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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…

Schedule your Colorado Gives Day gift now

Tues., Dec., 10, is Colorado Gives Day, the 24-hour statewide fundraising event that raised more than $11,000 for Bicycle Colorado’s programs last year. But there’s no need to wait until Dec. 10 to give—you can schedule your donation in advance. Schedule your donation now With your help, we have overturned bike bans,…

CDOT staff recognized for work on USA Pro Challenge

Photo: mrjonathanparker, Creative Commons Colorado Department of Transportation Director Don Hunt lauded CDOT staff for their behind-the-scenes work on the USA Pro Challenge. The race required collaboration with the Colorado State Patrol to review and establish the route, plan for traffic control, detours and electronic sign messaging, right of way use policies,…

Thanks for another successful year of events

Photo: Bicycle Colorado In 2013, bicycling events across the state supported Bicycle Colorado to the tune of $40,000. Each of our 28 official Event Members in 2013 committed to a per-rider donation to reach this amount. We are so grateful for the support of these bicycling events and all the riders, which…

Businesses want bike lanes

Photo: Bicycle Colorado In the Oct. 21 issue of The Denver Business Journal, Bill Husted interviewed Tami Door, president of the Downtown Denver Partnership. Door told Husted that when her staff asked tech companies about what the city can do to make them relocate to Denver—and stay—their answer is (drum roll) bike…

You can have a voice in road recovery planning

Photo: National Guard, Creative Commons Six weeks after the historic floods, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that 77 percent of the state’s 486 miles of damaged state highways and 120 damaged bridges are open. He said the goal is to have all roads open by Dec. 1. Temporary fixes may not open all…

Speak up for bicycling in Pikes Peak region

Photo: Richard Masoner/ Cyclelicious,Creative Commons The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, El Paso County, City of Colorado Springs and City of Woodland Park are seeking input on an update to the regional non-motorized transportation system plan. The plan will look at removing barriers to bicycling, walking and other non-motorized modes of…

Salida named bicycle-friendly community, Vail moves up

Congratulations to Salida, which was just named a silver-level Bicycle-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Congrats also to Vail, which moved up from bronze to silver. This brings the number of bicycle-friendly communities in Colorado to 20. Colorado is currently second on the Bicycle-Friendly States list, and we’re the only…

Highlands Ranch middle schoolers ride the trails

Photo: Ryan Boldry, Colorado Community Media We loved this story in the Highlands Ranch Herald, which we think shows that enthusiasm for riding a bicycle lives on into middle school. Linda Homstad is a teacher at Rocky Heights Middle School in Highlands Ranch who started a mountain bike club for students after…

Have you ‘Fired Up Your Feet’ yet?

On Oct. 1, the Colorado Fire Up Your Feet program kicked off a month-long activity-tracking competition for schools using an online tool. If you have a K-8 student in your family (or you’re a teacher or PTA member), help register your school and challenge your children to be active and raise money…

USA Pro Challenge founders honored

USA Pro Challenge founders Richard and Rick Schaden were honored last week by the Colorado Tourism Board with the Board Chairman’s Award for their work in bringing high-profile professional bike racing back to Colorado. They’re pictured here with Pro Challenge CEO Shawn Hunter.

Tour of the Moon donation supports better bicycling

We were so pleased to accept an $11,000 donation from Icon LASIK Tour of the Moon organizers on Oct. 5. The ride is a 2013 Bicycle Colorado event member, and the gift represents a per-rider donation from the event plus additional donations made by participants. We thank Scot and his staff for…

NEAT trail in north Evergreen to be dedicated on 10/9

On Oct. 9, students who walk and ride bikes to school in Evergreen will join Jefferson County commissioners and school district staff, neighborhood groups and businesses to celebrate the completion of the North Evergreen Activities Trail. The trail connects homes with neighborhood schools to make biking and walking safer for children. Before…

Tour of the Moon rides on, despite federal shutdown

Our friends at Tour of the Moon announced that the ride will go on this Sat., Oct. 5 regardless of the federal government shutdown, which has closed all national parks and monuments. The ride’s course travels through the Colorado National Monument. Organizers have worked on an alternative course just in case the…

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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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