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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…

I just like to ride bikes

Many of us fell in love with bikes as children because of the freedom and fun they provided. As adults, there are so many different ways we can enjoy bicycling and incorporate riding into our lives to recapture that fun and freedom. I’d like to share my personal “cycling evolution” and diverse photos…

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,…

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…

Doing more with less

“Why can’t we be more like Copenhagen?” I heard this from a fellow advocate in relation to biking and walking infrastructure on this side of the pond. Most communities in the U.S. are a far cry from mirroring the golden child of cities, but here’s the thing…we’re on our way folks! I can…

Bikes break down barriers

Bicycle Colorado’s education department is working on a very unique Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project in the City of Sheridan this spring. The program is geared towards making biking and walking a safer and more regular activity for students from kindergarten to eighth grade. What separates this program from most is…

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…

Safe infrastructure: it’s in the details

Whether I’m riding a bicycle or driving a car, I pride myself on being as aware of my surroundings as possible. With this in mind, I was alarmed, recently, when I came very close to being hit by a car as I crossed an intersection. The photo below is from an intersection much like the…

Fat biking in Frisco

I’ll admit it. I was a little tired of hearing about fat biking before I even tried it. People just seemed SO into it. See: Waking up to a fat bike and coffee…Finns go wild for the fatbike – perfect for biking in the snow…Minnesotans complete the Iditarod — on fat bikes…A Fat Bike For Kids…

My ever-changing multimodal commute

[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 live in Boulder and commute to our office in lower downtown Denver each day. While many people groan about this commute, I truly don’t find it too…

Bike medicine

I never used to think twice about riding a bike. As a kid, I rode to the park and the library. In college, I pedaled to class. When I moved to Philly, frugality and scarce parking turned me into a bike commuter. It wasn’t until last year that bicycling revealed its healing…

Exclusive Ride The Rockies opportunity for Bicycle Colorado members

This just in! If you would like to bypass the Ride The Rockies lottery and provide support to Bicycle Colorado at the same time, we have a limited number of guaranteed entries for the ride. [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=””…

Why shouldn’t streets be complete?

[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”] Complete what? Back in 2006, in California, I was in my boss’s office talking about a large-scale redevelopment project we were working on. In the midst of discussing some innovative…

Guest post: Colorado Bicycle Summit recap

Earlier this month I attended my second ever Colorado Bicycle Summit where business people, advocates, politicians, planners and everyday bicyclists unite to advocate for biking in Colorado. For me, the summit breaks down into three core parts: education, networking and advocacy. The first day of the seminar is all about education and…

Bicycle Colorado Gala tickets on sale now

Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 Bicycle Colorado Gala. The event will be held on Friday, April 24 from 6 to 9:30 pm on the 14th floor of the DaVita building at 16th and Chestnut Place in Denver. The Gala is a fun celebration of Colorado cycling and includes both live and…

Colorado winters

It’s easy to get excited about the bicycling event season when winter delivers those beautiful 60+ degree days that we’ve enjoyed in between snowstorms. It’s one of the secrets about Colorado winters that we selfishly hope doesn’t become known to people outside our state! [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=””…

Bikes a world away

I had the opportunity to take a trip across the Atlantic last week. While visiting France and Holland, I saw firsthand what I had only heard others describe to me: a world full of bikes. Bikes used as transportation, bikes ridden for leisure, bikes toting small children and bikes used to carry cargo…

Introducing Women Bike Colorado

Fewer women than men ride bikes in the U.S.—a lot fewer. I don’t like to admit it, but the stats don’t lie. In the U.S., male cyclists outnumber female cyclists by at least 2:1. The reasons why women don’t ride as much are pretty logical. As a group, women get more groceries, schlep…

Flood recovery progress on Longmont’s greenways

The floods of September 2013 damaged many of the bike paths around Longmont, where I live, especially those along St. Vrain and Left Hand Creeks. I recently took a couple of weekend rides on the St. Vrain and Left Hand Greenways and saw that flood recovery projects are in full swing—many repairs…

Bike champions (or, how bicycle infrastructure can be built faster)

[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”] Of all the things that make a place bicycle-friendly, the one I think about every day is infrastructure. I want better bike infrastructure for all the would-be bikers…

New year, new me? Nah…

Yes, it’s that time of year. A holiday season that for many is filled with friends and family, traditional holiday food (hopefully including cookies), time away from the office, travel, movies, laughter, reflection and overindulgence. Sounds great, right? Yet every year, we follow these joyous times with pressure to improve our lives…

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…

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…

Colorado Bicycle Summit registration is now open!

NOTE:  Our 2015 summit is now sold out. Registration is now open for the 2015 Colorado Bicycle Summit – Connecting Communities. Monday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 10 in downtown Denver. Details and Agenda This two-day program is geared to educate and empower attendees, identify common bicycling issues and solutions in our communities,…

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…

How to donate to Bicycle Colorado on Colorado Gives Day

Each year, Coloradans come together to support charitable organizations on Colorado Gives Day. We hope that you will consider a gift to Bicycle Colorado on December 9. A donation on Colorado Gives Day helps us: advocate for better laws for bicyclists work on regional policy issues that result in more and better bike…

Transit improvements to trigger changes

A system emerging Last Friday, two Bicycle Colorado team members and I attended the Transit Alliance’s Annual Transit Event here in Denver. Approximately 250 people from throughout the region took part to network, hear the latest on FasTracks and honor several award recipients. You may ask, why are staff of a bicycle-focused organization…

lev•el of stress—

n. the level of mental stress of a bike route, typically measured on a scale of one (suitable for children) to four (high stress), based on factors such as traffic volumes and speeds, bicycle facility type and roadway width

Dwindling daylight derails dedication

Now that daylight saving time is over and darkness increasingly creeps into my waking hours, the good bicycling habits I built up during the warmer, brighter months are suddenly in jeopardy. The weekend exercise ride is still something I look forward to; it’s the “just got home from work and it’s dark and…

Fall membership drive going on now!

[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”] Bicycle Colorado’s fall membership drive is going on now and it is a great time to join or renew as a Bicycle Colorado member. Here are just a…

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The Latest News

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

  • Never a bad time to ride. Especially on a #pennyfarthing! #bicyclecolorado #1bikestate
  • We are out at the electric vehicle showcase event at the Alliance Center in LoDo, selling Share the Road plates and memberships. Come by to say hello!
#bicyclecolorado #sharetheroad
  • Tonight we are teaching adults how to ride at our Bike School. So empowering!
#bicyclecolorado #rideyourbike #bikeschool