Join fellow cyclists in Bike to Work Day June 27

Cyclists at University Village Colorado during the 2016 Bike to Work event

Hundreds of CU staff, faculty and students will join thousands of their fellow Coloradans in riding in the 2018 Bike to Work Day June 27. Last year, more than 500 riders from the four CU campuses and 1,100 from Colorado Springs registered for Bike to Work Day. Riders throughout the state enjoyed free breakfast at more than 300 breakfast stations, rode more than 600,000 miles, helped avoid 265 tons of CO2, and burned millions of calories.

For 2018, all four campuses are joining together in the effort to increase the positive impact on Bike to Work Day with the goal of surpassing 600 registered participants from the CU system. Local registration is open through the City of Colorado Springs for the corporate challenge and to provide enough food at the 28 breakfast stations throughout the city that morning.

The nearest breakfast station to campus will be at the University Village Colorado amphitheater from 6-9 a.m. The UCCS Police bike unit will provide an escorted ride from the amphitheater to the West Lawn at 7:15 a.m. Faculty and staff who register before June 25 will receive a free day pass to the Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center’s shower facilities. Registrants can also sign-up for the UCCS Pedal Perks, a bike incentive program, and receive an RFID tag and Polar water bottle to enter to win monthly prizes and learn about community rides.

For ideas on how to make your commute flat and fun, or more details about breakfast stations and after work activities visit bikecoloradosprings.org/calendar or send questions to kreeves2@uccs.edu or 255-3089.

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