Bikes

Bike to Work Day Corporate Challenge Awards Celebration

Trails End Taproom
Thurs, July 11 6-7:30 p.m.

3103 W Colorado Ave

Join the Bike to Work Day committee as we close out June as Bike Month in Colorado.

Great prizes and bragging rights for winning Corporate Challenge Companies ( a winner for each size category).

We’ll also recognize the hard work of the many breakfast station sponsors, both first-timers and veterans, for creating a fun and festive environment for everyone.

Visit www.coloradosprings.gov/biketowork for information on breakfast stations and Corporate Challenge teams.

Event dates

Location Date/Time Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

One week left to register for Bike to Work Day, bike home specials added

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-- Bike to Work Day participants will be able to take advantage of discounts and deals around town as they commute both to and from work.  The 26th Annual Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, June 26 from 6 – 9 a.m. Registration is open, sign up today for a chance to win a FREE event t-shirt. Riders can commute to any one of 30 breakfast locations along the city’s trail network or at several local businesses.

Bike to Work Day is not just a celebration during the morning commute. Cyclists can ride to one of the local businesses listed below for a special deal as they bike home from work.

  •          Brass Brewing Co., $1 off beer all day, $2 off beer during Happiest Hour (4-7 p.m.)
  •          Brewer’s Republic, $1 off beer all day, $2 off beer during Happiest Hour (4-7 p.m.)
  •          Cerberus Brewing Co., $1 off beer all day, $2 off beer during Happiest Hour (4-7 p.m.)
  •          FH Beer Works Downtown, $1 off pints for riders
  •          FH Beer Works East, $1 off pints for riders
  •          Goat Patch Brewing Co., BOGO for riders
  •          Local Relic, ½ off first flight or full pour, plus BOGO select bottles
  •          Peaks N Pines Brewery, BOGO for riders
  •          Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., free pint with purchase of an appetizer ($10 minimum)
  •          Storybook Brewing, BOGO for riders on BTWD, 10% off for riders all year
  •          Tap Traders, BOGO for riders
  •          Trails End Taproom, 15 percent off beer pours for riders

The City of Colorado Springs encourages riders to enjoy bike home specials responsibly. Please don’t drink and ride.

For an interactive breakfast station map and to register visit www.coloradosprings.gov/biketowork or email BTWD@springsgov.com.

Bike to Work Day is sponsored by the City of Colorado Springs, KOAA News 5, 98.9 Magic FM and the Colorado Springs Independent. Organizing sponsors are Bike Colorado Springs, Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO), Mountain Metro Transit and El Paso County Public Health.

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Celebrate Bike Month with fun bicycling activities in June

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo – June is Bike Month in Colorado and there are many great events and activities recognizing the importance of bicycling in the community. The City of Colorado Springs invites residents to get involved by participating in activities supporting Colorado Bike Month:

PopCycle Family Ride with Mayor Suthers

Join Mayor Suthers and his wife Janet June 9 for a family ride to support community, biking and local trails. This ride is organized through a collaborative partnership with Kids on Bikes and Bike Colorado Springs.

START/END: America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive.

ROUTE: The PopCycle Family Ride will start and end at the America the Beautiful Park with a six-mile round trip along the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail at a very relaxed pace with very little street crossing. The group will enjoy popsicles half way on what has affectionately become known as the PopCycle Bridge.

RIDE DEPARTS: 1 p.m.

26th Annual Bike to Work Day

Participants can now sign up for the 26th annual Bike to Work Day June 26. Riders can partake in a FREE breakfast at any of 25+ breakfast stations on the trail system and at local businesses from 6 to 9 a.m.

To view an interactive map of breakfast locations, sign to participate in the Corporate Challenge or to register to ride, visit ColoradoSprings.gov/BikeToWork.

“Whether a newcomer or expert, participants will enjoy a fun, festive atmosphere while meeting others commuting by bike. Breakfast locations are designed to support how people actually ride their bikes to work while highlighting local businesses that support bicycling in the community,” said Kate Brady, senior bicycle for the City of Colorado Springs.

Breakfast stations are first-come, first-served. Participants are encouraged to register early for more chances to win an official Bike to Work Day t-shirt, but there is no need to register to visit specific breakfast stations.

Bicycle supportive employers can also participate through the Corporate Challenge, which offers an excellent opportunity for employees to build camaraderie while competing for prizes and bragging rights. Employees are encouraged to register their corporate team or encourage their employer to participate if they have not already.

