• Oct 19, 2016
  • By Mo McCanna

Sterling says yes to becoming a bike-friendly city

One of the many perks of being on Bicycle Colorado’s education team is the opportunity to travel the state beyond the Front Range. Don’t get me wrong, the Front Range is wonderful, but other parts of Colorado have equally beautiful places and lovely people, especially when those people are fans of biking. The small town…

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  • Sep 28, 2016
  • By Stephanie Leonard

Not your grandma’s school library

Bike libraries are a hot topic in the bike world. Libraries are popping up at recreation centers, city buildings and community hubs. But what about at elementary schools? Buena Vista’s bike library Bicycle Colorado’s education team worked with the town of Buena Vista to develop a bike library at Avery Parsons Elementary School. The…

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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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  • 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 5, 2016
  • By Piep van Heuven

Sneak Peek: Mountain bike park opening this month at Ruby Hill

Denver Parks and Recreation is about to unveil one of the largest public mountain bike parks in North America, and it’s a gem! I set out last Monday with a few others for a “sneak peak” just a few weeks prior to the opening and was wowed by the scale of the park (and…

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  • May 10, 2016
  • By Stephanie Leonard

Pedals and pancakes

Buena Vista sure knows how to celebrate Bike to School Day! This past Wednesday, while the sun was rising and there was a chill in the air, groups of students and community members gathered across town on bikes. Bicycle Colorado’s education team joined one of Avery Parsons Elementary’s three bike trains (groups of kids…

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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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  • Apr 4, 2016
  • By Ted Heyd

A nice place to be…on a bike!

Like most of you (I’d guess), my family and I love to travel.  You see new places, meet new people and stoke up on new adventures. One of the things I enjoy is the chance to check out transportation facilities in other communities, especially the walking and biking kind, and see how the locals…

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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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  • 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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  • Oct 5, 2015
  • By Stephanie Leonard

Bikes extend reach of elementary school horticulture club

When asked what she likes most about riding bikes, Mia didn’t hesitate. “I like that it feels like you’re a flying bird”. Mia, a nine-year-old student at Marie L. Greenwood Academy, has participated in Each One Teach One Horticulture Club since first grade. Every Wednesday after school she gathers with friends and siblings…

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  • Oct 2, 2015
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Applications are posted for Safe Routes to School program!

[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”] Safe Routes to School programs are proven to increase the number of students who bike and walk to school, increasing the amount of physical activity children participate in and getting them ready to…

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  • Sep 18, 2015
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Sharing the bike love

[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”] We have shiny new bikes! With the support of BikeSource, our education department secured a grant from Specialized and purchased a colorful new fleet of 16 bikes to use…

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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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  • Aug 4, 2015
  • By Stephanie Leonard

Changing communities: Safe Routes to School 2015-16

As summer winds down and schools prepare for the coming year, Bicycle Colorado’s education team is gearing up for a comprehensive year of Safe Routes to School programming. Here’s a peek into how Safe Routes will transform Colorado communities this coming year: Adams County School District 14  We will be working with two elementary…

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  • May 5, 2015
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Senate State Affairs Committee ends funding for Safe Routes to School

We are sad to announce, on the eve of Bike to School Day, that the Senate State Affairs Committee voted to kill the Safe Routes to School program yesterday. A huge thank you to everyone who replied to our Action Alert to contact their Senator. Senators reported hearing from you, but alas,…

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  • Dec 11, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

New evidence supports Safe Routes to School programs

[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”] As the end of the year approaches and the Bicycle Colorado education team wraps up another successful season, I find myself once again reflecting on our progress. From September…

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  • Nov 25, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Kids’ bikes are getting fat

As a general rule, I can be a bit of a stubborn nonconformist. When fitness trends get hot (CrossFit, barefoot running, etc.), I tend to be skeptical. I have often asked chiropractor and physical therapist friends what they think of such trends and many times I hear, “It keeps me in business,” which…

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  • Sep 19, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

The parent powered movement

“When I was your age I walked uphill in the snow both ways…” Every child seems to have heard this at some point. And while exaggerated, people DID walk to school every day. Kids rode their bikes, or skateboards or simply got to school using their own bodies. I walked, too. We…

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  • Sep 12, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

The Biking Vikings

My poor mother. There we were in Norway—traveling together for the first time in years—and I was spending an awful lot of time veering off to take photos of bike lanes, bike commuters and parents walking their kids to school. “Check out that protected bike lane,” I would say, or “I’m just…

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  • Jul 28, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Mom on a bike Part II: Riding with kids

Riding around town with my two kids in tow, I am often asked about how to get young children on bikes. How old do they need to be? What type of gear should I have? Where can I find a helmet small enough? There is an overwhelming amount of information online, complete…

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  • Jun 11, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Governor Hickenlooper signs Safe Routes bill into law

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Governor Hickenlooper signed HB1301 into law, funding the state’s Safe Routes to School program. As passed, the bill will allocate $700,000 to fund Colorado Safe Routes program for the 2015-16 school year. The Safe Routes program teaches students across the state how to safely bicycle and walk to school. The…

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  • May 21, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Walking School Bus Success at Red Rocks Elementary

A few weeks ago, another one of our year-long Safe Routes to School programs finished up. It wasn’t a typical finish, though. It was one that required some customization … and one that ended with a huge (and unusual) success. The majority of our Safe Routes to School programs typically follow a…

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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 17, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Safe Routes passes in the House, Needs your help in Senate

On April 11, the Colorado House of Representatives passed the Safe Routes to School Act, HB 14-1301, on a 42-20 vote with $700,000 in state funding. We asked you to reach out to your state representatives to voice your support for the Safe Routes to School program, and your voices were heard.…

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  • Apr 4, 2014
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Saving Safe Routes to School

What’s the Big Deal? Safe Routes to School has kept me busy for the last four years. I have been working in the Education Department at Bicycle Colorado since early 2010. Since then, my coworkers and I have taught in 113 schools, and reached over 50,000 students with our Safe Routes to…

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  • Mar 19, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

Safe Routes in the House (of Representatives)

The bill that will keep the Colorado Safe Routes to School program alive goes to its first committee hearing on March 19, when Representative Diane Mitch Bush presents the bill to the State House Transportation Committee. Success for this bill is critical as it supports the primary child safety program in Colorado…

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