While the entire month of June is officially Colorado Bike Month, this week is when the wheels really start spinning, and it all culminates in Fort Collins’ Bike to Work Day this Wednesday the 22rd.
Bike to Work Day is the day that the city partners with local businesses,bike shops and nonprofits all over town to to set up nearly 50 stations that give out free coffee, breakfast, tuneups, resources, and an atmosphere of camaraderie for everyone in the pedal powered family.
BTWD is equal parts celebration for bike commuters and an enticement to anyone out there who’s considered bike commuting but doesn’t know where to start, due to concerns about safety, best routes, gear, or the condition of their bike. Come by and talk to fellow cyclists over coffee .
The current forecast for Wednesday is sunny and warm. If you’ve experienced Bike to Work Day before, you know that makes for a lively morning.
Wednesday afternoon, we’ll keep the fun flowing with the Bike From Work Bash at Odell Brewing Company from 4-6. Ride your bike in and you can grab a free can of Odell brew, and the first 200 cyclists can grab a Koozie. They’ll also have a raffle drawing for a bike at 5:45 and live music by Whitherward from Denver.
On Thursday, the 23rd, the bike fun keeps rolling, with “Your Group Ride Live” presented by Urban Mattress Fort Collins- Fort Collins Live audience bike talk show. This event is a long running and popular live series that aims for the vibe of a late night talk show, with a combination of local bike news, and a diverse panel of guests and audience participation.
YGR live is as much a social event as an informational one. This month, in addition to lots of local news and event updates, we’ll introduce featured guests Team Giant Alpecin pro cyclist Chad Haga, bikepacker Amanda Delcore, and Joe Olson of Fort Collins Traffic Operations to share a surprisingly cool presentation about the smart cameras that control signal timing at many of Fort Collins’ major intersections.
This month’s show is Upstairs at the Downtown Artery, at 7PM this Thursday. Its a great way to get informed and get to know the folks who are building up bike culture in Fort Collins.