Grand Valley Bike Month 2020

May is Grand Valley Bike Month in Mesa County and we’re celebrating bicycling activities for transportation, fun, and health. For the eighth year in a row, Mesa County joins the nationwide effort to encourage residents to ride their bikes as a viable alternative to driving their cars, which improves air quality, reduces traffic congestion, and leads to healthier lifestyles within our community. Grand Valley Bike Month provides activities for the entire family at all levels and abilities, ranging from leisure rides, commuter and business challenges, and bike celebrations that will stimulate our local economy.

Bike to Work and School Day, May 6, 2020

Mountain Bike Film Fest, TBD

Grand Valley Bike Month Celebration, TBD

Bike Month Proclamations

Palisade Board of Trustees – TBD Mesa County Board of County Commissioners – TBD Grand Junction City Council – TBD Fruita City Council – TBD

Other Bike-Related Events

May 1-3: Fruita Fat Tire Festival – Click here for more information.

TBD: Ride for Reading Week Click here for more information.

May 6: Grand Valley Bike to Work Day (see tab below)

May 6: Bike to Work/School Day After Glow TBD location/time

May 16: Wild Horse Gravel Event

TBD: Grand Valley Mountain Bike film Fest at the Historic Avalon Theatre (see tab below)

May 29-31: 2012 Epic Ride Off Road

TBD: Grand Valley Bike Month Celebration

Bike to Work Day is May 6, 2020. It is a day to leave your car at home and commute to work by bike. Riders are encouraged to stop at one (or more) of the free breakfasts in the valley:

Riders are also invited to attend the Afterglow at TBD on May 6, 5-7 p.m. Business Challenge traveling trophies (see below) will be awarded.

Business Challenge

Looking for a fun way to build team spirit? Engage in a friendly competition against other businesses in our community! The company or organization with the highest percentage of employees that bike to work on May 6 gets to display the traveling trophy in their workplace for an entire year! Trophies will be awarded at the Afterglow at TBD on May 6, 5-7 p.m. 

Categories:
  • 1 – 15 employees
  • 16 – 50 employees
  • 51 – 150 employees
  • 150+ employees
Instructions:

1. Click here to sign-up by Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

2. Email healthymesacounty@mesacounty.us before 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Include the following: – Agency name – Number of total bike-to-work riders – A picture of your riding team

Official Bike to Work Day T-Shirts

Cost: TBD/shirt (depends on shirt size, inclusion of organization logo and size of order) Deadline to order: TBD Tshirt Specs – not all listed colors may not be available at the time of ordering.

Email orders to healthymesacounty@mesacounty.us by TBD. Include the following: – Organization name – Contact information order (name and phone number) – Top 3 color choices (top choices may be available at the time of ordering) – Organizational logo in vector format* if you want to include a monochromatic logo on the back of the t-shirts *Extra cost to convert different file form to appropriate format.

How many miles can you ride? Challenge your friends and family to see who can accumulate the most mileage using your bike instead of your car to get from place to place in Mesa County (with the exception of recreational riding). Can’t bike to work? No problem, other places you can commute by bike include the store, a friend’s house, or out to eat. Any miles count if you would typically drive there, but hop on a bike instead. Prizes will be given to the top commuter in the Grand Valley!

Click here to sign-up.

Instructions:

Log your total miles spent commuting by bicycle (excluding recreational riding) in the following time frames:

All mileage must be entered by Wednesday, May 22 at 5 p.m. to be eligible for prizes. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Participants who submit miles will be entered to win a drawing!

As a celebration of Grand Valley Bike Month and the great access to mountain biking in our community, Healthy Mesa County presents the Grand Valley Mountain Bike Film Fest. Mountain biking is an activity for everyone, the young and old, men and women.

Tickets:

General Admission: $9.99 (+ Ticketmaster processing and credit card fees, if purchased online)

Advanced (admission + complimentary drink during rooftop pre-screening party): $13 (+ Ticketmaster processing and credit card fees, if purchased online)

Click here to purchase tickets. All profits will be donated locally.

Featured films are TBD.

 

Join us at the Grand Valley Bike Month Celebration on TBD.

The FREE event includes: TBD

 

 

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