• Aug 1, 2017
  • By Bicycle Colorado

A letter to our members from Dan Grunig, executive director

  • 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…

  • Jun 2, 2017
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Welcome to Colorado Bike Month!

As you are probably aware, Colorado celebrates bike month in June (instead of May like most of the country) to hopefully have better weather for bicycling in our communities at higher elevations. So, let’s see what’s happening! First off, we are hosting a giveaway for tickets to Velorama, the bicycling festival August…

  • Mar 1, 2017
  • By Rachel Hultin

Colorado Pedals Project Year 1: CDOT Region 2

In Sept 2015, Governor Hickenlooper announced the Colorado Pedals Project. The goal? To make Colorado the #1 Bike State by 2020. This is part 4 of a 6-part series on projects we’re tracking and supporting that further the Pedals Project. It’s bold. It’s ambitious. It is absolutely achievable but not without the Colorado…

  • Dec 7, 2016
  • By Katherine Fuller

The positive proof just keeps piling up

Quite a bit of research crosses our desks regarding the benefits of bicycling and the infrastructure that supports it. These studies show that encouraging cycling and providing safe ways to do it not only benefit those who pedal, but also the cities in which people ride and even those who do not…

  • 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…

  • Nov 11, 2016
  • By Amy Morfas

Exciting Bicycle Colorado events planned for 2017!

With 2016 quickly wrapping up (where does the time go?), it seems like a great opportunity to share our new and improved roster of events to be hosted by Bicycle Colorado next year. With the addition of an events manager, Claire Peters, to our staff, we have increased capacity to do more…

  • Nov 8, 2016
  • By Katherine Fuller

New study quantifies benefits cycling offers Colorado

A new study released by multiple state agencies found that bicycling contributes significantly to Colorado’s economy ($1.6 billion in 2015), and that almost half of the state’s adults rode a bicycle in the past year, making Colorado one of the most active states in the nation. Bicycle Colorado partnered with several agencies and…

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  • Nov 7, 2016
  • By Bicycle Colorado

CDOT Launches $500,000 Bicycle and Pedestrian Challenge

Do you think you can design a better transportation system? Do you have great ideas for moving pedestrians and cyclists more safely? If so, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) wants to hear from you. You could win thousands of dollars simply for offering a great idea, or for providing and executing a concrete…

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  • 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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  • Oct 14, 2016
  • By Claire Peters

VeloSwap: Colorado’s annual treasure hunt

Time to mark your calendars, bike fans and gear junkies, because in one week’s time Subaru VeloSwap—the world’s largest buy, sell and recycle bicycling and sports expo—will be here! The event takes place on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Denver’s National Western Complex. No matter if you are there…

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  • Oct 12, 2016
  • By Rachel Hultin

The Seattle :: Denver Mutual Admiration Society

Daydreaming for a more bike-friendly city As an active transportation advocate, professional crushes are fun and necessary. Without inspiration, it’s difficult to see what is possible and help others see it with you. At any given time, my professional crushes include a few people (Jay Walljasper and Gil Penalosa), a couple of organizations (PeopleForBikes and…

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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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  • 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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  • Sep 1, 2016
  • By Justin Millar

Steady progress on Longmont flood repairs

As the calendar approaches the three-year anniversary of the worst flash flood event in Longmont’s history, the city continues to repair and improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure that was either damaged or destroyed. It’s a long process, to be sure. Some of the final projects are scheduled to be completed in late 2017,…

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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 Bicycle Colorado

Win a Tempo eBike!

Thanks to all who supported Bicycle Colorado in the Tempo eBike Raffle! Raffle ticket sales are now closed. All proceeds from the raffle benefit Bicycle Colorado, accelerating our work to make Colorado the most bike-friendly state in the nation. And the winner of the raffle is… Lori Gerzina! Congratulations, Lori! May your new eBike…

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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 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 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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  • Aug 1, 2017
  • by Bicycle Colorado
A letter to our members from Dan Grunig, executive director

  • @discoverybicycletours has donated a tour through Vermont’s North Hero House/Champlain Islands, and you can win it by entering or 2017 Raffle! This three-day, two-night tour on a weekend of your choice from June-October of 2018, will leave you speechless! Click the link in our bio to get your tickets today. Airfare not included.
  • Come visit our tent and buy our exclusive @veloramafestival tee! We’ll be here all weekend!
  • @alchemybicycles and @sramroad have teamed up to donate a custom EROS as one of our 2017 raffle prizes! This bike is valued at $6,499, and will get you wherever you need to go in style! Click the link in our bio to buy your tickets today, or come see a sample of the bike at our booth at @veloramafestival tonight, tomorrow and Sunday!