Archives for: April 2011


Permalink 04:06:57 pm, Categories: Announcements & Events [A], News, 464 words   English (US)

Denver BCycle Celebrates 1 Year & Earth Day

Denver Bcycle

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) and Denver B-cycle are proud to announce the Denver B-cycle Anniversary Party, thanking the thousands of supporters who have helped make Denver B-cycle a success. On Friday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m., MCA Denver will be hosting Denver B-cycle’s anniversary and Earth Day celebration, sponsored by New Belgium Brewing.

The public is invited to celebrate last year’s success of B-cycle and Earth Day at MCA Denver. Denver B-cycle Annual Members and MCA Denver members receive free admission to the event. Admission cost for non-B-cycle or MCA members is 1 cent. Capacity is limited, so everyone is asked to RSVP >. New Belgium Brewing will be part of the celebration, as well as B-cycle gold sprints, a photo booth, and food trucks. Throughout the night, two musical guests will be entertaining the crowd – Denver’s own DJ’s DoubleShadow as well as local songwriter Patrick Dethlefs.


There will be chances to sign up for or renew B-cycle annual memberships for a special rate of $49 – the lowest price offer for the year. Furthermore, the first 50 annual members who bring in a friend who signs up as a new annual member at the event will receive two Chipotle burrito bucks, each good for a FREE Chipotle Burrito, burrito bowl or order of tacos.

As part of Earth Day, Denver B-cycle and MCA Denver are encouraging attendees to get to the event by bike, walking or public transportation. Bike parking will be available at the event, and MCA Denver is just blocks from Union Station, easily accessible by light rail. Additional sustainability components of the event include the fact that the venue is a LEED Gold certified building. Compostable products, locally grown food and onsite recycling will be offered; and event planners will use the VISITDENVER carbon calculator to estimate the celebration’s carbon footprint and offset it with a donation to the Colorado Carbon Fund.

MCA Denver is located at 1485 Delgany St., Denver, CO 80202. Parking is available in the parking garage just across 15th Street from MCA Denver.

Denver B-cycle first launched on Earth Day 2010. The program’s inaugural season ended on December 5, with 500 bikes at 50 stations. In that first year, Denver B-cycle reached 102,981 rides and 211,111 miles around the Denver area. These 211,111 equated to 6,333,332 calories burned and 1,810 lbs were shed in weight loss.

Keeping people on B-cycles and out of cars not only created increased health benefits but also saved on carbon emissions. According to a survey of Denver B-cycle members, 43.16% of Denver B-cycle trips replaced car trips, avoiding 312,121 lbs. of carbon emissions and 15,868 gallons of gasoline not used on fuel for car transportation. In money alone, that would save an estimated $41,256 on not purchasing gasoline and $311,126 savings on downtown parking.

Courtesy of Buzz section of Denver B Cycle Website >


Permalink 03:36:05 pm, Categories: Announcements & Events [A], News, Real Estate, 312 words   English (US)

Union Station Construction Update

Denver Union Station April 2011

Regional Bus Facility
Crews are continuing to work on waterproofing the roof of the underground bus facility. As sections of this work are complete, the backfill operation begins. This process will be ongoing for the month. There is also activity on the interior of the underground bus facility. Crews are
working on the installation of electrical/mechanical rough-ins and masonry for interior partitions.

Light Rail Platform
The Overhead Catenary System (OCS) poles and cantilevers installation will be ongoing as will work on the east platform.

Streets and Utilities
The utility installation on Wynkoop St. from 15th St. to 19th St. is nearing completion. This has been a collaborative effort with Qwest, Comcast, and DUS Project utility teams. There will continue to be lane, parking and sidewalk restrictions associated with this work. There are other ancillary utility projects, not managed by Kiewit, in the neighborhood as well, so please use caution when driving in this area.

Behind Denver Union Station
In preparation for the excavation for the next phase of the underground bus facility, demolition of old track, HOV lanes, train platforms, canopies and the old pedestrian tunnel are on-going. Once complete, crews will begin the de-watering process. Excavation in the area should begin in May.

Keep Up-to-date on Construction Activities
The DUSPA web site at is continuously updated and is the best place to check for current information. For questions or additional construction information please contact Hunter Sydnor, Kiewit public information officer at 303-209-9822, or Roger Sherman, DUSPA public information officer at 303-592-5465.

Public Meeting
The Denver Union Station Project Authority (DUSPA) will host a public meeting to present updates on Wynkoop Plaza design, bike system integration, crosswalk enhancements and public parking options. The meeting will be held from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. on April 20, at RTD Headquarters, 1600 Blake St.

Info Courtesy of Denver Union Station Project Authority.


Permalink 01:50:42 pm, Categories: Announcements & Events [A], News, 191 words   English (US)

Model Railroads Open During Doors Open Denver

As part of Doors Open Denver, two model railroads in the basement of Union Station will be open to the public on April 16 and 17.

The Denver Society of Model Railroaders, dedicated to the construction and operation of model trains, has created the oldest and one of the largest O scale model layouts in the country: the Colorado Midland Railway. Two separate lines cover 6,500 square feet, traversing 4,000 feet of track in about a half hour, and the terrain reflects Colorado's geographic makeup with local stone. The club has been in continuous operation since 1931. The Society's model layout will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

The Platte Valley & Western Model Railroad Club operates both a standard gauge HO scale railroad and a narrow gauge HON3 railroad. The PV&W's Rocky Mountain Division spans more than 1,000 feet of track traveling through eight communities. The Central City & San Juan Railroad is the PV&W's narrow gauge counterpart serving three Rocky Mountain communities and illustrating the difference between standard gauge and narrow gauge railroading. The Club's models will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days.


Permalink 11:44:12 am, Categories: Announcements & Events [A], News, Real Estate, 94 words   English (US)

Doors Open Denver April 16-17

Doors Open Denver is a FREE two-day event celebrating architecture and design. Approximately 70 sites are participating during the event weekend April 16-17. Once again, Denver Union Station serves as Event Headquarters and will be staffed by volunteers from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Visit sites on your own or take Expert Tours lead by members of the architectural community. Most tour tickets are available at Union Station. You must pre-register for Expert Tours on the day of the tour. Visit for tour descriptions and additional information.

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