Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bike to Work Day a Success in Adams County

The Adams County Board of Commissioners applauds Bike to Work Day participants for an amazing turnout on June 22, 2011. Approximately 350 bicyclists passed through Adams County's breakfast station from 6:30 - 9 a.m. at the confluence of the Clear Creek and South Platte River trails.

"Adams County has encouraged employees to participate in Bike to Work Day for years but this is the first time we have sponsored a breakfast station for the event," said Chairman W. R. "Skip" Fischer. "This event aligns with a number of important county initiatives and we are proud to support the event and its participants."

Adams County's involvement with Bike to Work Day initially consisted of encouraging employees to participate as part of the county's nationally recognized wellness program. This year, the county provided a breakfast station, serving water, juice, energy bars, Adams County trail maps and a tire pump.

"As our county evolves, we continuously work to identify ways that we can improve," said Commissioner Alice J. Nichol. "Stepping up our involvement in Bike to Work Day is just one of many ways we can do that. We were truly impressed by the number of commuters who chose their helmets over their car keys."

Leading the effort to ensure a healthier and cleaner future for our community are Adams County's wellness and sustainability programs. The collaboration between these two programs has brought about the county's "Green Team." The Green Team, also referred to as the Green Champions, consists of employees throughout Adams County who volunteer their time to promote positive choices that county employees and leaders can make to advance the health and well-being of employees and the environment.

"These programs have led the way to many positive changes in Adams County," said Commissioner Erik Hansen. "Playing a larger role in Bike to Work Day is a simple yet important way we can reduce pollution, encourage exercise and ultimately support a healthy future for our community."

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