OK, so the photos the official photo guys took are far better. Er, not that those people are better looking … just that … well …
I’m just going to stop while I’m ahead.
Or something like that.
Tomorrow is Boulder’s Third Annual Winter Bike to Work Day. So add an extra layer, wear something windproof and make sure your pant leg won’t get caught in your bike spokes ( because even if you’re doing something rad for the environment like commuting by bike, you’ll look dumb if you endo–like THIS poor sap–for such a lame reason).
So what exactly is going on with this event? From 7 to 9 a.m., local businesses will be providing warm drinks and breakfast vittles. Find out which businesses are participating after the jump. Read more
It’s Winter Bike to Work Day! Remember to send in your photos and videos and whatever else if you go (I’m dave at biggreenboulder).
We’re better off than some for this type of holiday, according to the forecast for a few Winter Bike to Work Day spots:
Chicago: Low 31, high 32. Cloudy.
Wichita: Low 34, high 52. Cloudy.
Boulder: Low 28, high 43. Partly cloudy.
Some of you have been biking all winter — kudos! For me, this is a good reminder that it’s actually not that cold right now. I stopped biking to work when my bike was buried under a foot and a half of snow months ago, and have been taking the bus since. But hey — 43 in the sun isn’t so bad, especially since we’re lucky enough that a lot of the nasty stuff melts off for us between big storms.
Here’s where you can stop for food, if you like:
Applebee’s – 1906 28th St.–eggs, pancakes, bacon & juice
City Municipal Building – 1777 Broadway, sponsored by The Cup, Sprouts and evol burritos
Moe’s Broadway Bagel – 3705 Arapahoe Ave.–bagels
Moe’s Broadway Bagel – 2650 Broadway–bagels
Pedal to Properties – 1949 Pearl St.–Hot coco stop
University of Colorado – 18th Street and Colorado Avenue–bagels, fruit, coffee & water
Need last-second winter biking tips?
How about a Winter Bike to Work Day T-shirt that says you were there?
See you out there!
We’ve also got a small repository of winter biking tips here on the site.
Are you participating? Let us know. We’d love to run your photos.
Winter biking is something that Boulder can really take pride in. Check this out, from the city’s Winter Bike to Work Day site:
One thing you can be sure of, your commute will be safe and convenient because even if it has snowed the City of Boulder keeps its 60 miles of paved multi-use pathways and 76 underpasses plowed so that cyclists can easily use them even during severe snowstorms. The city begins plowing as soon as an inch of snow accumulates and at exactly the same time that crews are plowing the streets! In fact many cyclists report that biking is faster than driving, especially in slow winter traffic!