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Everything You Need to Know about Bike to Work Day -Including the Best Bags for Your Ride

Who: Bike to Work Day is an annual event organized by, Way to Go that encourages people to try different ways of commuting. If you’ve never commuted to work by bike before, it’s a perfect time to try! Everyone is encouraged to participate in the event and is an event that is open to all ages.

What: Bike to Work Day last year brought in more than 24,000 commuters throughout the Denver Metro area and is expected to bring in even more participants this year! Thousands of people come together for this hot, summer tradition for reasons varying from helping Colorado, “Go-Green”, to winning bragging rights for highest number of participants for their division. EBags won our division last year and are aiming to do it again, so competitors, watch out!

When:If this is the first time hearing about it, get a ride group together ASAP! Bike to Work Day is this Wednesday, June 26th! If you need to register for the you can still sign up through your employer or through the Bike To Work Organization

Where: Bike to Work day is a state-wide event! This means you will most likely see other bikers commuting to work on this day. If biking to work is not an option for you, it is nice to be courteous and cautious of all bikers and/or alternative transportation vehicles, especially during the busiest rush hours. A nice feature of Bike to Work Day are the Breakfast and Bike home stations that are strategically located close to your home and on the way to your commute. For a list of breakfast and bike home stations click here

Gearing up
The best bags for traveling near and far on your Bike to Work Day.

Takin’ it Easy
If your work commute is 5 miles or less, we all envy you! Because your destination is nearby, we recommend combining style and support while carrying your supplies with the, ClaireChase Portofino Laptop Backpack. This bag gives you the comfort your back and shoulders deserve with the space and protection your laptop needs without compromising that professional look. For men who desire to maintain a business casual backpack look we recommend the Tumi Alpha Bravo Kingsville Deluxe Brief Pack. As noted by one user, “This bag has fantastic organization for daily use or travel.”

ClaireChase Portofino Laptop Backpack -Women
ClaireChase Portofino Laptop Backpack -Women
Tumi Alpha Bravo Kingsville Deluxe Brief Pack
Tumi Alpha Bravo Kingsville Deluxe Brief Pack

Intermediate Excursion: For a ride that is at least 10 miles, we propse a bag that provides stability and support for your entire journey. For this, we look no further than the eBags eTech 2.0 Macroloader Laptop Backpack. This bag has plenty of pockets for all of your travel needs and gives you full embracement with padded and adjustable straps. For men we also recommend a private label eBags brand: the eBags eTech 2.0 Downloader Laptop Backpack. This bag keeps your supplies in place and is slim and supportive enough to reinforce your back for your ride.

eBags eTech 2.0 Macroloader Laptop Backpack
eBags eTech 2.0 Macroloader Laptop Backpack
eBags eTech 2.0 Downloader Laptop Backpack
eBags eTech 2.0 Downloader Laptop Backpack

Going the Distance: If your workplace destination is more than 15 miles away, you are definitely in it for the long haul. The North Face Women’s Borealis gives you a lightweight backpack with maximum support and is water resistant (in case of in climate weather). For men, we advise the DAKINE Outpost 21L. This bag gives you the space you need to hold your extra clothes and a protective rain cover that keeps your laptop and electronics safe; not to mention it’s super comfortable!

The North Face Women's Borealis
The North Face Women’s Borealis
DAKINE Outpost 21L
DAKINE Outpost 21L

Remember: This event is about having fun so please be conscious of those around you on this day and do your part to keep this event safe! And of course, no event would be complete without a shirt. Check them out here !

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Written by Bianca Rossi

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