• Aug 2, 2011
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Black Hawk bike ban appeal to supreme court

The Black Hawk bike ban case has been presented to the Colorado Supreme Court for consideration by the justices to hear the case following a district court ruling against the three cyclists originally ticketed for riding their bicycles through the town. The Colorado Supreme Court requires that all cases be presented for…

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  • Jul 28, 2011
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Bicycle Colorado and 9News create PSA

Check out this new Bicycle Colorado video! Produced by our friends at 9News, this public service announcement (PSA) clarifies to all road users that bicycles are considered vehicles and have the right to be on the road. We also emphasize that bicyclists are responsible for following the same rules as motorized vehicles.…

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  • Apr 1, 2011
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Black Hawk appeal started

The three bicyclists who were ticketed last summer for riding in the town of Black Hawk are now appealing their citations in the Gilpin County District Court, after Black Hawk’s Municipal Judge denied their Motion to Dismiss the tickets. An appeal brief has been filed by the defendants’ lawyers, Shoemaker Ghiselli +…

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  • Jan 18, 2011
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Bicycle Colorado rides along with state patrol

Scott Christopher of Bicycle Colorado recently joined Master Trooper Shannon Schwanke for a day patrolling Colorado roads. Trooper Schwanke said that he does stop bicyclists, usually to offer education on obeying traffic laws.  “I focus on unsafe situations that could put the bicyclist at risk,” said Schwanke.  Most enforcement during the ride-along…

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  • Dec 2, 2010
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Black Hawk judge affirms bike ban

Black Hawk’s Municipal Judge denied bicyclists’ Motion to Dismiss tickets received for riding their bicycles through the town this summer. Bicycle Colorado thanks Andrew Shoemaker and Paul Schwartz at Shoemaker Ghiselli + Schwartz LLC for their pro-bono representation of the defendants in this case.  In addition Brad Tucker at ColoBikeLaw.com, Rudy Verner…

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  • Aug 18, 2010
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Black Hawk court case underway

On Wednesday, August 18, three bicyclists that received tickets for riding their bikes in Black Hawk appeared in court for arraignment and pled not guilty based on an invalid ordinance.  This initiates the legal process to determine the validity of the bike ban. At the hearing, the defense attorneys moved to dismiss…

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  • May 27, 2010
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Careless driving bill signed into law

Governor Ritter signed Senate Bill 204 into law last week. The bill passed the State Legislature on the last day of the session, increasing the penalty for convictions of Careless Driving Resulting in Death. The new bill increases the number of points added to a drivers’ license from four to twelve. When…

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  • May 1, 2010
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Safer Streets for Children bill signed into law

House Bill 1147 passed the Colorado Legislature and was signed into law by Governor Ritter. This bill adds the existing state bicycle and pedestrian policy into law and makes a children’s road safety curriculum available for school district use. The Department of Transportation’s existing internal policy of “accommodating bicycle and pedestrian use…

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  • Oct 30, 2009
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Colorado bicycle policy passes

Bicycle Colorado’s Complete Streets Campaign on a Roll After more than two years of meetings and drafting language, Bicycle Colorado is proud to announce that the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Transportation Commission has adopted a groundbreaking statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Policy. The new policy directs that, “…the needs of bicyclists and…

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  • Jan 1, 2008
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Share the Road license plates roll out

Share the Road license plates roll out Our new Share the Road license plates are now available at county clerk offices. You can order your Approval Certificate from Bicycle Colorado here. If you have been waiting for the plates to become available, now is the time to order! Demand at county offices…

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  • Jun 3, 2007
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Share the Road Bill signed by Governor

The Share the Road Bill was signed into law by Governor Ritter June 3, 2007, at the Elephant Rock Cycling Festival. The bill (SB 67) authorizes issuance of the new Colorado “Share the Road” license plate to those who pay the appropriate licensing fees plus a one-time donation fee of $25 payable…

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  • Jun 5, 2004
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Safe Routes to School bill becomes law

Thirty days after passing the legislature, the Colorado Safe Routes to School Bill (HB 1039) automatically became law without Governor Owens’ signature.  Bicycle Colorado will work with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to help craft the Safe Routes program and make funding available to Safe Routes projects as soon as possible.…

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  • Thanks to everyone who came out wanting to do their part to make our streets safer at last night’s Bicycle-Friendly Driver course in Lakewood! We did hear feedback that our cookies were too small—we heard you, we’ll try and do better 😂.
  • Now that’s just mean. No bike (or bicyclist!) deserves this!
  • Beautiful day for a bike commute. #bicyclecolorado