Make change happen where you live and ride

Since 1992, Bicycle Colorado has been working with state and local officials to make our roads more accessible to bicycles, improve safety for everyone who uses our roadways, build more mountain bike trails and bike paths, and ensure that bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs are included when transportation projects are funded.

A single voice has never gotten a bike lane, path or trail built. When we work together, we can influence policy, redirect funds and change laws so more people can enjoy riding a bike.

Six ways to show your support for bicycling in Colorado

The first step is to stay informed. Our twice-monthly email keeps you up-to-date with Colorado bicycling news, including action alerts for making change.

We’re tracking issues that need public input and letting you know when and how to contact officials to show support for bicycles.

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and depend on your donations to advance bicycling in Colorado.

The more voices we can count, the stronger we are when speaking up for bicyclists across the state.

Our “share the road” license plates help raise awareness of bicycling in Colorado and encourage everyone who uses our roads to do so courteously and respectfully.

Find an advocacy group near you. If there isn’t one, contact us and we can help you start one.

Working together produces results

The number of people riding bicycles in Colorado is on the rise at the same time that driving is decreasing. But, only 1 percent of transportation funding is dedicated to improving roads, paths and trails for bicycling, for bicycle safety programs and other projects that give people more choices for how to travel in our state. We know we can do better for all of the people who ride a bike in Colorado.

Over nearly three decades, we have built relationships with decision makers so that bicycles are at the table in many state transportation discussions. We rely on support from others who want to make bicycling better in Colorado to get the word out about initiatives, policy changes and proposed laws … because we’re only successful at improving conditions for everyone who rides in our state when we work together.

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The Latest News

  • We were THRILLED to host @thewaroncars for their first-ever episode recorded in front of a live audience at our #MPFCO conference last week. They chatted with special guest @kyleclark9news about media coverage of safe streets issues and about the mobility scene in Denver. You can listen NOW by clicking the link in our bio. Thanks to the War on Cars team for traveling to Denver—please come back any time! #bicyclecolorado
  • We had our first trip to the Capitol of the session today, working to get the Senate Judiciary to pass SB 061, the bike lane bill. The bill defines bike lanes in Colorado law and establishes that bicyclists have the right-of-way in a bike lane. It passed today by a vote of 3-2! Now it heads to the Senate floor at a time TBD! The bill is sponsored by Senator Mike Foote and Representative KC Becker (Speaker of the House), and @cyclist_lawyer has been instrumental in bringing it forward! #bicyclecolorado
  • #BicycleColorado’s Executive Director, Pete, and Senior Communications and Policy Manager, Jack, spent part of yesterday afternoon live on @koacolorado’s Mandy Connell Show talking about the way we use our streets. We discussed why Colorado communities are investing in bike lanes, how we can educate on the rules of the road and keep everyone safe, the many benefits of bicycling and much more.

Take a listen by clicking the link in our bio and jumping ahead to the 36-minute mark of the episode!