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Participate in Bike to Work Day June 26

Bike-To-work-townBike in for free breakfast, coffee, a bike check-up, big prizes and more The Town of Estes Park, the Estes Park Medical Center and Estes Valley Recreation and Park District are sponsoring Estes Park’s first Bike to Work Day Wednesday, June 26. “Bicycling is a healthy, environmentally friendly option for commuting to work – and it makes parking easy!” commented Estes Park Town Administrator Frank Lancaster. On June 26, cyclists will be offered a free breakfast, coffee, giveaways, activities, bike check-ups, and a chance to win prizes from 6:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Avenue. Estes Park joins communities across the state to encourage residents to try bicycle commuting as a healthy and safe alternative to driving, and activities will take place rain or shine.

Cyclists who stop by Estes Park’s Bike to Work Day event will be entered to win one of many prizes. Prizes include a $200 Visa gift card, Rooftop Rodeo tickets, passes to the VIP hospitality tent at the August 24 USA Pro Challenge race in Estes Park, a gift certificate for Pepper’s Mexican Grill, passes to the aquatic center and marina, bike rentals, vouchers for $25 off Town of Estes Park water and electric utility bills, passes to MedEx and more. Local organizations and businesses will offer information on bicycle safety, bike check-ups and minor repairs.

Employers who encourage the most staff members to commute by bike and stop by the event will be recognized as

winners of the “Employer Competition.” All cyclists are reminded to practice bicycle safety by wearing helmets, using designated bike paths and lanes, and obeying traffic laws. Motorists are reminded to share the road and watch out for cyclists.

In addition to the sponsoring agencies, current supporters of Bike to Work Day include Kind Coffee, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Pepper’s Mexican Grill, El Mex-Kal Family Mexican Restaurant, Estes Park Running Club, The Egg & I, Gerald Mayo, MedEx, Christian Collinet, Estes Park Light & Power and the Estes Park Police Department. Other local organizations and businesses are encouraged to get involved by participating in activities or making donations for the June 26 event. For more information or to get involved, please contact Public Information Officer Kate Rusch at krusch@estes.org or 970-577-3701.

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