Posted by Lisa Malde on May 3, 2012 on the Salida Citizen. May is National Bike Month and we are celebrating with cycles on May 18th with Bike to Work Day, with coffee food and fun prizes from 7am to 9am!  Bike-to-Work Day is a yearly international event that originated in Europe advocating the importance of bicycling as a means of transportation. The central aim of the Bike-to-Work Day is to give Chaffee County citizens the opportunity to help the environment and exercise in a fun and social way – all before work! Bicycle commuting is a healthy and safe alternative to driving, especially on May 18th when our local Bike-to-Work Day sponsors organize bicycle-related events and pit stops with snacks and prizes.

En route to work, stop by any or all of the following locations for support:

  • Absolute Bikes (330 West Sackett, Salida) will offer free coffee, snacks and prizes and will also provide complimentary safety checks, mechanical expertise, helmet fit advice and other bicycle safety information
  • The Hot Springs Aquatic Center (410 West HWY 50, Salida) will offer free coffee, snacks and prizes
  • The Buena Vista Roastery (409 East Main, Buena Vista) will host mechanics from The Trailhead who are teaming up to offer free coffee, snacks and prizes and provide complimentary safety checks, mechanical expertise, helmet fit advice and other bicycle safety information

We are so pleased to have educated, concerned and supportive sponsors like these to help you safely and comfortably ride your bike to work!

Remember to follow the rules of the road; for a refresher, visit The League of American Bicyclists Rules of the Road page.

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