COLORADO LOTTERY TO CELEBRATE 764 MILES OF TRAIL ON BIKE TO WORK DAY, JUNE 22

COLORADO LOTTERY TO CELEBRATE 764 MILES OF
TRAIL ON BIKE TO WORK DAY, JUNE 22

764 Miles of Trail in Colorado Built or Restored with Lottery Funds


DENVER, June 20, 2011 – During this year’s Bike to Work Day on June 22 it is expected that 1,800 to 2,000 bike riders will pass through the confluence of Cherry Creek and South Platte bike trails for breakfast at the REI Denver Flagship location. As they pass through most riders will probably not be aware that those trails have been funded by Colorado Lottery profits. That’s why the Colorado Lottery will be there to educate residents about how Lottery profits have funded not only those trails, but also more than 700 additional miles of trails that bicyclists enjoy every day.


In fact, Colorado Lottery profits have funded thousands of projects in every community in Colorado including some of the most well known bike paths in the Denver area such as The Cherry Creek, Highline Canal and Westerly Creek trails. 


To view an interactive map of how Colorado Lottery profits are distributed in your county, visit http://www.coloradolottery.com/GIVING-BACK/PROJECTS-BY-COUNTY/.


Profits generated from the Colorado Lottery’s games – MatchPlay, Mega Millions, Cash 5, Scratch, Lotto and Powerball - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has returned more than $2.2 billion to the state of Colorado since it was established in 1983. Through Great Outdoors Colorado, the Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado State Parks, the Lottery has provided funding for new trails, precious open space and wildlife protection. For more information, visit www.coloradolottery.com.


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MEDIA CONTACT:
Heather Black
PHONE 303.759.6872 | CELL 303.945.9724
heather.black@lottery.state.co.us

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June 20, 2011
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