Boulder Beer Company First to Adopt a Boulder Bike Path
This year, Boulder Beer Company became the first group in Boulder to officially adopt a city bike path, taking on the responsibility of maintaining a portion of the Goose Creek Trail between 30th Street and Foothills Parkway. This portion of the trail lies just south of Boulder Beer Company, and is frequently used by company employees and visitors to access the brewery. As part of the city’s newly created Adopt-A-Path program, Boulder Beer has committed to maintain the path and surrounding areas through voluntary clean-up patrols organized by company employees.
Boulder Beer believes that cleaner bike paths will promote cleaner transportation throughout the city. Additionally, the company takes many other steps to encourage sustainable transportation, including providing RTD Eco-Pass benefits for all employees, and allowing employees to take pre-tax dollars from their paychecks to pay for other environmentally-friendly transportation methods such as organized van and carpools.
Boulder Beer Company Brewmaster David Zuckerman is one of the company’s many employees that takes daily advantage of using Boulder’s bike paths for his commute to work. During his daily rides, he noticed that this particular portion of the trail seemed to be a trouble-spot for garbage and pollution due to the high levels of car traffic on 30th Street and Foothills Parkway. Therefore, Zuckerman approached the City of Boulder to inquire about the possibility of Boulder Beer adopting the path.
“The bike paths throughout town are an amazing benefit to Boulder’s residents,” said Zuckerman. “Many of us here at the brewery have used these paths for years for our commute to work. In order to make sure that we can continue to use the paths for years to come, we all need to play our part in helping to maintain them.”
Boulder Beer considers the city’s strong culture of biking and sustainability to be a very important part of the company’s own long-standing culture and history within Boulder. In fact, adopting Boulder’s first bike path is not Boulder Beer’s only claim to being first at something— Boulder Beer Company officially holds the title of Colorado’s FIRST Microbrewery, and this year celebrates its 30th Anniversary of craft brewing.
For more information about the 30 years of craft brewing at Boulder Beer Company or the company’s sustainability programs and initiatives, please contact Boulder Beer Marketing Director Tess McFadden at [email protected] or 303.444.8448 x29.
For more information about the City of Boulder’s Adopt-A-Path program, please contact Peter Rosato with the City of Boulder at [email protected]