6/22 thru 6/28 — Clean Commute Week 2013!

Clean Commute Week is an effort by 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.

Our goal is to encourage the use of sustainable modes of transportation to benefit people’s health, the health of our community and the environment.  We hope that through our events, people will learn that commuting cleanly can be easy, cost effective, and fun.

Below is a schedule of events during Clean Commute Week:

All week: Ride Durango Transit for free Monday – Saturday during Clean Commute Week sponsored by Mercy Medical Center and the Resource Smart Business Program. For information on all of the events and to register, please visit GetAroundDurango.com

Any time before Thursday June 27th: Nominate someone for Commuter of the Year! Does someone you know ride, bus, walk or carpool on a noteworthy basis? Simply e-mail us [email protected] and tell us their commuting story to nominate them as Durango’s commuter of the year. We will pick a worthy recipient from the nominations received.



Saturday, June 22nd Bike Maintenance Clinic from 8 am – noon at the Farmer’s Market Mechanic donated by Velorution Cycles to make sure your bicycle is ready for commuting. Take advantage of the opportunity to make sure you can make it to and from work with no issues by having a professional mechanic check it out for free. Minor adjustments will be made and any serious issues will be referred to any of the great bike shops in the Durango area.
Monday, June 24th  Kick off for the Corporate Commuter Challenge: Grab your colleagues and sign up your company no matter how big or small. Track your employees’ participation percentage and miles of alternative commuting each day (Walk, Bus, Bicycle or Carpool). Submit the total by noon Thursday (spreadsheet provided when you sign up). Then join us at the 2nd Annual Love Your Commute Party at SKA Brewery on Thursday June 27th at 5pm for fun and prizes. Kick off for the Pedometer Challenge: Come and get a free pedometer at the Durango Transit Center, 250 W. 8th ST and sign up to count your steps for health and prizes. Turn in your step count by noon on Thursday June 27th to compete for prizes. Then join us at the 2nd Annual Love Your Commute Party at SKA Brewery on Thursday June 27th at 5pm for fun, and prizes. The pedometer is yours to keep!Kick off for the Transit Challenge: Pick up your free Transit log from any Transit driver or the Transit Center office to track the total number of Transit rides you use between Monday morning and Thursday at noon. Then join us at the 2nd Annual Love Your Commute Party at SKA Brewery on Thursday June 27th at 5pm for fun, and prizes.Free Transit Day sponsored by Mercy Regional Medical Center
Tuesday, June 25th Community Forum, Vintage Bike Show and Bike Fashion Show: Come see a celebration of commuter bike fashions and what our County and State road departments have planned. All day enjoy a vintage bike show at Velorution Cycles 1077 Main Ave. Then come to Carvers for a community forum and bike fashion show presented by Velorution Cycles  from 5- 7pm.Free Transit Day sponsored by Mercy Regional Medical Center
Wednesday, June 26th BIKE TO WORK DAY! Clean Commute Breakfast Stations for your morning commute in front of Mercy Regional Medical Center, and on Main Ave in front of the Steaming Bean.  Stop by on your way to work to fuel your engine (7 am – 9:30 am)Free Transit Day sponsored by Mercy Regional Medical Center
Thursday, June 27st Submit pedometer, corporate commuter numbers for Monday morning to Thursday at noon to [email protected] by 1pm. Drop off completed Transit Challenge cards at the Transit Center by 1pm Thursday.Pedal vs. Metal: The Pedal vs. Metal Errand Run is a race against the clock that involves completing four to five errands around town. Starts at 4pm, in front of Durango Cyclery. Participants are required to abide by all traffic laws.  Cyclists are required to wear a helmet, and to lock their bikes to an approved bike rack (this means no locking your bike to parking meters, trees, etc…).  Please have your bike equipped with a basket or bring a back pack or other bag that will allow you to carry the small items you will be collecting on your errand run. The mode to complete their errands in the shortest amount of time will be the victor!Group Ride to the Love Your Commute Party: starts at 4:40 from Durango Cyclery, right after the Pedal vs. Metal Errand Run. Lead by City Council members and City Manager Ron Le Blanc down the Animas River Trail to join the party. Please ride responsibly and wear a helmet!Love Your Commute Party: Join us at Ska Brewing from 5 pm – 8 pm.  We will celebrate the winners of the Pedometer Challenge, Corporate Commuter Challenge, Transit Challenge, Pedal vs. Metal, and the Commuter(s) of the Year!  Live music by Robby Overfield.  Free bus rides to and from to the Transit Center (where you can park for free!).Free Transit Day sponsored by Mercy Regional Medical Center
Friday, June 28nd Free Transit Day sponsored by The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency (4CORE)
Saturday, June 29th  Free Transit Day sponsored by Mercy Regional Medical Center

For more info please contact:

Wade Moore
Multi Modal Assistant – Transit Technician
[email protected]