Some Scenes from Colorado’s 2017 Bike to Work Day

Photo: David Sachs
Photo: David Sachs

About 34,000 people hopped on bikes for their commute on Wednesday, Colorado’s Bike to Work Day, according to early estimates from the Denver Regional Council of Governments.

Everyday bike commuters and advocates for safe streets like Bike Denver and Bicycle Colorado rode alongside first timers. Thirty-seven percent of bicyclists participated for the first time, according to DRCOG.

It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Inevitably and unsurprisingly, drivers parked in bike lanes freely on the one day of the year when bicyclists are supposedly prioritized. But here are some happier scenes.

Breakfast and coffee at a bike station at 16th and Humboldt. Photo: David Sachs
Photo: David Sachs
Some extra temporary protection — complete with flowers — on the Arapahoe Street bike lane next to the Downtown Denver Partnership’s early morning pancake party. Photo: David Sachs
Safety in numbers at 16th and Josephine. Photo: David Sachs
Free bike tune-ups at the Downtown Denver Partnership’s station. Photo: David Sachs
Free breakfast burritos and shwag at the Denver Zoo station. Photo: David Sachs


Wednesday’s Headlines

Another Driver, Another Structure Crashed Into- This Time it was an Apartment and a Resident Was Injured (9News) How Denver Streets and Sidewalks Aren’t Set-Up for People to Walk, Bike and Scoot Safely, and What Should be Done About it (Denverite) A Review of the South Monaco Bike Lane, Conclusion: Not Enough Riders (Denver Urbanism) […]

Tuesday’s Headlines

Motorist Hit and Killed a Person in a Wheelchair Crossing Colfax in Aurora on Sunday, Fled. And Yes, This Story Just Surfaced to Mainstream News (DenPo) Person Who Was Hit by Driver Yesterday, May Have Been Hit by a Second Driver that Fled (KKTV) “Denver’s Troubles with Commuter Rail a “Perfect Storm” that Threatens A-Line’s […]

Monday’s Headlines

Friday Night, A Driver Struck and Killed a Woman Crossing Colfax in Lakewood, Fled (Denver7) Early This Morning, a Driver in a Box Truck Struck and Killed a Man Who Ran Onto I-25 in Larkspur (DenPo) WalkDenver, an Advocacy Group, is Asking City to Redesign High Speed Thoroughfares, Like 13th, to Increase the Safety for […]