Last Wednesday, hundreds of Coloradans participated in “Bike to Work Day!”
As described on the City of Longmont's official webpage - "The City of Boulder first celebrated Bike to Work Day more than 25 years ago. The Colorado Department of Transportation then began promoting it statewide, and, in 1995, the Denver Regional Council of Governments began helping the area's cities and counties link their individual events together. Bike to Work Day is celebrated in Longmont as well as many other communities along the Front Range and in the mountains."
This year, the Longmont Y was one of a dozen local businesses to provide "breakfast stations" for biking commuters. Many riders stopped by the Longmont Y's breakfast station to enjoy a smorgasbord of tasty breakfast treats. Coffee, energy bars, popcorn... Santiago's burritos were a particularly hot commodity!
Bicycle riders were thrilled to stop fueling their cars with expensive gasoline and start fueling their bodies with tasty breakfast snacks! The Y's pitstop also distributed information about Longmont's extensive bike routes, cycling safety, and other bike-friendly resources.
Though "Bike To Work Day" has passed, its never too late to strap on a helmet and enjoy the endless benefits of biking your daily commute:
* Biking cuts commuter costs (i.e. gas, vehicle maintenance, parking, etc.)
* Biking improves physical fitness
* Biking is GREAT for the environment!
* Biking is therapeutic, alleviating stress and improving overall wellbeing
* Biking is FUN!
Still not convinced? Click here for 60 great reasons to shift gears and pedal!