A Party for Bikes and Their People


Video Credits:

Copywriter: Elliot Nordstrom

Art Director and Illustrations: Allie Nordstrom

Creative Director: Norm Shearer

Editing and Animation: AJ Koch

Music: The Cannery, Kevin McLeod

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Introducing the Bike From Work Bash Limited Edition Beer Mug

Last year, Boulder Beer came through in a huge way when we tapped out the initial 20 kegs of beer by 7pm, and with the help of their distributor they rustled up enough additional kegs to keep the party going. For 2013 we will be ready with more beer, but that liquid goodness comes at a price. In an effort to offset the cost we are introducing the limited edition Cactus Bike From Work Bash Beer Mug.

While your first two beers will still be free, the Bike From Work Bash Beer Mug gives you access to more beer, including some specialty brews from Boulder Beer, as well as a special VIP beer line for Mug holders only. The Bike From Work Bash Beer Mugs can be purchased on the day of event for $20, and they also include a door prize ticket for some sweet swag from our sponsors. Proceeds form Mug sales go to support BikeDenver.


While you are at the Bash, make sure to stop by our sponsors and partners and check out how each one is making riding bikes safer, more accesible, more fun and generally more awesome. Sponsors and parnters include Primal, Gates Carbon Drive, Boulder Beer, Centro, Billups Worldwide, Bicycle Village, Pandora, the Cyclist Lawyer, Alchemy Bikes, Wish for Wheels, The Denver Egotist, Clif Bar, Bhakti Chai and more.


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Carbon Drive Takes Top 3 Spots in Bicycling’s Commuter / Urban Bike Category

The June issue of Bicycling featuring the Editors’ Choice awards saw Carbon Drive go three for three in the commuter/urban bike category. Which if you have ever ridden in the city, is really a no brainer. Carbon Drive has completely reinvented urban riding with their simple, quite and completely clean (no tucking in your pants into your socks) belt drive system.

All three urban bikes chosen by the editors of Bicycling feature the Gates belt drive, including the winning Breezer Beltway and runner-ups the Trek Soho Deluxe and Raleigh City Sport DLX. Bicycling also features the Source 11 from Specialized in its City Bikes Buyer’s Guide. For no-fuss commuting and urban riding, Carbon Drive is the premium upgrade.
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Carbon Drive is a major part of the 5th Annual Bike From Work Bash presented by Primal, and they will be displaying a number of belt driven bikes at the Bash. So swing by on June 26th and prepare to experience urban biking in a whole new way.


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Pecha Kucha Night – June 20, 2013

PechaKucha Night Denver - Volume 18As part of our ramp up to the 5th Annual Cactus Bike From Work Bash presented by Primal, Cactus is hosting a PechaKucha night to explore the intersection of bikes and creativity. PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps — just about anything, really — in the PechaKucha 20×20 format- 20 images that advance every 20 seconds.

In addition to reveling in the creativity sparked by bikes, PechaKucha is a great opportunity to connect with new people and enjoy some Boulder Beer.

PechaKucha night will take place on Thursday, June 20 at 8:20pm at Cactus. (Get it, on the 20th at 20:20).

All are welcome. Weather permitting we will host the event outside, so feel free to bring your two wheeled friend along.

Learn more at Facebook.com/PKNDenver



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Bike From Work Bash Making Noise at the Library

That’s right, Bike From Work Bash and Bike Denver are at Denver’s Central Public Library for the month of June. The display is full of Denver biking history, BFWB artifacts and is sure to shake things up with the local librarian. Go check it out to learn more about the cause. You can even snap a picture in the 2013 Bike To Work Day cutout to practice your form for June 26th.

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The 2013 Bike From Work Bash Jersey

Once again our partner Primal Wear has delivered. What have they delivered one may ask? Or, maybe you already peeked below and saw the image, but wait- it’s much more than solely what you see on the page below. This is the 2013 Bike From Work Bash bike jersey. And, while it’s one of the finest bike jerseys out there (Primal makes fantastic gear), it’s also a jersey that allows one to enjoy what the Bike From Work Bash stands for long past when the kegs run dry on June 26th. Think of it as more of a personal flag- a flag that displays your allegiance to beer, bikes, and enjoying both with fellow friends and family.

2013 Bike From Work Bash Jersey

Jerseys are $75, and proceeds go to BikeDenver, our local bicycling advocacy organization. Jerseys can either be picked up at the Primal Wear tent at the Bike From Work Bash, or if you want it faster, you can have it shipped for $5.

Click here to order yours today.

Spandex not your thing? No worries. We have an awesome t-shirt too!


Click here to order yours today.

Click here to learn more about the Bike From Work Bash.

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Benefits of Biking to (and From) Work

Check out this awesome infographic about the benefits of riding your bike to (and from) work.


You can see the full graphic here.

And if that isn’t enough motivation for you to ride on over to the 5th Annual Cactus Bike From Work Bash presented by Primal on June 26th, we’ve got free beer from Boulder Beer!


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5th Annual Cactus Bike From Work Bash Presented by Primal



At Cactus, we like bikes. We also like parties. Which is why we are thrilled to host the Fifth Annual Cactus Bike From Work Bash Presented by Primal on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 in celebration of Bike to Work Day. 2013BFWB_Poster_v4

The Cactus Bike From Work Bash brings together bike lovers from across the metro area to celebrate bike culture and raise money for BikeDenver.  Building on the success of the past 4 years, Bike From Work Bash will once again be an evening of two-wheeled delight at the Cactus offices at 15th & Little Raven—a perfect stop for commuters, located next to Confluence Park, the Platte River and Cherry Creek trails, and just minutes from Union Station. The event will feature food trucks, door prizes, free beer from Boulder Beer, entertainment and a chance to party with Denver’s diverse bike community while supporting the work of BikeDenver.

The Cactus Bike From Work Bash is a unique community event with a simple philosophy: have fun, promote a healthy lifestyle, support the environment, and build relationships within the community. While the event is free, partygoers are encouraged to show a little love by donating a few bucks to BikeDenver.

While Boulder Beer is kicking down free brews again this year, anyone who has been to the bash knows the beer line can get long and the free kegs aren’t bottomless. So for this year, we are also introducing the limited edition Bike From Work Bash Beer Mug. With the mug, you can skip the lines and get access to a wider selection of liquid joy from Boulder Beer.  What better way to celebrate bikes year round than with a sturdy, bike inspired beer mug. Mugs will be available for purchase at the event. All proceeds go to BikeDenver.

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