The thinking behind this years Denver Bike to Work Day echoes the way people have already been thinking these days: Why not bike to work every day? As usual, todays annual event will include breakfast stations en route, downtown tech stations, prize giveaways and free bike parking, particularly at the Denver Pavilions, where Bike Rack & Roll will feature a humongous community bike rack stretched out along Glenarm Place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and a lunch-hour bike fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will help cyclists bone up on safety and maintenance tips for bike commuters. Plus, pssst: Pavilions gift cards for the first 100 bikers to arrive there.
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Another lunchtime alternative is Yoga in the Park, a 45-minute class hosted by Breathe Yoga & Cycle, followed by a fresh, local ayurvedic lunch at the Queen Anne B&B. The first of what is to become a tradition every other Wednesday, through August 18, the noon sojourn in Benedict Fountain Park, 20th Avenue and Tremont Place, is $20; register at www.breathedenver.com.
And when the work day ends, prolong the bike fever at the Cactus Bike From Work Bash, hosted by the Cactus ad agency in its parking lot at 15th and Little Raven streets. The free happy-hour party, stocked with free beer from Breckenridge Brewery, wine from the Infinite Monkey Theorem and burritos from Illegal Petes and featuring bike checkups by Salvagettis, BMX stunts by the Yellow Designs Stunt Team, a bike-polo demo by the Denver Mallet Mafia, a free bike valet service by Bike Denver and DJ spins, goes from 5 to 8 p.m.; get details at http://blog.sharpideas.com/index.php/Bike-From-Work-Bash. And for more on participating in Bike to Work Day, visit www3.drcog.org/biketowork.
Wed., June 23, 2010