Photos: Devout Cyclists Turn out for an Icy Winter Bike to Work Day
Bewhiskered bicyclists arrived with frost on their beards as they rolled up to Winter Bike to Work Day stations this morning.
They were among the devout who showed up three days after a storm piled 5.5 inches of snow on the ground and single-digit temperatures left icy conditions on the city’s streets, trails and bike lanes.
But before the event, Denver and Boulder led the world in the number of people who committed to trying winter bike commuting this year — and they don’t have to do it today.
“We actually encouraged people who were not 100 percent comfortable riding today to commit to ride any other day this winter,” says Winna MacLaren, a spokesperson for DRCOG, a regional planning organization and one of the sponsors of the event.
Roughly 50 cyclists showed up at the Civic Center bike station, says MacLaren. There volunteers served coffee and burritos. During last year’s ride, when the weather was warmer and drier, three times that number arrived. There were 40 such stations across the Denver region this year.
Below are photos from the event.