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Get on a bike this summer, Celebrate with Smart Commute, and more — read on!
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The Smart Commuter

May 2022

Pledge to Ride on Bike to Work Day | Celebrate Biking with Smart Commute | Smart Commute Project Recognized at Regional Awards | Smart Commute Says "Thanks for Riding RTD" on "Final Fridays" | Smart Commute Sister Organization, Transportation Solutions, Hosts "The Road Ahead" May 26 | "Bike to Summer" Events in JuneNews to Peruse — read on!
June is Colorado Bike Month, and June 22 is Bike to Work Day

With 300 days of sunshine a year, Colorado is a great place to live, work and bike! Join your fellow Colorado residents this summer for the Denver region’s annual Bike to Work Day event.

Register online and be automatically entered to win this year's grand prize: a custom FattE-Bike!

This year, we’re shifting gears. If you’ve made the switch to permanent remote work or work a hybrid schedule, you don’t have to bike to a physical worksite to be a part of the big day. Bike down the nearest bike path, around your neighborhood or to run an errand. Don’t forget to stop by a station or two on the way!  

Questions? Want to get your employer or business involved? Don't hesitate to reach out to Smart Commute.
 
Pledge to Ride on Bike to Work Day
Locate North Area Stations to Visit (more added every day)

Join the City of Northglenn and Smart Commute June 22 from 6:30- 9:00 a.m. and bike to E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park (Dogwood Pavilion) for coffee and breakfast burritos. This year’s Bike to Work Day event invites all to participate, whether you are commuting to work, working from home, or not working. Join our celebration of bikes on June 22 and be sure to grab your bike instead of your car for trips throughout the summer!

Smart Commute staff greeted residents at the Northglenn Recreation Center during our Bike to Work Day Open House event, where we helped to provide materials and support to Bike to Work Day station organizers.

Smart Commute was recognized at the Denver Regional Council of Governments Metro Vision Awards for our North I-25 Flexible Microtransit Service.

The Metro Vision Awards recognize excellence, innovation, collaboration, and leadership in problem-solving among communities and their partners. Honorees include the programs, projects and plans that bring business leaders, elected officials, community advocates and residents together to accomplish more than any partner could achieve alone. 

Smart Commute's "Wagon Road/144th Avenue FlexRide" has been in operation since late 2019. This FlexRide has some of the best ridership in the region and was the only transit service to increase ridership during COVID-related service cutbacks. The Wagon Road/144th Avenue FlexRide provided, and continues to provide, 7-day-per-week transit service to essential workers. 
 
Smart Commute's award is a result of active stakeholder collaboration, paired with a longstanding focused vision from our founding Executive Director, Karen Stuart. Smart Commute thanks the major employers at the 144th and I-25 quadrant for their deep involvement as stakeholders, the project manager for her diligence and dedication, and the entire Smart Commute Board of Directors.

All of Smart Commute’s continued good work is a result of our partnerships and membershipsTo contribute as a member, contact Carson.

Smart Commute is hosting monthly ridership appreciation events at RTD transit stations around the north area to say "Thanks for Riding RTD." These monthly events are the "Final Friday" of each month. In May, we will be at Thornton Crossroads | 104th Station on the N Line.

Friday, May 27
6:30-10:30 a.m.
Thornton Crossroads | 104th Station


Mention this email when you stop by to receive a free, pre-loaded RTD MyRide Card!

Smart Commute's Sister Organization, Transportation Solutions, is inviting transportation advocates from across the region to join them at The Road Ahead"

Denver’s elected officials, policymakers, developers, transportation leaders, advocates, and more are joining forces to discuss the transportation issues affecting Denver, the region, and our nation.
 
Join alongside them and participate in the conversation at The Road Ahead 2022: Creating a Sustainable and Equitable Transportation System.
 
Thursday, May 26
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street

Register

Sign Up Today for The Road Ahead
Summer is nearly here, and that means:  Bike to Summer!

Smart Commute’s Bike to Summer is about getting anywhere and everywhere by bike this summer, morning to moonlight, anytime and every time: bike alone, bike your neighborhood, bike with friends, bike with kids, bike anywhere! With monthly themes, you can find your tribe and connect with others at small, local outdoor events this summer. In addition to in-person events, on-demand challenges and virtual rides will allow you to stay separate while still engaging. 

Upcoming Events in June: 
Baseline Trails Day (June 4)
Broomfield Trail Adventure (June 4)
Brighton Full Moon Bike Ride (June 14)

**Make sure to follow Smart Commute on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to be the first to spot our Virtual Ride series, coming throughout the month of June**
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News (etc) to Peruse

Social and Behavioral Theories (Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, Health and Human Services)
Is the cycling industry selling riders bikes that are just too aggressive for them? (Cycling Weekly)

State Highway Induced Frequency of Travel (SHIFT) Calculator (RMI)

Trying to electrify your home, add solar panels or buy an e-bike? Denver wants to help pay for it. (Denverite)
Smart Commute is the Way to Go provider for the north metro area. Learn about this regional program at waytogo.org.
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