There’s still time to register for the 26th Annual Bike to Work Day and Corporate Challenge.
Registration for corporate teams will remain open through 5 p.m. Monday, June 24. Individual cyclists may register through the day of the event.
This year, participants in Bike to Work Day, June 26, will be able to take advantage of discounts and deals around town as they commute to and from work.
From 6-9 a.m., riders can stop and enjoy breakfast specials at any one of 30 locations along the city’s trail network or at several local businesses.
As riders commute home in the afternoon, they can stop at any of several businesses for special deals. These include:
- Brass Brewing Co., $1 off beer all day, $2 off beer during Happiest Hour (4-7 p.m.)
- Brewer’s Republic, $1 off beer all day, $2 off beer during Happiest Hour (4-7 p.m.)
- Cerberus Brewing Co., $1 off beer all day, $2 off beer during Happiest Hour (4-7 p.m.)
- FH Beer Works Downtown, $1 off pints for riders
- FH Beer Works East, $1 off pints for riders
- Goat Patch Brewing Co., BOGO for riders
- Local Relic, half off first flight or full pour, plus BOGO on select bottles
- Peaks N Pines Brewery, BOGO for riders
- Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., free pint with purchase of an appetizer ($10 minimum)
- Storybook Brewing, BOGO for riders on BTWD, 10 percent off for riders all year
- Tap Traders, BOGO for riders
- Trails End Taproom, 15 percent off beer pours for riders.
The City of Colorado Springs encourages riders to enjoy bike home specials responsibly. Please don’t drink and ride.
Bike to Work Day is sponsored by the City of Colorado Springs, KOAA News 5, 98.9 Magic FM and the Business Journal’s sister publication, the Colorado Springs Independent. Organizing sponsors are Bike Colorado Springs, Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO), Mountain Metro Transit and El Paso County Public Health.
The Corporate Challenge encourages companies to support their employees in developing long-term multimodal transportation habits. Colorado Springs companies are finding that, to attract and retain great employees, company culture, commitment to health and wellness, and lifestyle matter.
Last year’s 25th Annual Bike to Work Day on June 27, 2018, drew a record 1,355 registered riders.
Nearly 50 companies and 586 riders participated in the 2018 Corporate Challenge. Employees partnered to ride to their offices together. It was a great way for everyone to get outside and experience the city from another perspective.
Several entities got into the spirit of things with head-to-head competitions. In those contests, riders from the city of Colorado Springs bested Colorado Springs Utilities in the local government and utility challenge.
In the public safety category, the Colorado Springs Police Department outperformed the Colorado Springs Fire Department, and in the health care challenge, Centura Health topped UCHealth.
Free breakfast was served at more than 27 locations throughout the city.
Similar to last year, this year’s Bike to Work Day Corporate Challenge matches companies of similar size in four different categories.
Results will be measured by a weighted index that takes into account the percentage of participating employees and other factors.
Winning companies will receive a custom-designed commemorative award — and bragging rights.
For more information and to register, visit coloradosprings.gov/biketowork.
Note: This story has been updated to show that individual cyclists may register through the day of the event.