Contact: Sue Prant, Executive Director, Community Cycles
BOULDER—Community Cycles, coordinator of Boulder Walk & Bike Month, announced today that more than 40 sponsors have pledged over $35,000 to fund Boulder’s Walk & Bike Month activities this June.
Sponsors contribute direct financial support, in-kind advertising, bicycle gear, prizes, and services to support the month-long celebration of Boulder’s rich bicycle and pedestrian lifestyle.
The top sponsors for 2018 are GO Boulder, the Daily Camera, Elevations Credit Union and Alpine Bank.
Other major contributors include: Google, Twitter, Colorado Athletic Club, Xilinx and Boulder Transportation Connections.
Mid-level supporters include: CU Environmental Center, WW Reynolds, Conscious Bay Company, Jump Cloud, Terrapin Care Station, Boulder B-cycle and Boulder County.
Additional sponsors include: Better Boulder, People for Bikes, Stages Cycling, Fox Tuttle Hernandez, Clif Bar, Pedal to Properties, Element Properties, Hazel’s Beverage World, Boulder Brands, e-Go CarShare, Small Planet E Bikes, Naropa University, Pearl Izumi, Coburn Partners, Corden Pharma, Sopher Sparn Architects, , Boulder Beer, Independent Motors, Jacque Michelle, Fisher Honda, Backcountry Access, Pedego Boulder, Boulder Chamber, Hyatt Place Boulder.
Sponsor funding covers the bulk of Walk & Bike Month expenses, staffing, insurance, promotion and coordination of the 50–plus Walk & Bike Month events scheduled throughout June.
Here’s what some sponsors have to say about why they support and value Walk and Bike Month:
“In 2018, Google announced that we had reached our goal of having 100% renewable energy for our global operations — including both our data centers and offices. Supporting Walk and Bike Month, and reducing the number of cars on our roads, is an extension of this commitment that sits at the heart of our company culture and the Boulder community. It helps both us and our users reduce our impact on the environment while at the same time increasing the quality of life in our communities.”
“Colorado Athletic Club is proud to support Walk and Bike Month for another year, and nothing thrills us more than serving our community in the spirit of health and wellness. Can you name a city that embraces biking more than Boulder? With over 300 miles of dedicated bikeways, we can’t. Colorado Athletic Club is honored to play a role in maintaining this lifestyle. Pedal on, Boulder!”
“Elevations Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit credit union that believes in providing our members with solutions for a better life. A big part of that is helping our local community through events like Walk & Bike Month. “
Now in its 42nd year, Boulder’s Walk & Bike Month, presented by GO Boulder, is one of the oldest and largest events of its kind in the nation. What began as a one-day event in 1977 has grown to a month-long celebration. Last year, more than 5,000 people registered for Bike to Work Day alone, and organizers expect an even larger turnout this year for Walk and Bike Month’s main event, which will be held on Wednesday, June 27. Boulder usually has over 60 breakfast stations run by local businesses on Bike to Work Day from 6:30 – 9 am.
Walk & Bike Month 2018 includes a diverse list of events and activities for kids, seniors and families. For a complete list of events or to register for Bike to Work Day, go to . For more information, contact Sue Prant at 303-564-9681 or .
About Walk & Bike Month
Walk & Bike Month is presented by GO Boulder, and supported by community partners Shared Paths, Boulder Walks, Boulder Transportation Connections, CU, Naropa, Mobility for All and Community Cycles, a local nonprofit that educates and advocates for the safe use of bicycles for transportation.