Centerra Bike to Work Business Challenge – June 25

Published: June 17, 2008

LOVELAND, CO – June 17, 2008 – McWHINNEY and High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC) are challenging all employees who work in Centerra to ditch their cars on Wednesday, June 25 for a friendly Bike to Work Day competition.

As the corporate champion of Centerra’s Bike to Work Day Challenge in 2007 and current owner of the traveling trophy, McWHINNEY is challenging all Centerra businesses to make a new home for the trophy in 2008 by gathering their employees and getting them to ride on Wednesday, June 25.

The prestigious winning company will be the business with highest percentage of employees biking to work that day. Not only will the winner receive the traveling trophy, but the company will receive a free pizza party courtesy of Nick-n-Willy’s Pizza.

HPEC and Medical Center of the Rockies (MCR) are each hosting a Bike to Work Day breakfast station. One station will be located at the HPEC, 1854 Piney River Drive, and a second station will be located at the MCR park pavilion, Rocky Mountain Avenue. Riders are encouraged to stop and enjoy breakfast biscuits from Chick-Fil-A, muffins from Mimi’s Café, and fruit, juice, and coffee.

McWHINNEY’s Wellness Team is organizing two launch pads for bikers so they can ride together to Centerra on Bike to Work Day. One site will be at Fossil Creek Park in Fort Collins leaving at 6:45 a.m. and another at Loveland High School leaving at 7 a.m.

Interested Centerra businesses should register with the High Plains Environmental Center by Tuesday, June 24. For more information, to register, or plan your bike route, please call Sarah Fox at High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC) at 970-622-9676.


About High Plains Environmental Center

The High Plains Environmental Center (HPEC) is an interactive education center located within Centerra’s High Plains Village neighborhood in Loveland, Colorado. Established in 2001 by McStain Neighborhoods and McWHINNEY, the not-for-profit organization promotes environmental stewardship and sustainable building practices through its indoor facilities and land-management practices. Responsible for managing 275 acres of wetlands, open space, interpretive nature trails and lakes within Centerra, HPEC also conducts classes, hands-on programs and events for the entire family that teach a greater understanding of the relationship between the natural and built environments. For more information, visit or


McWHINNEY, headquartered in Loveland, Colorado, is a team of talented people who are passionate about creating great places for people and providing fabled service to our customers. We develop innovative and sustainable master-planned communities and vertical commercial and mixed use projects. Since 1991, McWHINNEY has planned and developed more than 5,000 acres in several master-planned communities and over 3.3 million square feet of vertical commercial and mixed-use properties throughout the Rocky Mountain region and on the West Coast. For additional information, visit