City celebrating new High Line Canal trail connection and pedestrian bridge opening as part of Bike to Work Day

The opening of a new trail connection and pedestrian bridge will serve as the highlight of the city of Aurora’s participation this year in Bike to Work Day, which is Wednesday, June 26.

Residents and riders participating in Bike to Work Day are invited to stop by our breakfast station for donuts, coffee and fruit anytime from 6:45 to 9 a.m. on the south side of the new pedestrian bridge spanning Interstate 70 on the High Line Canal trail east of Tower Road.

The High Line Canal Conservancy will join the city at 8:30 a.m. for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the High Line Canal Trail: Colfax to I-70 project that closes a two-mile gap along the canal. A ceremonial walk across the bridge will follow the ribbon cutting event. Project information is available at AuroraGov.org/HLCT.

The city also will host a breakfast station farther south on the High Line Canal trail near the trail underpass on the west side of Chambers Road, just northeast of the Aurora Municipal Center. Free beverages and breakfast burritos (sponsored by Bicycle Aurora) will be available from 6:45 to 9 a.m.

Anyone who stops by either station is encouraged to share thoughts about transportation in Aurora as part of the city’s Connecting Aurora multimodal transportation master plan project.

Whether you are working in the office, working in the field, working remotely or just working to complete a few errands on June 26, pledge to take two wheels instead of four to help improve the region’s air quality. Combining the ride with public transit or parking your car closer to work and biking the rest of the way makes participation even easier.

Anyone who registers at BikeToWorkDay.co will be entered into drawings to win prizes, including an e-bike. The Anschutz Medical Campus, Hardt Family Cyclery, Second Dawn Brewery and Stanley Marketplace (hosted by Northeast Transportation Connections) also will provide station stops for riders in Aurora.

Bike to Work Day is presented by Way to Go—a program of the Denver Regional Council of Governments. For more information, including station locations, visit Bike\ToWorkDay.co.