Bike culture at large in this country is on fire and exploding, and thats a great thing, Simpson goes on. What we find is it brings a lot of different elements of bike culture together: You get your fixies with your road riders with the mountain bikers all in one place. Its fun to get all those different sub-groups together.
What begins near the City Park Esplanade with a six-plus-mile parade around the city turns into a keg-tapping brouhaha with entertainment galore and culminates with the Car-for-Bike Trade Celebration, during which one dedicated cyclist will hand over the title to his or her vehicle in exchange for a shiny new set of (two) wheels.
Those people, Simpson says of the car-for-bike swappers in each of the tours thirteen cities, are true role models.
Bike parade registration is free (theres a suggested donation of $5) and begins at 9 a.m. in City Park. Entertainment begins at 11 a.m., with the Car-for-Bike Trade at 2:35 p.m. Get a full schedule and more information at www.newbelgium.com/content/denver-city-park.
Sat., Sept. 11, 2010