NEWS-BLOG

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International Women’s Day – Betty Sears

For this year’s International Women’s Day we recognize Betty Sears and her trailblazing initiative to establish the first bike lanes in Fort Collins. Sears was inspired to bring bike lanes to Fort Collins after living briefly in Davis, California. While in Davis, Sears experienced the benefits of bicycle infrastructure and was inspired to bring these innovations home to Colorado. A self...

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You Know Me. I Ride a Bike. – Dr. Ray Black

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 a 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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Black History Month: Four Stories of Cycling Courage

In honor of Black History Month, Bike Fort Collins has highlighted a different story each week during the month of February celebrating black history in cycling via social media. Here is a brief recap for those who may have missed it:25th Infantry United States Bicycle Corps. - Bob Marley’s iconic song, Buffalo Soldier, was a song about the 25th Infantry United States Bicycle Corps. A black...

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BFC Presents to Bicycle Advisory Committee And Transportation Board Again

As we did in late 2020, BFC was appreciative of the opportunity to present infrastructure/intersection improvement opportunities to the City’s Bicycle Advisory Committee and Transportation Board on February 17th. However, unlike our presentations last fall, where we made a separate presentation to each group in October and November respectively, this time we were invited to present to both...

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Intersection/Facility Focus – Survey Results: Hickory St./College Ave/Conifer St. Intersection

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED CONFLICT? In our January 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 Hickory St./College Ave/Conifer St. 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...

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BFC’s 2021 Agenda

Bike Fort Collins is excited for and optimistic about 2021. With the year already underway, BFC will continue to deliver instruction for the Safe Routes to School program, as in-person learning resumes across Poudre School District (PSD). We also have an ambitious plan for our additional focuses and agenda for the year as we emerge from the uncertainty of the past year. The League of American...

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ReFund CO – Support “What Matters to You” This Tax Season

Last year an exciting new statewide program was introduced that essentially created a new season of giving to support Colorado nonprofits and the work we do. The new program enables you, a Colorado resident, to use any portion of your state income tax refund to make a difference in your community. If you’re due a state income tax refund, you can elect to contribute some or all of the refund to...

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You Know Me. I Ride A Bike. – Duane Daire

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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Intersection/Facility Focus – Survey Results: Linden St & Poudre Trail

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED CONFLICT? In our December 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 "Linden St. and the Poudre Trail 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...

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20th Anniversary Bicycle Film Festival Coming Virtually To Fort Collins / Northern Colorado December 30th

December 28, 2020 – FORT COLLINS, CO – Bike Fort Collins is proud to be bringing an on-demand virtual version of the Bicycle Film Festival (BFF) to Fort Collins and Northern Colorado for the first time, as the BFF celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. The Bicycle Film Festival-Fort Collins will stream live on December 30th at 6:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online here for $15, or via...

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