To celebrate bicycling for transportation, fun and health, Colorado has designated each June as Bike Month. At the same time, Colorado joins a nationwide effort to encourage cycling novices and enthusiasts to experience the fun and freedom of safely riding a bike to work, school, errands and recreation
While there will be many events around the state throughout the month, the highlight of the month is Bike to Work Day when employees leave their cars at home and enjoy bicycling to work. The number of Bike to Work Day participants has risen steadily since 1995, and due to the popularity of bicycling in Colorado that trend is expected to continue this year.
For more information:
- Colorado Department of Transportation Bicycle & Pedestrian Program.
- Bicycle Colorado is the advocacy program in the state of Colorado dedicated to encourage cycling, promote safety, improve conditions for cyclist, and provide a voice for cyclists in Colorado.
- Denver Region Council of Governments Bike To Work Day information. DRCOG encompasses the counties of Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Boulder and Broomfield. The DRCOG site also provides links to city specific bicycling information within the DRCOG area.
- Colorado Springs Bike Month.
- Fort Collins bicycling resources.
- Steamboat Springs encourages alternative transportation by city employees.
- Roaring Fork Valley Transportation Communities In Motion encourages alternative transportation in the Roaring Fork Valley communities of Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Rifle and Snowmass.
I couldn’t find local resources on bike to work day or bike month in Pueblo, anywhere in Weld County, Grand Junction, or the Bicycle Friendly Community of Durango. If you know of Bike Month or Bike to Work Day resources for these cities or elsewhere in Colorado, please feel free to post a link in the comments.