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Is it just the way things are?

In the opening days of a new year, it’s fun to take stock. What’s working? What’s not? Where are you thriving? Where are you coming up short of where you want to be? Where are the exciting opportunities for you, your family, your organization? Well, 2016 is another year filled with opportunities!…

Oh, the weather outside is frightful

Let it snow, let it snow, and happy holidays to all! It has been a wonderful year filled with many bike-centric personal and professional experiences. Now that we’ve finally had snow here in Denver, I’ve had the chance to put my adventuresome riding into play. While it’s taken me 30 years to…

2016 Colorado Bicycle Summit registration now open

Registration is now open for the 2016 Colorado Bicycle Summit—Moving Forward Together. Monday, February 8 and Tuesday, February 9 in downtown Denver. Event Details and Registration This two-day program is geared to educate and empower attendees, identify common bicycling issues and solutions in our communities, demonstrate the power of a unified voice to…

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…

Colorado women bicyclists become supersheroes

Around the time of our Colorado Bicycle Summit last February, we launched Women Bike Colorado (WBC)—a Facebook group to promote, support and encourage Colorado women bicyclists. In a mere few months, the group has grown to over 1,130 active members who are sharing information, posting rides, finding friends to ride with, sharing…

Your Colorado Gives Day donation will…

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 8. A donation on Colorado Gives Day will help us: work on the Colorado Pedals Project to make Colorado the #1 state for bicycling advocate for pro-bike…

Give great holiday gifts, get better bicycling in Colorado!

This holiday season, consider gifts from the Bicycle Colorado store. You’ll get to give cool original gifts while also helping to improve bicycling in Colorado. With several new items coming to our store in time for the holidays, you’re sure to find something for the bicyclists in your life. For the beer lover…

Bike craft

I have a tendency to procrastinate when it comes to gifts. I’m sure some of you can relate. I’m a big fan of making presents, but it’s something that takes a bit of planning. There’s a time at the end of every year when I realize I’m rapidly running out of time to make things. So…

Event season’s grand finale

Event season at Bicycle Colorado begins with the Colorado Bicycle Summit in February and stretches all the way to VeloSwap in late October. This year October was particularly busy, and especially fun, with the addition of a new event, the Deschutes Street Pub. Before I jump headlong into planning for next year’s summit and our…

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…

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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!