With recent snow across the metro area, Winter Bike to Work Day 2019 this Friday, February takes on extra authenticity. The Denver Regional Council of Governments’ (DRCOG) Way to Go program hosts this event that encourages people to begin or continue winter bike commuting. There’s motivation thanks to FREE food and hot beverages at breakfast stations around the region, open from 6:30 to 9 a.m. (7 to 9 a.m. in Boulder), motivating riders to brave colder temperatures. Limited evening stations; times vary. Here are some stations:
City and County of Denver, Cleveland & 15th, Webb Bldg. Offering burritos, coffee, hot cocoa, free swag and free bike tune-ups from Elevation Cycles.
University of Denver, Carnegie Green @ University & Evans offering breakfast items including eggs, biscuits and chai.
Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St, Aurora, with Logan House Coffee offering 10% off all coffee beverages; Bike Shop Girl Family Cyclery on hand for free basic bike adjustments and in the afternoon, Cheluna Pit Stop offering drink specials from 4 to 6 p.m. Aurora, Colorado city volunteers will be on hand to celebrate with you.
City of Aurora, Aurora Metro Center Station, 14555 E. Centrepoint Dr. offering warm beverages, breakfast burrito (sponsored by Bicycle Aurora) and a cozy red scarf from DRCOG.
Peak to Peak Brewery (afternoon stations), Denver. Two locations, Colfax/Iliff. Mention Winter Bike to Work Day and get 20% off you tabs; leave a business card to win a free happy hour for 10 people.
Northglenn Station, 11801 Community Center Dr. offering some shwag, refreshments and a chance to warm up a bit.
Odell Brewing (afternoon station), 2951 Larimer St, Denver, for a FREE pint of any RiNo Exclusive beer from 4 to 6 p.m.
Click here for a map of Boulder’s 16 morning food stations.
Infinitus Pies offering FREE breakfast pizza at its locations 145 Nickel St., Broomfield and at 5807 W 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge and also bike tune-ups.
“Last year, the Denver region had the second highest participation in the world,” said Douglas Rex, executive director for DRCOG. “This year, we’re going for first place. If you’re used to bike commuting in warmer weather, it takes just a few small adjustments to make winter bike commuting more comfortable.”