The team riders for Eyecycle Tandem Cycling Group; left to right: Theresa Montano and Dan Eberhart, Casey Carlson and Andre van Hull, and Susan Gengler and Galen Classen.
Last years’ Colorado’s Bike to Work Day attracted over 34,000 cyclists, the 2018 edition attracted over 35,000, and that does not include the number of cyclists who did not officially register for the event. In Colorado Bike to Work Day is more of a celebration of bicycling, since in this state the history of cycling dates back over 120 years. Regardless of who participated in this years’ ride, be it the die-hard riders that cycle year-round no matter what the weather, to those who dig out a bicycle for this one day for a social ride stopping for complimentary breakfast and beverages, to the free schwag along with advice from first responders and law enforcement officials regarding bicycling safety and anti-theft measures. Sure, a one day cycling event in Colorado is a fun way to get out and even get to work and is a way to get more people interested in bicycling for all the benefits that are offered, from health to saving money on commuting and reducing traffic volumes and of course environmental conservation factors. As for the impact that cycling has on Colorado’s economy, and not just for one day, previous data from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the Colorado bicycle industry generated $1.6 billion to Colorado’s economy with current statistics still being properly calculated.
Photos by Stefan Krusze
The PACTIMO tent in Denver Civic Center park was handing out schwag and discount gift cards for their cycling apparel. PACTIMO is a Colorado based company at 3565 S. Yosemite St. in Denver, that manufactures high quality cycling apparel selling the clothing at affordable prices.
Susie Wehrspann sporting a DISCOVERY jersey on her way to Cherry Creek.
Colorado Lt. Governor Donna Lynne along with DRCOG communications director Steve Erickson.
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