It’s Colorado Bike Month, and Garfield County is celebrating with FREE events throughout the county!
Welcome to BikeThere Garfield County, your Bike Month celebration hub! Our goal is to help new and soon-to-be cyclists feel safe and confident riding their bikes in their towns and around the county, and to encourage seasoned cyclists to spend more time on their bikes for fun and function.
BikeThere will feature a series of fun, family-friendly events throughout the month of June:
Saturday Workshops & Rides - June 5, 12, 19
On each of the first three Saturdays in June, we'll be offering FREE hands-on, educational workshops aimed at increasing safety and confidence with cycling and bicycles.
- June 5 events: Bike Safety workshop (Carbondale, Glenwood, New Castle), Bike Wash & Maintenance workshop (Rifle, Silt)
- June 12 events: Basic Bike Repair workshop (Carbondale, Glenwood, New Castle), Town Bike Tour (Rifle, Silt)
- June 19 events: Town Bike Tour (Carbondale, Glenwood, New Castle), Bike Scavenger Hunt (Rifle, Silt)
Be sure to register, as space is limited - plus, for the June 5 and June 12 workshops, the first 10 registrants in each town will receive free swag! Follow the links for registration forms and event details.
Garfield County BikeExpo - Saturday, June 26
Join us for this county fair of all things bicycle at Centennial Park in downtown Glenwood Springs, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Come peruse the many unique bicycles and talk to their riders about what makes them so great. Plus, there will be a mini bike obstacle course, a wheelie stand, the Way of Compassion Bike Project's "pile of potential" and more!
Do you have a fun, funky, unique, handmade or otherwise extra cool bi(tri)cycle? Show off your weird wheels! Register by June 24 to be an exhibitor. It's free - plus, you'll get a custom bamboo BikeThere sticker, a Rio Grande Trail bandana and other swag for participating!
BikeBingo - on your own time
Celebrate Bike Month by having new two-wheeled experiences on your own time. Mark them on your BikeBingo card to be entered to win prizes - the more bingos you score, the more chances to win!
Download the card on your phone and fill it out with your phone's edit option. (You can also pick up a paper card at Garfield County libraries.) Email your filled card to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or post a photo of it with #BikeThereGarCo on Facebook or Instagram. The deadline for entries is June 25, and winners will be announced at the Bike Expo on June 26 (you don't need to be present to win).
BikeTown Passport - on your own time
Support local businesses while on your bike! Download and print a BikeTown Passport using the links and get stamps (and discounts!) at each of the businesses listed. (You can also pick up a paper card at Garfield County libraries.) Then, when your passport is full, send a picture of it to email@example.com and/or post a photo of you at a participating business with #BikeThereGarCo on Facebook or Instagram to be entered to win prizes. Winners announced at the June 26 BikeExpo (you don't need to be present to win).
Big thanks to the businesses who are generously donating our grand prizes:
- Defiance Rafting Company - two rafting trips
- Lakota Links - a round of golf for four