• Mar 26, 2014
  • By Dan Grunig

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…

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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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  • 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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  • Jul 28, 2011
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Bicycle Colorado and 9News create PSA

Check out this new Bicycle Colorado video! Produced by our friends at 9News, this public service announcement (PSA) clarifies to all road users that bicycles are considered vehicles and have the right to be on the road. We also emphasize that bicyclists are responsible for following the same rules as motorized vehicles.…

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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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  • Jan 18, 2011
  • By Bicycle Colorado

Bicycle Colorado rides along with state patrol

Scott Christopher of Bicycle Colorado recently joined Master Trooper Shannon Schwanke for a day patrolling Colorado roads. Trooper Schwanke said that he does stop bicyclists, usually to offer education on obeying traffic laws.  “I focus on unsafe situations that could put the bicyclist at risk,” said Schwanke.  Most enforcement during the ride-along…

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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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  • 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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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!