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Colorado climbs to 4th in bicycle-friendly rankings

Colorado is praised for its “national model” bike laws by the League of American Bicyclists. In the newly released bicycle-friendly state rankings, Colorado rose to #4, up from #12 last year. “Colorado exemplifies many of the qualities the League looks for in a bicycle friendly state, including a bicycle commuter mode share…

What we accomplished in 2012

Bicycle Colorado encourages and promotes bicycling, increases safety, improves conditions and provides a voice for people who ride bicycles in Colorado. Here’s a snapshot of our accomplishments in 2012 toward our mission. Advocacy Colorado rose to No. 4 on the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle-Friendly States list, and remained at the top…

Your support in 2012 puts us miles ahead

It’s easy to declare that Bicycle Colorado wants our state to be known for its amazing views and scenery, and as a place where you can ride a bike anywhere you want to go and be treated with respect. It’s another thing to achieve this lofty goal. It takes vision. It takes…

Bicycle Colorado rides with state road designers

At a Bicycle Facility and Design class at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) last week, Bicycle Colorado helped lead six bike rides for road engineers and planners from across the state to let them experience the difference of riding in various situations: bike paths, lanes, shoulders and no shoulders. CDOT is…

Opening Brief Filed on Behalf of Cyclists

In December, the Colorado Supreme Court announced that it would consider the arguments raised by parties regarding the Black Hawk bike ban. The date of the hearing has not yet been set, but an opening brief was filed with the court on behalf of the three ticketed cyclists. The brief details the…

CDOT Bike/Ped Design Guide Finalized

Bicycle Colorado is excited to announce that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has officially adopted the chapter on bicycle and pedestrian facility design in its Roadway Design Guide. The chapter provides guidelines on how to accommodate bicyclists on state roadways and is also a great resource for local bicycle advocates and…

Colorado Supreme Court to Hear Bike Ban Case

The Colorado Supreme Court announced that it has agreed to consider the arguments raised by parties regarding the Black Hawk bike ban. According to the Colorado Supreme Court website, the Court grants a hearing on an average of one out of fourteen certiorari petitions. The date of the hearing has not yet…

Bicycle Colorado leads industry tour of bike shops

Colorado and the Denver/Boulder region were the third stop for the Bicycle Retailer & Industry News (BRAIN) national dealer tour in 2011. Bicycle Colorado led the tour to highlight the important connection between bicycle industry manufacturers, bike shops and bicycle advocacy. Working together, we can create more places to safely ride and…

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…

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.…

BLM Partnership Extended Five Years

Bicycle Colorado, the International Mountain Bicycling Association and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) created a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding in 2005 that defined ways mountain bicyclists and the BLM could work together to improve sustainable mountain bike opportunities in Colorado. This MoU was recently extended another five years. Each BLM field office in…

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 +…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Colorado mountain bike summit largest yet

Over 80 land managers and bicycle advocates met in Salida last weekend for the 2010 Colorado Mountain Bike Summit hosted by IMBA, Bicycle Colorado and the Bureau of Land Management. The participants discussed a variety of ways to improve mountain biking in the state and left with many positive ideas to begin…

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…

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…

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…

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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  • DON’T DELAY: We’re placing another order for #BicycleColorado masks made by our friends at @primalwear TOMORROW (5/14) at noon! Click the link in our bio to get yours now!
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We’re thrilled to see so many people out enjoying (and often rediscovering the joy of) riding a bike right now, and we’re asking ALL bicyclists to do their part to prevent the spread of #covid19 by wearing a mask or other face covering when out for a ride. Doing so keeps you, your loved ones, those around you, and all Coloradans safer while helping reduce stress on our medical system. If you still need a mask, click the link in our bio to pre-order one now and support our advocacy work! Thanks so much to everyone who has already purchased, and to @primalwear for supporting our efforts over the years. Ride on.
  • #BicycleColorado volunteers and staff members spent time today helping @denverurbangardens and @denverfoodrescue deliver “Grow a Garden” food boxes to home-bound families in Denver—via bike! Supporting our community on two wheels makes for a great way to spend a sunny day. Many thanks to our friends @ddchen47, David M., and @juggernautcargo for your help! Head to denverfoodrescue.org or dug.org to learn more about these great local organizations. #rideyourbike
  • Tonight the #BicycleColorado team celebrated Stacey, our outgoing Development Director, with a virtual happy hour. Stacey has been an absolute rockstar for BC. We’re sad to see her leave, but thrilled for her as she heads out on a new adventure (hopefully in the #BikeAdvocacy space!) in North Carolina. Please join us in wishing her well!