BizWest staff
BOULDER — Community Cycles, coordinator of Boulder Walk & Bike Month, announced Thursday that three dozen sponsors have pledged $35,000 to fund Boulder’s Walk and Bike Month activities in June.
Boulder’s Walk & Bike Month, presented by GO Boulder, is one of the oldest, largest and most participated-in events of its kind in the nation. It began as a one-day event in 1977 and has grown to a month-long celebration now in its 38th year. Organizers expect more than 7,000 to turn out for Bike to Work Day alone, which will be held Wednesday, June 25.
Community Cycles, a nonprofit that educates and advocates for biking as alternative transportation, will organize a majority of this year’s events.
For a complete list of 75-plus events or to register for Bike to Work Day, go to www.walkandbikemonth.org. For more information, contact Sue Prant at 303-564-9681 or sue@communitycycles.org.
In addition to direct financial support, sponsors have contributed in-kind advertising, gear and services to support the monthlong events.
The top sponsors for 2014 are GO Boulder, the Daily Camera, Kaiser Permanente and Noodles & Co.
Sponsor funding covers the bulk of Walk & Bike Month expenses. The funding pays for event permits, insurance, promotion and coordination of the events scheduled throughout June.
Other major contributors include Re/Max of Boulder, Boulder County, New Belgium Brewing Co., Boulder Transportation Connections, Elevations Credit Union, Hazel’s Beverage World, B-Cycle, Wellbridge Club (Colorado Athletic Club), Rally Software, Pete’s Electric Bikes and People For Bikes.
Mid-level supporters include Sandoz, Patagonia Footwear, Pedestrian Shops, Colonial National Mortgage, Clif Bar, Baseline Zero, IBM, Stages Cycling, Chipotle, Terrapin Care Station, eGo CarShare and Rudi’s Organic Bakery.
Additional sponsors include Fox Tuttle Transportation Group, Small Planet E-Vehicles, Element Properties, Green Ride, Polar Bottle, PepPod, SSArchitects, Fisher Honda, Pedal to Properties, Boulder Running Co., Boulder Beer, Boulder Tire and Independent Motors.