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Bike to Work Day is a culmination of a
month-long effort to promote cycling for transportation, recreation and health.
Employees from Mesa County, the City of Grand Junction, the City of Fruita, the
Town of Palisade and St. Mary’s Hospital, among others, will commute via bike on
Bike to Work Day, Wednesday, June 22.
At 7:30 a.m., about 180 Mesa County
employees will depart the Community Services campus at 510 29 ½ Road and ride
to Grand Junction City Hall, 250 N. 5th St., to join others at a
Bike to Work Day breakfast.
The
public is invited to ride with Mesa County employees.
The route map is
available at HealthyMesaCounty.org. Residents should feel free to join in
anywhere along the route. County employees will be wearing navy blue T-shirts.

In Grand Junction only two percent of
workers commute by bicycle. Biking can help prevent heart disease,
osteoporosis, obesity and other conditions. A substantial increase in bicycling
and walking could reduce health costs by over $28 billion per year in the U.S.
Other Day
Events:
  • Community
    breakfasts are being held from 6:30 – 9 a.m. at the Fruita Community
    Center, 324 N. Coulson St., and Octopus Coffee, 759 Horizon Dr. Suite F.
  • A St. Baldrick’s
    head shaving event will be held on the Old Mesa County Courthouse lawn, 544
    Rood Ave., at 8:45 a.m.
  • Edgewater
    Brewery, 905 Struthers Ave., will host an “afterglow” event from 6 – 8
    p.m. where prizes will be given to the businesses with the most
    participants and the commuters who logged the most miles throughout June.
Don’t forget, Colorado Bike Month is
for kids, too! Visit HealthyMesaCounty.org/bikemonth and click on kids to learn
how to earn a free ice cream cone or pass to a local pool!