2019 was the 12th year that founders Andy Gruel and Jeff Kagan have put on the yearly tube to work day–a zany event that only Boulderites could think of where people hop in a tube (or public transportation, or a bike, or walk) for an unconventional and fun way to get to work. Friday was a great day to host it this year as Boulder has been hitting some high temperatures, so commuters were able to cool off in the water of Boulder Creek.

Just in case the idea of tubing to work wasn’t crazy enough, commuters go all out with decked out outfits and tubes. Many commuters choose to dress up in full work attire, including a suit jacket, just to add to the silliness, while others dress up in costumes. This year was also chock-full of unicorn, narwhal, and other animal shaped tubes, just to add to the uniqueness of the commute.

Photo by Lauren Antonoff of Westword Magazine

Photo by Lauren Antonoff of Westword Magazine

Commuters this year were also handed bacon from fishing lines that others dangled down from a bridge over Boulder Creek. This unique event is just one of many ways that Boulder shines and is a great place to live (and commute!)

 

Photo by Lauren Antonoff of Westword Magazine

 

Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee spends her time reading, writing, and debating.