June 25, 2012 | As the weather heats up in June, so do the derailleurs and spinning wheels of Boulder’s avid cycling community. NCAR & UCAR are firmly in the local bike groove, which is especially obvious on Bike to Work Day (see below). It's also evident at 11:45 a.m. each Tuesday, when anywhere from 15 to 40 local cyclists gather in front of FL2 for an informal lunchtime ride. Now a 14-year tradition, these rides cover a wide range of routes across Boulder County, typically lasting a little over an hour each. More than 300 people are on the email notification list. To sign up, contact Alan Hills (NESL/ACD).
Wednesday is Bike to Work Day. This week will see even more cyclists around town than usual, as more than 100 NCAR & UCAR staff are expected to take part in the city’s Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 27.
Register online and you’ll be eligible for prizes, a free meal at breakfast stations around town, and a $2 discount toward a meal or snack at any UCAR cafeteria. You can also order an individual T-shirt online.
B-cycle helps you to B-flexible. Even if you don’t get to work on two wheels, you can cycle between campuses or take care of errands anytime through the growing Boulder B-cycle program. Some 400 staff have enrolled in the service, which allows them to use the bright red B-cycle bikes parked at kiosks across Boulder and Denver, including stations just east of FLA and east of CG2.
UCAR covers B-cycle memberships for staff. To join or to renew your membership for 2012, head to our B-cycle website.
In the winner's circle. When it comes to fostering a bicycle-supportive workplace, UCAR is no slouch, according to sustainability program manager Kimberly Kosmenko. She says we’ve been ranked as a silver-level Bike Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists and a platinum-level Bike Friendly Business by GO Boulder and Community Cycles. “It’s all thanks to our bike programs, facilities, and bike-oriented culture,” says Kimberly.