Bike to Work Day - Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Mountain Metro Rides organizes Bike to Work Day activities each June to encourage bicycling for personal and community health, alternative transportation, recreation and sustainability. Wednesday, June 24, 2015 marks the 22nd annual Mountain Metro Rides Bike to Work Day.
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
Join hundreds of individual cyclists, city and military leaders and dignitaries as we gather together throughout the state of Colorado to promote cycling as an alternate mode of transportation, for both recreation and health.
Central/Downtown: Acacia Park, 115 East Platte Avenue
Central/East: Memorial Park Recreation Center YMCA, 280 S. Union Blvd.
Southeast: Southeast & Armed Services YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Dr.
North/Central: Garden Ranch YMCA, 2380 Montebello Dr. West
Northeast: Briargate YMCA, 4025 Family Place
Plan Your Route
Use the Colorado Bicycle & Byways Map to plan your route to the breakfast location, to work, and any other destinations for the day!
Bike to Work Day "Happy Hour" and Special Deals
This year, Bike to Work Day participants will receive a commemorative pin that entitles them to discounts and deals around town. Bike to Work Day is not just a celebration during your morning commute. Ride your bike to one of the local businesses below and show them your pin for a special deal!
SPONSOR & DISCOUNT OFFER
2South Wine Bar - 1/2 price bottles of wine PLUS buy one get one free small plates! Offer good on Bike to Work Day only.
Bristol Brewing Company - One free beer! Offer good on Bike to Work Day only.
McCabe's Tavern - 10% off PLUS free New Belgium swag. Offer for 10% off good year-round if you ride your bike!
Odyssey Gastropub - 50% off beer and regular happy hour specials all day on 6/24 AND regular happy hour specials any time of day through 6/30/15!
Poor Richard's/Rico's - 1/2 off one cup of coffee/tea or one glass of beer/wine. Discount cards will be available at breakfast locations and are redeemable any time!
Springs Orleans - 50% off Fat Tire and 30% off all other alcohol! Offer good on Bike to Work Day only. Print flyer.
Whole Foods Market on Academy - Free peanut or almond butter packet, an energy bar and a banana. Offer good through 6/30/15!
This year, the Corporate Challenge will include all company/organizational teams that want to participate. There will be no head-to-head challenges. Winners will be selected based on participation relative to company/organization size. In lieu of a trophy, a Dero Fixit Stand will be placed in honor of your organization somewhere in the Colorado Springs area adjacent to local a local trail or park! Company/Organization size designations are as follows:
- Extra small - fewer than 25 employees
- Small - between 25 and 100 employees
- Medium - 100-500 employees
- Large - 500-1,000 employees
- Extra large - more than 1,000 employees
This year, join Mayor Suthers, elected officials and community leaders in a group ride from Goose Gossage Park to Acacia Park. The group will gather at 6 a.m. with plans to depart around 6:15 a.m.
If you plan to attend, consider coming from Garden of the Gods Rd. to avoid construction on Fillmore St. Goose Gossage is a long park with a series of parking lots. Maps are available to give you a better idea of the meeting place.
Bike to Work Day is proud to be an official Olympic Day event! Olympic Day, held annually on June 23, is celebrated by millions of people in more than 160 countries. Commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games, Olympic Day on June 23, 1894, Olympic Day’s mission is to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, while promoting the Olympic values – excellence, friendship and respect – and the three Olympic Day pillars – move, learn and discover – in every corner of the globe. From May 31-June 30, communities across the United States will celebrate Olympic Day 2015 through educational programming and other activities.
We are thrilled to have Paralympic Track Cyclist Justin Widhalm joining the Mayor's Ride and speaking at Bike to Work Day!
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. Email us if you are interested!
Join Pikes Peak YMCA staff at Acacia park on Thursday, June 4 From 1-3 p.m. for a few hours of important bike education
Commuting Basics and Confident Cycling
A comprehensive introduction to bike commuting including a discussion of the many benefits of commuting for the individual, the community and the environment. Topics include choosing the right bike, correctly fitting a bike, what to wear while riding, what to carry on the bike, how to carry these essential supplies and how to clean up and be presentable for work.
The topic will then shift to traffic scenarios and how to avoid the most common crashes on a bicycle. This session involves in-depth discussion of lane positioning, cyclist responsibilities, rules of the road and bike handling maneuvers. Participants will learn rules and laws pertaining to cyclists and, armed with this knowledge, will feel more confident cycling.
Basic Bike Mechanics
Class participants are guided through the basics of taking care of a bicycle, including fixing a flat tire and maintaining a bicycle chain. All participants will get the chance to change a flat tire. In addition, participants will learn the ABC Quick Check – an easy way to check over a bike before riding that will help prevent crashes due to bike malfunction.
Note: Participants may get dirty, so a shirt change is suggested.