More than 2,000 people are expected to participate in the City of Fort Collins’ 13th Winter Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
People who ride their bike (or take other non-motorized or transit options) that day will find 43 free breakfast stations located throughout Fort Collins during Bike to Work Day hours. Bicyclists who do not work on Dec. 11 are still encouraged to participate.
“Fort Collins loves Bike to Work Days, including our winter edition,” said Nick Heimann, Active Modes Specialist and Bike to Work Day Coordinator. “While Bike to Work Day events reward people who already choose to ride a bike for transportation throughout the year, we also want to show people that with proper clothing and route selection, year-round cycling in Fort Collins is easy and safe.”
More than 110 businesses are collaborating to host the breakfast stations, and bicyclists will find free breakfast, hot coffee, friendly faces, and plenty of fun all along their morning commute. Bicycle mechanics will also be available at several stations for free minor adjustments and repairs. A map of breakfast stations, including breakfast stations with bike mechanics, will be available prior to the event at fcgov.com/bicycling.
“You also don’t have to just ride a bike on Dec. 11,” Heimann said. “As long as someone swaps a car for a different transportation mode, they can find free breakfast across the city. This past summer, we estimate that Bike to Work Days offset nearly 1% of our city’s total vehicle miles traveled. It may not sound like a lot, but for an event that lasts just three hours, it’s pretty impressive!”
Winter Bike to Work Day participants are invited to provide feedback by completing a brief online survey from Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7 a.m. to Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m. Instructional flyers with a direct web address to the survey will be distributed at all breakfast stations. The survey will be available online at fcgov.com/wbtwd-survey. Winter Bike to Work Day participants who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing to win one of many prizes.