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Celebrate Cycle Silverthorne Month with a Jam-Packed Lineup of Special Events

Published June 3, 2019

This June, the Town of Silverthorne will honor one of the community’s favorite pastimes – and modes of transportation – with a month-long series of special events during our fourth annual Cycle Silverthorne Month.  A sampling of events can be found below. For a full calendar and additional details, please visit www.silverthorne.org.

Note:Starting June 1, riders can pick up a “Bike Bingo” card from participating businesses in order to win prizes at the Bike to Work Day event on June 26.

  • June 3, 10, 17 & 24 – Yoga for Cyclists – 7:30 a.m. at the Silverthorne Recreation Center. The Silverthorne Recreation Center’s popular drop-in yoga classes will focus on postures beneficial for cyclists including chest and hip openers. Classes are free of charge with daily admission or a Recreation Center pass.
  • June 4 – Silverthorne Elementary School Bike to School Day & Bike Rodeo. Students are encouraged to bike to school on June 4 and to participate in the Bike Rodeo. Young riders will challenge themselves on an obstacle course with stop and yield signs, fallen logs, puddles and even replicas of wildlife that cyclists may encounter on Silverthorne’s trails.

  • June 7 – First Friday Community Celebration at the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center.  The Cycle Silverthorne celebration will really get underway during the Town’s signature First Friday community event Friday, June 7, at 4 p.m. on the Silverthorne Performing Arts Center lawn.  The evening will include bicycle-friendly programming, a bike stunt show and bicycle vendors along with live music from the Shaky Hand String Band and yummy food and drinks. There will also be bike-themed activities for kids including a giant inflatable race track with pedal carts.  Sauce on The Blue will host a late-night happy hour following the First Friday gathering featuring live music from Beau Thomas.  Attendees are encouraged to bike down to this night of fun.
  • June 6 & 11 – Mountain Bike FUNdamentals – 5:00 p.m.  at the Silverthorne Recreation Center. This workshop is focused on teaching the fundamentals of mountain biking. Instructors will break down basic biking skills that are the foundation for advanced techniques and progression on the trails. The two-hour session is for riders ages 18 and up, and is great for beginner mountain bikers, or those looking to enhance their skill set before hitting the single track this summer. Registration is required.

  • June 10 – Bike Safety Forum – 6 p.m. at the Silverthorne Pavilion. Become a certified bicycle-friendly driver during this two-hour course. Both bicyclists and motorists will learn the laws affecting them, how to navigate on-street bicycle infrastructure and how to avoid common crashes between cyclists and motorists.
  • June 12 Miles of Portraits: How the Bicycle Brings People Together Film Screening – 6 p.m. at the Silverthorne Pavilion. When Annalisa and Erik ride their nearly 100-pound loaded bicycles, people ask them questions. A lot of questions. Across America and around Alaska, their bicycles have become the ultimate conversation starter and have introduced them to hundreds of people. Miles of Portraits is a magazine and film that captures their stories and celebrates kindness in a time when all we seem to hear about is bad news. Come watch the film and hear Annalisa and Erik, both type 1 diabetics, talk about the kind souls they’ve met on their bike travels as well as their deeper reasons for riding their bicycles really, really far.
  • June 19 – Bike to Movie Screening of Blood Road, a Red Bull Media House Film – 6 p.m. at the Silverthorne Pavilion.  Enjoy a screening of Blood Road, a Red Bull Media House Film that follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their goal: to reach the crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Laos some 40 years earlier. During this poignant voyage of self-discovery, the women push their bodies to the limit while learning more about the historic ‘Blood Road’ they’re pedaling and how the Vietnam War shaped their lives in different ways.
  • June 26 – Bike to Work Day. Silverthorne will join all of Summit County in celebrating Bike to Work Day.  The Town of Silverthorne will be providing breakfast burritos and fruit, along with complimentary coffee from Red Buffalo Café from 7-10 a.m. in the Silverthorne Pavilion Breakout Room.  The Baker’s Brewery will host Cycle Silverthorne Month evening festivities from 5-7 p.m. including the final bingo card drawing and other prize giveaways, and Wilderness Sports will be on site providing complementary bike mechanic work and tune-ups.

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