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Celebrate Bike to Work Day on June 27

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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.

Throughout Fort Collins, from 6:30-9:30 AM, cyclists can enjoy 40 breakfast stations sponsored by 96 local businesses. To get a map of breakfast stations, visit fcgov.com/bicycling. Beginning at 3 PM, Equinox Brewing, Pateros Creek Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Odell Brewing and Fort Collins Brewery will host afternoon stations. 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, 6-8 PM in the parking lot at 244 North College Avenue. Local "bikies," including residents, manufacturers and retailers, will show 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 play live music at the event.

More fun will be had at the Bike ‘n Jazz event on Friday, June 29, 6-8 PM 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. Beginning at 5:45 PM, a group will leave from the Brave New Wheel bike shop, located at 105 East Myrtle Street, 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.” For information about donating to or volunteering for the High Park Fire recovery efforts, dial 2-1-1.

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 http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/advisory.aspx.

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 fcgov.com/bicycling or contact Molly North at 970-224-6112 or bW5vcnRoQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==.