EAGLE COUNTY — Leave your keys at home and don’t spend a cent to fill up the gas tank. Wednesday is Colorado Bike to Work Day and local citizens are encouraged to bike or walk to work. The ECO Trails Committee, towns and local businesses are supporting this statewide event by rewarding citizens who choose to use bicycling or walking to travel to their workplace.
Volunteers will be hosting rest stops between 7 and 9 a.m. at Mayor’s Park in Vail; Malin Pedestrian Bridge in Dowd Junction; U.S. Highway 6 roundabout in Avon; U.S. Highway 6 intersection in Edwards; Mountain Pedaler in Eagle; and Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum. Visitors to the rest stops will be offered refreshments as well as free giveaways for making the effort to ride or walk to work.
Sponsors, donors and volunteers include the ECO Trails Committee, Pedal Power, town of Vail, Vail Resorts, The Sonnenalp of Vail, Vail Recreation District, Westside Cafe, City Market, town of Avon, Starbucks in Avon, Moontime Cyclery, Bonjour Bakery, Edwards Village Market, Starbucks in Edwards, Northside Cafe, Red Canyon Cafe, Mountain Pedaler in Eagle, town of Gypsum, Columbine Market, CDOT, Eagle County and Heidi’s Deli.
For more information, call ECO Trails at 970-328-3523.