MABA, City of Montrose Declare June 25 Bike to Work Day

06/16/14 | By More

MONTROSE - Because bicycling is healthy and saves money for cyclists and taxpayers alike, the City of Montrose and the local bicycle advocacy organization, Montrose Area Bicycle Alliance, have pronounced Wednesday, June 25 Bike to Work Day.

June is National Bike Month, the week of June 23 is Bike to Work Week, and Montrose Mayor Bob Mayor Bob Nicholson urges residents to bike to work or try cycling for fun, fitness or transportation, to celebrate June 25 as Bike to Work Day.

MABA urges riders to have their bikes checked at their local bike shop, and to always wear a helmet, ride in the right-most lane, obey all stop signs, traffic lights and lane markings, look before changing lanes and signaling turns, and to be visible and predictable at all times. According to Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists, “Biking to work is an efficient and fun way to get the exercise you need, without having to find extra time to work out. And this year, with gasoline prices as high as they are, biking to work makes more sense than ever.” For more information, visit www.bikeleage.org.

Local sponsors include the Montrose Recreation District, the City of Montrose and Great Harvest Bread Company, at the corner of Main St. and Uncompahgre Ave. in downtown Montrose, where participating cyclists can stop by Wednesday, June 25, 6:30-8:30 a.m. for free coffee, juice, bagels, donuts and fruit.

For more information, email gbaker@ci.montrose.co.us or call 970/240-1475.

 

 

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