Mountain Metro Rides Bike to Work Day
Mountain Metro Rides organizes Bike to Work Day activities each June to encourage bicycling for personal and community health, alternative transportation, recreation and sustainability. This year marks the 21st annual Mountain Metro Rides Bike to Work Day, and will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 25. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for this fun community event!
Bike to Work Day Mission Statement
Inspiring the Pikes Peak region’s cycling community by encouraging the use of bicycles as transportation, promoting safe riding habits and decreasing the barriers that the general public perceives to becoming a cyclist.
Mountain Metro Rides Bike To Work Day Breakfast
Celebrate the 21st Anniversary of Mountain Metro Rides Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
Join hundreds of individual cyclists, city and military leaders and dignitaries, and the many cyclists who compete in the annual Corporate Challenge, as we gather together throughout the state of Colorado to promote cycling as an alternate mode of transportation, for both recreation and health. Plan to ride your bike to work on June 25 and join us for FREE breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Register early by June 18th and you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win some cool bike commute gear.
Central/Downtown: Acacia Park, 115 East Platte Avenue
South-East: YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Drive
North-West: Salsa Brava Rockrimmon, 802 Village Center Drive
North-East: Salsa Brava Briargate, 9420 Briar Village Pointe
City Council Cruise - Departs at 6 a.m. from Goose Gossage Park
Join the Colorado Springs City Council Cruise. Riders will leave Goose Gossage Park (3950 Mark Dabling Blvd.) at 6:00 a.m. and travel South to Acacia Park via the Pikes Peak Greenway for breakfast. In addition to members of City Council, this ride includes many leaders and dignitaries from throughout the community, and citizens are invited to join. This ride is escorted by CSPD’s Bike Team, the CSFD Bike Team, and AMR’s Bike team. To join this ride, just register for the free breakfast and indicate on the registration page that you plan to join the City Council Cruise.
Corporate Challenge & One-on-one Team Challenges
Last year over 40 companies had riders participate in Corporate and Team Challenges. The City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities, El Paso County, Colorado Springs Fire Department, Colorado Springs Police Department, and all branches of our local military community participated in one-on-one team challenges. Teams from several categories won trophies for having the most riders!
For a Corporate Challenge Team, simply volunteer to be your team’s captain and email or fax this Corporate Challenge Entry Form to firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-385-5419 to let us know your company will be participating. You’ll be responsible to recruit members for your team, and have each member register online for their individual free breakfast. Be sure to tell all your riders to select their tickets with your company name and/or specific unit listed on “ticket type”.
If you would like to challenge a specific company or entity (example: the City of Colorado Springs-vs-El Paso County-vs-Colorado Springs Utilities; Army-VS-Air Force; CSFD-VS-CSPD), first make sure they want to participate in the challenge. Then, simply volunteer to be your team’s captain and email or fax this One-On-One Team Challenge Entry Form to email@example.com or 719-385-5419 to let us know who is being challenged. Recruit members for your team, and have each member register online for their individual free breakfast. Be sure to tell all your riders to select their tickets with your company name and/or specific unit listed on “ticket type”.
Register for the FREE Mountain Metro Rides Bike to Work Day Breakfast by June 18 and you'll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win some cool bike commute gear. The last day to register is June 24 at 11:55 p.m.
If you are participating in Bike to Work Day, you are also eligible to register for the National Bike Challenge as an individual or with your organization. Your total mileage for the event and beyond that, through September 30, 2014, will count toward city, state and national totals. Prizes are awarded monthly and at the end of the challenge.
To make cycling events come to fruition and remain free to the public, community support is vital. Many volunteers are needed each year to plan events, staff the annual Mountain Metro Rides Bike to Work Day, and staff the FREE Bicycle Valets that are provided at large community events. Without volunteers it would be impossible to execute these events.
If you are committed to encourage cycling for personal and community health, alternative transportation, recreation, and sustainability, we encourage you to become a volunteer.
Upcoming Cycling and Bike-Friendly Events
2014 will once again bring several epic rides and races to the Colorado Springs cycling community. Below you will find a calendar of biking and fun events taking place throughout the summer in the Pikes Peak Region. Bicycle parking is available at these events.
Colorado Springs Commute Week • Ivywild • May 5 - 9, 2014
The Great Bicycle Carnival • Bear Creek Park • May 31, 2014
Buena Vista Bike Festival • Buena Vista, CO • June 7, 2014
Hueberger Subaru Starlight Spectacular • Garden of the Gods Visitor Center • June 14, 2014
Springs Spree • Memorial Park • June 14 – 15, 2014
ROAR in the City • City Rock • July 12, 2014
New Belgium Clips, Beer, & Film Tour • America the Beautiful • July 17, 2014
USA Pro Cycling Challenge • Acacia Park • August 21, 2014
Colorado Balloon Classic • Memorial Park • Aug 31 -0 Sep 1, 2014
Waldo Waldo5K • America the Beautiful • October 26, 2014