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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