Summer Solstice

What is the Summer Solstice Ride? IT IS  SOLD OUT!

A bike ride, a picnic, and an opportunity to learn more about giving back to YOUR community!

It’s free. And it’s a no-brainer.

Join BikeDenver and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) for a Summer Park-to-Park bicycle ride from City Park, through the Denver Botanic Gardens, to the Dos Chappell Bathhouse at Washington Park to celebrate green volunteering and the summer solstice on Thursday, June 20th.

Solstice Ride through Botanic Gardens

Join us for a fun summer social event and meet other “green” residents and volunteers!

Ride Start Waves: 5:45pm, 6:00pm, 6:15pm
Ride Start Location: MLK Statue Denver City Park
Bring your own bike and helmet (highly recommended)
Download the route map
Summer Solstice Waiver

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!). 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. When we ride through the Botanic Gardens we will be riding single file.

Post-ride picnic for the first 400 registrants! This sells out every year!

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.

Registration is sold out!
Donations are optional but welcomed. 
All donations will benefit both BikeDenver and Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.

Solstice Ride Picnic 2

Check out the organizers:

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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
CampusLogo-5-2011Campus Cycles, big enough to handle all of your bicycling needs yet small enough to remember your name.Campus Cycles is proud to carry Trek, Giant, Surly, Spot Brand, Independent Fabrication and Electra bicycles.
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.
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