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.

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 - April 2022 Issue (April 29, 2022) The Pedal Post e-Newsletter - March 2022 Issue (March 31, 2022) The Pedal Post e-Newsletter -...

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HSD Safety Stop Highlight

Guest Writer – Sara Stieben, Hadfield Stieben Doutt, LLC Did you know that there is a new law in Colorado known as the Colorado Safety Stop law?  The law allows for cyclists 15 years and older to treat a stop sign as a yield sign and to treat stop lights as stop signs- meaning the cyclist need not wait for the red light to cycle to green before proceeding through the intersection.  As with every...

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Improvement Opportunities for Stuart, Stover and Welch Presented to BAC

BFC is now on an approx. quarterly schedule of presenting improvement opportunities to the City's Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC). Having done so several times already, BFC was appreciative of the opportunity to present the following three infrastructure/intersection improvement opportunities to the BAC this past Monday (April 25). Two of the three featured intersections were also recently...

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Intersection/Facility Focus – Survey Results: Prospect Rd. & Mason Trail

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED CONFLICT? In our March issue of The Pedal Post (eNewsletter), Bike Fort Collins posed the question: “Have you experienced conflict or felt unsafe while navigating the intersection of Prospect Rd and the Mason 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 describe their...

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Safety Stop Becomes Statewide Law

As we reported in our 2022 Legislative Agenda post back in January, HB22-1028 was introduced this session intended to make the law, passed in 2018, that makes it legal for bicyclists to not have come to a complete stop at stop signs, or to treat red lights as stop signs, as long as the coast is clear for them to proceed. Commonly referred to as “Safety Stop,” “Stop as Yield,” or the “Idaho...

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BFC and Spin Partner for Community Outreach

Bike Fort Collins has partnered with Spin Bike to help promote and highlight both the Spin Adaptive and Spin Access programs here in town. Spin Access provides reduced bikeshare rates for low income members of the community. In keeping with our unique bike library history, the Spin Adaptive program here in Fort Collins is the only one of its kind and provides FREE access to a fleet of adaptive...

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You Know Us. We Ride a Bike – Team B.O.B.

Bike Fort Collins first launched You Know Me. I Ride a Bike. Back in 2009 as a broader awareness campagin featuring local residents active in our bike loving community. Beginning in 2021, we are excited to reintroduce this bio-series, recognizing one new Fort Collins resident each month here on our news-blog/website, The Pedal Post eNewsletter and BFC social channels, and highlighting their love...

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2022 National Bike Summit Recap

This year’s National Bike Summit, hosted by the League of American Bicyclists, was a huge success drawing dedicated bicycle advocates from all over the country. As a hybrid summit, attendees were able to participate in person or virtually, allowing access for those who would not otherwise have been able to make it, and providing some much needed face to face time for those who were. A joyous...

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Intersection/Facility Focus – Survey Results: Mulberry Protected Bike Lane

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED CONFLICT? In our February issue of The Pedal Post (eNewsletter), Bike Fort Collins posed the question: “Have you experienced conflict felt unsafe while traveling in the east bound bike lane on Mulberry St, particularly during the winter months?” Thank you to those who responded. Below is a recap of the results. WHAT HAPPENED? In addition, for those who reported conflict, we...

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Paint Pot Progress and Updates

The Paint Pot project (from last summer/fall) continues with many exciting developments. In recent weeks Anna Kelso of Bike Fort Collins and Nick Heimann, of FC Moves presented together at the Colorado Public Health Parks and Recreation Collaborative 2022 summit: For the Sake of Mental Health ~ How built environment, recreation, parks and public health are creating hope, change, and optimism in...

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