Pump your tires and grease your chains, Bike to Work Day is just around the corner! Each year Colorado’s Bike to Work Day falls on the fourth Wednesday in June. This year, Bike to Work day is June 25th. This event is designed to encourage bicycling as an alternative mode of transportation. So, why ditch the comfort and convenience of your car? More than half of the U.S. population lives within five miles of their workplace. In addition,Colorado is known for its 300 days of beautiful sunshine each year which makes biking a very feasible way for Coloradans to commute. Biking five miles will only take you about a half hour.
Along with the environmental benefits of taking cars off the road, biking to work will also aid your personal health! Biking is a great form of cardiovascular exercise and by combining your cardio workout with your work commute you are free to relax when you get home with no guilt.
What’s that you say? You live too far away from the office to make the entire commute on two wheels? Well, make it just one leg of your commute! Pack your bike in your car and drive to a nearby park or take the bus and plan to get off a couple stops before the office and bike the rest of the way in. You can even plan to meet up with some co-workers and ride the rest of the way in together!
It’s not too late to be a part of Colorado’s 2014 Bike to Work Day. To sign up and to learn more about Bike to Work Day 2014, visit: http://biketowork2014.org/. See you on the bike path!