Breakfast stations for bike riders at three venues in Glenwood Springs, one in Carbondale
If bicycling is part of your transportation strategy for the Grand Avenue Bridge Detour, then Colorado Bike to Work Day is a good opportunity to check your bike, test your route and get a free breakfast.
Colorado Bike to Work Day
Wednesday, June 28
Breakfast stations open 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
* RFTA West Glenwood Park and Ride, 2302 Wulfsohn Road, with SGM hosting
* Glenwood Springs City Hall, 101 W. Eighth St.
* Alpine Bank, 2200 Grand Ave.
* RFTA Carbondale Park and Ride, Highway 133 and Village Road in Carbondale
Breakfast stations will have the new Glenwood Springs bicycle map, Grand Avenue Bridge detour maps, information on safe cycling and bikes on buses, RFTA bus schedules, and other giveaways.
Enter a drawing for prizes, including a golf game for four at Ironbridge Golf Club, an insulated bike water bottle from Sampson Sports, or a folding bicycle multi-tool provided by the Granite - Wadsworth Grand Avenue Bridge joint venture contractors.
Get started now
"Cycling is going to be a good way to get around in Glenwood Springs during the bridge detour, and cyclists will have an easier time if they get started now," said Tanya Allen, transportation director for the City of Glenwood Springs.
Check your bike
* Tires inflated
* Brakes aligned and functioning
* Chain clean and oiled
* Getting a bike tune-up is the best way to be sure your bike is road-ready
Check your gear
* Bike lock
* Rack or baskets to carry cargo
* Pedal-positive shoes
* Reflectors front and back
* Bike lights for dawn, dusk and nighttime riding
CDOT Yellow Zone Neighborhood Event
The breakfast station at the West Glenwood Park and Ride will also serve as the first in a series of neighborhood events hosted by the Colorado Department of Transportation in advance of the bridge detour. Anyone who lives or works in West Glenwood on the south side of the Colorado River is invited to stop by.
"Visit the CDOT table to learn about your transit, biking and walking options during the detour. It's also a chance to meet your neighbors to plan carpooling. Those shared car trips can also help us reduce traffic congestion," said Tom Newland, CDOT Project Public Information Manager.
Ride Garfield County
Riders are encouraged to sign up for the Ride Garfield County Bike and Bus Challenge. Log your miles for bicycling and for riding RFTA buses and carpooling, and be eligible for prizes and bragging rights. To get started, visit GarfieldCleanEnergy.org .
Sponsors & hosts
The Colorado Bike to Work Day breakfast stations on June 28 are hosted by the City of Glenwood Springs, Alpine Bank, SGM, RFTA, Colorado Department of Transportation, Garfield Clean Energy, CLEER and Glenwood Springs Bicycle Advocates.
Sponsors include the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop, Ironbridge Golf Club, Factory Outdoor, Sampson Sports, Defiant Pack, Backcountry Chiropractic and Aloha Mountain Cyclery.
Additional sponsors are welcome to help with local events and prizes. Contact CLEER at (970) 704-9200 or ride@GarfieldCleanEnergy.org<mailto:ride@GarfieldCleanEnergy.org> to learn more.
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Seven-month competition includes bicycling, bus riding
The seven-month Ride Garfield County Bike and Bus Challenge started Monday. Bike riders, bus riders and carpoolers from across Garfield County are invited to track their miles through Nov. 30.
“We are hosting the Bike and Bus Challenge all the way to Nov. 30 to help ease traffic congestion from the Grand Avenue Bridge project,” said event organizer Karen Wahrmund of Garfield Clean Energy.
“The bridge closure will run from Aug. 14 to late November, and it’s going to affect people who live in Glenwood Springs and everyone who travels through Glenwood Springs,” Wahrmund said.
“Ride Garfield County is an incentive for people to start building their bike-riding, bus-riding and carpooling habits in the coming weeks, so we can be geared up for the bridge closure,” she said. “Both ways of getting around are good for your health and better for the environment.”
Now in its third year, Ride Garfield County also includes community events, and prizes for those who log their miles as individuals and as teams. Garfield Clean Energy and CLEER are the organizers for Ride Garfield County.
Ride Garfield and the City of Glenwood Springs will co-host free downtown breakfast booths for National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19, and for Colorado Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 28.
How to get involved in Ride Garfield County
The bike-riding side of Ride Garfield County is hosted on the National Bike Challenge website.
The League of American Cyclists is hosting the National Bike Challenge this year, taking over the project from People For Bikes. Riders who participated in the National Bike Challenge in previous years will have to re-register to participate this year, as data from previous years did not carry over.
The new National Bike Challenge website uses Strava, a free mileage-tracking website, to automatically feed bike-riding miles to the Bike Challenge website. Riders can link a mobile device to their Strava account, or enter their miles manually in the Strava website after their rides.
The National Bike Challenge website tracks mileage totals for individuals, local teams, towns and cities, states and the whole country. Anyone living in Garfield County who registers for the National Bike Challenge will be automatically included in the Ride Garfield County campaign.
“We’re competing locally, as riders and as teams. And all our Ride Garfield County miles add together for Ride Garfield County to compete with communities across the country,” said Wahrmund. “In 2016, Ride Garfield placed ninth nationally for regional biking campaigns, so we know we can compete on a national level.”
Riders and teams can also log their miles for riding RFTA buses, and for carpooling to work and for recreational activities. From the Garfield Clean Energy website, bus riders and carpoolers can download an Excel spreadsheet to keep a tally on their computer, or download a tally sheet that can be printed out to keep track of miles on paper.
The site also has a segment mileage sheet that lists one-way and round-trip mileages for common bus and carpool commuting trips in the Rifle to Aspen corridor.
To get started, visit www.GarfieldCleanEnergy.org.
CLEER and Garfield Clean Energy are seeking sponsors to help with local events and to donate prizes. Contact CLEER at (970) 704-9200 or ride@GarfieldCleanEnergy.org to learn how your organization can get involved.
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We need your voice heard in support of Transportation Infrastructure Funding
The GSCRA is urging members to support House Bill 1242. The bill is scheduled to be heard in the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday. HB1242 gives voters an opportunity to help solve our transportation problem. Our roads and bridges are crumbling. Traffic congestion is only getting worse. It's costing us money and our quality of life is at risk. Coloradans need and deserve a quality transportation infrastructure. Please vote yes on HB 1242!
House Bill 1242
* Refers a measure to the ballot increasing sales tax to generate resources for state and local governments;
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