June is Bike Month in Colorado Springs: Mayor Suthers Invites Public to Participate in Bike to Work Day

Kim Melchor: Lead Communications Specialist, Colorado Spring

The City of Colorado Springs encourages residents to get involved by participating in activities supporting Colorado Bike Month:
·         June 3- Colorado Springs Bike Summit – is the first bike summit in Colorado Springs and is designed to get information to people who care about biking, create bike advocates, and shape a vision of what's possible in Colorado Springs.
·         June 18- 21st Annual Starlight Spectacular – grab a friend and grab some lights join in the nighttime fun.
·         June 22- Bike to Work Day sponsored by Metro Rides, YMCA. Bikes and Bagels at 10 YMCA locations from Monument to Fountain and University Village Center.
o   Mayor’s Ride at Goose Gossage Park at 6:00 a.m.
·         June 10-Dec 21- Roll Bicycle Art Festival – Visit RollBikeArt.com for information.
·         May – September National Bike Challenge
o   Commit to ride all summer long, challenge friends and log miles

Family Rides and Clinics
·         Kids on Bikes
o    PopCyle Rides: Sundays, 1-3 p.m. through Aug. 28. Meet at America the Beautiful Park.
o   Pedal Station Grand Opening Celebration,  527 S. Tejon, noon-8:00 PM
o   Pedal Station Volunteer Fix-it Night, Tuesdays, 4- 8 p.m.
·         UpaDowna Pedal Party
o    Every Wednesday evening June through September
·         Meadows Park Community Center Bike Library Rides and Events
o   Events throughout the summer

Rides and Races (activities in the month of June and throughout the year)
·         Women’s Mountain Biking Association of Colorado Springs Group Rides
o   Events year-round
·         SoCOVelo Club Rides
o   Mountain, road and trail work days – June and throughout the year
·         Colorado Springs Cycling Club
o   Multiple rides each week during month of June and throughout the year

Other ways to participate:
·         Post a photo of you on your bike on Twitter telling us why you ride using the #IBikeCOS and/or #EverybodyBikes hashtag.
·         Visit the Colorado Springs bicycle website for updates on bicycle events in June.
Bent Fork 2016-3 - June/July 2016

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