You can join fellow bicyclists on your way to work for free refreshments and prizes at different breakfast stations between 6:30 to 9 a.m. and evening stations from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For a list of breakfast and evening stations please visit www.biketowork2012.org.
The event is free and open to anyone. You do not need to register in order to participate, but if you want to win great prizes you must register. Bicyclists can also register online at www.biketowork2012.org
Bike to Work Day is celebrated in many communities across Colorado, but the Denver metro area's event is the largest in the state and second largest in the country.
Since 1995, Bike to Work Day was established as a tactical annual event to get people to ride their bikes to work, rather than drive. The event was meant for people to use biking as an alternative on a consistent basis to ultimately reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.
Bike to Work Day is organized by the Denver Regional Council of Government's RideArrangers program with help from community planning partners. The company promotes biking to work because it has many benefits not only to you but to the community as a whole. Biking is a great way to fit exercise into your day and will energize you to start your day off right. Fewer cars on the road will help conserve air quality, which in the long run will help decrease air pollution.
The Business Challenge is a popular Bike to Work Day competition held each year. The challenge measures how companies in each metro area county are performing against each other. Each company that registers a team is automatically entered into the Business Challenge. Each time an employee of a company registers to participate it improves the ranking of the company. The rankings can be seen on the Bike to Work Day website.
For more information about Bike to Work Day, please visit www.biketowork2012.org.
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