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Bike To Work Day 2013!!!

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6/19/2013 2:51 PM  RssIcon

Join Councilmembers Brooks, Herndon, Kniech, Montero, Shepherd, Mayor Hancock, City Staff, and the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Committee (MBAC) for Bike to Work Day this Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  Council members will be gathering at the Horse Barn Building at 7:00 a.m. and will ride to the Greek Amphitheater in Civic Park for a celebration with remarks from the Mayor.  

Bike to Work Day offers employees a chance to leave their cars at home and celebrate bicycling for transportation, fun, and their health. Making the choice to bike can help you burn up to 25 calories per mile while reducing emissions and traffic congestion.  This event is organized by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and you can sign up online to win prizes for participating. 

Council’s participation signifies its commitment to making Denver a bike friendly city.   In a recent City Council committee meeting, councilmembers pushed Public Works officials regarding funding infrastructure improvements and overall bike programming.  “We need to be bold,” said Councilman Lopez, “when designing and implementing Denver Moves.”

Denver Moves is a dynamic long-term plan to connect current bicycle and multimodal infrastructure.  Click here to see Council and Public Works discuss how to make Denver more bike friendly. 

If you need a bicycle map, pick one up at the City Council’s Main Office or other City locations.  If you want to participate but don’t  have a bike, click here to learn more about the City’s bike sharing program, Denver B-Cycle.  You can also find information about bike safety tips here. Check back next week for a discussion about Council’s #1 budget priority for 2014 – Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure and Safety.   



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