What happens when four great non-profits focused on improving our quality of life get together? A bike ride, a picnic, and an opportunity to learn more about giving back to YOUR community! So come out and join us for a fun summer social event and meet other “green” residents and volunteers!
Join BikeDenver, Denver Botanic Gardens, the Denver Zoo and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) for this annual Summer Park-to-Park bicycle ride from City Park, through the Denver Botanic Gardens, to the Dos Chappell Bathhouse at Washington Park. See the Ride Map: Summer Solstice Ride Map
Ride Start Waves: 5:45pm & 6:00pm
Ride Start Location: Denver Zoo Gate Three (see map)
REGISTER TODAY!: Summer Solstice Ride Registration Link!
A Special Experience!
You’ll have the unique opportunity to ride your bike through the Denver Botanic Gardens (in the front entrance and out the back gate to Cheesman Park!). This is a slow and law-abiding ride. The ride pace will be casual. Ride guides will remind you to ride on the designated roadway or bike route and obey all traffic laws. We will ride through the Botanic Gardens in single file. DO: bring your own bike and helmet (highly recommended)! Parents: this ride takes place on streets with active automobile traffic. If your child isn’t street-riding savvy, mark your calendar for our August 12th Viva Streets event (closed course).
Post-ride picnic is limited to the first 400 registrants!
Avery Brewing Co., Illegal Pete’s and Clif Bar are kicking in some great food and brew for this event! If you are one of first 400 people to register you will be treated to a free Illegal Pete’s burrito and a tasty brew from Avery Brewing Company. Limited quantities are available and are reserved for the 1st 400 people who register. Your ride registration receipt will serve as your food/beverage coupon. Bring your receipt with you as proof of registration.
The post-ride picnic will be held at Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado’s headquarters at the Dos Chappell Bathhouse by the North end of Smith lake in Washington Park. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about “green” volunteer opportunities with BikeDenver, VOC, the Denver Zoo and Denver Botanic Gardens.
GET REGISTERED. If you want the yummy burrito or delicious Avery brew, you need to register, or unfortunately there’ll be ”no soup for you”. Operators are standing by: Summer Solstice Registration Link
Learn about the event organizers and sponsors:
BikeDenver is Denver’s bicycle advocacy organization. Volunteers help us staff free community bike corrals at major Denver events to encourage more people to ride their bike for short trips in cities. In 2010, BikeDenver provided secure bike parking at events with a total attendance of over 1.6 million. www.bikedenver.org
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is a statewide non-profit based in Denver that encourages outdoor volunteerism to steward our natural resources. Over 3,000 volunteers participate in over 50 outdoor stewardship projects each year in some of the most beautiful areas of Colorado. www.voc.org
Denver Botanic Garden volunteers help one of the largest and most visited botanical gardens in the U.S. accomplish their mission of connecting people to plants (especially the plants in the Rocky Mountain Region). www.denverbotanicgardens.org
The Denver Zoo connects people with animals and creates defining moments to inspire everyone to respect, value and care for the natural world. www.denverzoo.org
Avery Brewing Company is based in Boulder. They are dedicated to making beer from the inside out: they brew what they like to drink–with utter disregard for what the market demands– and search out fans with equally eccentric palates. www.averybrewing.com
Illegal Pete’s is a local favorite fast casual mission style restaurant. They offer a full bar with Denver’s cheapest happy hour and boast great margaritas, chips and salsa as well as amazing burritos, quesadillas, and fish tacos. Catering, too! www.illegalpetes.com
Clif Bar started on a bike ride. Founder Gary took a bite of another energy bar and thought he could make a better bar. Today, Clif Bar is a leading maker of all-natural and organic energy and nutrition foods and drinks. www.clifbar.com