Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day returns to Fort Collins on June 23
- Nick Heimann, FC Bikes Program Specialist, 970-416-2628, email@example.com, Website: fcgov.com
The summer edition of Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day in Fort Collins is returning this year, after a temporary hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event, which drew about 7,000 cyclists in 2019, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 23, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
“We’re really excited to be back on track to host one of the highlights of summer in Fort Collins,” said Nick Heimann, active modes specialist in the City’s FC Moves department. “Bike to Work Day is all about celebrating bicycling, building comradery among folks that choose to ride a bike for transportation, connecting the community to other businesses that value bicycling, and providing an incentive for people to try bicycling as a mode of transportation.”
Also this year is the addition of “Wherever” to the event name. Cyclists don’t necessarily need to be biking to work to participate, as some cyclists have different work schedules, are working remotely, or have other situations.
“As long as you’re biking somewhere or using transportation other than a personal car, you can absolutely participate,” Heimann said.
This year, more than 100 local businesses and organizations have agreed to sponsor around 50 breakfast stations scattered across Fort Collins. An official breakfast station map will be posted prior to Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day at www.fcgov.com/BTWD.
Participants are not required to register for Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day in advance but are encouraged to take a post-event survey afterwards.
For more information on Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day, visit www.fcgov.com/BTWD.