Your Guide to Colorado Bike Month and Bike to Work Day 2019
Though most of the country celebrates Bike to Work Month in May, we do things a bit differently here–we celebrate Colorado Bike Month in June, when the snow has melted enough for our mountain towns to join the fun.
Check out the following list of Colorado Bike Month events taking place around the state! If we missed an event in your area, please add it in the comments.
And be sure to save the date for Colorado’s Bike to Work Day, Wednesday, June 26!
We hope you’re as excited as we are about Bike to Work Month! It’s a great time to get out and ride, and to help mentor a newer rider to introduce them to the joys of riding a bike. Here are some events and engagement opportunities in areas throughout Colorado.
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Aspen & Carbondale
Click here to learn about events in Aspen on Bike to Work Day!
Join us for Bike to Work Prep Day during the city’s Food Truck Rodeo and Summer in the City events from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14 at the Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway. Activities will include bike maintenance tips, giveaways and riding resources from Way to Go. Anyone who registers at the event for Bike to Work Day will be entered into a drawing for a prize basket. Check out Bike to Work Day stations here.
Bicycle Colorado also is offering a family-friendly bike commuter safety class in the Aurora Municipal Center’s Aurora Room from 1 to 2 p.m. that day (Jun 14) to teach bicyclists how to safely and confidently navigate the roads alongside drivers. The course is free, but with only 50 spots available, pre-registration is preferred; visit http://bit.ly/AuroraAFB614 to sign up.
Also, check out Thursday evening rides throughout the summer with Bicycle Aurora!
Click here to learn about multiple events throughout the month of June in Boulder.
Click here to see a list of stations for Bike to Work Day!
The 39th Annual Crested Butte Bike Week is scheduled for June 27-30, 2019. Click here to see the full schedule of events.
Click here to register to ride on Bike to Work Day and plan your ride on an Active Bike Corridor! Our friends at the Denver Regional Council of Governments are also offering lots of amazing giveaways–registering gives you the chance to win big. Better yet, refer friends and get even more chances!
If you are in the Denver Metro area, look for the Bicycle Colorado tent on Bike to Work Day at multiple locations, including Civic Center Park, City Park and the Flagship REI in Denver.
With riding season kicking into high gear, we’ll have our tent out at several organized events throughout the Denver area. Riding Elephant Rock? We’ll see you there. Denver Century Ride on Saturday, June 15? We’ll be there! Look for us.
For the Foodies: Chook on South Pearl in Denver is donating a portion of profits for the month of June to Bicycle Colorado in honor of Bike Month!
Looking to become a certified Bicycle-Friendly Driver? Click here to sign up for a free 90 minute class on June 25th where you will learn the laws of the road for both motorists and cyclist. Upon completion of this interactive class you will receive a certificate and sticker for your vehicle.
Durango celebrates Clean Commute Week June 22-27! Clean Commute Week is an effort of the City of Durango to encourage citizens to get out of their single-occupant vehicle and try a more sustainable mode of transportation by commuting via public transportation, carpooling, walking and bicycling.
This is not just Bike to Work Day, but Bike Estes Day! Click here to see links to the Bike to Work Day event and the Bike Parade.
Click here to learn about Bike to Work Day in Fort Collins and see a listing on events happening in June.
Fruita & Grand Junction
Eat at Hot Tomato during the month of June! Our great friends at Hot Tomato are donating a portion of proceeds to Bicycle Colorado this month.
May is Grand Valley Bike Month. Click here for a summary of all the festivities in May and to save the date for all these things again in 2020!
Follow Healthy Mesa County on Facebook to stay up to date throughout the year.
Glenwood Springs & Rifle
Glenwood Springs will have four stations on Bike to Work Day this year, at City Hall (8th & Pitkin), Community Center (on the West Midland Path), the Valley View Hospital (19th & Blake Street) and the Roaring Fork Anglers, hosted by Alpine Bank (River Trail just north of 23rd). The stations are organized by Glenwood Springs Bicycle Advocates and City of Glenwood Springs, and volunteers will be there to greet you starting at 7 a.m!
Glenwood Springs celebrates Bike Month in May. Check out this year’s activities and save the date for next year! Here is information about bicycling in the area. In addition to Bike to Work Day, Glenwood Springs Bicycle Advocates will be hosting other events throughout the summer, including pop-up commuter appreciation stations, bicycle quick-checks, special-events bicycle parking, and celebrations of new bicycle routes and installations. More information at email@example.com
Golden has a number of stations around town on Bike to Work Day. Click here to see where you can find stations for breakfast and after work!
