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NOTICE: Smoky conditions lead to reschedule of Clean Commute Week

The City of Durango postponed the remaining Clean Commute Week events because of poor air quality due to smoke from the 416 fire. The health and safety of the community remains a high priority to the City. The Clean Commute Week outdoor events are rescheduled to later this summer when air quality conditions are more favorable.

Click here for information about air quality and smoke outlook. 

Clean Commute WeekThe City is hosting the 9th annual Clean Commute Week which celebrates walking, rolling, biking, riding the bus and carpooling around Durango.  

Clean Commute Week is an effort of the City of Durango to encourage citizens to get out of their single-occupant vehicle and try a more sustainable mode of transportation by commuting via public transportation, carpooling, walking, and bicycling.

Through the weekly events, people can learn that choosing a sustainable mode of transportation can be easy, cost effective, and fun – and an everyday way to commute! 

The remaining events are rescheduled on the following dates:

Pedal vs. Metal Challenge, Tuesday, August 21 from Noon-1PM, Transit Center, 250 W 8th St: The Pedal vs. Metal Challenge will leave from the Transit Center at noon. Participants in the Challenge will be on bikes, on motorcycles, in cars and on foot running errands around town. The “race” will end back at the Transit Center – which mode of transportation do you think will be the fastest?

Bike to Work Day, Wednesday, August 22 from 7-9AM, Animas Chocolate Co., 920 Main Ave and Mercy Regional Medical Center, 1010 Three Springs Blvd: On Bike to Work Day, stop by one of two stations – Main Avenue in front of Animas Chocolate Company or Three Springs in front of Mercy Regional Medical Center – to celebrate clean commuting and pick up your FREE t-shirt, bike safety checks by Pedal the Peaks, snacks from Clif Bar, breakfast goodies from bread, Desert Sun coffee, Animas Chocolate Co. hot chocolate and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory chocolate! Live music by Robby Overfield sponsored by Trails 2000! Enter to win fabulous raffle prizes from local sponsors! 

Love Your Commute Celebration, Thursday, August 23 from 5-7PM, Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St: The Love Your Commute Celebration is the culmination of Clean Commute Week festivities. Come to the awards ceremony to find out the winners of the Business Commuter Challenge and the Commuter of the Year! Ska Brewing Co. is generously offering one drink per person and music, and FREE food is sponsored by Zia Taqueria and the Durango Wheel Club

Participants in the Business Commuter Challenge have the option to compete again during the week of Wednesday, August 15 to Wednesday, August 22. Competitors will be allowed to submit their best score from the two weeks. If you have any questions related to the Business Commuter Challenge, please email Jennifer Hill.

Thanks to local organizations picking up the tab, ride transit for free with FREE TRANSIT DAYS: Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29

For more information, please contact 
Jennifer Hill at (970) 375-4955.

Thank you to our 2018 partners!

It would be impossible to promote sustainable transportation in Durango without the help of our generous partners! Please thank them for all they do to make Clean Commute Week happen year after year!

2nd Ave Sports

4 Corners Riversports

Boure Bicycle Clothing


Carver Brewing Company

City of Durango 

City of Durango's Way to Go! Club

Clif Bar & Company

Conundrum Escape Rooms

Desert Sun Coffee Roasters

Durango Coca-Cola

Durango Mountain Bike Tours

Durango Natural Foods

Durango Running Company

Durango Transit

Durango Wheel Club

Four Corners Broadcasting

Grand Imperial Hotel

Juniper Chiropractic Center

KDUR Fort Lewis College Community Radio

Local First Be Local Radio

Ore House

Rochester Hotel and Leland House

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Russell Planning & Engineering

San Juan Basin Public Health

Ska Brewing Company

StoneAge Tools

Tailwind Nutrition

Trails 2000

United Campground of Durango

United Methodist Thrift Store

Zia Taqueria