Bike to Work Day is sponsored in part by breakfast station sponsors, KOAA-News 5, the Colorado Springs Independent and 98.9 Magic FM. Special thanks to Bike to Work Day organizing sponsors: Bike Colorado Springs, Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO) and Mountain Metro Transit.

Bike Month Events throughout June

Find out about events and activities celebrating bicycling throughout the month of June at BikeColoradoSprings.org/Calendar.

Bike to Work Day

About

Thanks to the more than 1500 registered riders who participated in the 26th Annual Bike to Work Day June 26, 2019.  648 registered riders representing 51 Colorado Springs companies participated in the Corporate Challenge. On this day, bicycle supportive businesses and organizations host breakfast stations at their locations and/or along the trail network. Breakfast locations are designed to support how people actually ride their bikes to work while highlighting local businesses that support bicycling in the community. People who are riding their bikes to work enjoy a fun festive atmosphere with other people commuting by bike and can stop by the breakfast stations for a free light breakfast, first-come, first served. Bicycle supportive employers can also participate through our Corporate Challenge.

Join us Thursday, July 11, 2019, for a special Bike to Work Day and Corporate Challenge Awards Ceremony and Celebration.

Join us for Bike to Work Day, June 26, 2020.

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Breakfast Stations

Breakfast station sponsors

Interested in sponsoring a breakfast station along our trail system or at your business? Breakfast station registration opens in spring 2020. Check back to this webpage for updates.

  • Breakfast stations are placed in strategic locations throughout Colorado Springs – giving our bicyclists the chance to experience our great paths and trails AND connect with you and your company.
  • All we ask is that you plan for food and/or beverage for 50 – 100 people on bike. Bike to Work Day organizers will work with you to estimate the correct amount based on location and past performance.  It can be as simple as granola bars and juice or as fancy as a full breakfast – it’s your call! Just remember you will be competing for prizes with the other breakfast stations!
  • Our Bike to Work Day team will promote the event overall, but this is a great opportunity for you to reach out to your community to promote your station and encourage folks to come out and meet you.  Promotional tools will be provided to help you in this effort.
  • OR for more information email btwdbreakfast@springsgov.com (link sends e-mail) to get more info.  We’ll fill you in on the details and help you get signed up!
  • 2019 Breakfast Station Sponsor Agreement Form
  • 2019 Station Toolkit

2019 Corporate Challenge

Think you’ve got the team that can’t be beat? Think you’ve got the most company spirit? The most get-it-done, high-energy corporate camaraderie!

We’d love for your company to join the fun and ride in the 2020 Bike to Work Day Corporate Challenge for fun, fabulous prizes and bragging rights! AND free breakfast at breakfast stations around Colorado Springs. 

Registration for Corporate Challenge teams opens up spring 2020. Please check this webpage for updates.

2019 Bike to Work Day Corporate Challenge Results

Leaderboard results will be updated by noon Weds, June 26, however, results will need to be verified and will officially be announced at the Bike to Work Day Awards celebration July 11, 2019.

 

Leaderboards

 

 

City Bike Maps

Interactive City Bicycling Map 

An interactive version of the bikeway system can be viewed below. Use the menu options along the top of the map to measure distances, share a map via email, turn map layers on and off, and even print a map for the area of your choosing. Use your mouse to zoom in to any area, then use the menu option to print.

Interactive City Bike Map

View Map in Full Screen

Printable Maps

Printable maps are available in PDF format for you to view and/or print (for accurate scale, recommended print size is 11x17). Maps for other areas to come as resources and interest allow.

The area maps were developed through a process of trial and error, engaging neighborhoodA geographic sub-area within the city that contains but is not limited to residential land uses. The extent of a neighborhood is variable and may be defined by tradition, organizational boundaries, period of building and development, or subdivision patterns. Neighborhood boundaries may include such features as major streets or other physical elements. stakeholders, and collecting feedback on the needs of people on bicycles. The advantages of smaller area maps over a citywide printed map at this time are as follows:

  • Can be updated frequently as the bike network changes
  • Can reflect differences in how people use a map in different neighborhoods
  • Can be read more easily at a smaller size
  • Can allow a manageable roll-out across the community
  • Can be offered for free or downloadable

You can find free printed versions of these maps at many locations around Colorado Springs, such as local bike shops, libraries, hotels, community centers, tourist information centers, and other locations within the area shown on each area map.

If you are a business or organization in the Colorado Springs area and are interested in handing out printed versions of the area maps, please email Kate Brady at kbrady@springsgov.com.

