Castle Rock Bike to Work
Date: June 27, 2012
Location: Denver Metro
Description: Bike to Work day promotes healthy lifestyles, cleaner air quality
Instead of getting in your car on June 27, why not walk, bike, rollerblade or share a ride? Bike to Work Day is June 27, and registration is now open online, www.biketowork2012.org.
Bike to Work Day is an annual event to raise awareness of other ways to get where you’re going. Sponsored by the Denver Regional Council of Governments, the goal is to promote bicycling as a commute choice in hopes workers will try it and form a habit of riding to work.
To participate, just bike, carpool, walk, rollerblade (or anything besides drive) to work. In 2011, nearly 24,000 Coloradoans participated.
In Castle Rock, the entire community is invited to mark the day. Members of Town Council will lead a leisurely ride or walk from Fairgrounds Regional Park, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, to Festival Park, beginning at 7:30 a.m. After the 1-mile trek, participants can enjoy a free breakfast, win prize drawings and gather bicycling information.
“Castle Rock is a bike-friendly place, and we want residents to start thinking about using our quality trails and roadways for their commutes as well as for recreation,” said Councilman Clark Hammelman. “Bike to Work Day is a great way to raise that kind of awareness.”
Registration is not required, but those who do will be entered into a drawing for additional prizes from the Denver Regional Council of Governments.
Maps, breakfast location and more information is available online, www.biketowork2012.org.
Community Relations Specialist