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Winter Walk and Bike Week

Winter Walk and Bike Week

 

Winter Walk and Bike Week Feb. 4 - 10, 2019

Get ready for the 10th 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? 

 

Events

Winter Bike to Work Day - Friday, Feb. 8

Boulder will be participating in the international Winter Bike to Work Day challenge on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. Help put Boulder on the global stage and show your local support for bicycling and walking! Commit to ride now on winterbiketoworkday.org . You only need to fill out where you'll be riding to.

  • 7-9 a.m.: Free breakfast stations in Boulder and Boulder County 
  • 3-6 p.m.: Bike to Work Day Celebration at Twisted Pine.
    • First refreshment and appetizers are free when you ride or walk!
  • 4-6 p.m.: Bike Home Station at the UMC (1669 Euclid Avenue)
    • At CU, join us at our "Bike Home" station in front of the UMC for some bike related fun, food and wackiness. Snow or sun, the event will kick off at 4 p.m. and will end around 6 p.m..

 

Join a free winter walk throughout the week, hosted by Boulder Walks

1. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 4-5 p.m.: Winter on Wheels - Wheelchair Experience and Library Scavenger Hunt

Join Topher Downham of the City's Open Space and Mountain Parks Department and 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. Topher and Craig are excellent and highly experienced guides with eye-opening stories. Wheelchairs will be provided.

Afterward, we might even walk and roll over to the St. Julien for continued conversation and happy hour!

Register to let us know you're joining.

2. Friday, Feb. 8, 8-9 a.m.: Pearl Street Sip & Stroll with Vessel

Enjoy coffee at both ends of Pearl Street and breakfast in the middle as we stroll along with Boulder Walks and Vessel on Winter Walk & Bike to Work Day! Vessel is Boulder's innovative new answer to disposable coffee cup waste. With Vessel, you check out a stainless steel mug from participating cafes, just like you would check out a book from the library, and return it when you're finished (at no cost to you!). We'll meet at Boxcar Coffee Roasters, where the Vessel team will orient us to how their system works and help us check out mugs for our morning coffee or tea. We'll then walk down Pearl Street and on to Trident Cafe & Booksellers, where we can turn in our Vessels and get a fresh cup for the walk back. Come learn about this new concept in reusable cups, get some free goodies and start your day in an active way! 

Register to let us know you’re joining.

3. Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Longmont-to-Boulder (LoBo Trail) Choose Your Own Adventure Ramble

This 17-mile walk offers beautiful views of the Front Range and plenty of sunshine while connecting three Boulder County municipalities: Longmont, Niwot and Boulder. The journey will take 8.5 hours, including stops for lunch at Snarf's and tea at Celestial Seasonings. You can either opt in for the entire ramble or join us at any of four alternative starting points, all accessible by transit (please note the Sunday/Holiday schedules on the RTD website ). Email [email protected] to RSVP with your chosen starting time and place. Learn more about the Longmont-to-Boulder Choose Your Own Adventure Ramble and view the route map

4. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, 8-9 a.m.: Walk with a Doc 'Heart Health and Plant-Based Foods'
Join Boulder Community Health and the City of Boulder to walk with a doc (Dr. Nelson Trujillo with Boulder Heart) 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. Location: Flatiron Crossing Mall, Food Court. 

More information on walkwithadoc.org

 

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 :

 

Winter Walking and Riding Tips

Winter Walking and Riding Tips