City to implement bicycling wayfinding signage, seeks public input on routes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-- Bicycle wayfinding signage is currently being installed along a priority route in downtown Colorado Springs, and the City is seeking input from the public about additional wayfinding routes. Residents can take a short survey through July 31 to provide valuable input in the development of new bike routes to popular destinations based people’s transportation habits and needs.

Implementing a wayfinding system provides the following benefits:

  • Serves people who are new to bicycling, people who are new residents or somewhat unfamiliar riding in an area, and for tourists
  • Knits together the trail network and on-street facilities to better facilitate travel along a route
  • Directs people on bicycles to safer, more comfortable streets (though they are legally allowed to ride on any city street)
  • Supports users of PikeRide, the city’s new bike share system
  • Helps people get to desirable destinations for residents and tourists
  • Reminds people that they have transportation choices

“A strategy to encourage residents and visitors to ride bicycles is to use signage that provides information on how to access bicycle friendlier streets to reach their destination,” said Kate Brady, Senior Bicycle Planner for the City of Colorado Springs. “Bicyclists have been calling for wayfinding in recent years because they have found it difficult to navigate the most appropriate route to get to their destination using bicycle infrastructure.”

The City is first addressing preferred routes in a study area centered on Colorado Springs’ vibrant downtown and encompasses close-in destinations of interest to residents and tourists alike. Once the City completes implementation in the study area, other areas of the city may be considered as well.

This project includes a stakeholder group that was created to develop the aesthetics of the signs, a consistent language for destination identification routing, sign placement, and establish routes across the study area so this program can then be seamlessly expanded into other parts of the city.

A priority route was identified by bicycling stakeholders and has been implemented for downtown. Information gathered from the survey will help guide the selection and creation of additional wayfinding routes. For more information about bicycle wayfinding project visit www.ColoradoSprings.gov/wayfinding.

Toole Design Group was selected in winter 2018 to facilitate the design and implementation of wayfinding routes within the study area. Bicycling wayfinding planning is funded through dedicated Pike Peaks Rural Transportation Authority for on-street bikeway improvements.

Bicycle Wayfinding Signs

The City is implementing a bicycle wayfinding signage system in a portion of the city. This new bicycle infrastructure consists of signs posted on streets and trails directing people on bicycles to use routes that are bicycle friendly (either streets with bicycle infrastructure or streets that are lower volume, lower speed and connect through the city) to get to desired destinations.

Locations

The study area centers around Colorado Springs’ vibrant downtown and encompassing close-in destinations of interest to residents, tourists, and PikeRide users.

Public Input

The City sought input from the public about additional wayfinding routes within the study area and citywide. This short survey provided valuable input in the development of new bike routes to popular destinations using information from people who ride bikes about their transportation habits and needs.

Wayfinding and study area

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map of wayfinding study area

Map of the study area.

This project will develop the aesthetics of the signs, a consistent language for destination identification routing, sign placement, and establish routes across the study area. This program can then be seamlessly expanded into other parts of the city.

Implementation

The initial project covers the identification of destinations and routes within the study area centered on Colorado Springs’ vibrant downtown. The first step was developing the aesthetics of the signs with stakeholder involvement. Next, the project team identified a priority route in Downtown, which will be implemented in late June, early July of 2018.

Benefits of wayfinding infrastructure

Implementing a wayfinding system in a city has the following benefits:

  • Serves people who are new to bicycling, people who are new residents or somewhat unfamiliar riding in an area, and for tourists
  • Knits together the trail network and on-street facilities
  • Directs people on bicycles to safer, more comfortable streets (though they are legally allowed to ride on any city street)
  • Supports users of PikeRide, the city’s new bike share system
  • Helps people get to desirable destinations for residents and tourists
  • Reminds people that they have transportation choices

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Priority route from wayfinding system

Priority Route.

Bicyclists have been calling for wayfinding for some years because they have found it difficult to navigate the most appropriate route to get to their destination using bicycle infrastructure.

Toole Design Group was selected in winter 2018 to facilitate the design and implementation of wayfinding routes within the study area.

In tandem with implementing the priority route, a survey is underway to solicit additional route and destination recommendations from the public. Development of routes within the study area will follow. Installation of additional routes will likely follow in fall 2018 and may take a few years to complete, as resources allow.

At that point, the City has the option to expand wayfinding into parts of the city outside of the study area, using the language and aesthetics developed in this study.

Public and Stakeholder Involvement

Spring 2018: A stakeholder group met to determine the sign aesthetics and the priority route. This group included representatives from the following City departments:

  • Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Planning
  • Communications

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design of signs

Design of signage.

