ULC kicked off the 303 ArtWay Bike Giveaway Event last Friday at the Jack A. Vickers Boys & Girls Club in Northeast Park Hill.  This was the first of several bike giveaway events to be held throughout 2017. At each event, one custom-designed 303 ArtWay cruiser bike will be raffled off. These bikes are intended to help increase public awareness and further create excitement in the community around the future pedestrian and bike friendly urban trail proposed for NE Denver.

The urban trail is envisioned to be a nine mile loop starting and ending at the RTD 40th & Colorado Rail Station, and winding through Greater Park Hill, Elyria-Swansea and the Cole communities, as well as touching five other neighborhoods.  The theme of the 303 ArtWay is “Art. Health. Heritage.”

Emily Quaranta is a student at the Colorado School of Mines. Quaranta, along with fellow students and DURA (Denver Urban Renewal Authority), will be conducting research and community outreach for potential 303 ArtWay educational  installations.
Emily Quaranta is a student at the Colorado School of Mines. Quaranta, along with fellow students and DURA (Denver Urban Renewal Authority), will be conducting research and community outreach for potential 303 ArtWay educational installations.

The winner of Friday night’s free bike was a very worthy recipient, and a well known member of the NE Park Hill community. Jason Torrez, the Executive Director of the Jack A. Vickers Boys & Girls Club said that Johnson regularly visits the club and participates in weekly community service.

“Eric has been volunteering to come here since the food pantry program began over two years ago,” Torrez said. “Every Friday afternoon and into the evening he is here setting the food up in the lobby and helping neighborhood residents get what they need.”

Congratulations to Eric Johnson and his brand new bike! We look forward to celebrating future bike giveaway events with community members in the next few months. Future 303 ArtWay Bike Giveaway Events will be held at the Park Hill Arts Festival on May 19-21, the Greater Park Hill Fourth of July Parade,and a number of other future community events currently in their planning stages.  For further information, go to the 303 ArtWay website at 303artway.org

Eric Johnson (center) was the proud winner of a bike at 303 ArtWay's premier bike giveaway event. Will Kralovec, ULC's Director of Master Site Development, celebrated his win.
Eric Johnson (center) was the proud winner of a bike at 303 ArtWay's premier bike giveaway event. Will Kralovec, ULC's Director of Master Site Development, celebrated his win.