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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…

Pactimo: Colorado company supporting better bicycling

Business Member Spotlight Pactimo has been a supporter of Bicycle Colorado since 2007.  Recently, I was able to ask Pactimo’s Tony Kelsey about the business and why supporting Bicycle Colorado is important to their product and service offerings. Tell us about Pactimo. What products and services do you offer? Pactimo is a…

Bill to save Safe Routes to School introduced

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”2_3″ last=”no”] On March 3, State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush introduced a bill to save the Colorado Safe Routes to School program. She was joined by 13 bipartisan cosponsors in the House and three in the Senate, led by sponsor Sen. Andy Kerr. See the list of sponsors on…

It’s time for spring Safe Routes programs

Last week, Bicycle Colorado educators started the spring semester of teaching biking and walking safety at elementary schools. We’re presenting our Safe Routes to School curriculum at six schools between now and the end of the school year: College View Elementary, southwest Denver (Denver Public Schools) Harrington Elementary, northwest Denver (Denver Public…

Construction starts on Peaks to Plains trail segment

Clear Creek and Jefferson Counties have begun work on a $10.2 million, six-mile segment of the Peaks to Plains trail, a paved, multipurpose trail that will eventually connect Loveland Pass to a connection with the South Platte River Trail in Adams County. This trail segment will follow Clear Creek along US Highway…

Bicycle Colorado Gala tickets on sale

We’re excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Bicycle Colorado Gala. The event will be held on Fri., April 25 from 6 to 9:30 pm at The Denver Post, 101 W. Colfax in Denver. The Gala is our biggest fundraising event. All proceeds from ticket sales, the…

4th Colorado Bicycle Summit brings out the bicyclists

[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”] On Feb. 10, more than 250 people filled a downtown Denver ballroom to learn more about how to make Colorado an even more bicycle-friendly state at the 2014…

Donate to Bicycle Colorado in honor of Randy Herndon

Randy Herndon was tragically taken from us in a bicycling crash on August 13, 2013. Randy was an expert cyclist, skier, swimmer, golfer and enjoyed all the activities Colorado offers. He touched many lives with his enormous heart, tenacious spirit and friendly smile. He was unfairly taken from all who loved him…

Biking to Small Town Success

I sometimes hear perceptions that biking and walking are only for people living in Colorado’s largest cities. In reality, many small towns and rural communities benefit greatly by encouraging active transportation for residents. Many also benefit by attracting visitors who bike through promoting local trails and especially through biking and open streets…

Harvey Family Foundation grants $10K for education

We are pleased to announce the award of a $10,000 grant from the Hugh and Michelle Harvey Family Foundation. The grant will help fund Bicycle Colorado’s education programming in schools through our Safe Routes to School program. The grant funding will be applied towards our work in six Jefferson County schools for…

Mom on a Bike

Getting more women riding A few days ago, Bicycle Colorado held its fourth annual Colorado Bike Summit. While I always find this event energizing and encouraging, this year I left feeling particularly motivated after one of the breakout sessions on Getting More Women Riding. The room was full of people interested in…

Colorado Bicycle Summit Details

Thanks for your interest. The 2014 Colorado Bicycle Summit is sold out. Here is a link for the location, agenda and sponsor details: 2014 Colorado Bicycle Summit    

New Bicycle Colorado Jersey on the way

The final design details for our 2014 Bicycle Colorado Jersey are finished, and we expect the jersey to be ready for purchase by mid-April. The design process took some time as we attempted to come up with designs that would be as successful as our last jersey (the Colorado flag version on…

Reports detail how Colorado supports bicycling

For the past several weeks, we’ve been working with the Colorado Department of Transportation to complete a rigorous report to the League of American Bicyclists and the Alliance for Walking and Biking about the ways our state government supports bicycling. The League uses the report to determine its Bicycle Friendly States ranking,…

Saving Safe Routes to School

December saw the Colorado Department of Transportation accept the last round of applications for safe routes to school grants. The Safe Routes to School program is no longer required by federal law, so now it is up to each state to keep the program alive. We want Colorado to keep Safe Routes…

Help us tell the story of Colorado bicycling in photos

If you’re a photographer, we need your help. With our new website and growing communications efforts here at Bicycle Colorado, now more than ever we are on the lookout for quality photographs of all kinds of bicycling from around Colorado. We use photographs on our website, eNews, social media, Ride Time News,…

Summit registration closes Feb. 3 at noon

Survey after survey shows that Coloradans want more resources devoted to walking and biking. This 2014 Colorado Bicycle Summit is about turning these “wants” into actual changes.  If you’ve already registered, we can’t wait to see you on Feb. 10 and 11. If not: Registration closes at noon on Mon., Feb. 3…

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Online registration is officially OPEN for the 2018 Steamboat Springs Stage Race! Three days of racing in the beaut… https://t.co/ETnSTHtZFs

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