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Governor Hickenlooper signs Safe Routes bill into law

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, Governor Hickenlooper signed HB1301 into law, funding the state’s Safe Routes to School program. As passed, the bill will allocate $700,000 to fund Colorado Safe Routes program for the 2015-16 school year. The Safe Routes program teaches students across the state how to safely bicycle and walk to school. The…

5 ways to get a friend into bicycling

None of us were born bicyclists. Well maybe you were if you are Taylor Phinney and both your parents were professional cyclists. But the rest of us had to get our start somewhere else. In my last post, I mentioned how a friend helped me get into bicycle racing. I believe many of us…

How we’re helping grown-ups ride more

It’s that special time of year again, when the flat tires, the rusty chains and the cobwebbed bike frames get some extra consideration. People who don’t normally ride may be inspired by the gorgeous spring weather or may consider participating in Bike to Work day. They might brush off that bike, maybe…

Walking School Bus Success at Red Rocks Elementary

A few weeks ago, another one of our year-long Safe Routes to School programs finished up. It wasn’t a typical finish, though. It was one that required some customization … and one that ended with a huge (and unusual) success. The majority of our Safe Routes to School programs typically follow a…

Bicycle Colorado partners in helping cities, employers add active transportation

Earlier this year, Kaiser Permanente awarded Walk and Wheel grants to 10 city governments and 10 employers along the Front Range to help them plan and implement programs—and in some cases, physical projects—that give people healthy choices in getting where they need to go. Bicycle Colorado started work helping these governments and…

More than a job

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Colorado bicycle commuting: How much do you know?

[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”] At Bicycle Colorado, we believe that active transportation—riding your bicycle or walking as a primary way to get where you want to go—is good not only for our…

Safe Routes to School bill off to governor for signing

On May 6, the Colorado legislature passed the Safe Routes to School bill and sent it to Gov. John Hickenlooper for signing. We are so excited about this victory, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of the many supporters who reached out to their representatives and senators. If you’re…

Life happens (and then you get back in the saddle)

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Colorado Slips to #6 in Bicycle Friendly Rankings

After steadily climbing up the Bicycle Friendly States ranking to reach #2 last year, Colorado has dropped to the #6 position this year. The ranking is compiled by the League of American Bicyclists and is based on the following five categories: Legislation and Enforcement, Policies & Programs, Infrastructure & Funding, Education &…

New Member Benefit: Zipcar

Zipcar is Bicycle Colorado’s newest business member. What is Zipcar? Zipcar is a car sharing organization new to Colorado. Zipcar members have on demand access to over 30 different makes and models of automobiles in the Denver area and Fort Collins. Many cars come outfitted with bike and ski racks. Gas and insurance…

Safe Routes bill passes Senate committees, heads to floor

On April 29, the Colorado Senate Transportation Committee passed the Safe Routes to School Act, HB 14-1301, on a 4-0 (1 excused) vote. It next passed the Senate Appropriations Committee 5-2. And it may be presented as early as tonight in the full Senate. There’s still time today to ask your state…

Introducing the 2014 Bicycle Colorado jersey

Check out the new 2014 Bicycle Colorado jersey!  Made by Primal Wear, a Colorado company and supporter of bicycle advocacy, this stylish jersey will quickly make it to the top of your rotation. Full hidden zip, three back pockets and women’s and men’s specific sport cuts. Proceeds benefit our work in making Colorado…

Energetic, fun crowd makes 2014 Gala a big success

On April 25, nearly 300 enthusiastic bicycling supporters joined us at the 2014 Bicycle Colorado Gala. We were blown away by the energy in the room this year. “We hear from our supporters through the year about things they appreciate we’re doing, but there’s nothing quite like having a big group of…

Arvada rides show people the city on two wheels

I’m often in the community talking to bicycle advocacy groups.  A couple of months ago, I heard about a cool program in Arvada that is helping to increase awareness of bicycling in the community and get more (and new people) out on bikes. The  Arvada Transportation Advisory Committee is a bicycle advocacy…

Safe Routes passes in the House, Needs your help in Senate

On April 11, the Colorado House of Representatives passed the Safe Routes to School Act, HB 14-1301, on a 42-20 vote with $700,000 in state funding. We asked you to reach out to your state representatives to voice your support for the Safe Routes to School program, and your voices were heard.…

Colorado rates high for commuting and safety in latest bicycling benchmark study

Colorado rates toward the top for the number of people riding their bikes to work and safety while riding, according to new report from the Alliance for Biking & Walking. The report examines the hard data behind the growing movement for more bicycling and walking. Bicycling and Walking in the United States: 2014…

