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CDOT: Making strides across the state

As the Active Transportation Manager at Bicycle Colorado, I’ve come across a number of projects that have me excited for the future of active transportation in Colorado. The staff and leadership at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is working to adapt designs and practices to embrace 21st century transportation which prioritizes moving people…

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¡Viva la Ciclovía!

I love cities, travel and bikes. What could be better than exploring a new, exciting urban space from the saddle of a bike? [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”] Last week I got to…

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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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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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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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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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Belt driven

Recently, I was in the market for a new bike. I wanted something for around town that would be good for trips in the two- to eight-mile range that I typically ride. Ideally, I wanted a bike that I could simply grab and go without much worry but that would still be…

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Piep van Heuven welcomed as Denver Director

We are excited to announce that Piep van Heuven will be joining Bicycle Colorado as Denver Director beginning in May. Piep has worked in Denver with a number of bicycling organizations and on key biking issues. She brings extensive experience and numerous positive relationships to help advance bicycling in Denver and throughout…

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Bikes on the other side of the world

At the Colorado Bicycle Summit back in February, Mikael Colville-Andersen spoke about striving for the point where bikes are like vacuum cleaners—most everyone has one, most everyone uses theirs and we don’t really feel the need to talk about them because they’re so ubiquitous. I recently took a trip to Cambodia, and I was reminded of…

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A nice place to be…on a bike!

Like most of you (I’d guess), my family and I love to travel.  You see new places, meet new people and stoke up on new adventures. One of the things I enjoy is the chance to check out transportation facilities in other communities, especially the walking and biking kind, and see how the locals…

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‘A lifestyle I truly believe in’: member spotlight on Katie Macarelli

This month our spotlight is on multitalented member Katie Macarelli: commuter, mom, cyclocross racer, Colorado native, Feedback Sports marketing whiz and former Bicycle Colorado educator extraordinaire. Getting hooked on riding (and becoming a cyclocross cowgirl) [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=””…

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Inspiration found at the National Bike Summit

[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 had the privilege of attending the National Bike Summit again in early March. The summit is organized and hosted by the League of American Bicyclists in our…

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Mixing it up with dogs and bikes

[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”] Many readers have experienced my family’s love of all things bicycling: riding for transportation, long road rides, racing, amazing mountain biking and more. We also enjoy involving our two canine…

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Calculating the experience of riding a bike

A confession Don’t tell anyone, but I’m a bit of a math geek. The math I use day to day is pretty simple, rarely more interesting than divvying the bill and adding tips at restaurants, but it’s more complex math that makes me swoon. I’m smitten with mathematical equations that eloquently express universal…

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Cycling into spring

With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get your children geared up to bike to school. Make sure your kiddos are equipped with all the biking essentials before Bike to School Day on May 4, 2016, and check out this cheat sheet of safe biking and walking tips. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″…

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Bicycling “super sheroes” are taking flight

This winter is the one year anniversary of the launch of Women Bike Colorado (WBC)—a Facebook group for women who bike. When we started this, we honestly didn’t know what would happen. Just one year later, we have over 1,300 members, a fun WBC graphic, a WBC cape (just for fun!) and such an engaged group…

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Bicycle Colorado jersey retrospective

As we approach the warmer riding season and a new Bicycle Colorado jersey made by Primal Wear (thank you, Primal!), let’s look back over the jerseys that have donned the Bicycle Colorado name. We created our first jersey back in 2008 at the request of our members. The jersey was designed by a member of…

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Zen and the art of carrying things on a bike

Change is hard. It’s so much easier to keep doing what we’ve always done. But how boring, right? If you’re looking for something to shake up your life in a good way, there’s nothing like using a bike for transportation. It’s a fantastic shift. You’re happier! You’re more fit! You’re saving money! Yeah,…

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Maximizing your Colorado Bicycle Summit experience

We’re excited that our summit has once again sold out this year and thank everyone who has signed up to attend. Each year we try to raise the bar to make every summit the best one yet! The question is, what can you do to maximize your experience? Dare to dream, dare…

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Welcome, Rachel Hultin!

Bicycle Colorado is happy to welcome Rachel Hultin as our new Active Transportation Manager. Rachel’s passion for community and active transportation advocacy began many years ago when she was working in real estate and development. She saw the impact that small decisions at the beginning of a project could have on a community years…

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The art of riding: spotlight on member Nard Claar

Last week I caught up with painter, cyclist, world traveler and Bicycle Colorado member Nard Claar just before he boarded a plane en route to Europe for a few months of travel and an artist residency in Ireland. [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=””…

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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!…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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!