Grand Valley Bike Month 2018 kicks off with Bike to Work Day on May 2. Mesa County residents are invited to ride their bikes to free breakfasts and to work to mark the beginning of Bike Month.

Biking is a great way to get your weekly exercise in and it’s great for our environment – fewer commuting cars means better air quality in Mesa County. Mesa County Public Health and other community partners come together each year to promote biking as a form of transportation to remind residents about all of the benefits that come with cycling and to encourage them to give it a chance, even if it’s just for one day – on Bike to Work Day.

“We always celebrate Bike Month in Mesa County, but this year we’ve switched things up to feature events in May,” said Grand Valley Bike Month Coordinator Kelsey Fife. “In years past, we’ve combated the heat that comes with June. We’re hoping to see as many community members as possible on their bikes on May 2nd.”

Bike to Work Day breakfasts are open to cyclists including:

  • St. Mary’s Medical Center & Monument Health Breakfast at Grand Junction City Hall, 250 N. 5th St. in Grand Junction, from 6:30 to 9 a.m.
  • Family Health West Breakfast at the Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson in Fruita, from 7 to 9 a.m.
  • Octopus Coffee Breakfast at the Horizon Drive Octopus Coffee, 759 Horizon Dr. in Grand Junction, from 6:30 to 9 a.m.

Mesa County staff will ride from the Community Services Campus, 510 29 ½ Road in Grand Junction, to the St. Mary’s Medical Center & Monument Health Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. sharp and invite residents to ride with them from that location or to join in along the way. A route map is available at

Bike to Work Day is just the beginning. Residents are also encouraged to participate in the Commuter Challenge to win prizes for using biking as transportation. Grand Valley Bike Month 2018 will also feature classic events like leisure rides and new events including the screening of mountain biking documentary “Unreal” at the Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St. in Grand Junction, on May 17 and a Bike Month Celebration at Las Colonias Park on May 30.

Click here to view a full calendar of Grand Valley Bike Month 2018 events.