Bike to Work Day!

By: Lisa McDivitt
By: Lisa McDivitt

UPDATE: Wednesday is annual Bike to Work Day in Colorado, and I hopped on two wheels myself. Track my commute to work on our morning show!

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: We successfully pulled off the moving live shot during this morning’s show! I biked from G Road (near where I live) all the way to the station for Bike to Work Day, and Conner (KKCO’s amazing morning show photographer) was able to transmit it live, while Bernie and Lauren checked in on us throughout the show. Did I make it to the station on time? To find out, check out the video (and the story) by clicking here.

 

Since Wednesday is Bike to Work Day, I’m going to (for the first time ever) join in on the fun. I don’t own a bike (I’ve been living in LA for almost a decade… which is my best excuse), so I’m renting one for Wednesday morning.

 

I live just a little more than five miles from the station, so it shouldn’t take me too long to get there. But, just to make things a little more fun, you’ll be able to check in on me throughout the morning show as I truck along! Just tune into KKCO 11 News Live Today from 5:30 to 7:00 on Wednesday morning, and you can track my progress.

 

Now, along with the fun of biking to work, there are also some safety factors to consider. To begin, be sure to wear a helmet and bright clothing. Stay toward the right of the road, but not too far right (we don’t want you hitting the curb and falling into traffic). Also, be sure to follow the rules of the road, including riding with traffic (not against it) and using appropriate hand signals when turning. One more thing, make sure your bike is in good shape so you can safely get to work… and without a delay.

 

And some quick tips? Leave early so you can bike at a relaxed pace, which will help keep you from needing to freshen up once you get to work. And, just to make sure you are fresh-faced for your early morning meetings, the Colorado Department of Transportation recommends keeping a bag of goodies at work that will help you get put back together once you get there. For more tips, particularly overcoming excuses not to bike to work, click here.

 

Do you bike to work? If so, what are some of your thoughts or tips about it?

 

Well, off I go! Wish me luck, and I’ll see you on my way to work.

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