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Glenwood Springs will celebrate Last-day-of-Winter Bike Day 2 on Tuesday morning, March 19, greeting and rewarding riders at Glenwood Springs River Trail, west of Glenwood Springs High School, 7 to 8 a.m. Organizers encourage marking the day by bicycle to work, to school, and for fun. Riders stopping at the River Trail location will find free hot breakfast, Coloradoughnuts, hot chocolate, and neck gaiters/face masks.
The local event, hosted by Glenwood Springs Bicycle Advocates, is a follow-up to winter bike to work/bike to school day in February, when seventeen riders braved two degrees below zero temperature to ride to work and to school.
National Weather Service predicts Tuesday will see warmer temperatures, with 30s in the morning and 50s in the afternoon. Paths and streets will be clear of snow, providing a more inviting opportunity for local cyclists.
The local group says that the event is also a reminder that cycling can be a fun and effective means of local travel many days throughout the year.
Organizers encourage riders to make extra preparations for the unique experience of cold-weather bicycling by dressing in warm layers, protecting hands and face, and riding more slowly and attentively. Cold temperatures and possible slick spots require special care but will make for a bracing and memorable ride, they say.
Drivers are encouraged to watch for cyclists on this day and to allow extra space and stopping distance for everyone’s safe passage.
More information, including special tips for safe and comfortable winter bicycling, is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-8264.