Hop on your bike and join the fun for Bike to Work Day Wednesday, Sept. 22! Breakfast stations in and around Boulder will be serving free food and drink from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Community Cycles will also be hosting guided bike rides. No commute currently? No problem! You can still celebrate by taking your bike out for a morning, lunch break or after-work ride.
Bike to Work Day is part of a statewide celebration and includes over 20 free breakfast stations hosted by local companies and organizations in Boulder. Participants are encouraged to register to ride, which helps the city measure the impact of biking and walking. You can view a map of breakfast stations and other Bike to Work Day events at walkandbikemonth.org.
This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bike to Work Day was moved from June to September. While there are fewer stations breakfast stations this year, as local businesses have dealt with staffing shortages and uncertain budgets, the 20+ organizations participating this year are a testament to Boulder’s small businesses that are trying for a sense of normalcy in difficult times.
“We haven’t hosted a station in a number of years because Table Mesa shopping center had a lot of stations already,” said Dana Derichsweiler, owner of the South Side Walnut Café. “But this year with fewer stations we thought it was really important to the community to step up, especially for our friends and neighbors in South Boulder.”
Bike to Work Day is a signature community event that supports the city’s Transportation Master Plan goals and encourages safe travel as part of Vision Zero. Community Cycles, which helps coordinate the event, is a local nonprofit organization that provides education and advocacy to improve bicycling in Boulder. Bike to Work Day is also supported by many other generous nonprofit and corporate sponsors including major sponsors Google, Alpine Bank, Twitter, 1908 Brands, Xilinx, Terripan Care Station, Shutkin Sustainable Living, the Daily Camera, Boulder County and Boulder Transportation Connections.