• Aug 30, 2016
  • By Katie Bonomo

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:…

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  • Aug 19, 2016
  • By Amy Morfas

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…

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  • Aug 15, 2016
  • By Madeline Kreider Carlson

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…

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  • Aug 8, 2016
  • By Ted Heyd

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…

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  • Aug 3, 2016
  • By Rachel Hultin

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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  • Jul 21, 2016
  • By Stephanie Leonard

61 new members of the bike community (and counting!)

When we launched our Bike School in April with Learn to Ride classes, we weren’t quite sure what the response would be. Now midway through the season, I receive inquiries from people interested in registering nearly daily. What’s the most exciting part? No two students are the same! Women, men and children of all ages and cultures…

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  • Jul 19, 2016
  • By Madeline Kreider Carlson

Transportation experimentation: Member spotlight on Philip Ogren

Meet one of our brand new members, bikes-for-transportation advocate Philip Ogren. “My family recently decided to go car-free and use our electric bikes, bikes and public transit only,” Philip told me when we met on Bike to Work Day. I wanted to learn more. A conversion story Philip first heard about electric…

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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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  • Jun 17, 2016
  • By Katie Bonomo

From the plains to the peaks

Last week I had the opportunity to check out a section of the Peaks to Plains Trail, a ‘16 in 2016′ trail, with Project Manager Scot Grossman. The 4-mile section that we toured straddles the border of Jefferson and Clear Creek Counties and is set to open in mid-July. The ultimate vision for…

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  • Jun 10, 2016
  • By Amy Morfas

Cruising through Colorado Bike Month

Colorado Bike Month is in full swing! It’s just over one week into Bike Month and we’re excited to be involved in so many great activities that are going on. As you are probably aware, Colorado celebrates bike month in June (instead of May like most of the country) to hopefully have…

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  • Jun 7, 2016
  • By Rachel Hultin

CDOT: Making strides across the state

As the Active Transportation Manager at Bicycle Colorado, I’ve come across a number of projects that have me excited for the future of active transportation in Colorado. The staff and leadership at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is working to adapt designs and practices to embrace 21st century transportation which prioritizes moving people…

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  • Jun 3, 2016
  • By Madeline Kreider Carlson

¡Viva la Ciclovía!

I love cities, travel and bikes. What could be better than exploring a new, exciting urban space from the saddle of a bike? [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” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Last week I got to…

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  • May 26, 2016
  • By Ted Heyd

A snout full of fresh air

Do you like dogs and bikes? If so, read on. If not…read on… It was about 10 years ago in the Mission District in San Francisco. A great place to take in street theater. I was walking to dinner with a friend, and two blocks up I spotted an old-school motorcycle approaching…

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  • May 23, 2016
  • By Rachel Hultin

Volunteers on bikes + books + kids = best bike experience EVER!

I have a lot of great memories from riding a bike. The entire summer of 1978 when I wrapped a plastic jump rope around the handlebars of my blue Schwinn and pretended I was riding my faithful horse ‘Old Blue’. The first time I rode my bike to the park without an…

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  • May 3, 2016
  • By Madeline Kreider Carlson

Six lessons for life on a bike: spotlight on member Gypsy Garcia

When Women Bike Colorado was just a fledgling group with a few hundred members on Facebook, one woman whose frequent posts exuded positivity and enthusiasm quickly emerged as an unofficial leader and steward of the group. Her name is Gypsy. “It set a fire in my soul” Since then I’ve been lucky…

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  • Apr 26, 2016
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Saving the best for last

Last Saturday was my best day of work ever. I have been at Bicycle Colorado doing work I love for more than seven years, so that says a lot. Saturday was exceptional because my two greatest passions—working with people from different cultures and teaching adults how to ride—collided in one inspiring afternoon. The…

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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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  • Apr 13, 2016
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Piep van Heuven welcomed as Denver Director

We are excited to announce that Piep van Heuven will be joining Bicycle Colorado as Denver Director beginning in May. Piep has worked in Denver with a number of bicycling organizations and on key biking issues. She brings extensive experience and numerous positive relationships to help advance bicycling in Denver and throughout…

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  • Apr 11, 2016
  • By Katie Bonomo

Bikes on the other side of the world

At the Colorado Bicycle Summit back in February, Mikael Colville-Andersen spoke about striving for the point where bikes are like vacuum cleaners—most everyone has one, most everyone uses theirs and we don’t really feel the need to talk about them because they’re so ubiquitous. I recently took a trip to Cambodia, and I was reminded of…

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  • Mar 25, 2016
  • By Madeline Kreider Carlson

‘A lifestyle I truly believe in’: member spotlight on Katie Macarelli

This month our spotlight is on multitalented member Katie Macarelli: commuter, mom, cyclocross racer, Colorado native, Feedback Sports marketing whiz and former Bicycle Colorado educator extraordinaire. Getting hooked on riding (and becoming a cyclocross cowgirl) [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=””…

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  • Mar 16, 2016
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Mixing it up with dogs and bikes

[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” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Many readers have experienced my family’s love of all things bicycling: riding for transportation, long road rides, racing, amazing mountain biking and more. We also enjoy involving our two canine…

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  • Mar 10, 2016
  • By Rachel Hultin

Calculating the experience of riding a bike

A confession Don’t tell anyone, but I’m a bit of a math geek. The math I use day to day is pretty simple, rarely more interesting than divvying the bill and adding tips at restaurants, but it’s more complex math that makes me swoon. I’m smitten with mathematical equations that eloquently express universal…

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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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  • Jan 29, 2016
  • By Katie Bonomo

Zen and the art of carrying things on a bike

Change is hard. It’s so much easier to keep doing what we’ve always done. But how boring, right? If you’re looking for something to shake up your life in a good way, there’s nothing like using a bike for transportation. It’s a fantastic shift. You’re happier! You’re more fit! You’re saving money! Yeah,…

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  • Jan 22, 2016
  • By Amy Morfas

Maximizing your Colorado Bicycle Summit experience

We’re excited that our summit has once again sold out this year and thank everyone who has signed up to attend. Each year we try to raise the bar to make every summit the best one yet! The question is, what can you do to maximize your experience? Dare to dream, dare…

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  • Jan 19, 2016
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Welcome, Rachel Hultin!

Bicycle Colorado is happy to welcome Rachel Hultin as our new Active Transportation Manager. Rachel’s passion for community and active transportation advocacy began many years ago when she was working in real estate and development. She saw the impact that small decisions at the beginning of a project could have on a community years…

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  • Dec 18, 2015
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Oh, the weather outside is frightful

Let it snow, let it snow, and happy holidays to all! It has been a wonderful year filled with many bike-centric personal and professional experiences. Now that we’ve finally had snow here in Denver, I’ve had the chance to put my adventuresome riding into play. While it’s taken me 30 years to…

  • Dec 11, 2015
  • By Bicycle Colorado

2016 Colorado Bicycle Summit registration now open

Registration is now open for the 2016 Colorado Bicycle Summit—Moving Forward Together. Monday, February 8 and Tuesday, February 9 in downtown Denver. Event Details and Registration This two-day program is geared to educate and empower attendees, identify common bicycling issues and solutions in our communities, demonstrate the power of a unified voice to…

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  • Dec 11, 2015
  • By Stephanie Leonard

Safe Routes season in review

It is hard to believe that our fall Safe Routes to School season has already come to a close. What a success the last few months have been! This season our Safe Routes educational programming was spearheaded by two fantastic educators. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ last=”no”] [/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_2″ last=”yes”] [/fusion_builder_column] Both Adam and Lilly…

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