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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day on Feb. 26

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Join the city of Durango in celebrating sustainable transportation with Winter Bike to Work Day and the Business Commuter Challenge.

Clean commuters can stop by the Transit Center Feb. 22 through 26 to pick up a reusable tote bag with swag including socks and a Winter Bike to Work Day hoody (while supplies last). The bag will include a card with a list of businesses inviting clean commuters to stop by their locations on Winter Bike to Work Day, Friday, Feb. 26. Wear your Bike to Work Day hoody or bring the card into those businesses that day for discounts and goodies. See participating businesses and their offerings at GetAroundDurango.com

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Description automatically generated“Commuting by bike during cold and snowy winter months can be challenging,” said Devin King, multimodal administrator. “Winter Bike to Work Day celebrates biking and resiliency, which I think resonates with our community now more than ever.”

Throughout the week look for Winter Bike to Work signs along the Animas River Trail, at the Transit Center and other locations with QR codes sharing fun facts about commuting and a survey. Complete the survey and be entered into a drawing for gift cards to local businesses. 

Need an added challenge? Gather a group of coworkers, friends or family members and compete in the Business Commuter Challenge. See who can bike, bus, walk, roll or carpool the most miles between Feb. 22 and Feb. 28. Groups earn points for each sustainable trip. Trips include commutes, errands or social outings (but not exercise/recreation activities). The group logging the most miles gets the Community Challenge Snowflake trophy and bragging rights!

“Although we can’t host an in-person event this year, we can celebrate together in spirit as we bike, walk, roll and bus to wherever we’re going throughout the week,“ King said.

For more information about Bike to Work Day and the Business Commuter Challenge, visit GetAroundDurango.com

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