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Today's featured event: Celebrate summer! Cruise where no bike has gone before

Get a head start on the solstice tonight when cruiser bikers from all over the city converge for the Park to Park Summer Solstice Cruiser Ride, a leisurely social ride linking three major -- and lovely -- Denver landmarks: City Park, the Denver Botanic Gardens and Washington Park. Celebrate summer and the spirit of green volunteering courtesy of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, BikeDenver and the DBG beginning at 6 p.m. at the Thatcher Fountain in City Park, 17th Avenue and City Park Esplanade (wear a helmet, and arrive early to sign a safety waiver). From there, the guided ride will wend its way through the gardens, where bikes are seldom -- make that never -- seen or even allowed. Then, it's off to Wash Park, where New Belgium Brewing Company and Noodles & Company will provide quaffs and eats for all. Nuthin' but fun, and no rider will be left behind. Get details and register in advance at BikeDenver's website.

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