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Bicycle Colorado Supports Safety Stop Bill

A bill proposed in the Colorado legislature would allow bicyclists to treat stop signs as yield and red lights as stop signs if the coast is clear. Sponsored by Senator Andy Kerr, Senate Bill 93 is supported by Bicycle Colorado.

Forward Thinking

How do you commute to work every day? To the grocery store, gym and local brew pub? What resources and alternate modes of transportation are accessible to you? How much does mobility play in your daily happiness and quality of life? For me, my quality of life directly correlates with my ability…

Colorado Pedals Project Year 1: CDOT Region 4

In Sept 2015, Governor Hickenlooper announced the Colorado Pedals Project. The goal? To make Colorado the #1 Bike State by 2020. This is part 2 of a 6-part series on projects we’re tracking and supporting that further the Pedals Project.   It’s bold. It’s ambitious. It is absolutely achievable but not without the…

Meet Anthony, a Colorado transportation planner “riding the ride”

Anthony Avery is a bike-friendly multi-modal transportation planner, a member of the Millennial generation and a proud supporter of Bicycle Colorado. We’re pleased he shared his story with us and hope you enjoy. Why, how and where do you ride? Cycling is how I acclimated to the weather when I moved to…

Colorado Pedals Project Year 1: CDOT Region 3

In Sept 2015, Governor Hickenlooper announced the Colorado Pedals Project. The goal? To make Colorado the #1 Bike State by 2020. This is part 3 of a 6-part series on projects we’re tracking and supporting that further the Pedals Project. It’s bold. It’s ambitious. It is absolutely achievable but not without the Colorado…

Incredibly hard and extremely fun

Racing and loving cyclocross at 50 Cyclocross. How does one begin to describe it? It involves racing laps over varied terrain with supportive derision (heckling) and obstacles like sand, mud, barricades, steep ups and downs, ridiculous turns and off-camber things most people wouldn’t choose to ride willingly. Every time I line up…

The positive proof just keeps piling up

Quite a bit of research crosses our desks regarding the benefits of bicycling and the infrastructure that supports it. These studies show that encouraging cycling and providing safe ways to do it not only benefit those who pedal, but also the cities in which people ride and even those who do not…

Colorado Pedals Project Year 1: CDOT Region 5

In Sept 2015, Governor Hickenlooper announced the Colorado Pedals Project. The goal? To make Colorado the #1 Bike State by 2020. It’s bold. It’s ambitious. It is absolutely achievable but not without the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) locking its proverbial jaws around every opportunity to include and expand investments in active transportation.…

Enlightenment at 12 miles per day

I’m new to the Bicycle Colorado staff, but not to bicycle advocacy or riding bikes. That said, the last few weeks have been an education in bicycling on an entirely new level than what has been known to me for two decades. The 12 miles I ride most days give me more…

Action Alert: Will Denver include bikes in the bond?

It’s GO time: If you want more and better bicycling, then Denver needs you! The city intends to pursue a general obligation bond (GO Bond) in 2017 to support funding shortfalls for all kinds of projects, including transportation and parks. Public input will be critical and is necessary to encourage funding for…

Exciting Bicycle Colorado events planned for 2017!

With 2016 quickly wrapping up (where does the time go?), it seems like a great opportunity to share our new and improved roster of events to be hosted by Bicycle Colorado next year. With the addition of an events manager, Claire Peters, to our staff, we have increased capacity to do more…

New study quantifies benefits cycling offers Colorado

A new study released by multiple state agencies found that bicycling contributes significantly to Colorado’s economy ($1.6 billion in 2015), and that almost half of the state’s adults rode a bicycle in the past year, making Colorado one of the most active states in the nation. Bicycle Colorado partnered with several agencies and…

CDOT Launches $500,000 Bicycle and Pedestrian Challenge

Do you think you can design a better transportation system? Do you have great ideas for moving pedestrians and cyclists more safely? If so, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) wants to hear from you. You could win thousands of dollars simply for offering a great idea, or for providing and executing a concrete…

Women Bike Colorado night at the movies!

