Photo Op Tomorrow: Celebrate Bike to Work Day at our Civic Center Breakfast Station!
|Denver Public Works To Host Breakfast Station on Bike to Work Day!
Stop by Civic Center Park to celebrate Denver’s citywide bicycle program
DENVER – Bike To Work Day is back and bigger than ever! As thousands of people in Denver have made the commitment to pedal to work on Wednesday, Denver Public Works will celebrate this pledge and host one of the region’s largest Bike To Work Day breakfast stations at Civic Center Park on June 26 from 6:30am to 9:00am. Bicycle riders can make a pit stop on their way to work to enjoy free breakfast from participating vendors, and celebrate more bikeway connections created this year through Denver’s bike program!
The buildout of the city’s bicycle network aligns with Mayor Hancock’s Mobility Action Plan, which is providing people with more transportation choices and ways to get around town. The City’s goal is to install 125 miles of new bikeways over the next five years. Up to 50 of those 125 miles of new bikeways, including nine miles of protected bikeways, will be funded by the Elevate Denver Bond Program approved by voters in 2017. The implementation of 125 miles of new bikeways will increase the number of households within a 5-minute ride of a high-comfort bike facility from 38 to 75 percent while improving connections between Denver’s neighborhoods and destinations. A list of projects included in Denver’s 2019 bike program can be found at www.denvergov.org/bikeprogram.
Here are a few highlights of what you’ll find at this year’s Bike to Work Day breakfast station at Civic Center Park:
· Receive a free bike tune up with bike techs from Campus Cycles.
· Learn moreabout Denver’s Vision Zeroinitiative to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on the city’s roadways by 2030.
· Visit with bike organizations such as Bicycle Colorado and Denver B-cycle.
· Try tasty free breakfast treats from some of your favorite vendors including Delectable Egg.
· Register your bicycle with the Denver Police Department. Registering aids officers in the recovery of stolen bicycles.
· Visit with the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment’s (DDPHE) Community Active Living Coalition, offering information on Safe Routes to School and how to be more active in your community, plus handing out some cool swag while supplies last.
· Don’t let fear of a flat keep you from riding your bike tomorrow or any day of the year! DDPHE and the Denver Public Library worked together to have a bike repair kit available for quick FREE checkout and return at every Denver Public Library branch!
What: Denver Public Works to host breakfast station on Bike to Work Day and celebrate progress
on City’s bike program!
Who: Mayor Michael B. Hancock
Eulois Cleckley, Executive Director of Denver Public Works
When: 6:30am to 9:00am Breakfast Station hours
7:00am Mayor Hancock will ride into the breakfast station, leaving from 21st & Tremont
7:40am to 8:00am Mayor Hancock will address the crowd at Civic Center Park
Where: Civic Center Park. Speaking program will occur at the KBCO table, located in the center of the event.
Suggested Bicycle Routes to the Breakfast Station at Civic Center Park
From the East (suggested to take 16th, 12th, or 11th Avenues downtown):
· If taking 16th Avenue, proceed through the intersection of 16th Avenue and Broadway, across the downtown transit mall to the bike lanes on Cleveland Place. Ride one block on Cleveland Place and use the crosswalk at Colfax to enter the park.
· If using 12th Avenue, take 12th to Bannock Street. Take a right onto Bannock Street and use the bike lanes to access Civic Center Park.
· If using 11th Avenue, take 11th to Bannock Street. Take a right onto Bannock Street and use the bike lanes to access Civic Center Park.
From the West:
· Use 11th Avenue to cross over Cherry Creek and proceed to Bannock Street. Turn left onto Bannock Street and use the bike lane to access Civic Center Park.
From the North or South:
· Use the Cherry Creek Trail: Exit the trail at either the 14th or 12th Avenue ramps. From those ramps, proceed either on 14th, 12th or 11th to Bannock Street. Take a left onto Bannock Street and use the bike lane to access Civic Center Park.
Bike to Work Day is organized by the Denver Regional Council of Governments’ (DRCOG) Way to Go program with help from community planning partners. DRCOG is a nonprofit collaborative association governed by a Board of Directors representing 56 county and municipal governments.
For more information on Denver’s bike program, visit denvergov.org/bikeprogram.