Building on our engagement with and the work we did with the Larimer County Department of Health and the Built Environment (LCDHBE) last summer that included developing Spanish Bicycle Resources, as well as providing Bike Tune-ups and Repairs for North Fort Collins neighborhoods, Bike Fort Collins is grateful to announce that it will be continuing those projects this spring/summer, in addition to adding a few exciting ones.
spanish bicycle resource webpage
BFC will continue to evolve and update the Spanish Bicycle Resource web page it developed, as well as help further communicate the page’s existence to the Spanish speaking community.
“Let’s Ride” Video Series
BFC will also expand on the “Let’s Ride” Video Series it began last year that were shot from a point-of-view (POV) perspective highlighting safe routes to school from area neighborhoods in Spanish. We will be filming and producing four additional videos from TBD neighborhoods and schools. We’ll report more as these locations are identified and the videos are produced.
BIKE REPAIR SESSIONS
BFC will conduct a Bike Repair Session for the North Fort Collins community, as it did last year. However, this year we will also be looking to host similar session(s) in North Loveland to serve the Lago Vista and surrounding neighborhoods.
New in 2022, we will also be adding the following projects:
ASPHALT ART INSTALLATION
Leveraging the momentum established through the Paint Pot program with the City of Fort Collins last fall, where we installed three asphalt art installations, working with the county and their Community Champions, we will be identifying a community and location for an additional asphalt art installation in the May/June.
NORTH FORT COLLINS COMMUNITY BIKE SHARE
BFC will be supporting the county with their 2021 purchase of a small fleet of nine community bikes. Three bikes live at the Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park, three live at Hickory Village Mobile Home Park and three live at the Cloverleaf Mobile Home Park. BFC’s role will be to maintain the fleet, provide monthly educational programming for the three communities, as well as help track usage, continually look for ways to improve the check-out process and promote the availability of the bikes.
BIKE DONATION PROGRAM
Finally, BFC has inherited a program that was started during the pandemic by two of its SRTS Instructors (Lisa Evans and Sandy Charles). The program sought to provide bikes and helmets to individuals in low income and/or historically marginalized communities who need a bike as transportation. Building off their early success, we will be formalizing this program more relative to the ability to accept donated bikes, readying them with a tune-up and/or minor repairs, and finding recipients.
That said, we are in need of bikes. If you have a bike that could serve as a good commuter bike for adults, or for kids to get to and from school, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ideal bike styles/types include mountain bikes or hybrids that are operational and in need of either a tune-up or minor repairs.
We’re super-excited to be working on and engaged with all of these projects. Stay tuned for updates as the spring and summer progress.