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870 Riders Signed Up for Metro Rides 20th Annual Bikes to Work Day


870 Riders Signed Up for Metro Rides 20th Annual Bike to Work Day

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June 26th marks the 20th anniversary of Metro Rides Bike to Work Day.  June 26th is also the anniversary of the Waldo Canyon Fire and the Bike to Work Day event will include a tribute to fire, police, and all first responders. Live patriotic music by The Colorado Springs Conservatory, and the National Anthem performed by local singer Joe Uveges are planned, as we honor our first responders and the citizens of Colorado Springs who stood together and showed the nation what community is made of. All 9 members of Colorado Springs City Council will be riding bikes to the Pioneers Museum as well as 60 youngsters from surrounding community centers. Online Registration will be open until midnight Tuesday, June 25, sign upand enjoy a free breakfast at one of three convenient locations throughout the community.

This year the team challenges are really heating up. It’s looking like the Colorado Springs Fire Department is making a last minute effort to defeat the Colorado Springs Police Department and take the Community Service Cup.  Additionally, the Wheels of Gold trophy is in jeopardy as Colorado Springs Utilities has a commanding lead with registered riders over the City of Colorado Springs. We could see some upsets this year!

Metro Rides, a division of Mountain Metropolitan Transit, organizes Bike to Work Day each June to encourage bicycling for personal and community health, alternative transportation, recreation and sustainability. For more information visit Mountain Metropolitan’s web pagesor contact Deb Spinato at dspinato@springsgov.com. Following are some tips that will ensure you enjoy biking to work:

• Have your bike checked over by your local bike shop

• Always wear a helmet to protect your head

• Ride in the far right lane

• Obey all stop signs, traffic lights and lane markings

• Look before you change lanes and/or signal a turn; indicate your intention, then act

• Be visible and predictable at all times; wear bright clothing and signal turns 

Mountain Metropolitan Transit provides local fixed-route 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-busprogram. For additional information regarding Mountain Metropolitan Transit please visit www.mmtransit.com, or call (719) 385-RIDE (7433).