Want a new bike? Here’s your chance

Attendees at the Bicycle Colorado Gala on April 25 will have a bonanza of bicycles to bid on in our silent and live auctions. If you’re looking for a new bike and want to support a great cause, buy tickets to our Gala now! You’ll have five chances to get the bike…

CDOT Releases New Online Colorado Bicycle & Byways Map

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently released an online version of the “Colorado Bicycling and Scenic Byways Map” that essentially combines Google Maps (just Colorado) and a printed map. The app is available for download from a desktop, tablet or mobile phone at: http://dtdapps.coloradodot.info/bike Online version is based on Google Maps data Like…

What’s Your Story?

Many people have a bicycling story. Maybe it’s your first memory on a bike. Perhaps it is completing a century ride. Or it could be riding your favorite mountain bike trail. [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”…

Take a trip and help Bicycle Colorado

If you’ve always wanted to ride your bicycle across Europe or take a guided mountain bike trip, come to the Bicycle Colorado Gala on April 25. We have three great bicycling trips up for grabs in our live auction, which supports our mission to make our state better for everyone who rides…

Saving Safe Routes to School

What’s the Big Deal? Safe Routes to School has kept me busy for the last four years. I have been working in the Education Department at Bicycle Colorado since early 2010. Since then, my coworkers and I have taught in 113 schools, and reached over 50,000 students with our Safe Routes to…

How can we get people like me to ride more?

Hang out with bicycling advocates for any amount of time, and you’re sure to hear the term “the 60 percent.” It refers to a study done by the Portland Department of Transportation that shows about 60 percent of Portlanders are interested and curious about riding their bikes for fun and transportation, but…

Action Needed- Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School Needs Your Help! ACTION NEEDED: Important vote in House of Representatives on Monday, April 14 Please call or email your state house representative today and ask them to support House Bill 1301– Safe Routes to School, which continues funding for the Safe Routes to School program. Opponents are…

Colorado Adopts Statewide “Amber Alert” for Hit and Run

Hit and run crashes are some of the most difficult to solve, especially when the victim is a person riding a bike or walking. Over the years, Bicycle Colorado and other partner groups have supported new laws to help address this terrible crime. On Tuesday, Governor Hickenlooper signed the latest effort, State…

Legislative Update: Bills Affecting Bicycling

During the 2014 Colorado legislative session, Bicycle Colorado endorses these bills in addition to the Safe Routes to School Act: House Bill 14-1191: Hit and Run Medina Alert Program In 2012, Denver instituted a program that sends instant notifications about some hit-and-run crashes to cab drivers, bus drivers and the media in…

Safe Routes in the House (of Representatives)

The bill that will keep the Colorado Safe Routes to School program alive goes to its first committee hearing on March 19, when Representative Diane Mitch Bush presents the bill to the State House Transportation Committee. Success for this bill is critical as it supports the primary child safety program in Colorado…

Bring on the Bicycle Bling

It all started with a bicycle mascot. I found Ralph in a pet shop, and from the moment I saw him, I knew I had to have him on the handlebars of my mountain bike. Over the years, Ralph and his wonderful ribbit brought smiles and giggles to many hikers (kids loved…

Ride on, ladies

I’ve just had the pleasure of attending the Women’s Forum at the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC, and my head is spinning as fast as my bike wheels with all the information and inspiration that’s out there. Nearly 400 women and men attended this one-day forum with one goal: showcasing female…

Are we shifting toward sustainable streets?

Through the generous sponsorship of Kaiser Permanente, Dan Grunig (our executive director) and I recently attended the 13th annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Denver. (That’s me with Rachel Hultin discussing smart growth with Smokey the Bear at the conference, by the way.) Many of the policies we advocate for and programs…

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  • Happy Thanksgiving! We’re especially thankful for all our members and supporters this holiday season. Without you, our work making Colorado the #1bikestate wouldn’t be possible.
  • Click the link in our bio to schedule a gift to Bicycle Colorado for Colorado Gives Day and support initiatives like our Safe Routes to School program.

While many adults fondly reminisce on biking or walking to school, most kids today are being driven to school—and just about everywhere else. We’re working to make sure the next generation has similar memories—that they are healthy and grow up experiencing their communities through the joy of riding a bike. Donating to Bicycle Colorado on Colorado Gives Day allows us to continue Safe Routes to School and other programs so kids are empowered and have a strong foundation to achieve these goals.
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