COLORADO BIKE MONTH
JUNE IS BIKE MONTH IN COLORADO
Each June, we celebrate the “bike” and all that it offers as a form of recreation, transportation, and a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. And, we spend the month trying to make bicycling top-of-mind in the community, while encouraging folks to either ride more than normal, get back out on their bike if it’s been while, or try bicycling for the first time.
While we had a larger line-up of events originally scheduled for 2020, due to COVID-19 pandemic, we postponed many of the events and saved them for next year, and on short notice revised the schedule to include the following:
REMINGTON BIKE COUNT CHALLENGE
In lieu of Bike to Work Day, Bike Fort Collins challenged the community to help break the current Remington Bike Count record of 1,737 riders–set in 2017 during Tour de Fat. We encouraged everyone to ride by the Remington Bike Count sign between Pitkin St. and Lake St. any time on June 24th (the orignially scheduled day for Bike to Work Day) and help us reach a goal of 2,000 riders.
While it was a valliant effort, we fell just short of breaking the record, with a count of 1,502. Great job Fort Collins! Maybe we’ll try again next year–and get it then.
BIKE STORIES CHALLENGE
People submitted their best bike themed story (fiction or non-fiction), in 500 words or less with the winner to be featured on our website, as well as receive a Bike Fort Collins T-shirt. Read the winning submission.
This event is still going. Submit your favorite bike ride in the area (road, mtb, gravel, path, family) including favorite stops and side trips along the way. We’ll post the best submissions on our website.
KIDS BICYCLE ART CONTEST
Kids were asked to draw their fantasy bike. We prompted them by asking them questions like: does your dream bike have rockets? Or, is it powered by butterflies? Is the frame made of candy canes or Legos or pixie sticks? Imaginations were encouraged to run wild. See the winning submissions.
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