The City of Glenwood Springs is celebrating National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18. Bicyclists of all ages are encouraged to stop by the City Hall Plaza at 101 W. 8th Street from 7 to 9 a.m. for free breakfast snacks, bike tire patch kits, and the start of Bicycle BINGO.


“Whether you are riding to work, to school or for your morning errands, stop by for free breakfast snacks, coffee and juice, and meet other riders,” said Tanya Allen, City of Glenwood Springs transportation manager.


“The City of Glenwood Springs will also be giving away free bike tire patch kits. Everybody needs one of these for safe riding,” Allen said.


This year, cyclists can play a citywide game of Bicycle BINGO by picking up a Bicycle Bingo sheet at this event and then checking off any of the 24 bike achievement boxes as possible over the next month.


Bicycle Bingo sheets must be turned in by June 27, which is Colorado Bike to Work Day. Those who enter will be eligible to win a prize. Another bicycle celebration will be held that day, with Bike to Work Day stations at several locations around the city.


“We saw a fantastic increase in local cycling during the bridge detour in 2017, and we want to build on that momentum this year,” said Steve Smith, organizer of Glenwood Springs Bicycle Advocates, a citizen’s group working to make bicycling easier and safer.


National Bike to Work Day is presented by the City of Glenwood Springs, Glenwood Springs Bicycle Advocates, Garfield County, Garfield Clean Energy, CLEER, and the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.


Bicycle Bingo sheets can also be picked up at Glenwood Springs City Hall, weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting on May 18.