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Winter Walk and Bike Week

Winter Walk and Bike Week

300 Days of Sun + 150 Miles of Multi-use Paths = Walk and Ride All Year!

Join us for the eight annual Winter Walk and Bike Week, organized by the City of Boulder, it features various week long fun activities for children and adults with rewards for participants who ride or walk. This year, the Winter Walk and Bike Week will start Monday, Jan. 23 and run through Sunday, Jan. 29.

The Winter Walk and Bike Week initiative supports a primary goal of Boulder’s Transportation Master Plan to reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicle trips to 20 percent of the total mode share. Additionally, the initiative is in line with the city’s Transportation Report on Progress goal of achieving a 16 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and continued reduction in mobile source emissions of air pollutants.

Winter Walk and Bike Week


Registration

If you are biking this winter please register or log in at Love to Ride below to track your bike trips and miles! Riders may register as individuals or as part of a team at Love to Ride Boulder challenge to track bike trips and earn recognition and prizes.

If you are walking this winter please register or log in to Uwalk below to track all your walking steps and miles! 

Uwalk log in


Walk & Bike Events

​Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Winter Commuting Workshop 1

  • Everything you need to know for safe and warm winter bike commuting. Winter Bike to Work day is Jan. 25! Prepare yourself for winter bike riding with this FREE workshop.

​Jan. 13, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Winter Bike Safety Tips

  • Ride all winter long with safety tips including: staying upright, see and be seen, ice and snow - oh no! and keeping your digits warm while preventing sweating underneath! And . . . plan B in case the weather you need it!
  • Wibby Brewing, 209 Emery Street. Longmont

​Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Winter Commuting Workshop 2

  • Everything you need to know for safe and warm winter bike commuting. Winter Bike to Work day is Jan. 25! Prepare yourself for winter bike riding with this FREE workshop.
  • For more information and to sign-up for the workshop click here

​Jan. 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fatbike Demo at Brainard Lake Recreation Area

  • What's with the big tires? Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, University Bicycles and Boulder Cycle Sport are hosting a fatbike demo at Brainard Lake where you can test ride the latest trend in biking.
  • Brainard Lake, Ward, CO

​Jan. 21, 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Winter Walkshop

  • Winter walking safety tips - layering for comfort, warmth, footing/footwear in snow/ice, routing, corsswalk safety, walking for fitness or walking for function.
  • Ziggis Coffee - 1139 Francis Street, Longmont, CO 80501

​Jan. 23 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Diagonal Highway Transportation Improvements Project Walk and Celebration

  • Walk: Explore the Goose Creek Path and the new multi-use path on the Diagonal between 28th and Foothills. Meet the group on Mapleton Ave. at the multi-use path between 28th and 30th. If you're driving, park on Mapleton Ave. between 28th and 30th. If you plan to take the bus, catch the BOLT or 205, both of which run along 28th, and get off at the 28th & Spruce (northbound) or 28th & Mapleton (southbound) stop. We'll walk to the Goose Creek Path and north to 28th and Diagonal. After enjoying the ribbon-cutting ceremony and refreshments, participants can either walk back to Mapleton together or take the BOLT or 205 bus back to central Boulder.
  • Celebration: Speakers, ribbon cutting and walk/bike along the new mulit-use path or cycle tracks on the Diagonal between 28th & Foothills. Celebration meets at New Plaza in southeast corner of 28th & Diagonal.

​Jan. 24, 7 to 9 a.m.
Winter Walk to Work Day

  • Boulder Walks volunteers will greet commuters at Boulder's Downtown and Boulder Junction bus stations with maps, information and encouragement. Find them downtown at 14th and Canyon, next to the B-Cycle stop, and at Boulder Junction just outside of the plaza entrance to the RTD station. Plan your active commute today - how will YOU walk to work on Tuesday? And don't forget to register with UWALK to count your steps and compete with coworkers throughout the week!

Stay tuned for the rescheduled date and time!
Walk/Bike Light Giveaway

  • City of Boulder Staff will give out free lights to community members along the Boulder Creek Path at the Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway Boulder CO 80302.

​Jan. 24, 5 to 7 p.m.
Winter Walk to Work Day Celebration at The Roadhouse Boulder Depot

  • Celebrate Winter Walk to Work Day and enjoy some beverages and light bites before catching the bus home! Boulder Walks and Walk2Connect will provide entertainment and information with a "Winter Walkshop," demonstrating clothing, accessories and traction devices you can use to stay safe while walking this winter.
  • 2366 Junction Pl, Boulder, CO 80301

​Jan. 25, 7 to 9 a.m.
Winter Bike to Work Day Free Breakfast Stations

  • Free breakfast stations all around the City of Boulder, Boulder County and along the US 36 Bikeway. Take a look at our interactive map below for all the participating businesses who will be hosting free breakfast.
  • We thank all the businesses pdf and partners who are participating in this event and offering free breakfast.
  • To view a list of all Boulder participating businesses, click here pdf

​Jan. 25, 5 to 7 p.m.
Winter Bike to Work Day Celebration at Twisted Pine

  • 3201 Walnut St A, Boulder, CO 80301

​Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
LoBo Trail Choose-Your-Own Adventure Ramble, from Longmont to Boulder

  • Explore the LoBo (Longmont-to-Boulder) Trail on this multi-segment, 16-mile ramble, led by Boulder Walks!
  • For more information and to sign-up for the walk click here

​Jan. 29, 2 p.m.
Family-Friendly Walk to Ice Skate

  • Boulder Walks will lead a 1-mile, family-friendly walk from Eben G. Fine Park to the downtown skating rink along the Boulder Creek Path.

Boulder B-Cycle Bike Share

Try Boulder B-Cycle for free during Winter Walk and Bike Week! Use code WINTERWBW17 for a free 30-day trial of B-Cycle's People's Pedaler Pass (normally $11). This pass includes an unlimited number of 30-minute trips. Each additional month is automatically billed at just $11.
 
Vist Boulderbcycle.org and click "start riding" to claim your free trial.

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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