Durango Telegraph - Bike to Work Day returns
Bike to Work Day returns

Durangoans will once again be battling it out over the coveted “Gilded Speedstick” award next Wednesday as Bike-to-Work Day returns to Main Avenue. The eighth annual event, which is in conjunction with the statewide Bicycle Awareness Month, will include a street gathering from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Main Avenue as well as the Commuter Challenge, sponsored by Trails 2000.

“Our community is increasingly enthusiastic about motorless transport and sees walking, using the bus, and riding bicycles as part of healthier lifestyles,” said Bob Kunkel, Downtown Coordinator. “These two events raise awareness and give people a fun reason to leave the car at home.”

Bike-to-Work Day will be celebrated in the 900 block of Main Avenue, in front of the Steaming Bean. As in years past, riders or walkers are encouraged to stop by for a free cup of coffee, pastry, water or energy drink compliments of Steaming Bean, Healthy Lifestyles La Plata, Coca-Cola. The first 100 will also receive free T-shirts.

This will also mark the third year for the Commuter Challenge, which doubled its participation last year. Mary Monroe of Trails 2000, said Bike-to-Work promoters are hoping for an even better turn out this ear. “Durango has the perfect infrastructure to encourage connectivity from trail, bike path and road,” she said.

For more information on the commuter Challenge, e-mail Info@Trails2000.org

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