Pueblo Active Community Environments (P.A.C.E.)

2011 Bike to Work Events

147 people participated in the 5-week challenge!

They rode 15,677 miles and avoided 1,603 car trips!

More Details Here!

  • Commuter Cup Challenge - May 18 to June 22, 2011 back by popular demand!  The fun, friendly 5-week challenge between local employers runs between our first  Bike to Work day during National Bike Week and Colorado Bike to Work day.  This encourages employees to leave the car at home more and try to make bike/walk commuting a habit. In 2010, 679 car trips were avoided and 7,523 miles ridden to and from work!  Start promoting the challenge and bike to work days at your work site and collecting team members to become the healthiest and greenest business in town! 

Stay safe and learn more about bike commuting!

    What difference can you make by Bike Commuting?

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2011 First Bike to Work day during National Bike Week will kick off the Commuter Challenge and will include these fun, free events to registered participants:
    • Breakfast stop 6-9 a.m. at SRDA by City Hall with fruit smoothies made by a human powered "Fender Blender" and  breakfast burritos. 
    • Downtown Tour at 7:30 a.m. a casual 2-mile ride downtown with a police escort. We'll stick together at an 8 mph pace so we can meet others we might be able to continue riding with during the challenge. Local elected leaders are invited to support cycling, health and community awareness of healthy, active living!  The ride should finish so most people can get to work by 8 am.
    • Group ride map with 9 volunteer bike mentors and routes!
    • Photo gallery
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2011:  Colorado Bike to Work Day with free breakfast stops around town for riders/walkers to visit from 6-9 a.m.
    • CSU-Pueblo in bus loop area where Bonforte ends near the KTSC studio
    • Parkview Medical Center breakfast stop on Grand Ave by the new cafe'
    • Pueblo City-County Health Department breakfast stop at 9th & Main Street.
    • St Mary Corwin Medical Center breakfast stop on Indiana just east of the main entrance.
    • Group ride map with 9 volunteer bike mentors and routes!
    • Photo gallery
  • Thursday, June 23, 2011:  Commuter Cup Awards at Farmer's Market on the Riverwalk at 6 pm followed by a casual Cruiser Ride downtown

 Lots of fun, free rides, walks and hikes in the Pueblo area are planned during the month between the two bike to work days.  Check the calendar for fun Thursday Costume Cruiser rides, training rides, bike scavenger hunt and other fun stuff planned during the bike/walk month to get Pueblo active!  All events are free and open to the public that accepts the risks of riding/walking.

There is still time for your business or club to help sponsor these events with donations and discounts or host a breakfast stop on June 22nd!  Learn more about volunteering or donation opportunities!

 

 

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