September Letter from the ED – the Big Picture

It was a big week for bad news about the future of the human race. In particular, two reports popped up that caught my eye.  They’ve fortified some of my thinking about how BFC needs to evolve in the role we play, and in particular how we can leverage our limited resources and […]


The best routes to get downtown by bicycle

There’s a lot going on downtown during the summer. Carpooling to Old Town can be a smart way to go. But for some events, like New West Fest, parking spots are in very short supply. At times like that you’ll definitely want to travel by bike or bus instead (or […]


Bikes and the Budget

  Over at Pedal Fort Collins, our partner and contributor Meg Dunn has written a great article about the City’s upcoming budget process, which they call “Budgeting for Outcomes”. I encourage you to check it out and to follow her blog for a deeper dive, but the short version is […]


Need A Bike? Earn A Bike!

    Living in Fort Collins affords almost everyone the luxury of traveling by bicycle pretty much all the time. Unfortunately, not everyone in Fort Collins can afford the luxury of owning a bicycle. This is where the Fort Collins Bike Co-op’s most well-known and beloved program, Earn-A-Bike, comes into […]


How Not to Make a Left Turn

by Meg Dunn of Pedal Fort Collins Sometimes I see behavior on the streets that just stuns me. Last week I saw a motorist stopped at a red light (along with several other cars). But then, before the yellow had even come on for the cross traffic, she proceeded through […]

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From Boneshakers to Blade Runner

Today’s guest blog contributor is Todd Simmons, ofWolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House.  We’re excited to have Todd contributing.  He works a sentence like Danny MaCaskill works a guardrail in a deserted parking garage.  -CJ At long last, the tenth issue (BA 43-500) of Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac has arrived. After being dropped […]

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The Beauty of Used

  Working at a used bike shop, I kind of forget what new bikes look like. When I walk into a commercial retail shop I’m sort of shell-shocked: everything is gleaming! Everything is shiny! And then I get a look at the price tags. Everything is really expensive! At the […]


June Letter from the Executive Director

      In my May Letter,  I focused on the story of “Michael”, a Lincoln Middle School student who was riding his bike to school for the first time and was hit by a car and ended up with an ER visit and a traffic citation to show for it. […]


Bicycle Counters at CSU

Colorado State University wants to take credit for all our bicyclists.  Doesn’t matter if you are heading to class or enjoying the cut through campus.  We want to know our bicycle trails are serving the needs of the campus and community. At CSU, our Bicycle Master Plan included a recommended […]


Battered but Not Broken

In the fall of 2014, Adelaide Perr survived a horrific crash while out riding near Boulder.  We’re proud to host Adelaide to share her story and lessons learned at this month’s YGR Live on May 16th. Below, she shares a small piece of her recovery story.      I was […]