Sports Briefs: Bike to Work Week under way

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— Bike to Work Week kicked off Monday in Steamboat Springs. The highlight of the week is the 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday morning breakfast available for all bicycle commuters on the Routt County Courthouse lawn in downtown Steamboat Springs.

June is recognized as Bike to Work Month in Colorado, and it has been celebrated locally with a bike commuter challenge.

That month-long event, which pits individuals and teams against each other in an effort to rack up ride-to-work trips and mileage, has wrapped up more than 250 cyclists in and around Steamboat.

All together, they’ve already registered more than 10,000 miles in the first two-thirds of the month.

A party for bike commuter challenge participants is set for June 30 at Cottonwood Grill, and free coffee will be available all week for bike commuters from Lil House, Amante, Creekside, Freshies and Winona’s.

Golf classes offered

Steamboat Springs High School golf coach and certified golf instructor Steve Dodson will teach local boys and girls an overview of the game during a workshop that runs from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday.

The lessons are Steamboat Golf Club.

The session is for beginner and intermediate players from ages 7 to 12.

Covered topics include short game, putting, posture, grip, alignment and rules.

Each participant also will play two holes with the coach. Practice aids and equipment are provided, as are refreshments and prizes.

The cost is $85 per student. Registration is limited to the first 12 students who sign up. Call 970-879-4295.

An intermediate and advanced session for golfers ages 8 to 15 will be held from July 20 to 21.

Comments

Clearsky 3 years, 6 months ago

That would be great if the bikers had a brave person drive a car or truck or bus behind the last bicyclist to protect them from some of the enraged people in our society that fail to appreciate transportation that has minimal impact on our survival on this planet.

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