NEWS-BLOG

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Intersection/Facility Focus – Survey Results: W. Mountain Avenue and N. Shields Street

In our December issue of The Pedal Post (eNewsletter), Bike Fort Collins posed the question: “Have you experienced conflict or felt unsafe while traveling through the intersection of W. Mountain Avenue and N. Shields Street?” 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 to describe their experience....

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BFC Participating in Climate Smart and Future Ready Plan Development

BFC is excited at the invitation to be part of the Phase 3 Implementation Planning Team that has convened as part of Larimer County’s Climate Smart and Future Ready Approach and Planning Process to address climate change through mitigation and adaptation strategies intended to lessen impacts on our community members and the county’s identified priorities and aspirations.The Background In 2020,...

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Fort Collins Needs a Bike Park

Back in 2020 BFC got behind our peer organization, Overland Mountain Bike Association’s (OMBA), efforts and vision to bring a Bike Park to Fort Collins. Today anyone within Fort Collins wishing to experience a Bike Park must travel outside the area to do so, like Valmont Bike Park in Boulder. While BFC has been supporting OMBA in meetings with the city’s Parks & Recreation Department, and...

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Past Newsletters & Email Communications

In the event you may have missed them, we keep this page updated with past issues of The Pedal Post e-Newsletter, our Volunteer Updates, and other email communications that we've put out to our subscribers and volunteers.2022Newsletters The Pedal Post e-Newsletter - December 2022 Issue (December 29, 2022) The Pedal Post e-Newsletter - November 2022 Issue (November 25, 2022) The Pedal Post...

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Intersection/Facility Focus – Survey Results: S. Shields Street and W. Stuart Street

In our November issue of The Pedal Post (eNewsletter), Bike Fort Collins posed the question: “Have you experienced conflict or felt unsafe while traveling through the intersection of S. Shields Street and W. Stuart Street?” 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 to describe their experience....

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A Very ‘Merry’ Grand Opening

Alpine Bank officially opened their first Northern Colorado branch on December 3rd, hosting and helping kick-off the Holiday Season with “Holiday Fest.” Alpine Bank Presents: Holiday Fest featured complimentary, family-friendly holiday activities such as: pictures with Santa, cookie-tasting, mistletoe-making, and prize drawings for tickets to CSU Rams, Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos games,...

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An ‘Inside Look’ with BFC’s Resident Bike Mechanic

Guest Writer – Juliette Rule It started innocently enough for Bike Fort Collins’ resident bike mechanic Alex Hovorka. “My dad never bought me new tubes; he made me patch them,” Hovorka says. Years later, he earnestly patches flats on bikes of all kinds, many of which go to undocumented immigrants and low-income community members who don’t have access to their own bikes.  While Alex has been...

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Wish for Wheels FoCo Provides Equal Opportunity for Bicycling

If there’s one thing Harris Elementary School Principal Dr. Norma Huerta-Kelley knows, it’s that talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not.  So, as much as she can believe all kids need opportunities to find out what interests them, they don’t all get it. Bicycling is just one example, but it’s something she was able to affect this year, thanks to Bike Fort Collins’ (BFC)  Wish for...

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Nearly 300 Bikes Go To Students in 3rd Year of Wish for Wheels FoCo

Earlier this fall, Bike Fort Collins announced another joint effort with fellow nonprofit and Denver-based, Wish for Wheels to bring a new bike and helmet to every second grader in each of Poudre School District’s (PSD) five (5) Title 1 schools. Now in its third year, Wish for Wheels FoCo met its goal to fund a bike and helmet for every second-grader at Bauder, Irish, Harris, Laurel and Putnam...

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Intersection/Facility Focus – Survey Results: Remington & Spring Creek Trail

In our October issue of The Pedal Post (eNewsletter), Bike Fort Collins posed the question: “Have you experienced conflict or felt unsafe while traveling through the intersection of Remington Street and Spring Park Drive (and the Spring Creek Trail?” 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 to...

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