And the following community groups, among others:
  • Downtown Partnership
  • Bike Colorado Springs
  • Trails and Open Space Coalition
  • Council of Neighbors and Organizations
  • Kids on Bikes
  • Convention and Visitors Bureau

Design

The stakeholders prioritized a functional wayfinding sign system, with a simple, attractive highly legible sign design. Their preferred design incorporates the City’s logo as well as Olympic colors.

Funding

Design and implementation of the wayfinding signage system is funded through designated annual Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority funding earmarked specifically for bicycle infrastructure. 2018 bicycle infrastructure dollars have been allocated to bicyclists navigate both new and existing infrastructure.

One week left to register for Bike to Work Day, Bike Home Specials Added

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-- Bike to Work Day participants will be able to take advantage of discounts and deals around town as they commute both to and from work.  The 25th Annual Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, June 27 from 6 – 9 a.m. Registration is open, sign up today! Riders can commute to any one of several breakfast locations along the city’s trail network or at several local businesses.

Bike to Work Day is not just a celebration during the morning commute, now bicyclists can ride to one of the local businesses listed below for a special deal as they bike home from work.

  • Atrevida Brewery, 10% if you ride
  • FH Beerworks, $1 off
  • Fossil Brewing, $1 off first beer
  • Goat Patch Brewing Company, $1 off pints
  • Gold Camp Brewing Co., ½ price pint with purchase of pint
  • Local Relic, free pint if you ride
  • Peaks N Pines Brewing Co., $2 off pints
  • Piglatin Cocina, $2 tacos and Tecates for riders
  • Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., 1 free beer (must present helmet)
  • Red Leg Brewing Company, $1 off pints
  • Smiling Toad Brewing Co., $1 off a pint
  • Storybook Brewing Co., BOGO, 1st pint
  • Tap Traders, happy hour prices for riders, plus 10% off food
  • Trails End Taproom, 20% off beer wall
  • Whistle Pig Brewing, BOGO

For more information and to register visit www.coloradosprings.gov/biketowork or email BTWD@springsgov.com.

Bike to Work Day is sponsored by the City of Colorado Springs, KOAA News 5 and the Colorado Springs Independent. Organizing sponsors are Bike Colorado Springs, Mountain Metro Transit, and the Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO).

REMINDER: Celebration Wednesday for downtown bike, pedestrian improvements

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo — The public is invited to a ribbon cutting and community bike ride June 20 to celebrate the completion of pedestrian and bicycle improvements downtown. The installation of bike lanes on Pikes Peak Avenue completes the “Link the Loop” project that enhances the City’s network of safe connections for people on foot and bike through the downtown core and to the Legacy Loop trail system.

WHAT:  “Link the Loop” Ribbon Cutting and Community Bike Ride City and Downtown Partnership officials to make short remarks and cut the ribbon as riders depart on a short community ride along the soon-to-be-complete “Link the Loop” urban bike trail along Pikes Peak avenue downtown. Ice cream will be served.

WHERE: Pikes Peak Market, 315 East Pikes Peak Ave.

WHEN: 4 p.m., Wednesday, June 20

DETAILS:  Short bike ride through downtown and on the Legacy Loop trail system. For a longer ride, join Pedals and Pints       Community Ride or the UpaDowna Pedal Party ride both occurring downtown that evening. Don’t forget a helmet.

This and other roadway projects support the Experience Downtown Master PlanA plan for the development of a portion of the city that contains proposed land uses, a generalized transportation system, and the relationship of the area included in the plan to surrounding property. and achieve one of its goals of “a walkable and bike-friendly center connected through safe and accessible multimodal networks, as well as accomplishing aspects of other plan goals such as creating “a place for healthy and active lifestyles,” “celebrating and connecting with outdoor recreation and exceptional natural setting,” and “integration with adjacent neighborhoods.”

For more information about the Link the Loop bicycle infrastructure downtown roadway projects supporting the Experience Downtown Master Plan visit www.ColoradoSprings.gov/DowntownRoadwayProjects.

Bike Month continues in June and there are many great events and activities recognizing the importance of bicycling in the community. The City of Colorado Springs invites residents to get involved by participating in activities supporting Colorado Bike Month.

Bike to Work Day is June 27. Stop at breakfast locations along the trail network and at several local businesses throughout Colorado Springs. The event is sponsored in part by KOAA News5 and the Colorado Springs Independent. For more information and to register visit ColoradoSprings.gov/biketowork.

Bike Month events throughout June

Find out about events and activities celebrating bicycling throughout the month of June at BikeColoradoSprings.org/calendar.