Bike to Work on June 26, free rec passes at Aurora
Youth Expo, public art up for international award
June 20, 2019
Hit the trails for Bike to Work Day
Now is the time to sign up for this year’s Bike to
Work Day, which is presented by Way to Go—a program of the Denver
Regional Council of Governments.
The city of Aurora encourages residents to sign up
and try commuting by bike June 26, which can positively impact
regional air quality, health and traffic congestion. Combining
the ride with public transit or parking your car closer to work
and biking the rest of the way makes participation even easier.
On Bike to Work Day, here are some activities
happening to support Aurora participants:
Aurora Breakfast Station, High Line Canal trail underpass, west
side of Chambers Road near the Aurora Municipal Center, 6:30 to 9
a.m.: Breakfast burritos, water, snacks and fun giveaways
Aurora Water Station, RTD 2nd and Abilene Station, near 14051 E.
Ellsworth Ave., 4 to 6 p.m.: Quench your thirst on the ride home
Roasting Co., 1452 Kenton St., 7 to 9 a.m.: Free 12 ounce drip
coffee or cold brew
Brewing Co. South, 15120 E. Hampden Ave., 4 to 7 p.m.: Half off
first pint and bike jerseys
Peak Tap & Brew, 16701 E. Iliff Ave. and 9735 E. Colfax Ave.,
4 to 7 p.m.: 20% off all menu items
Bowl Cookie Dough, 5580 S. Parker Road, 4 to 7 p.m.: Half off one
item (excludes pints and take-and-bake cookie dough)
Other Bike to Work Day events are happening at the
Stanley Marketplace, the Anschutz Medical Campus and elsewhere in
Aurora. Visit BikeToWorkDay.us
for more details on events in Aurora and to register.
Take our selfie challenge by posting a photo of
yourself or a friend participating in Bike to Work Day on social
media and include #BikeToWorkDay and #ThisIsAurora in your post.
You’ll be entered into a drawing for a Bike Commuter Pack donated
by the city of Aurora’s Planning & Development Services
department. Breakfast burritos donated by Bicycle Aurora.
rec passes available to youth at Aurora Youth Expo
At the Aurora Youth Expo, Aurora youth can pick up free
day passes to city recreation centers and pools as they
explore ways to stay safe and healthy this summer. It all
takes place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the
Aurora Municipal Center.
Art at Central Rec Center up for international
On Tuesday, the city’s Art in Public Places
Program received notification that "Aspire," the public
art at the recently opened Central Recreation Center, has been
named one of the CODAawards Top 100 artwork in the world by
CODAworx, a global online community that showcases design
projects featuring commissioned artwork in interior,
architectural and public spaces.
"Aspire" was selected out of 435
projects submitted from 27 countries.
Now we need your help to get the People’s Choice
award. Voting is open for only a short window, so please vote by
Friday, June 28.
to vote today. Aurora’s entry is listed as “Aurora Recreation
The internationally acclaimed CODAawards celebrate
the projects that most successfully integrate commissioned art into
interior, architectural or public spaces.
City Council Town Meetings • Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Aug. 22, 6 to
7:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave. • Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Thursday, Sept. 26,
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beck Recreation Center, 800 Telluride St. (no summer
meetings) • Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Saturday, July 27, 11
a.m. to 2 p.m., Bicentennial Park Pavilion, 13600 E. Bayaud Ave. Thursday, Aug. 15, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. (Mornings with
Marsha) Tin Cup Cafe, 50 S. Peoria St. • Ward IV (Charlie Richardson) - Thursday, July 18,
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Stampede, 2340 S. Havana St. (budget town meeting) • Ward V (Bob Roth) - Tuesday, July 16, 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. Heather Gardens, 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way • Ward VI (Françoise Bergan) - Wednesday, July 17, 6
to 8 p.m. Tallyn's Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Road AuroraGov.org/Council
City Council Meeting Monday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway,
Council Chamber AuroraGov.org/Council •
Streamed live at AuroraTV.org
Summer Concerts: Soul School Thursday, June 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aurora Rhythms kicks off the free summer concerts on
the lawn with Soul School, an Aurora band known for its variety
of oldies, R & B, Motown, rock and funk. Eventgoers are welcome
to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs and food or purchase
from the food trucks on-site Top Dawg Sausages and Philly’s
Italian Water Ice. Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda
Centennial House Open Day & Sign Dedication Saturday, June 22, 1 to 4 p.m. Feast on ice cream, witness turn-of-the-century
beauty on a guided house tour and hear music of the 1870s from
Capitol City Brass Band. Hats and parasols encouraged. At 1:30,
grab your ice cream and join the official unveiling of the new
sign celebrating the history of Aurora’s Centennial House.
