• Jul 24, 2017
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Bicycles under threat again in Colorado

Well before the 2018 legislative session convenes in Colorado on January 10, bicyclists around the state are being threatened by proposed legislation. On Wednesday, July 19, Senator Ray Scott, from Mesa County, “floated” the idea of taxing bicyclists in Colorado after a similar measure was passed in Oregon–typically a model state for…

  • Nov 15, 2016
  • By Bicycle Colorado

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…

  • Sep 16, 2016
  • By Madeline Kreider Carlson

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?”…

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  • Sep 12, 2016
  • By Piep van Heuven

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…

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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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  • Mar 18, 2016
  • By Amy Morfas

Inspiration found at the National Bike Summit

[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”] I had the privilege of attending the National Bike Summit again in early March. The summit is organized and hosted by the League of American Bicyclists in our…

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  • Oct 23, 2015
  • By Madeline Kreider Carlson

Bicycle Colorado members speak!

You probably know that Bicycle Colorado is a membership-based organization. Our members are the lifeblood of our advocacy work, providing financial support and the foundation of our political voice. Bicycle Colorado’s influence is strong because we represent not just our small, passionate staff, but 8,500+ individuals across the state who care deeply about…

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  • Aug 21, 2015
  • By Madeline Kreider Carlson

Mapping our member community

It’s been a quiet week here in our office in downtown Denver. School has started again, so our educators are out teaching. Many of our staff members are at the USA Pro Challenge, watching the action and meeting with members and legislators. But a few of us are holding down the fort…

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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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  • 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 31, 2015
  • By Bicycle Colorado

The Trail Building Fairy

I hate to burst this bubble, but there really isn’t a Trail Building Fairy. It’s a nice idea for those of us who love riding dirt, but I think that it is time for many of us (myself included) to put our upper body muscles to work and give the supposed fairy…

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  • Dec 16, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Generating change through relationships

Traveling the state In my roles of outreach and development at Bicycle Colorado, I enjoy traveling around the state to meet with members, donors and people in local communities working to improve bicycling and walking where we live. My colleagues and I regularly visit communities across Colorado to keep our finger on the pulse of…

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  • May 19, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

More than a job

[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”] In my role as development director at Bicycle Colorado, I have the good fortune to meet with many of our members, donors and sponsors to talk about the…

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  • May 7, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Safe Routes to School bill off to governor for signing

On May 6, the Colorado legislature passed the Safe Routes to School bill and sent it to Gov. John Hickenlooper for signing. We are so excited about this victory, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of the many supporters who reached out to their representatives and senators. If you’re…

  • Apr 30, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Safe Routes bill passes Senate committees, heads to floor

On April 29, the Colorado Senate Transportation Committee passed the Safe Routes to School Act, HB 14-1301, on a 4-0 (1 excused) vote. It next passed the Senate Appropriations Committee 5-2. And it may be presented as early as tonight in the full Senate. There’s still time today to ask your state…

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  • Apr 23, 2014
  • By Ted Heyd

Arvada rides show people the city on two wheels

I’m often in the community talking to bicycle advocacy groups.  A couple of months ago, I heard about a cool program in Arvada that is helping to increase awareness of bicycling in the community and get more (and new people) out on bikes. The  Arvada Transportation Advisory Committee is a bicycle advocacy…

  • Apr 16, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Want a new bike? Here’s your chance

Attendees at the Bicycle Colorado Gala on April 25 will have a bonanza of bicycles to bid on in our silent and live auctions. If you’re looking for a new bike and want to support a great cause, buy tickets to our Gala now! You’ll have five chances to get the bike…

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  • Apr 15, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Take a trip and help Bicycle Colorado

If you’ve always wanted to ride your bicycle across Europe or take a guided mountain bike trip, come to the Bicycle Colorado Gala on April 25. We have three great bicycling trips up for grabs in our live auction, which supports our mission to make our state better for everyone who rides…

  • Mar 28, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

Action Needed- Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School Needs Your Help! ACTION NEEDED: Important vote in House of Representatives on Monday, April 14 Please call or email your state house representative today and ask them to support House Bill 1301– Safe Routes to School, which continues funding for the Safe Routes to School program. Opponents are…

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  • Mar 4, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Bill to save Safe Routes to School introduced

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”2_3″ last=”no”] On March 3, State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush introduced a bill to save the Colorado Safe Routes to School program. She was joined by 13 bipartisan cosponsors in the House and three in the Senate, led by sponsor Sen. Andy Kerr. See the list of sponsors on…

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  • Feb 5, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

Saving Safe Routes to School

December saw the Colorado Department of Transportation accept the last round of applications for safe routes to school grants. The Safe Routes to School program is no longer required by federal law, so now it is up to each state to keep the program alive. We want Colorado to keep Safe Routes…

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  • Jan 8, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Are you coming to the 2014 Colorado Bicycle Summit?

The Colorado Bicycle Summit on Feb. 10 and 11 is bringing local and national bicycling experts together with people who are interested in making bicycling even better in Colorado. The summit has sold out every year! Discounted registration ends Mon., Jan. 13. Be sure to register today to secure your spot before…

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  • Nov 18, 2013
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Schedule your Colorado Gives Day gift now

Tues., Dec., 10, is Colorado Gives Day, the 24-hour statewide fundraising event that raised more than $11,000 for Bicycle Colorado’s programs last year. But there’s no need to wait until Dec. 10 to give—you can schedule your donation in advance. Schedule your donation now With your help, we have overturned bike bans,…

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  • Oct 30, 2013
  • By Bicycle Colorado

You can have a voice in road recovery planning

Photo: National Guard, Creative Commons Six weeks after the historic floods, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that 77 percent of the state’s 486 miles of damaged state highways and 120 damaged bridges are open. He said the goal is to have all roads open by Dec. 1. Temporary fixes may not open all…

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  • Oct 30, 2013
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Speak up for bicycling in Pikes Peak region

Photo: Richard Masoner/ Cyclelicious,Creative Commons The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, El Paso County, City of Colorado Springs and City of Woodland Park are seeking input on an update to the regional non-motorized transportation system plan. The plan will look at removing barriers to bicycling, walking and other non-motorized modes of…

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  • Happy Thanksgiving! We’re especially thankful for all our members and supporters this holiday season. Without you, our work making Colorado the #1bikestate wouldn’t be possible.
  • Click the link in our bio to schedule a gift to Bicycle Colorado for Colorado Gives Day and support initiatives like our Safe Routes to School program.

While many adults fondly reminisce on biking or walking to school, most kids today are being driven to school—and just about everywhere else. We’re working to make sure the next generation has similar memories—that they are healthy and grow up experiencing their communities through the joy of riding a bike. Donating to Bicycle Colorado on Colorado Gives Day allows us to continue Safe Routes to School and other programs so kids are empowered and have a strong foundation to achieve these goals.
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