Click here to learn more and register for Bike to Work Day in Greeley and to learn about the Full Moon Bike Ride the day after Bike to Work Day (starting at 8 p.m.). There are events scheduled throughout June, July, August and September, and they are all listed here.
Register for the Ride & Revel! event on June 20 and choose either gravel or road. You will be supporting older adults throughout Weld County. Click here for more info.
Lakewood has a number of stations around town on Bike to Work Day. Click here to see where you can find stations all around the city!
Riding in Littleton? You’re in luck on Bike to Work Day! Click here to see where you can find a station on the 26th, grabbing food on the way in to work and drinks on the way home!
Longmont is gearing up for bike month, and will have several stations on Bike to Work Day! Click here to see where they’ll be.
Be sure to stop by the station at Mr. Money Mustache headquarters. Bicycle Colorado will be there and you can stop by to connect with us and renew your BC membership!
Click here to see the City of Loveland’s event calendar for June, and check out the 8-week Bike to Work Challenge.
Click here to learn about bicycling events this summer including Bike to Work Day and a Full Moon Cruiser Ride the day after Bike to Work Day.
Follow Active Pueblo – PACE and Steel City Cycling Club on Facebook to stay up to date on ways to stay involved year-round! Check out the events sections on each of these pages to see June events in the Pueblo area. These groups are great resources for advocates and riders in the area.
Click here to see the Bike to Work Day stations!
Advocacy alert! The Pueblo Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is ready for public comment. Attend a meeting to get involved in honor of bike month:
- Tues, June 18th 5-7 pm at the City Planning office conference room, 211 E. D St., Pueblo
- Thurs, June 20th 5:30-7 pm at Bingo Burger Cruisin’ Pueblo ride
- Sat, June 22nd 12-3 pm at Ark River Fest along the Kayak Park
- Tues, June 25th 5-7 pm at the City Planning office conference room, 211 E. D St., Pueblo
- Wed, June 26th 7-9 am at the Rawlings Library Bike to Work breakfast stop along Union
- Wed, June 26th 5-6:30 pm at Neighborworks in Bessemer, 1241 E Route Ave
- Thurs June 27th 5-7 pm at Pueblo West Library Jerry King Room A
Steamboat Springs & Yampa Valley
Click here to pledge and join the Commuter Challenge!
Looking to become a certified Bicycle-Friendly Driver? Click here to sign up for a free 90 minute class on June 18th where you will learn the laws of the road for both motorists and cyclist. Upon completion of this interactive class you will receive a certificate and sticker for your vehicle.
Thornton will have two breakfast stations on Bike to Work Day! Click here to see where they’ll be. Come hungry!
Check out our Hub for a calendar of events of upcoming rides you and your friends can enjoy and bike-friendly businesses to support.
Throughout the month of June, pledge to make Wednesday your day to ride your bike to work or school. Bike Wednesdays not only will help you form regular bike habits, but will also afford you the time and space to plan your routes for Bike to Work Day without the crowds. It helps take the pressure off!
Why are Bike Wednesdays and Bike to Work Day so great? They’re opportunities to demonstrate the strength, diversity and momentum of our state’s bike community. When you ride to work on Bike Wednesdays and Bike to Work Day, you’re joining tens of thousands of other bicyclists statewide who know that riding a bike is a fun, healthy, green and efficient mode of transportation.
Bike Commuting Resources
Check out these resources for more helpful tips and tricks to make your riding experience more comfortable and fun:
- Rules of the Road, Trails and Paths in Colorado
- Bike Maps or Google Maps with bicycling layer to plan your route
- Confident Commuting lessons
Bicycle Colorado member giveaway
Throughout the month of June, you can win by joining or renewing your membership.
Each donation and membership contributed during Bike Month in June will enter you to win a prize! At the end of June, we’ll be giving away over 15 prizes:
- Bicycle Colorado hat x 2
- Bicycle Colorado t-shirt, pick your size! x 2
- Bicycle Colorado jersey, pick your size!
- Medium Lazer Helmet
- A set of front and back CatEye lights x 3
- Medium Women’s Colorado cycling jacket from ShaverSport
- Large Women’s Colorado cycling jacket from ShaverSport
- Osprey Viper|Verve Pack with HydraPak hydration system
- Streetfight, book by Janette Sadik-Khan, a Handbook for an Urban Revolution x 5