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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…

An attitude of gratitude

One of the best parts of my job is that I get to say thanks a lot—thanks to people for their energy, input, partnership and leadership. It always feels good to say thanks, but at times it feels especially great. Like right now. I recently had the chance to team up with seven individuals…

Tour of the Moon—past and present

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Join us for the Deschutes Street Pub!

Deschutes is bringing their pop-up pub of epic proportions to Denver on Saturday, October 17th. They’re setting up a 402-foot custom bar on 21st Street between Blake and Larimer, and they’re donating all the proceeds to us! Denver is the sixth stop on the Deschutes Street Pub tour and the event has grown as it’s moved across…

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…

Sharing the bike love

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Gov. Hickenlooper announces $100 million state commitment to bicycling

It has been a fantastic morning at Interbike, the largest bicycle trade event in North America! Governor Hickenlooper was the Keynote Speaker at the Industry Breakfast, the first governor ever to speak at the bicycle industry trade show. During the breakfast, he revealed that the state of Colorado will commit more than $100 million to bicycling over four…

Thank Gov. Hickenlooper and the CDOT Commission

Add your comment below to thank Governor Hickenlooper and the CDOT Commission! It’s important that they hear from people like you. We’ll forward the comments on at the end of the month.

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″…

Deschutes Brewery Street Pub – Volunteers Needed!

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Location: Downtown Denver, 21st Street between Blake and Larimer The Deschutes Street Pub tour is creating a stir across the country. Denver is one of only eight cities that will host the world’s largest pop-up pub—and you can be a part of it behind the scenes!…

Biking Berlin

I saw a man on the trail this morning with a kid in a bakfiets, and it reminded me of a trip I took to Berlin earlier this year. Of course, being a bit of a bike nerd, I was constantly comparing the bike-friendliness of my home city of Denver with Berlin. Both cities are…

Women ride into the USA Pro Challenge

The 2015 USA Pro Challenge was another fantastic week of professional bike racing in Colorado, bringing out huge crowds and showcasing the love of bicycling in our state. The Race This year’s race brought about a new and exciting addition—the first women’s version of the Pro Challenge. Although only three days long, the…

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…

Flower (pedal) power

Women Bike Colorado is blowing up. Affectionately called “WBC” by some members, we started this women-only Facebook group at the beginning of the year and already have over 725 enthusiastic ladies from around Colorado sharing stories, advice and resources. More importantly, women in the group are making connections, finding new riding buddies and…

2016 Colorado Bicycle Summit call for presentations

We are currently accepting ideas for breakout session topics and suggested speakers for our 2016 Colorado Bicycle Summit. The summit is scheduled to take place in Denver in February, with 250 bicycling enthusiasts in attendance. Attendees include bicycle advocates, transportation planners, industry leaders and elected officials. Breakout sessions are typically one hour long and…

Colorado bicycling on the silver screen

Last week I had the pleasure of emceeing a very special showing of the bicycle racing movie American Flyers. Hosted by our friends from the USA Pro Challenge, the evening was a celebration of the Colorado bicycle community and the role of racing, present and past. More than 200 joined us for…

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…

3 is a magic number

It’s greater than 4 and sometimes equal to 5 When it comes to traffic and streets, some things just don’t add up at first glance. Recent right-sizing road projects in Boulder, Pueblo and Fort Collins attracted media attention and spirited discussions during public meetings. Logically, if 2 lanes are good (for moving…

Testing for the future

  My rowing coach, Jim Joy, used to say, “Every day is a chance to improve,” to tweak, to optimize, to become more efficient, to work better as a part of a system or a team. The same applies to our transportation systems, which are fluid organisms. Just like a rowing stroke…

Freedom is a bike

When I was 15, all I wanted was a license and a set of car keys—those two things meant freedom to go wherever I wanted. Later on, I realized that real freedom, for me, comes from two wheels. Why? 5 reasons: #5: Freedom from car expenses When I drove everywhere, it was pretty…

New home. New commute. New bike?

Anyone who knows me is well aware of the fact that I moved recently. Buying your own place can be very exciting, but it also dominates your world for a while. My friends have probably heard enough about it already… Part of moving, though, is figuring out your new routines. Lots of…

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…

US 36 Bikeway (part 1) opens June 24

The first phase of the US 36 Bikeway between Westminster and Louisville/Superior will be opened by CDOT on Bike to Work Day, June 24. All are invited to attend the grand opening of the bikeway at 9 am. The 12-foot wide bikeway, which features grade-separated crossings at sixteen intersections, will make it possible to bike to…

Celebrate Colorado Bike Month with these events

Colorado Bike Month is finally here! Bike month is the perfect time to share your love of bicycling with friends who haven’t yet discovered how awesome it is, so I’ve rounded up some community bike events that are great for newbies and veterans alike. There are loads of events happening all across the…

It takes a (passionate) village

It’s about time for another update on the Walk and Wheel Communities that we’ve been working with for almost a year and a half now. Many cities that received grants from Kaiser Permanente hired consultants to create bicycle and pedestrian plans and/or design demonstration bicycle infrastructure projects, and the teams have been working diligently…

Ride to the Rockies (baseball games, that is)

Now that summer is upon us (I’m being positive here…it’s got to be here soon right?!), you might be considering a trip to Coors Field to catch a Rockies game. The ballpark’s downtown location and the subsequent foot and bicycle traffic it helped bring to the area have been a major economic…

How do I get there by bike?

I’ve been planning a number of summer trips recently, some that I plan to travel by bike and some by car, and it has made me realize just how different it is planning a trip by bike than by car. The stark difference When I plan to drive somewhere, I might look up…

Colorado drops another place in Bicycle Friendly State rankings

The League of American Bicyclists released the Bicycle Friendly State rankings on Monday. Though Colorado’s score remained nearly the same as last year, the state’s ranking has slipped five spots from the #2 spot in 2013 to #7 this year. Other states are waking up to the value of bicycling investment. Utah, now #5,…

From Boulder to the Big Apple

Last weekend I had the privilege of riding the Five Boro Bike Tour in New York City, and it was awesome. Hosted by the nonprofit Bike New York, the ride has taken place each May since 1977. It now caps at 32,000 cyclists, making it the world’s largest charitable bike ride. Our…

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We could use this across *most* of Colorado right about now! https://t.co/APkxHvZuHQ

  • 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