“The worst day on a bike is still a pretty good day.” Spoken by a pro woman cyclist, that was one of the lines that stayed with me from Jennifer Hardacker’s film, The Wind In Our Hair. The documentary, which follows an eclectic and engaging cast of characters–all women and girls who love to…

Route finding by bike about to get easier in Jefferson County

You know that frustration. You’re out on a ride getting some miles in or just on a Sunday stroll with some pals. You reach a point on the route or trail and it’s suddenly and abundantly unclear how and where the route continues. No signs, no pavement markings, nobody to follow or…

Sterling says yes to becoming a bike-friendly city

One of the many perks of being on Bicycle Colorado’s education team is the opportunity to travel the state beyond the Front Range. Don’t get me wrong, the Front Range is wonderful, but other parts of Colorado have equally beautiful places and lovely people, especially when those people are fans of biking. The small town…

VeloSwap: Colorado’s annual treasure hunt

Time to mark your calendars, bike fans and gear junkies, because in one week’s time Subaru VeloSwap—the world’s largest buy, sell and recycle bicycling and sports expo—will be here! The event takes place on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Denver’s National Western Complex. No matter if you are there…

The Seattle :: Denver Mutual Admiration Society

Daydreaming for a more bike-friendly city As an active transportation advocate, professional crushes are fun and necessary. Without inspiration, it’s difficult to see what is possible and help others see it with you. At any given time, my professional crushes include a few people (Jay Walljasper and Gil Penalosa), a couple of organizations (PeopleForBikes and…

Consider a bicycle tour for your next vacation

I fell in love with bicycle touring at the age of 27 when I rode my first Ride The Rockies. Experiencing our state via bicycle is a splendid way to spend a week. I have been hooked on cycling vacations ever since. It’s the combination of being outdoors all day, the camaraderie…

Not your grandma’s school library

Bike libraries are a hot topic in the bike world. Libraries are popping up at recreation centers, city buildings and community hubs. But what about at elementary schools? Buena Vista’s bike library Bicycle Colorado’s education team worked with the town of Buena Vista to develop a bike library at Avery Parsons Elementary School. The…

Healthy communities, healthy bodies: member spotlight on Dave Lawful

It all began at a city council meeting in 2014. “I stood up and said, ‘I want to call your attention to something. I’m a bike commuter, but there just aren’t enough bikeways for me to get to where I need to go. Does Lone Tree have a plan for making improvements?”…

Bike advocacy, demystified

ad·vo·cate: n. a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc. (usually followed by of): an advocate of peace What’s a bike advocate? Since I have a job in bike advocacy, I get asked this question often. Usually it sounds like this: “But, what do you DO? How do you convince…

Steady progress on Longmont flood repairs

As the calendar approaches the three-year anniversary of the worst flash flood event in Longmont’s history, the city continues to repair and improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure that was either damaged or destroyed. It’s a long process, to be sure. Some of the final projects are scheduled to be completed in late 2017,…

Bike innovations: 5 ideas from around the country

We focus a lot on Colorado in this blog (for obvious reasons), but today is different. I regularly read about ways communities are getting more people riding and improving safety for bicyclists, and recently I’ve come across some ideas worth sharing. They’re not all new, but some of them are new to the U.S. Washington, DC:…

Rollout of new protected bike lane big success

Denver’s first two-way protected bike lane was unveiled on Monday, August 15 and we—and plenty of others!—were on hand to celebrate. The City and County of Denver installed the lane, which runs along South Broadway between Bayaud and Virginia Avenues. Monday evening, hundreds of cyclists gathered at Illegal Pete’s on Broadway to…

Behind the scenes in Bike Town USA: member spotlight on Routt County Riders

Through hard work and collaboration between volunteers and local businesses, our fellow advocacy organization Routt County Riders has helped build an amazing trail network and thriving bike culture in Steamboat Springs—also known as Bike Town, USA—and the surrounding area. I talked with four tireless advocates who help lead Routt County Riders: Alan…

Bike sharing takes many forms in Colorado

Getting Coloradans and visitors to our state on bikes more often is one of the things we strive for here at Bicycle Colorado. Getting more bikes “into the system” via bicycle sharing is one of the ways to do that. So it’s exciting to see bike sharing evolve in Colorado. Where it all…

Gunnison: Base Camp of the Rockies gears up for bike lanes

The City of Gunnison emits a siren call for folks who love the Colorado lifestyle. Look up “Things to do in Gunnison” on Trip Advisor and you’ll find that nine of the top ten are outdoor sports activities. Despite this, it’s a town that can be difficult to navigate by bike or on foot.…

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