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Cyclists to pedal for pancakes

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Exchange those cars keys for a helmet and join bike commuters for Denver Bike to Work Day June 26.
 
BWD participants have the opportunity to indulge in free pancakes afterward at the community center from 6:30 -9 a.m. The Buckley Outdoor Recreation will have a drawing for giveaways; cyclists will receive raffle tickets during the breakfast or they can pick them up at the Buckley Fitness Center.

"(There are a variety of) benefits of riding your bike to work. You burn more calories, it's going to help you get a little more exercise, you save gas, and it wakes you up," said Dave Warfield, Buckley Health and Wellness Center exercise physiologist.

For those looking to ride with a group, they can pedal over to Treads Bicycle Outfitters at the intersection of Iliff Avenue and Buckley Road. The group will leave for base at 6:45 a.m.

To register for the Denver BWD, click here and use "Buckley AFB" as the company. However, registration is not required to participate in the pancake breakfast or the drawing.

"After you bike to work your first time you realize how easy and enjoyable it can be compared to making your regular commute in a car," said Jeffery Heagerty, ODR manager.

If interested in forming another biking group, call the HAWC at 720-847-6826. For more information about BWD, call ODR at 720-847-6100.
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