Bike to Work and School Day Encourages Active Transportation

The Mesa County Commissioners proclaimed May as Grand Valley Bike Month to celebrate bicycling for transportation, fun, and health.  As part of the celebration, everyone is invited to take part in Bike to Work and School Day on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Bike to work day is a great way to try bike commuting.  There are several locations across the Valley where you can stop by for a free breakfast between 6:30-9 a.m. Wednesday morning including:

  • Grand Junction City Hall, 250 N. 5th Street, Grand Junction, CO
  • Fruita Civic Center Park, 325 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, CO
  • Heritage Park, 210 I-70 Frontage Road, Fruita, CO
  • Horizon Drive at Crossroads Boulevard, Grand Junction, CO

This year, since the event is a dual bike to work and school event, we are expecting a large number of cyclists of all ages and abilities on area roadways.  We are asking drivers to be aware, cautious and diligent especially around and on the routes to local schools.

Creating bicycle-friendly communities has been shown to improve residents’ health, well-being, and quality of life.  It is also a great way to boost community spirit, and reduce pollution and congestion.

Think your commute is too long? It’s not. Just ask Joe Nichols, the winner of the Commuter Challenge for the past two years.  Joe normally logs between 500 and 1,000 miles during the challenge (that’s like riding to Denver and back, twice)! Joe’s average daily commute is 40 miles.

Join us Wednesday, May 8 to experience the fun and freedom of safely riding a bike to work or school.

For more information, go to healthymesacounty.org/bike-month.

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