This newsletter was originally sent on Jun 26, 2012.

Celebrate Bike to Work Day on June 27


There’s nothing like breakfast served with fresh air and sunshine – especially after a nice bike ride. And that’s exactly what about 8,000 of Fort Collins’ finest will enjoy on Fort Collins 25th Annual Bike to Work Day, on Wednesday, June 27.

Ninety-six local businesses are sponsoring 40 breakfast stations all throughout the city from 6:30am to 9:30am. Beginning at 3pm, local breweries are hosting afternoon stations, including Equinox Brewing, Pateros Creek Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Odell Brewing and Fort Collins Brewery. The afternoon stations feature a variety of Bike to Work Day beverage specials, live music, a fashion show, prizes and more.

The public is invited to a “Downtown Bike Show” on Thursday, June 28, 6-8pm in the parking lot at 244 North College Avenue. Local "bikies," including residents, manufacturers and retailers, will be showing off their “latest and greatest” for all to admire. Prizes will be awarded in various categories, including Best Hand Built, Best Cruiser and Best in Show. Rosewood Divine will be playing live music at the event (


More fun will be had at the Bike ‘n Jazz event on Friday, June 29, 6-8pm at Fossil Creek Park, 5821 South Lemay Avenue. People are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, and listen to the Andrew Vogt Quartet. (Visit for more information about the band.) Beginning at 5:45pm, a group will leave from the Brave New Wheel bike shop, located at 105 E. Myrtle, and ride to the park.


“While Bike to Work Day and the additional Bike to Work Week events are a great way to celebrate bicycles in our community, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge there is a wildfire burning in our backyard and affecting many of our neighbors, friends and family,” said North. “FC Bikes is encouraging residents to donate to or volunteer for the High Park Fire relief efforts.”


North also suggested that participants follow health department recommendations and check the air quality prior to bicycling or engaging in any outdoor activity. In general, if you can see or smell smoke, it is recommended you avoid outdoor physical activities. If visibility is decreased in your neighborhood to less than five miles, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy. Air quality updates are available at


For more information about Bike to Work Day, to view a map of breakfast stations, and for details about the Downtown Bike Show and Bike ‘n Jazz, visit or contact Molly North at 970-224-6112 or For information about donating to or volunteering for the High Park Fire recovery efforts, dial 2-1-1.


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