Tickets $5 at the door (fundraiser for the foundation) Centennial House, 1671 Galena St.
Library Rhythms Concert: Skean Dubh Saturday, June 22, 3 p.m. Enjoy the musical stylings of Celtic band Skean
Dubh. From fire-driven instrumentals and Scottish ballads to
Irish pub songs and Celtic folksongs, Skean Dubh shares the rich
and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. Light
refreshments provided. Registration required. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway AuroraLibrary.org
Aurora Arts Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 22 to 23, noon to 8 p.m. Celebrate local artists, makers, businesses and
community organizations at the Aurora Cultural Arts District's
annual free event also featuring entertainment, rides and pop-up
performances all day. Food trucks will be selling food on site. Fletcher Plaza, 9898 E. Colfax Ave. AuroraCulture.org
Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans: A Salsa Fairy Tale Tuesday, June 25, through Saturday, July 13 The Little Foxes presents a groundbreaking,
bilingual children's musical. Cinderella, a newcomer from Puerto
Rico, comes to visit her "stepsister," Rosa, in the
United States. The catch? Cinderella only speaks Spanish and Rosa
only speaks English! Will these two girls be able to reach an
understanding at the ball (game)? Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. Tickets: AuroraFox.org
Summer in the City Wednesday, June 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Summer in the City events are perfect for families
and children to live it up with healthy snacks, larger than life
inflatables, board and field games, crafts, face painting and so
much more. Appaloosa Park, 5575 S. De Gaulle St. AuroraGov.org/Events
Animal Ordinance Open House Wednesday, June 26, 5 to 7 p.m. Ask questions of city staff about proposed changes
to the city's animal ordinances. The proposals are available for
review online, as are public feedback forms that will be open
through mid-July. Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place AuroraGov.org/AnimalOrdinance
Provide Input for Upcoming Rec Center Wednesday, June 26, 6 to 8 p.m. Join us for the first community open house to help
shape Aurora's newest recreation center. We want to hear your
ideas for the design process. Bring your family, friends and
neighbors! Infinity Middle School, 25100 E. Belleview Ave.
Summer Concerts: Kutandara Thursday, June 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aurora Rhythms free summer concert series continues
with Kutandara and its Zimbabwean Afropop Marimba. Eventgoers are
welcome to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs and food or
purchase from the food trucks on-site La Crepe a Papa and
Philly’s Italian Water Ice. Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda
Open Day at DeLaney Farm Historic District Saturday, June 29, 9 a.m. to noon Explore Aurora’s agricultural roots. Open day
includes performances and programs. DeLaney Farm Historic District, 170 S. Chambers Road AuroraGov.org/HistoricSites
Artspace Survey Extended Survey deadline extended through June 30 We are working hard to gather a few more responses
from our creative community regarding what you want in affordable
live/work housing, studio and other creative work space in
Aurora. If you are an artist, please take five minutes to take
the survey and share the link with your artist friends as well. AuroraCreativeSpaceSurvey.org
At the Aurora Youth Expo on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aurora youth can pick up free day passes to city recreation centers, indoor pools and outdoor pools (while supplies last), thanks to the generosity of event sponsors. Stay safe and healthy this summer!
The Aurora Youth Expo is a place to learn about job opportunities, summer programs and community resources while enjoying a bite to eat and fun activities. Featuring free food for youth, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a youth talent stage, and information sessions on mental health first aid, cybersecurity, bullying and more, the expo takes place at the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.
Community groups and businesses with available resources for youth, especially teens, will have booths set up on the Great Lawn. Trade groups will be on hand with interactive displays such as scoreboard instruction, toolbox construction, virtual painting and welding games and an excavation demo.
The Aurora Youth Expo is coordinated by the city’s Community Relations Division, the Aurora Key Community Response Team and the Aurora Community of Faith.