Commuting Events

Winter Cycling Workshop -- Community Cycles of Boulder

Winter poses special challenges to the utilitarian cyclist. If you ride purely for fun and fitness you tend not to ride when it's dark and cold and snowy. If your bike is your primary transportation, you don't necessarily have this option. After all, you'll still need groceries in February! But don't worry, 80% of cyclists in Copenhagen, Denmark keep on biking all winter long, and you can too with a little bit of extra knowledge and experience.

There are three main differences between fair weather and winter cycling: more darkness, the cold, and snow and ice on the roads. In this workshop, we'll cover what it takes to ride safely and comfortably in Boulder all winter long, from making sure you've got lights bright enough to see, not just be seen, to keeping your fingers, toes and nose from going numb. We'll also talk about riding techniques to keep you upright on snowy and icy surfaces, and the additional maintenance your winter steed may require.

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Winter Bike to Work Day is Wednesday

From Sue Prant at GoBoulder.net

The City of Boulder is celebrating its 3rd annual Winter Bike to Work Day (WBTWD) to reward those who ride their bike all or part of the way to work, school or another destination around town. Ride and receive a free breakfast at participating locations.

Please take a moment to complete the online form. In return for completing the online registration form, you will be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes including Eldora lift tickets, Smartwool under the helmet beanies, Smartwool socks, Cateye headlights and taillights, Sierra Designs winter biking jackets, and free admission to a Community Cycles mechanics workshop. Use our our WBTWD online registration form.

This year's festivities are presented by the City of Boulder/GO Boulder in partnership with the CU-Boulder Environmental Center and Boulder County Transportation Department.

For more information on Boulder's Winter Bike to Work Day, visit: www.GOBoulder.net

Breakfast station locations (7 - 9 am)

  • Acupuncture Works at 1723 Canyon Blvd.
  • Page Two at 6565 Gunpark Drive in Gunbarrel
  • Rally Sport Health and Fitness at 2727 29th Street
  • Dushanbe Teahouse at 1770 13th Street
  • Community Cycles at 2805 Wilderness place, Suite 100 (just north of the Goose Creek path west of the Foothills Pkwy underpass)
  • CU-Environmental Center at SW Corner Broadway & Euclid
  • Moes Broadway Bagel at 2650 Broadway
  • Moe Bagels on Arapahoe at 3075 Arapahoe

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Colorado Bike Summit

Recently we ran a story on the2011 Colorado Bike Summit
The Colorado Bicycle Summit will take place February 7-8, 2011, in downtown Denver. Hosted by Bicycle Colorado, the Summit will bring together advocates, industry leaders, on- and off-road recreational cyclists and commuters, elected officials and staff from across the state.

You won't want to miss it!

The purpose of the Summit is to educate and empower advocates and attendees, identify common issues in our local communities, set priorities for improving the future of bicycling in Colorado, and demonstrate the economic impact of our state's bicycling community!

Who should attend? If you are interested in seeing better bicycling in Colorado, this Summit is for you! Attendees will include people with interests in job creation, tourism growth, transportation planning and design, mountain bike trails and land preservation, investments in bicycling, health and wellness, and the environment.

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2010 Winter Bike to Work Day

When: On Wednesday. Jan. 19th, 2011, GO Boulder, CU Environmental Center and Boulder County will host Boulder’s third annual Winter Bike to Work Day. The day will include free breakfast from 7 – 9 am at the locations listed below.

Event is sponsored by GOBoulder, CU Environmental Center & Boulder County

Why register? Make your trip count! Registration for the event begins Jan 5th, 2011. Please take a minute to register, this helps organizers to know how many people participated and enables us to calculate the contribution you make to reducing carbon emissions. It also helps the breakfast station plan so they have enough food. You will also be entered to win fabulous prizes including Eldora lift tickets, Smartwool under the helmet beanies, Smartwool socks, Cateye Headlights and tail lights, Sierra Designs winter biking jackets and free admission to a Community Cycles mechanics workshop.

Where: Winter Bike to Work Day participants will be gathering at the following locations to celebrate their ride into work and for a free breakfast! (waiting on menus from some)

Acupuncture Works - 1723 Canyon Blvd – Hot tea and scones

Page Two -6565 Gunpark Drive, Gunbarrel

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Denver Winter Solstice Bike Ride

From Bike Denver

Ride from the Denver Zoo into downtown Denver to enjoy the City’s holiday lights, then join us for a post-ride social at the Irish Snug. The ride is a benefit for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and their Adopt-a-Home program.

It’s time to celebrate the season at the BikeDenver Winter Solstice Ride! The ride is a casual, safe benefit bike ride for Denver bicyclists to celebrate the season and enjoy Denver’s holiday lights – on our homes… city buildings… and our bikes! We will ride through Colfax, Congress Park, Capital Hill and Washington Park neighborhoods known for their festive holiday lighting and then enjoy a social to celebrate the season. Ride release waiver and bike lights are required. Helmet highly recommended.

The Irish Snug is Denver’s authentic Irish Pub located on historic Capitol Hill, twelve blocks east of Broadway on Colfax Avenue. Once the haunt of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, this section of uptown Denver offers vibrant night life for the local community. On the 21st, Irish Snug presents “Trivia - Under the Snug” starting at 8pm.. with fun and prizes for participants! Learn more at www.irishsnug.com

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Boulder Cruiser Christmas Parade

From the Boulder Cruisers...


2008 Christmas Boulder Cruiser Parade

The parade is Saturday, December 4 at 6:00 p.m. The staging area opens at 5:00 p.m. The parade will start promptly at 6:00 p.m. Participants numbered greater than 20 must be in their positions by 6:15 p.m. We are number 31 this year located behind Cub Scout Pack 174 and in front of Ecological Lawn Care Co.See notes below from the Parade Organizers in regards to the parade:Please leave yourself enough time before the parade to find your place and assemble your group in the Staging Area. Be considerate of other parade participants trying to stage around you. Non-participants are asked to stay outside of the Staging Area.Please carpool as we want to leave as much parking as possible available to spectators. Participants are encouraged to park in the parking garage at 16th & Pearl. After 5:00 p.m., enter the structure from 16th & Walnut. Parking in the structures is free on Saturdays.Parade night is also a great night to HOP, SKIP or JUMP downtown. As downtown is the major hub for RTD bus routes you can get downtown by bus from just about anywhere in Boulder.Remember ? no live Santa?s (Santa will be on his float at the end of the parade and two Santa?s would not be good).We encourage everyone to light your entry for visibility and spirit. Candy throwing is prohibited by Boulder City Ordinance (handing candy to parade viewers is acceptable but discouraged as it becomes trash on the route). Distribution of flyers is also discouraged as it too adds to the trash accumulation. Downtown Boulder encourages alternative powered floats and transportation. Please help us keep Downtown green during this busy holiday season!

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