Tuesday, June 26, 2012

UPDATE: Ride your bike for once!

Posted By on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM

It looks like Bike to Work Day will have to wait.

With the Waldo Canyon Fire blazing and smoke polluting the air, it's not a good time to get exercise outdoors. Smoke is damaging to the lungs and can cause a host of nasty health problems. So Bike to Work Day will likely take place in early fall instead.

Bike To Work Day Activities Postponed

The Transit Services Division of the City of Colorado Springs, administrator of Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT), has cancelled MetroRides’ Bike To Work day activities scheduled for Wednesday June 27, 2012. The event will be rescheduled for sometime in September of 2012.
The Waldo Canyon fire has produced air quality issues and the El Paso County Health Department is cautioning people about outdoor physical activity. Additionally, under these extreme conditions, City resources are and should remain focused on fire response needs.
Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides local fixed-route bus service, express bus service, and Metro Mobility ADA paratransit service for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. All buses are wheelchair-lift equipped. Mountain Metropolitan Transit also provides other services such as Metro Rides’ ridesharing, vanpool, and bicycling programs. For added convenience, there are bike racks on all buses for riders who want to utilize the bike-n-bus program.
For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit www.mmtransit.com, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).

——- ORIGINAL POST, TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 7:15 A.M. ——-

Bikes: Beautiful and functional.
  • Pascal Maramis
  • Bikes: Beautiful and functional.

Bike to Work Day is coming up on June 27, next Wednesday, and the city has incentives to those who choose to pedal instead of visiting the pump. Some of the highlights:

• Bikers can enjoy breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon Street; Salsa Brava Rockrimmon, 802 Village Center Drive; or Salsa Brava Briargate, 9420 Briar Village Pointe. Though breakfast was offered free to early registrants, bikers must now pay $5 when they register on springsgov.com.

• Meet city leaders on the City Council Cruise, which leaves from the Pikes Peak Greenway Trailhead (at University Village Colorado) at 6 a.m. and goes south to the Pioneers Museum.

• The city is offering prizes to participating corporate groups and teams. To learn more or sign up your own team, visit springsgov.com.

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