee. Posters, flyers and check stuffers for this information will be available Monday, May 6. If your company would like to receive these items for clients or employees, please call 928-6027 or e-mail your company’s name, contact, phone number and amount of promotional material requested to try@ci.glenwood-springs.co.us.Construction report for Glenwood SpringsThe Glenwood Springs Electric Department will be installing new fiber pipe down Palmer Avenue from 19th to 21st streets and pulling fiber at 8th and School Street and down Devereux Road.Eighth Street west of Pitkin Avenue will remain closed for reconstruction, as will School Street for 200 feet south of 8th Street. Temporary parking is available on the north side of Seventh Street west of the railroad tracks and along the railroad tracks west of the new Detention Center. Access to the back side of Glenwood Springs Elementary School and Vogelaar Park ballfield is from Seventh Street along the railroad tracks.Tenth Street is scheduled to be closed for one block on each side of Grand Avenue on Monday and Tuesday for the installation of a new traffic signal at 10th & Grand.Work is expected to begin this week on replacement of the water main in Highway 6 in West Glenwood between 135 Road and Traver Trail. Watch this column for future updates on possible delays and traffic impacts associated with this project. The Glenwood Springs Water Department is scheduled to begin water main replacement late this week in North Park Drive between Grand Avenue and Polo Road. Access to local traffic will generally remain available during the construction. Through traffic is encouraged to use other routes.The Glenwood Canyon bike path is still officially closed for the winter season.Construction report for Highway 82Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., down-valley traffic will detour from Highway 82 at Gerbaz Way and use Lower River Road for 5.5 miles. Vehicles longer than 71 feet, wider than 8.5 feet and taller than 14.5 feet are required to wait at the CDOT checkpoint until 3 p.m. Up-valley traffic will use one lane of Highway 82. On Saturdays, traffic stops up to 10 minutes are possible in the up-valley or down-valley lane. More information is available at http://www.sh82.com.Cathy Tuttle is with the transportation team of Kaup/Tuttle, LLC, transportation consultants for the city of Glenwood Springs. For information call 928-6027. Or e-mail to try@ci.glenwood-springs.co.us. This column appears every Monday to explain how each person in our community can make a difference in our quality of life. Transportation Responsibility & You – one day at a time, one trip at a time.

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