• Jul 2, 2015
  • By Katie Bonomo

Freedom is a bike

When I was 15, all I wanted was a license and a set of car keys—those two things meant freedom to go wherever I wanted. Later on, I realized that real freedom, for me, comes from two wheels. Why? 5 reasons: #5: Freedom from car expenses When I drove everywhere, it was pretty…

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  • Jun 26, 2015
  • By Amy Morfas

New home. New commute. New bike?

Anyone who knows me is well aware of the fact that I moved recently. Buying your own place can be very exciting, but it also dominates your world for a while. My friends have probably heard enough about it already… Part of moving, though, is figuring out your new routines. Lots of…

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  • Jun 22, 2015
  • By Madeline Kreider Carlson

Are you ready for Bike to Work Day?

Happy Bike to Work Day week! Colorado’s Bike to Work Day is this Wednesday, June 24. Though most of the country celebrates Bike to Work Day in May, Colorado’s annual bike commute festivities happen in June, when the snow has melted enough for our mountain towns to join the fun. Check out…

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  • Jun 17, 2015
  • By Bicycle Colorado

US 36 Bikeway (part 1) opens June 24

The first phase of the US 36 Bikeway between Westminster and Louisville/Superior will be opened by CDOT on Bike to Work Day, June 24. All are invited to attend the grand opening of the bikeway at 9 am. The 12-foot wide bikeway, which features grade-separated crossings at sixteen intersections, will make it possible to bike to…

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  • May 7, 2015
  • By Bicycle Colorado

I just like to ride bikes

Many of us fell in love with bikes as children because of the freedom and fun they provided. As adults, there are so many different ways we can enjoy bicycling and incorporate riding into our lives to recapture that fun and freedom. I’d like to share my personal “cycling evolution” and diverse photos…

  • Apr 27, 2015
  • By Madeline Kreider Carlson

Bikes and business—better together

As spring blooms in Colorado, I’m loving my commute to the office more every day. Recently I ran into my co-worker Katie on the bike path half a mile from our office. We rode in together, wheeled our bikes into the office and stored them inside on the hanging bike rack. I realized…

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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 23, 2015
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Introducing Women Bike Colorado

Fewer women than men ride bikes in the U.S.—a lot fewer. I don’t like to admit it, but the stats don’t lie. In the U.S., male cyclists outnumber female cyclists by at least 2:1. The reasons why women don’t ride as much are pretty logical. As a group, women get more groceries, schlep…

  • Jan 9, 2015
  • By Katie Bonomo

Bike champions (or, how bicycle infrastructure can be built faster)

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  • Nov 18, 2014
  • By Ted Heyd

Transit improvements to trigger changes

A system emerging Last Friday, two Bicycle Colorado team members and I attended the Transit Alliance’s Annual Transit Event here in Denver. Approximately 250 people from throughout the region took part to network, hear the latest on FasTracks and honor several award recipients. You may ask, why are staff of a bicycle-focused organization…

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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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  • Aug 29, 2014
  • By Katie Bonomo

Trading four wheels for two

Each summer, Tour de Fat brings its blend of beer, bikes and bemusement to cities across the country. Tour de Fat is a parade and celebration of biking and beer put on by New Belgium Brewing, a strong supporter of Bicycle Colorado. At every event, a brave soul trades her/his car for a bike—pledging to live car-free…

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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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  • Jul 29, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Colorado bike share—a celebration (and free day)

Following the successful pilot of bike share during the 2008 Democratic national convention in Colorado, our state saw the launch of the very first large-scale bike share system in the U.S. Since that time, the concept has exploded across the country and has been implemented in some 40 cities. An even greater…

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  • Jul 23, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

Biking on the rise? Count on It!

Traditional traffic counting systems only track the number of motorized vehicles. Of course this method leaves out a significant portion of people using public roads. Some roads may see 10%, 15%, 20% or more trips taken by people walking and biking. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes”…

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  • Jul 22, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Riding Bikes with Margaret Mead

When I was a kid, I thought that I was going to grow up and help save the world. Growing up in a small, liberal town in southern Oregon, my thinking was probably cliché. But I was pretty darn committed and read books by Jimmy Carter and Nelson Mandela­—all about international peace…

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  • Jul 2, 2014
  • By Amy Morfas

The gift that keeps on giving

I was recently pondering the simple joys of bicycling and how the activity gives us so much in return. Since our main audience consists of cyclists, I know that many of you reading this will say…yeah, duh. But I think it can be easy to lose sight of this as we get…

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  • May 22, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

How we’re helping grown-ups ride more

It’s that special time of year again, when the flat tires, the rusty chains and the cobwebbed bike frames get some extra consideration. People who don’t normally ride may be inspired by the gorgeous spring weather or may consider participating in Bike to Work day. They might brush off that bike, maybe…

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  • Apr 16, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

Colorado rates high for commuting and safety in latest bicycling benchmark study

Colorado rates toward the top for the number of people riding their bikes to work and safety while riding, according to new report from the Alliance for Biking & Walking. The report examines the hard data behind the growing movement for more bicycling and walking. Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2014…

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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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  • Apr 15, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

What’s Your Story?

Many people have a bicycling story. Maybe it’s your first memory on a bike. Perhaps it is completing a century ride. Or it could be riding your favorite mountain bike trail. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left”…

  • Mar 26, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

Colorado Adopts Statewide “Amber Alert” for Hit and Run

Hit and run crashes are some of the most difficult to solve, especially when the victim is a person riding a bike or walking. Over the years, Bicycle Colorado and other partner groups have supported new laws to help address this terrible crime. On Tuesday, Governor Hickenlooper signed the latest effort, State…

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  • Oct 30, 2013
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Businesses want bike lanes

Photo: Bicycle Colorado In the Oct. 21 issue of The Denver Business Journal, Bill Husted interviewed Tami Door, president of the Downtown Denver Partnership. Door told Husted that when her staff asked tech companies about what the city can do to make them relocate to Denver—and stay—their answer is (drum roll) bike…

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  • Oct 2, 2013
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Bike commuting on the rise in Colorado

According to data released from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey in September, bike commuting is on the rise in Colorado. Colorado had the third-highest percentage of population that commutes by bike in 2012, behind Oregon and Montana. Bicycle commuting in Colorado grew by 14 percent from 2011 to 2012, and…

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  • Dec 12, 2012
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Grunig promoting state and local bicycling

Dan Grunig, Bicycle Colorado executive director, has been appointed to the Colorado Tourism Board by Gov. John Hickenlooper. He’ll serve on the board, which helps promote and develop travel and tourism in Colorado (link: www.Colorado.com) through the Colorado Tourism Office. Bicycling is an important part of Colorado’s tourism offerings and Dan is…

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