Chancey Bush
Bicyclists ride on the South Platte River Trail during Bike to Work Day on June 22.
Pedals power the commute

Leave for work at 6 a.m. Turn onto the road. Drop down into a lower gear to get up the hill. Push the pedal down. Now the other one. Breathe in. Breathe out.

The first mile takes more than five minutes. The 19 more to the office will be much the same.

Thousands of Coloradans had this experience on their way to work June 22. But rather than sitting in traffic jams, they were biking to their jobs.