Remember Bike To Work Day? Well, with the majority of us working from home ( for the foreseeable future) that program has shifted. I am super excited to partner with Way To Go, a part of the Denver Regional Council of Governments, to promote the Summer Bike Challenge.
Biking is big in Denver, and while I have never biked to my office downtown, I bike a ton in our neighborhood. Last weekend, Clay and I biked to our Anniversary dinner at Sartos in Jefferson Park! So this challenge is right up my ally. Especially, if you’re not to keen on getting in a uber right now, too.
What is the Summer Bike Challenge?
Way To Go’s goal is to get Denverites used to taking shorter trips on their bikes so we can improve air quality and decrease congestion. I am fully on board with both of those initiatives! Denver is working hard to become a more bike-friendly city whether your commuting to work or the store. Now is the time to break the habit to driving and start biking!
If you just need to get out of your house, run errands, grab a drink with a friend – do it on your bike! Track your trip and you can be entered to win prizes monthly. If you complete 5 trips you can then be entered to win a Garmin Watch, Timbuk2 commuter pack, and bike light set.
How Do I Enter The Summer Bike Challenge?
There are two ways to win!
- Post a photo on Instagram or Facebook with the #summerbikechallenge to be entered to won’t a monthly prize like a Portland Design Works Takeout Bike Basket, Timbuk2 Tandem Panniers or a Kryptonite New York Lock Standard U-Lock and Kryptonite KryptoFlex 1007 Cable – 7 ft.
- Log your Petal Pursuits trips in the MyWayToGo.org (or with the commuter Tacker app) and once you have completed 5 trips, snap a picture and email them firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered to win! All submissions must be entered by 11:59:59 PM MT on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
Read all giveaway details here
Pedal Pursuits “Date Night” Ideas
The Pedal Prsutis Scavenger hunt will send you to some unique places around town but I thought I add a few more stop to really round out the trip with my favorite restaurants doing social distancing right! Of course, this can be “Date Night” with your partner, bestie, or yourself!
40 West Arts – Did you know Lakewood has an arts district that includes a 4-mile path around West Colfax that includes murals, interactive arts, and art galleries? I actually stumbled across this when I was changing my name at the DMV and have been meaning to go back, so this is on my list to do! Get more details here and plan your trip!
While in the area you can Visit Casa Bonita and check off 2 Pedal Pursuits Scavaengre Huts in one trip! But if you’re looking for well… something better to eat head over to Edgewater MarketPlace.
Confluence Park – Another area to knock off a few Pedal Pursuits Scavenger Hunt is around Confluence Park. Pack a picnic or pick up food by Postino’s, Northside Eatery & Market, My Brothers Bar or Proto’s and make your way to Confluence Park for dinner al fresco.
City Park + Ice Cream – Crush Laps around City Park then cruise over to Esters for some of my favorite pizza in the city. Burn it all off with, then add it back on a quick ride up to Em’s Ice Cream in North Park Hill. This trip will get you at least 3 Pedal Pursuits Scavenger Huts knocked off your list.
International Church of Cannabis – You could do this loop North to South or vise versa and hit 4 Pedal Pursuits Scavenger Huts. Start at the Church of Cannabis on Logan and Dakota before heading south through Wash Park then to Platt Park. End your trip with Park Burger on South Pearl or go in reverse and end your trip at Carmines on Pen or Uncle where they have shut down the street to make a giant patio!
Okay now get on the bike and have fun! I’ll be sharing my trips on Instagram Stories so follow me here! Oh and don’t forget to wear sunscreen and a helmet!