Hey, this town’s getting bicycle-crazy!

"Walk and Bike Month" event gets 900 people moving

| Jun 8, 2010

SMILE BREAK: A biker in Sunday’s ride stopped long enough for a smile. (Photo: Laura Holloway)

By Patrick Hyde | Pivot Communications

Nearly 900 people turned out Sunday afternoon, June 6, to wander Boulder’s bike and pedestrian paths as part of the annual B360 Boulder By Bicycle Ride.

Families rode together and people enjoyed the warm weather and picnic food in Scott Carpenter Park. Riders had the choice of riding a full loop around the city on the paths, or doing a shorter route called the B180.

As we alerted you in an earlier story, a group called the Boulder Bike Underpass Choir made one of the most memorable appearances of the day, singing songs a capella beneath an underpass on the new Elmer’s Twomile Greenway path (Hear audios).

The 880 paricipants who showed up smashed the previous year’s record of 700. The turnout thrilled organizers, who had hoped for 800 attendees.

The annual B360 event is one of highlights of Boulder’s Walk & Bike Month each June.