Justin Millar

Ride to the Rockies (baseball games, that is)

IMG_2878Now that summer is upon us (I’m being positive here…it’s got to be here soon right?!), you might be considering a trip to Coors Field to catch a Rockies game.

The ballpark’s downtown location and the subsequent foot and bicycle traffic it helped bring to the area have been a major economic driver for the LoDo area. Since Coors Field was built right downtown, rather than on the outskirts of the city, it’s convenient for many to bike and walk to the games.

With free bicycle parking, four B-cycle stations within a few blocks and—for fans outside of Denver—light rail and bus service that will get you at least as close as Union Station (which has another B-cycle station), getting to Coors Field by bicycle has never been easier.

Why not skip the traffic and parking hassles and ride to the stadium? The Rockies provide a free gated and attended bike parking area. You should still bring your own lock, but it’s free and easier than parking.

This season, the Rockies have a Games of Green program that includes Bike to the Game days for Sunday home games. The program encourages fans to ride their bikes to the game and check in at the Coors Field bike lot near Gate E by the 4th inning for the chance to win prizes.

More information can be found on the Rockies website and a Denver B-cycle station map can be found here. (Tip: If you’re planning to ride a B-cycle, you can get $2 off a 24-hour pass on Bike to the Game Sundays with promo code 643.)

IMG_2881To sum up, here are a few benefits of riding to the game:

1.  Avoid road rage: In case there’s a loss, riding your bike home will lift your mood!

2.  You’ll be sitting in the stadium for three hours. Get some exercise riding to and from the game instead of sitting in the car on the way there and back!

3.  Parking your bike is cheaper and easier than parking your car!

Justin Millar

About the Author: Justin Millar

Justin handles all our bookkeeping including accounts payable and receivable, helps manage the online store and provides event support. His diverse background provides expertise any number of ways in the office. Justin enjoys riding around Boulder with his young son in tow.

COMMENTS (2)

Mark Rossi - Reply

Is your bicycle lot tended? I understand I would need to lock it still. But probably wouldn’t chance if not tended.

    Katherine Fuller - Reply

    Hi Mark. This story is from 2015. I’m not sure what is being done this year, but Denver B-cycle is always available!

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