County To Host Community Bike Ride

Route Map: ‘Dump the Pump Day’ celebrates bicycle transportation, starting at 11:30 a.m., Thursday from the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy/LAC


More than 150 public transit systems and organizations are celebrating the 12th Annual National Dump the Pump Day Thursday, June 15. Los Alamos County will take it one step further by asking its residents to Dump the Pump and Bike It, Walk It or Bus it.

Invite your family, bring your friends and join us on a three-mile Community Ride. The ride was originally scheduled for Bike to Work Day May 19, but was postponed due to snow. Therefore, “Dump the Pump Day” is another a great way to celebrate bicycle transportation. The ride will start at 11:30 a.m. from the Ashley Pond Pavilion.

Members of the Los Alamos Fire Department and Los Alamos Police Department bike patrols will lead the ride through town. After the ride, free hot dogs, chips and refreshments will be served to the first 100 participants. Staff and a bus from Atomic City Transit will be on site to demonstrate use of bus mounted bike racks along with information promoting safe cycling.

A raffle will be held at the lunch time event for a 26” Roadmaster Mountain Bike donated by Wal-Mart, and adult bike helmets donated by Los Alamos Heart Council.

Bike safety is very important! Please be sure your bike is in good working order prior to the ride, inflate your tires and a bike helmet is required to participate.

Atomic City Transit would like to thank its customers for choosing public transportation on this and other days.

Direct questions and comments to the Public Works Department at 505.662.8150 or send an email to

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