Slow that Mustang down: TRY Another Way Day is Thursday |

Slow that Mustang down: TRY Another Way Day is Thursday

There is such a thing as a free lunch. A little pedal power may be required, however.

Thursday has been designated “TRY Another Way Day” for Glenwood Springs and the surrounding communities. Anyone can participate – and enjoy a complimentary scrumptious picnic lunch – by simply leaving the car parked at home and either walking, bicycling or taking public transportation to their destination.

One reward for this admirable gesture will come in the form of hamburgers, veggie burgers, chicken, coleslaw, chips and cold drinks. Another reward is that autos will be removed from busy highways and the subsequent environmental impact will be minimized.

Sponsored by RFTA, CDOT, the city of Glenwood Springs, a variety of local media including the Post Independent, and other businesses, TRY Another Way Day was introduced in 2002 to promote alternative transportation.

This year, the event will focus on the 2003 Baby GAPP water main replacement project and the 2004 grown-up GAPP plan. Both of the Grand Avenue Paving Projects (GAPP) will affect your life in the next two years if you live in or travel through Glenwood Springs, so Thursday offers an opportunity to learn more.

The free picnic will be held in Centennial Park in downtown Glenwood from 11:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. CDOT and the city will have informational displays and alternative transportation idea-sharing for the waterline replacement project and the Grand Avenue paving plan.

And there’s more. Big Daddy Lee and the Kingbees will belt out some good old-fashioned blues during the festivities, and sponsors will provide gift bags and prizes. Walkers and riders will be invited to register to win a round-trip coach ticket for two on Amtrak’s California Zephyr from Glenwood to San Francisco.

All you wanna do is ride.

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