Whatever you ride, wherever you ride and whenever you ride, we’re there for you.

Our vision

We envision a Colorado where riding a bicycle is always safe and convenient for everyone, where bicycling is the top choice for recreation and everyday trips, and where the benefits of bicycling are experienced and valued by all people in our state.

Our mission

Our mission is to lead a passionate and growing movement that champions the interests of everyone who rides or wants to ride a bicycle in our state.

Major Achievements

  • Gained hundreds of miles of new shoulders for riding bicycles on state roads
  • Changed the law to allow side-by-side riding when it’s safe to do so
  • Changed the law to require drivers to give bicyclists 3 feet when passing and allows cars to cross a double-yellow line to safely pass
  • Changed the law so people riding bicycles can signal right turns with their right hands and so they can ride through a crosswalk instead of dismounting
  • Changed the law so the practice of “rolling coal” is no longer legal
  • Passed common language for communities to adopt should they think the Colorado Safety Stop is right for them through the state legislature
  • Advocated for a bicycle and pedestrian project design guide to be used by transportation planners statewide
  • Protected and improved important mountain bike trails, and ensured mountain biker representation in planning and preserving open space
  • Ended bicycle bans around the state, including bans on riding bikes on specific roads, on racing events and even on bringing your bike on light rail trains
  • Tightened the hit-and-run loophole to make possible penalties equal to drunk driving
  • Developed relationships with lawmakers and policy makers on both sides of the aisle, including the governor’s office, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Denver Regional Council of Governments
  • Taught more than 92,000 Colorado kids to safely ride their bikes and walk to school, and hundreds of adults how to safely commute to work (and use their bikes for errands and nearby trips)

Our core values

COLLABORATION

We value and seek purposeful long-term partnerships, to work with organizations and communities to make a positive impact and connect others so they can form valued partnerships as well.

Our core values

COURAGE

We take a stand on issues important to people who ride bikes, and do so with humility.

Our core values

CREATIVITY

We take risks to discover new and creative ways to accomplish our goals, even when confronted with unforeseen challenges.

Our core values

CURIOSITY

We are curious, open-minded, active listeners, eager to improve and willing to learn.

Our core values

EQUITY

We use our skill and passion to ensure all people on bikes are treated equitably in Colorado.

Our core values

HONESTY

We are transparent, honest and do what we say.

Our core values

INCLUSIVITY

We value and proactively engage people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and we act with kindness and respect.

Testimonial

“My wife and I have been members of Bicycle Colorado since 1998 because we believe strongly that the organization is effective at making cycling safer in Colorado. Creating safe routes to school, which BC works hard to achieve, is a necessity for children to ride to school and to ultimately become cyclists in adulthood.”

  • Lennard and Sonny Zinn
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  • We’ve heard from a lot of #BicycleColorado members and supporters lately about the joy they’ve felt while riding their bikes in recent days! Our next few posts will feature some of their stories. This one comes from Larry H: “Dixon Reservoir, W. Fort Collins, via my Alaskan Fatback! Note Bear Spray is now Cougar Spray!”
  • We’ve heard from a lot of #BicycleColorado members and supporters lately about the joy they’ve felt while riding their bikes in recent days! Our next few posts will feature some of their stories. This one comes from Carly N: “Just had to share that Baxter and I have definitely been enjoying some rides! Thanks for all you do!”
  • We’ve heard from a lot of #BicycleColorado members and supporters lately about the joy they’ve felt while riding their bikes in recent days! Our next few posts will feature some of their stories. This one comes from Jenny and Stan S.: “We went with 2 neighbors to Utah prior to the lockdown for solitary bike and hiking. Photos of blue/green MTB trail in Dead Horse State Park. The trails were empty and dry. The visitor center had too many people for my comfort. Later Utah visitor centers closed. Mercifully, most  bathrooms remained open.

We traveled with bleach spray, wipes, gloves, buffs, raincoats (to wear indoors!). We ate inside our car and motel room. PBJ and frozen turkey pot pies.”