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Winter Walk and Bike Week

Winter Walk and Bike Week

Winter Walk and Bike Week 2018 - Feb. 5 - 11

Thank you all for joining us during the 9th annual Winter Walk and Bike Week!

Let us know if you have any suggestions or ideas for next year.

Walking and bicycling is a great way to stay healthy both mentally and physically, and the more often we can choose sustainable transportation options, the more we do to help our environment. 

With 300+ days of sunshine throughout the year and a great walking and bicycling environment, how can you resist? This year, Boulder will be participating in the international Winter Bike to Work Day challenge. Help put Boulder on the global stage and also show your local support for bicycling and walking!

Read the Winter Walk and Bike Week Declaration pdf signed by mayor Suzanne Jones.

Events

Monday, Feb. 5, 7:45 - 9 a.m. - Kick-off Walk and Ride  - Join community leaders and fellow walk and bike commuters as we celebrate the start of Winter Walk and Bike Week with a walk and ride to the Hyatt Hotel at Boulder Junction for a free breakfast. Meet at 7:45 a.m. on the west side of the Municipal Building (1777 W. Broadway). Coffee will be provided. Thank you all for coming!

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 4 – 6:30 p.m. - E-bike Demo & Open House - Always wondered what it’s like to ride on an e-bike? Come try one out during the e-bike demo organized by Boulder County and local vendors, and let us know what you think about e-bikes in and around Boulder during the open house.
E-bike Demo runs from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Stazio Ballfields Parking lot (2445 Stazio Drive., Boulder)
Open House runs from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Boulder County Recycling (1901 63rd Street, Boulder)

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. – Heads Up Safety Education Outreach - City and CU Boulder staff will visit several locations on campus to speak with residents and students about walk and bike safety in the city and on campus. 

Thursday, Feb. 8 , 9:30 a.m. – Morning Winter Walk 360 - Join Darcy Kitching from Boulder Walks for segment one of Walk 360. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Four Mile Creek Trailhead. 

Thursday, Feb. 8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Winter Bike Commuting 101 - Discover just how far your bike will take you. Prepare yourself for Winter Bike to Work Day and winter bike riding with this workshop. This FREE workshop will teach you the essentials of commuting by bicycle in the winter. How to choose a route, what to carry, and everything you need to know for safe and warm winter bike commuting. The class starts at 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Community Cycles (2805 Wilderness Place #1000).  

Friday, Feb. 9 is Winter Bike to Work Day! - Join thousands of other cyclists in Boulder as we compete with cities around the world to get the most community members to bike to work on Feb. 9! Like previous years there will be free breakfast stations (7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.) throughout Boulder.  Map of Breakfast Stations in Boulder pdf and map of breakfast stations in Boulder County pdf

Don't forget to stop by the CU Bike home station (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.) in front of the UMC for some bike related fun and food!

*Signing up is a pledge to try bike commuting this winter. Should we have inclement weather or unsafe conditions on Feb. 9, it's OK to ride another day.

Friday, Feb. 9, 5 - 7 p.m. – Winter Bike to Work Day Reception - Join in on refreshments, fun and prizes as we celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day! From 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Twisted Pine Brewery (3201 Walnut Street).

Saturday, Feb. 10, 4:30 - 6 p.m. – Light Up the Night: Walk and Bike Ride - This fun family event entails a short 1-mile walk and bike ride from Civic Area Park to Eben G. Fine Park on the newly renovated multi-use paths, where we'll enjoy warm drinks and treats. We will then walk and ride back to where we began! Bring your fun lights and be seen!

Meet at 4:30 p.m. on the west side of the Municipal Building (1777 W. Broadway) for pre-walk and ride speeches from Suzanne Jones (Mayor of Boulder), Krista Nordback (Walk Friendly Communities) and Bill Nespar (Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists). Sign up here .

UPDTAE: Due to the current weather forecast (continuous snowfall all day and ~16F) we have decided to postpone this event to a later date. We don't think it is safe to travel during these conditions and are afraid the attendance will be low due to the cold. We hope you understand our decision.

As soon as we have picked a new date we will let you know. Hope to see you then!

Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 -9 a.m. - Walk with a Doc - Come Walk with a Doc and take a step toward better health. During this free community program you will learn all about type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The walk starts at  the CU Athletics Indoor Practice Facility (Folsom Street and Stadium Drive, east of Folsom Field).

Sunday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Bike to Brunch - Bike to brunch Sunday and get a discount on your meal when you show your helmet! Map of participating locations pdf

Sunday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. – LoBo trail walk  - Join Darcy Kitching from Boulder Walks for a walk on the Longmont to Boulder (LoBO) trail! This trail offers beautiful views of the Front Range and plenty of sunshine, while connecting three Boulder County municipalities: Longmont, Niwot, and Boulder. You can join her for the full 17 miles at 9 a.m. or meet her at one of the four alternative starting points.

Preparing for Winter Riding

If it snows, City of Boulder crews will begin plowing the major multi-use paths and on-street bike lanes at the same time as the major roadways. The Boulder Creek and Broadway paths are plowed first, followed by the Foothills Parkway path and then other city Greenways paths. University of Colorado (CU) facilities maintenance staff will remove snow from the section of the Broadway path between Baseline Road and University Avenue. All other multi-use paths will be maintained by the City of Boulder or adjacent property owner.

For tips and resources regarding winter riding, visit:

Winter Walking and Riding Tips

Winter Walking and Riding Tips

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