• Sep 1, 2016
  • By Justin Millar

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,…

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  • Jul 19, 2016
  • By Justin Millar

Longmont underpass projects under construction now

As a resident of southwest Longmont, I’m excited to see construction beginning on two underpasses that aim to increase safety for bicyclists and pedestrians. Today, crossing at both Hover Street and SH 119 (Ken Pratt Boulevard) and Dry Creek Drive and Hover Street is a multi-step process involving up to nine lanes of traffic (depending on which direction…

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  • Apr 18, 2016
  • By Justin Millar

Belt driven

Recently, I was in the market for a new bike. I wanted something for around town that would be good for trips in the two- to eight-mile range that I typically ride. Ideally, I wanted a bike that I could simply grab and go without much worry but that would still be…

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  • Feb 11, 2016
  • By Justin Millar

Bicycle Colorado jersey retrospective

As we approach the warmer riding season and a new Bicycle Colorado jersey made by Primal Wear (thank you, Primal!), let’s look back over the jerseys that have donned the Bicycle Colorado name. We created our first jersey back in 2008 at the request of our members. The jersey was designed by a member of…

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  • Nov 13, 2015
  • By Justin Millar

Give great holiday gifts, get better bicycling in Colorado!

This holiday season, consider gifts from the Bicycle Colorado store. You’ll get to give cool original gifts while also helping to improve bicycling in Colorado. With several new items coming to our store in time for the holidays, you’re sure to find something for the bicyclists in your life. For the beer lover…

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  • Sep 14, 2015
  • By Justin Millar

Balance bikes make move to pedals easy

As he pedaled down the street I thought to myself, “Oh…that was easy!” In twenty minutes my son had transitioned from a balance bike to a pedal bike. After a little more practice with stopping, starting and using the brakes, we hit the neighborhood for our first ride together! [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″…

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  • May 22, 2015
  • By Justin Millar

Ride to the Rockies (baseball games, that is)

Now that summer is upon us (I’m being positive here…it’s got to be here soon right?!), you might be considering a trip to Coors Field to catch a Rockies game. The ballpark’s downtown location and the subsequent foot and bicycle traffic it helped bring to the area have been a major economic…

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  • Mar 30, 2015
  • By Justin Millar

Safe infrastructure: it’s in the details

Whether I’m riding a bicycle or driving a car, I pride myself on being as aware of my surroundings as possible. With this in mind, I was alarmed, recently, when I came very close to being hit by a car as I crossed an intersection. The photo below is from an intersection much like the…

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  • Jan 20, 2015
  • By Justin Millar

Flood recovery progress on Longmont’s greenways

The floods of September 2013 damaged many of the bike paths around Longmont, where I live, especially those along St. Vrain and Left Hand Creeks. I recently took a couple of weekend rides on the St. Vrain and Left Hand Greenways and saw that flood recovery projects are in full swing—many repairs…

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  • Nov 10, 2014
  • By Justin Millar

Dwindling daylight derails dedication

Now that daylight saving time is over and darkness increasingly creeps into my waking hours, the good bicycling habits I built up during the warmer, brighter months are suddenly in jeopardy. The weekend exercise ride is still something I look forward to; it’s the “just got home from work and it’s dark and…

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  • Sep 8, 2014
  • By Justin Millar

5 reasons Colorado is a great place to ride

There are tons of reasons that Colorado is a great place to ride. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but here are five reasons I love riding in Colorado. Leave a comment below to let us know why you think Colorado is a great place to ride. 1. The weather…

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  • Aug 11, 2014
  • By Justin Millar

Better access to improve LoBo Trail

Colorado’s regional trail system offers many opportunities to get out and bike with your family. One of the trails I like to ride with my own family is the LoBo Trail, a 12-mile long trail connecting Longmont and Boulder by way of Gunbarrel and Niwot. I am happy to share that one disorganized intersection…

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  • Apr 15, 2014
  • By Justin Millar

CDOT Releases New Online Colorado Bicycle & Byways Map

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently released an online version of the “Colorado Bicycling and Scenic Byways Map” that essentially combines Google Maps (just Colorado) and a printed map. The app is available for download from a desktop, tablet or mobile phone at: http://dtdapps.coloradodot.info/bike Online version is based on Google Maps data Like…

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  • Feb 6, 2014
  • By Justin Millar

New Bicycle Colorado Jersey on the way

The final design details for our 2014 Bicycle Colorado Jersey are finished, and we expect the jersey to be ready for purchase by mid-April. The design process took some time as we attempted to come up with designs that would be as successful as our last jersey (the Colorado flag version on…

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