Winter Walk and Bike Week
Winter Walk and Bike Week Feb. 9-15, 2020
Get ready for the 11th annual Winter Walk and Bike Week!
During this week we encourage the whole community to walk and bike for all their daily trips – to work, to the bus, to school, to restaurants and bars, to grocery stores, everywhere!
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?
Winter Bike to Work Day - February 14, 2020
Did you know Boulder was second in the world for participation in 2019 Winter Ride to Work Day? We were!
Go for it! Boulder will be participating in the international Winter Bike to Work Day challenge. Help put Boulder on the global stage and show your local support for walking and bicycling! Commit to ride now on https://www.winterbiketoworkday.org You only need to fill out the city where you will ride.
- 7-9 a.m.: Free breakfast stations in Boulder and Boulder County
Check out these events scheduled throughout the week:
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 4:30-6 p.m.: BONUS! Lighten Up Boulder
Get ready for Winter Bike to Work Day, get a FREE pedestrian or bike light, stop by Canyon and and 11th Ave. behind the Municipal Building, we'll be there. Stay safe and have fun.
Saturday, Feb. 8, 9-10 a.m.: Walk with a Doc
“Exercise is Medicine for Heart Disease Prevention” with Dr. Karin VanBaak. Join Boulder Community Health and the City of Boulder to Walk with a Doc and take a step toward better health. This is a FREE community program to see how easy it is to get healthy and prevent disease. Walk in the CU Indoor Health Facility. For more information visit http://bit.ly/2v64jC9.
Sunday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. Art Tour by Bike
See several pieces of Boulder’s public art, by bike! Graham Hill of Shared Paths will lead the 90-minute tour. It will start at Eben G. Fine Park, 101 Arapahoe Ave., and conclude at Foothills/Boulder Creek Path. Let us know you're coming: at [email protected] or Register
Tuesday, Feb.11, 1-3 p.m. Roll and Stroll - Wheelchair Experience
Join Topher Downham and Vijay Viswanathan of the city's Open Space and Mountain Parks Division along with Craig Towler of Amputee Concierge to learn what it's like navigating the city by wheelchair. Try wheeling through the Main Boulder Public Library while accomplishing basic tasks and, weather permitting, roll outside to get a feel for how people dependent on wheelchairs get where they need to go. Wheelchairs will be provided. Meet in the main lobby of the Boulder Main Library – 1001 Arapahoe Ave. Let us know you're coming Register
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 12 p.m. Contemplative Lunchtime Stroll along Boulder Creek
Come listen to the sound of beautiful Boulder Creek as we walk with intention next to the water. We'll stroll at a gentle one MPH pace, with prompts to promote mindful engagement with nature. Enjoy this lunchtime offering during in partnership with Walk2Connect and Naropa University. For more information or to register, visit the Boulder Walks Facebook page on Boulder Ramblers Meetup on the Walk2Connect events calendar or here Register
Thursday, Feb. 13, 9-11 a.m.: Boulder Mural Sip and Stroll with Art Space and Vessel
Discover 13 beautiful Boulder murals and learn how to use the Vessel stainless steel mug program at Boulder cafes on this 4-mile, 2-hour walking tour. Take a look at the route map https://caltopo.com/m/089U We'll start at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Cafe on The Hill, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., where you can pick up a coffee or tea in a Vessel mug. We'll then walk down to the Boulder Creek Path and head east on Pearl Street, learning about the murals facilitated and/or mapped by Boulder's and Art Space. We'll end back where we started. Register by visiting one of these websites: Boulder Walks Facebook page, Boulder Ramblers Meetup or Walk2Connect events calendar
Friday, Feb. 14: Winter Bike to Work Day
Go for it! Boulder will be participating in the international Winter Bike to Work Day challenge. Help put Boulder on the global stage (again!) and show your local support for walking and bicycling! Commit to ride now Sign-up You only need to fill out the city where you will ride. Ask local friends to register so Boulder can keep climbing the international leaderboard!
Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m.: Winter Walk Mini-Marathon Boulder End-to-End-Choose Your Own Adventure Ramble
This 15-mile marquee event for Winter Walk and Bike Week takes urban hikers from Gunbarrel to South Boulder along dirt trails, multi-use paths, and sidewalks, through natural areas and neighborhoods, with scenic viewpoints and plenty of rest stops along the way. Choose your own adventure and start at any of four points. The adventure begins at 9 a.m. at Tod's Espresso, 6558 Lookout Road, in Gunbarrel and ends at 5 p.m. at the Southern Sun, 627 So. Broadway, in South Boulder. Walk from one end of Boulder to the other on this wonderful winter ramble in great company! Email [email protected] to RSVP with your chosen starting time and place. For more information visit Boulder Walks Facebook page, Boulder Ramblers Meetup or the Walk2Connect events calendar and view the route map here: https://caltopo.com/m/RU15
Coming soon, BikeLove 2020. Watch for it!
Preparing for Winter Walking and Riding
If it snows, City of Boulder crews will begin plowing the major multiuse 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 Boulder facilities maintenance staff will remove snow from the section of the Broadway path between Baseline Road and University Avenue. All other multiuse paths will be maintained by the City of Boulder or adjacent property owner.For tips and resources regarding winter riding, visit :
- Map of bicycle and pedestrian routes
- Map of multiuse paths that allow e-bikes
- Map of sidewalks for biking and skateboarding
- Snow and Ice Removal Program
- Way of the Path
- Safe Streets Boulder: Vision Zero
- Boulder B-cycle bike share