We are pleased to report that the 2014 Cactus Bike From Work Bash was attended by more than 2,000 guests and raised $6,300 for Cactus’ nonprofit partner Wish For Wheels. In case you forgot, Wish For Wheels’ mission is to give as many kids as possible brand new bikes and helmets. To date, the organization has given away more than 6,000 new bikes and helmets. Learn more about this awesome organization here: www.wishforwheels.org.
We want to give a special thanks to our sponsors this year. The 2014 Cactus Bike From Work Bash was presented by Odell Brewing Company and sponsored by Bicycle Village, Primal and Groove Auto, with A Touch of Bliss as the event planner. We also had ten food trucks on site, with choices ranging from Freddy’s Cuisine and Rolling Smoke BBQ to Scrumptious Ice Cream and more. Our vendors included Alchemy Bicycle, David Glasser Personal Training, New Era Colorado, Mile High Tickets, Bold Babe Clothing, Pink Plexus, Sarah Perkins Photography, Crossfit Lodo, Bloom Portraits and Orange Theory Fitness.
Thank you to all of our guests this year as well. We have some photos posted on the Cactus Facebook page here if you’d like to take a look. And feel free to tweet us your photos to @bikefromwork. See you next year!
We are thrilled to invite every bike-lover in town to the 6th Annual Cactus Bike From Work Bash Presented by Odell Brewing Company on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in celebration of Bike to Work Day. Since a big part of the bash is about supporting Denver’s bike culture, all proceeds from the event will go to Wish For Wheels, whose mission is to give as many kids as possible brand new bikes and helmets. You can learn more about Wish For Wheels at www.wishforwheels.org.
The 2014 Cactus Bike From Work Bash is sponsored by Bicycle Village and Primal, with A Touch of Bliss as the event planner. Cactus and Primal have designed a limited edition Bike From Work Bash 2014 t-shirt that can be purchased on the day of the event.
Details in a nutshell…
WHEN: Wednesday, June 25, 2014; 5 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Cactus Parking Lot (corner of 15th & Little Raven St.)
WHY: Because who doesn’t love bikes and parties?
COST: Gratis (that is fancy speak for free)…. though we do encourage you to show a little love by donating a few bucks to Wish For Wheels.
We also hope you like our brand new BFWB poster this year as much as we do:
If you ride (or drive) down 15th St. in LoDo, there is no mistaking that it is almost time for the 5th Annual Cactus Bike From Work Bash presented by Primal. Just check out the ground floor windows of the Gates building (home of event sponsor Gates Carbon Drive) at 15th and Wewatta.
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.
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.
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.
As 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.
The 5th annual Cactus Bike From Work Bash Presented by Primal is a party for bikes and their people. Tune-up that fixie, tuck your pant leg into your sock, and cruise on over. Boulder Beer is bringing kegs, and although your bike doesn’t drink, you may. Don’t let your bike go stag—be your bike’s plus one.
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.
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.
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.