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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…

My Favorite Travel Recipe

I have always loved riding bikes and I have always loved traveling. A few years ago I decided to combine these two loves and did my first bike tour in Mexico. I’d visited Mexico many times and even lived there for a bit, but it wasn’t until I traveled through Oaxaca on a…

Thank you to 2014 Bicycle Summit sponsors

With the 2014 Colorado Bicycle Summit around the corner on Feb. 10 and 11, we’d like to take a moment to thank all of our sponsors for this year. Their financial and in-kind contributions allow us to keep registration costs low and present a top-notch event. Tickets are still available. Online ticket…

Check out the Event Calendar for great 2014 rides

If you’re looking for a great ride this season, you’ll find more than two dozen Colorado bicycle events on our 2014 Event Calendar. Each listed event supports our work as Event Members. The calendar includes big, familiar rides plus new and emerging events. It highlights the wonderful and diverse organized rides that…

Feb. 8: Ride The Rockies Route Announcement Party

2014 Event Member Spotlight What: A great party and the unveiling of the 2014 Ride The Rockies route. Where: The Exdo Hall, 3545 Larimer, Denver, doors open at 6pm Why you should join: Be the first to learn the 2014 route. A chance to win a new bicycle, entries to Ride The…

Welcome to the new Bicycle Colorado website

Bicycle Colorado is pleased to announce the launch of our new website! We have completely revamped the information on our site to help you understand and engage in our work. The new site is designed to display beautifully on phones, tablets and computers, too. If you have our website bookmarked, please update…

US 36 permanent repairs begin Jan. 13

US 36, the highway between Lyons and Estes Park, has been identified as the first road to undergo permanent repairs after it was severely damaged in the September 2013 floods. Sections of the highway are so eroded by the river that parts are down to one lane until repairs can be made.…

Bicycling Matters: Getting bicycles into the state transportation plan

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is undertaking the update of the Statewide Transportation Plan for 2040. I know, I know, who cares about 2040? It may sound like a long way away, but this plan helps set the priorities for spending the public’s $1.2 billion of state transportation funds each year…

Colorado Bicycle Summit Nears

We are full steam ahead here at Bicycle Colorado preparing for our fourth-annual bike summit, taking place Feb. 10 and 11 in downtown Denver. This event has been tagged a “must attend” by many past registrants for both the networking value and educational benefits. The event sells out every year, so get…

Follow us on Instagram @bicyclecolo

If you are an Instagram user, follow us, tag us and use the #bicyclecolo hashtag whenever you post photos of bicycling and Colorado.

Cylcocross championships put Colorado in biking spotlight

The USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championship kicks off today, Jan. 8, at Valmont Park in Boulder. The event runs through Sun., Jan. 12. We’re excited to see ‘cross stars from across the country in our state for this event. It shines the spotlight on Colorado as one of the best places for…

Are you coming to the 2014 Colorado Bicycle Summit?

The Colorado Bicycle Summit on Feb. 10 and 11 is bringing local and national bicycling experts together with people who are interested in making bicycling even better in Colorado. The summit has sold out every year! Discounted registration ends Mon., Jan. 13. Be sure to register today to secure your spot before…

Flood-impacted Colorado highways now open to bicycles

Dan Grunig, our executive director, toured flood-impacted state highways with the Colorado Department of Transportation in November to help identify any unique safety issues for bicyclists. The ride-along was just one step in conversations we’ve had with CDOT about the importance of reopening roads to bicycle traffic. On Monday, CDOT announced that…

Colorado Bicycle Summit registration opens 12/2/13

Registration for the 2014 Colorado Bicycle Summit opens Mon., Dec. 2! The Summit will be held on Feb. 10 and 11, 2014, in Denver. The first 100 people to sign up will receive a discounted registration! First 100 people: $95 members | $110 non-members Regular registration: $110 members | $125 non-members The…

5 things we’re grateful for today (and every day)

In the spirit of the season, all of us at Bicycle Colorado would like to thank you, our readers and supporters, for your belief in and help with making bicycling safe, accessible and fun for everyone who rides a bike in Colorado. We are grateful that: Colorado is an extraordinary place to…

Navigate Colorado state parks with new trail maps

If you’re a frequent user of trails in Colorado’s state parks, here’s great news: Colorado Parks and Wildlife has created 60 new trail maps that use color coding to show allowable uses on specific trails, indicated by mile marker. The new maps include information such as elevation, trail length, trail surface and…

Bicycles represented on Highway Safety Plan Steering Committee

Photo: Robert Course-Baker, Creative Commons license via 500px The Colorado Strategic Highway Safety Plan identifies highway safety issues and recommends focus areas for spending, which has historically been around $30 million. These dollars help pay for projects such as Click it or Ticket (seat belt enforcement and education) and the Heat is…

71% of Steamboat Springs voters say yes to new trail funding

Photo: TheKilens via Flickr On Nov. 5, Steamboat Springs residents overwhelmingly approved a measure that dedicates area lodging taxes to funding local trail projects and creating a new promenade on Yampa Street, which follows the Yampa River in downtown Steamboat. The area already boasts more than 500 miles of single track, the…

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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