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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Durango Celebrates Clean Commuting June 24 to 30!

The City is hosting the 8th annual Clean Commute Week which celebrates walking, rolling, biking, riding the bus and carpooling around Durango. Clean Commute Week is an effort of the City of Durango to encourage citizens to get out of their single-occupant vehicle and try a more sustainable mode of transportation by commuting via public transportation, carpooling, walking, and bicycling. 

Through the weekly events, people can learn that choosing a sustainable mode of transportation can be easy, cost effective, and fun – and an everyday way to commute! The week features many events including micro-bike tunes at the Farmers Market, the Paul Wilbert Memorial Passeggiata, a Community Forum, the Pedal vs. Metal Challenge, Bike to Work Day, including Get Connected trail commute team rides, the Love Your Commute Celebration and Awards, a Business Commuter Challenge and Free Transit Days all week. Following is a schedule of events during Clean Commute Week:

Saturday June 24, Farmers Market: First National Bank Parking Lot, 8 am to noon. Free micro bike tune-ups, free bike registration, Way to Go! Club sign up and more!

Monday June 26, Paul Wilbert Memorial Passeggiata: Buckley Park, 4:30 pm. Ride a few bike laps and finish up at Carver's for the Community Forum.

Monday June 26, Community Forum: Carver Brewing Company, 5 to 7 pm. Join the City and others to learn about current projects throughout Durango.

Tuesday June 27, Pedal vs. Metal Challenge: Transit Center, noon. Participate on bikes, motorcycles, cars and foot to run errands around town. Who will be the fastest?

Wednesday June 28, Bike to Work Day: Durango Coffee Co. and Mercy Regional Medical Center, 7 to 9 am. Stop by one of our two stations to pick up your free t-shirt, snacks, coffee and more!

NEW! Get Connected! New for 2017, Trails 2000 will lead trail commute team rides to Mercy and the Tech Center. For more information, and to sign up for the trail commute teams, go to trails2000.org.

Thursday June 29, Love your Commute Celebration: Ska Brewing Company, 5 to 7 pm. Awards ceremony at 6 pm. The Love Your Commute Celebration on Thursday, June 29 is the culmination of Clean Commute Week festivities. Come to the awards ceremony to find out the winners of the Business Commuter Challenge and the Commuter of the Year!

Plus, all week: Business Commuter Challenge; Free Transit Days Monday to Friday.

For more information, please visit getarounddurango.com or call 970-375-4955. 

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