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|Bike to Work Events Around the State
Celebrate Bike Month in Your Community
June is Bike Month in Colorado, and events like Bike to Work Day are blossoming all over the state. The links below are for several communities around the state.
On June 27--Colorado Bike to Work Day--Bicycle Colorado will be near the State Capitol in Civic Center Park and at the REI Denver Flagship store with maps, manuals and a few other fun freebies! Come visit us. Wherever and whenever you are celebrating Bike to Work Day, make sure to sign up, so we can track the number of riders who participate in these events. Happy riding!
|Bikes For Life Gets Kids Active
Bicycle Colorado Providing Bicycle Education Component
Bicycle Colorado is excited to be helping with a new program called Bikes For Life, a partnership between Children's Hospital Colorado and UnitedHealthcare of Colorado. The program's goal is to encourage Colorado youth to develop healthy habits and a lifelong commitment to wellness through bicycling. Using bikes to encourage physical activity, the program includes a two-hour bicycle education clinic run by Bicycle Colorado on rules of the road, how to properly wear a helmet, how to perform a quick check of their bicycle before riding and other bicycle safety information. Each child will practice on a bicycle skills course, and many will learn to ride for the first time. Several community bicycle-safety events will also be held to demonstrate to children and families how bicycling can be used as an active form of transportation.
Children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and Children's Hospital Colorado clinics who qualify will receive free helmets and bicycles and commit to bicycling on a regular basis. Participants will report activity levels and height/weight measurements at key intervals over a year to track their progress, and researchers at Children's Colorado will report on how bicycling can improve health. To learn more, visit childrenscolorado.org/BikesForLife.
|Bicycle Colorado Event Member Spotlight
Venus de Miles
Whether you ride for change, in the spirit of celebration or just for the passion of pedaling, when you sign up for Venus de Miles you are riding to support Greenhouse Scholars, Colorado's most deserving and promising young college students. On August 26, Colorado's only all-women's road ride will mark its fifth year with 100-, 67-, 51-, and 33-mile options. Register today. For more information, go to colorado.venusdemiles.com.
Bicycle Colorado would like to thank the organizers and riders for their commitment to building a better state for cycling. We are excited to have Venus de Miles on board as an event member for 2012.
|Check Out Free Online Bike Maps
New Interactive Map for US 36 Corridor and City of Denver
As you are preparing for Bike to Work Day, check out Bicycle Colorado's online maps resource. You can find bicycle maps for many communities across the state. We've recently added a new interactive BikeLink 36 online map that includes up-to-date bicycling facilities within the communities of Boulder, Boulder County, Louisville, Superior, Lafayette, Longmont, Broomfield, Arvada and Westminster. There is also a link to the updated Denver map that was just released this month. Let us know if your community has one that we should add to this list!
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|National Bike Challenge Update|
Current State Ranking: 6
No. of Miles Ridden: 297,437
No. of Riders: 1,612
If you haven't already, sign up now and help us achieve our goal of riding one million miles!