• Jul 24, 2017
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Bicycles under threat again in Colorado

Well before the 2018 legislative session convenes in Colorado on January 10, bicyclists around the state are being threatened by proposed legislation. On Wednesday, July 19, Senator Ray Scott, from Mesa County, “floated” the idea of taxing bicyclists in Colorado after a similar measure was passed in Oregon–typically a model state for…

  • May 1, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

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…

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  • Mar 28, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

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…

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  • Mar 19, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

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…

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  • Mar 6, 2013
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Bicycle Colorado recognized at National Bike Summit

At the National Bike Summit on March 5, Bicycle Colorado received the National Bicycle Leadership Award from the League of American Bicyclists for our work helping to open streets to bicycling in Black Hawk. Scott Christopher, Amy Morfas and Dan Grunig are leading a delegation of Colorado bicycling advocates at this week’s…

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  • Feb 12, 2013
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Colorado Bicycle Summit 2013 delivers with record numbers

Nearly 250 people attended this year’s Colorado Bicycle Summit on Feb. 11-12, making it the third sell-out in a row. The larger venue allowed for more networking and bigger breakout sessions. The Colorado cycling community was well represented at the Capitol, meeting with representatives to show their support for bicycling. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes”…

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  • Nov 8, 2012
  • By BC Volunteer

Colorado Supreme Court hears bike ban case

The Colorado Supreme Court held a hearing on Nov. 8, 2012 for oral arguments related to the city of Black Hawk’s ban on bicycle riding. Lawyers for both sides received 30 minutes to present reasons in support of their respective positions. Attorney Paul Schwartz from Shoemaker Ghiselli + Schwartz presented on behalf…

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  • Jun 6, 2012
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Governor signs House Bill 1084 into law

Following a long journey through four committees and full house and senate votes, Governor John Hickenlooper held a signing ceremony for HB 1084 at the State Capitol in front of many bill sponsors and supporters. The bill, known as the End the Hit and Run Loophole bill, increases the possible penalties for…

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  • May 23, 2012
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Colorado climbs to 4th in bicycle-friendly rankings

Colorado is praised for its “national model” bike laws by the League of American Bicyclists. In the newly released bicycle-friendly state rankings, Colorado rose to #4, up from #12 last year. “Colorado exemplifies many of the qualities the League looks for in a bicycle friendly state, including a bicycle commuter mode share…

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  • Mar 1, 2012
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Opening Brief Filed on Behalf of Cyclists

In December, the Colorado Supreme Court announced that it would consider the arguments raised by parties regarding the Black Hawk bike ban. The date of the hearing has not yet been set, but an opening brief was filed with the court on behalf of the three ticketed cyclists. The brief details the…

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  • Dec 10, 2011
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Colorado Supreme Court to Hear Bike Ban Case

The Colorado Supreme Court announced that it has agreed to consider the arguments raised by parties regarding the Black Hawk bike ban. According to the Colorado Supreme Court website, the Court grants a hearing on an average of one out of fourteen certiorari petitions. The date of the hearing has not yet…

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  • Aug 2, 2011
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Black Hawk bike ban appeal to supreme court

The Black Hawk bike ban case has been presented to the Colorado Supreme Court for consideration by the justices to hear the case following a district court ruling against the three cyclists originally ticketed for riding their bicycles through the town. The Colorado Supreme Court requires that all cases be presented for…

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  • Apr 1, 2011
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Black Hawk appeal started

The three bicyclists who were ticketed last summer for riding in the town of Black Hawk are now appealing their citations in the Gilpin County District Court, after Black Hawk’s Municipal Judge denied their Motion to Dismiss the tickets. An appeal brief has been filed by the defendants’ lawyers, Shoemaker Ghiselli +…

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  • Dec 2, 2010
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Black Hawk judge affirms bike ban

Black Hawk’s Municipal Judge denied bicyclists’ Motion to Dismiss tickets received for riding their bicycles through the town this summer. Bicycle Colorado thanks Andrew Shoemaker and Paul Schwartz at Shoemaker Ghiselli + Schwartz LLC for their pro-bono representation of the defendants in this case.  In addition Brad Tucker at ColoBikeLaw.com, Rudy Verner…

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  • Aug 18, 2010
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Black Hawk court case underway

On Wednesday, August 18, three bicyclists that received tickets for riding their bikes in Black Hawk appeared in court for arraignment and pled not guilty based on an invalid ordinance.  This initiates the legal process to determine the validity of the bike ban. At the hearing, the defense attorneys moved to dismiss…

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  • May 27, 2010
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Careless driving bill signed into law

Governor Ritter signed Senate Bill 204 into law last week. The bill passed the State Legislature on the last day of the session, increasing the penalty for convictions of Careless Driving Resulting in Death. The new bill increases the number of points added to a drivers’ license from four to twelve. When…

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  • May 1, 2010
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Safer Streets for Children bill signed into law

House Bill 1147 passed the Colorado Legislature and was signed into law by Governor Ritter. This bill adds the existing state bicycle and pedestrian policy into law and makes a children’s road safety curriculum available for school district use. The Department of Transportation’s existing internal policy of “accommodating bicycle and pedestrian use…

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  • Oct 30, 2009
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Colorado bicycle policy passes

Bicycle Colorado’s Complete Streets Campaign on a Roll After more than two years of meetings and drafting language, Bicycle Colorado is proud to announce that the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Transportation Commission has adopted a groundbreaking statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Policy. The new policy directs that, “…the needs of bicyclists and…

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  • Jun 5, 2004
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Safe Routes to School bill becomes law

Thirty days after passing the legislature, the Colorado Safe Routes to School Bill (HB 1039) automatically became law without Governor Owens’ signature.  Bicycle Colorado will work with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to help craft the Safe Routes program and make funding available to Safe Routes projects as soon as possible.…

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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!