NEWS-BLOG

Welcome to the Bike Fort Collins News-Blog. Browse or search below for articles, news, press releases and content by category–or you’ll find that we link to content here from other web pages, eNewsletters and our other digital communications.

FoCo Fondo Training Opportunities

"That apple on the tree that’s just out of reach — you know, that event you’ve been eyeing for years — let us springboard you out of your comfort zone and straight to it. Get sideways into a turn."  Zack and Whitney Allison, Fort Collins's own gravel racing power couple, and founders of the FoCo Fondo are looking forward to bringing the event back in 2021 and this time with an impressive prize...

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New Road Signage Installation Begins

As we’ve reported and have been working on since late 2019, the initiative to get new regulatory and more communicative road signage installed within Larimer County, as well as placed along Highways 34 and 14, is finally coming to fruition. Recall from our last update in October of last year that we were waiting for an official, CDOT approved, standardized sign format to communicate the “3-feet...

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Intersection/Facility Focus – Survey Results: Lemay/Riverside Ave

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED CONFLICT? In our March issue of The Pedal Post (eNewsletter), Bike Fort Collins posed the question: “Have you experienced conflict, or right-of-way confusion at the intersection of Lemay Ave and Riverside Ave while riding your bike?” Thank you to those who responded. Below is a recap of the results. WHAT HAPPENED? In addition, for those who reported conflict, we asked them...

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You Know Me. I Ride a Bike. – Jeni Arndt

Bike Fort Collins first launched You Know Me. I Ride a Bike. back in 2009, where we featured local residents, for whom riding bikes is big part of their life in a broader awareness campaign. Beginning in 2021, we are excited to reintroduce this bio-series, where we feature one new Fort Collins resident each month here on our news-blog/website, as well as through The Pedal Post eNewsletter and...

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Unexpected Causes of Bicycle Crashes

Guest Writer - Sara Steiben, Hadfield Stieben Doutt, LLC Whether you are bicycling for pleasure or for transportation, the last thing you expect is to be horribly injured. While the most common bicycling injuries occur when a bicyclist is struck by an automobile, we have seen a rise in bicycle crashes caused by other factors. Oftentimes there is insurance coverage available to reimburse injured...

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Worth the Read: March 2021

In case you missed them, we've assembled several links to some interesting articles that we think are "Worth the Read." We hope you find this as a quick and helpful way to get caught up on some pertinent bike-related news without aimlessly trolling countless bike-minded websites. What We Learned from Tracking Cycling Deaths for a Year - Outside Magazine Broken Chain: Why not build more...

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Intersection/Facility Focus – Survey Results: Elizabeth Street/College Ave

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED CONFLICT? In our August issue of The Pedal Post (eNewsletter), Bike Fort Collins posed the question: “Have you experienced conflict, or right-of-way confusion at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and College Ave while riding your bike?” Thank you to those who responded. Below is a recap of the results. WHAT HAPPENED? In addition, for those who reported conflict, we asked...

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You Know Me. I Ride a Bike. – Peggy Milano

Bike Fort Collins first launched You Know Me. I Ride a Bike. back in 2009, where we featured local residents, for whom riding bikes is big part of their life in a broader awareness campaign. Beginning in 2021, we are excited to reintroduce this bio-series, where we feature one new Fort Collins resident each month here on our news-blog/website, as well as through The Pedal Post eNewsletter and...

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SRTS Challenges Students to Walk/Bike to School This Spring

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program invited area PSD schools to participate in a Walk/Bike-to-School Challenge and Shepardson, Riffenburgh and Dunn Elementary Schools took us up on it. Each have launched a challenge to their students to see how many days they can walk or ride their bikes to school between March 22 and May 21 at Shepardson and Riffenburgh, and March 29 and May 21 at Dunn....

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BFC Represents Colorado at National Bike Summit Lobby Day

The 2021 virtual National Bike Summit took place earlier this month and Bike Fort Collins was grateful to take part in many of the workshops and speakers panels addressing some of the most pressing issues in bicycle advocacy today. Fort Collins own, Erika Benti (Active Transportation Professional- Students, Colorado State University), presented on virtual education and encouragement, Charles...

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