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Bicycle commuters can take advantage of free breakfast, prize drawings and after-work festivities
Michael Wurzel, Open Space & Trails Department
SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County and the Physical Activity and Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS) invite the community to participate in the 2017 Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 21. Bicycle commuters can receive free breakfast, get simple bike tune-ups by local bike mechanics and be entered into prize drawings.
“Bike to Work Day is such a fun event in Summit County, and it’s wonderful to see how much it grows every year,” County Commissioner Karn Stiegelmeier said. “For those who haven’t ever tried commuting by bike, this event is a great way to give it a shot and get a taste of the physical-fitness and stress-reduction benefits.”
Summit County has celebrated Bike to Work Day since 2010. PANTS began partnering with the County in 2014, helping to grow the event’s participation and activity offerings. This year, Summit County Bike to Work Day is bigger than ever, with an expanded number of breakfast stations, evening activities and prize drawings throughout the community.
All cyclists are welcome to stop by any (or all) of the nine breakfast stations between 7 and 10 a.m. for free coffee, juice, muffins, bagels and other breakfast items. The breakfast stations will be at the following locations:
The community is invited to continue the celebration of Bike to Work Day at three locations in the evening. The Town of Silverthorne is hosting Pedals & Pizza at the Sauce on the Blue from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The Frisco Chapter of the Summit Chamber will host a bike-in mixer from 5-7 p.m. at the Island Grille in Frisco. The Breckenridge Tourism Office is organizing a bike-in movie, at 8 p.m. at the Breckenridge Arts District.
In addition to celebrating Bike to Work Day, community members are encouraged to participate in other bicycling activities this month, including Cycle Silverthorne during the entire month of June, and Breck Bike Week, June 21-25.
To make bike commuting easy and safe, Summit County Open Space & Trails offers the following tips:
For more information, contact Michael Wurzel at the Summit County Open Space & Trails Department at 970-668-4092.