With temperatures hovering in the mid to high teens, it was a chilly start to Winter Bike to Work Day 2019 (the coldest since 2016). Nevertheless, roughly 1,700 bike commuters (unofficial count) visited the 42 breakfast stations represented by over 100 local businesses. Bike Fort Collins found its home at breakfast station #32 located at the intersection of Mason and Spring Creek Trail. Other organizations at station #32 included the U.S. Forest Service, Whole Foods, the Human Bean, Consuelo’s, Great Harvest Bread Company, and Drake Cycles. We are most grateful for Roy Mita of the U.S. Forest Service and his efforts in organizational coordination. No easy task!
The BFC team enjoyed engaging participants with the “Legal or Not” quiz, giving out BFC bells, and sending folks on their way with a handy bike route map. Visitors to breakfast station #32 also enjoyed breakfast burritos, warm bread, coffee, homemade cider and simple bicycle repairs/mechanical assistance. Despite frigid temperatures, our station engaged with no less than 306 Winter Bike to Work Day participants. BFC looks forward to returning to station #32 for Bike to Work Day 2020 in June!
You can find great photos from the day at the Coloradoan, BFC’s own FB page, and the shared google pics folder.
The day’s events wrapped up with the 6th Annual Winter Bike From Work Day Bash, graciously held at Odell Brewing. Everyone (of age) who showed up on a bike received a free (FREE!) beer and an entry to win a wide array of awesome giveaways provided by Brave New Wheel, Otter Box, VeloFix, Fort Collins TREK (south), Niner Bikes, Marriott Fort Collins, and Odell Brewing. The festivities were made merrier with live music by Harmony and Brad and the grand finale bike giveaway furnished by Brave New Wheel. We are so very grateful for their support and the support of all the amazing Fort Collins businesses that made the bash a huge success.
Many thanks to Bill Alexander, Clint Knapp and Steve Archambault for volunteering their time to the day’s events!