Boulder Goes Big with 90 Events for 34th Annual Walk & Bike Month

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Boulder will launch its most ambitious Walk & Bike Month ever, with more than 90 events and activities scheduled during June. More than 8,000 are expected for Bike to Work Day on June 23.

The day after the Bolder Boulder is completed on Memorial Day, Boulder will launch its most ambitious Walk & Bike Month ever, with more than 90 events and activities scheduled during June. Each year, Boulder and other Colorado communities celebrate Walk & Bike Month in June. In Boulder, the city goes full tilt in celebrating its world-class bicyclist and pedestrian culture. As a result, Boulder's Walk & Bike Month is among the largest in the nation, and more than 8,000 participants are expected this year for Bike to Work Day alone. Walk & Bike Month grew from a single day of bicycling activities in 1977 and is now in its 34th year.

The 90 events and activities in Boulder this year are geared for kids, seniors, families and women, athletes and non-athletes alike. In addition, there will be many weekly group bicycle rides for all ages and skill levels, kids' bike rodeos, and walks and runs at various Boulder locations. For a complete list of events, go to http://www.communitycycles.org.

Sue Prant, director of Walk & Bike Month, said she expects record participation all month, and especially on Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 23. "As always, we expect thousands of workers, students and residents to take part by getting out of their cars and walking or biking to work. I think we'll see a new record for participation in Boulder. We have 45 organizations setting up free breakfast for riders and walkers. It will be awesome."

For more information, contact Sue Prant at 303-564-9681 or bikesue(at)gmail(dot)com.

About Walk & Bike Month
The 34th annual Boulder Walk & Bike Month is a diverse celebration of more than 80 bicycle and pedestrian activities organized throughout June. Presented by GO Boulder, Walk & Bike Month is the largest free event held in Boulder. Organizers expect 8,000 riders and pedestrians will turn out for Bike to Work Day, being held on June 23 this year. Activities are being coordinated by Community Cycles, a local nonprofit that educates and advocates for the safe use of bicycle transportation.

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