BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4/AP) – Thousands of Coloradans left their cars at home and rode their bicycles instead.

The Daily Camera reported that nearly 4,000 people signed up for Boulder’s bike-to-work day Wednesday. Thousands more joined in.

A record 48 breakfast stations were open across Boulder for cyclists. Riders had to make their way around some paths closed because of high water in Boulder Creek from the above-normal snowmelt.

The Denver Regional Council of Governments estimates that 17,000 people in the Denver area participated in last year’s bike-to-work day. This year there were about 1,000 cyclists who made it to Civic Center Park for a free breakfast.

The Denver Post reports participants collectively pedaled more than 300,000 miles.

The Colorado Legislature designated June as Colorado Bike Month, with the fourth Wednesday of the month designated as bike-to-work day.

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