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Bike Fort Collins Attains BBB Accredited Charity Status

September 15, 2021 -- FORT COLLINS, CO – While Bike Fort Collins attained Accredited Charity Status with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming in late 2020, it was officially presented with its accreditation plaque at its most recent Board of Directors meeting on September 9th. BFC met all 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability, which were developed to...

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CDOT Proposes Rule Revision to Establish GHG Pollution Reduction Planning Levels

In addition to our city’s recently adopted an ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction goal of 80% by 2030, as outlined in the Our Climate Future Plan, it coincides with the state’s 2019 legislative session where it passed Colorado House Bill 19-1261, the Climate Action Plan to Reduce Pollution (“Climate Action Plan”). The state plan calls to reduce statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution as...

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Communities Engage Around Paint Pot Program

Our work continues as the community engagement lead and partner for our city’s Asphalt Art Grant from NACTO (National Association of City Transportation Officials) and its Paint Pot program that we reported on in July. Bike Fort Collins is pleased to announce the first three neighborhoods receiving Paint Pot funding. Selected neighborhoods include Andersonville, Hickory Village, and Hanna...

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You Know Me. I Ride a Bike. – Wayne Thornes

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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2nd Annual Wish for Wheels FoCo Program Seeks Community Support to Bring New Bikes to Second-Graders Who Don’t Have One

August 25, 2021 -- FORT COLLINS, CO – As it set out to do last year, Bike Fort Collins again, in partnership with its peer Wish For Wheels, has a goal to bring a new bike and helmet to every second-grader in each of Poudre School District’s six Title 1 schools this fall. And, the community’s support is needed to make it happen. Each bike, which can last each second-grader for up to 3-years of...

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Intersection/Facility Focus – Survey Results: Overland Trail and Poudre Trail

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED CONFLICT? In our July 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 Overland Trail and the Poudre 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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Riding our Rural Roads

Guest Writer - Sara Stieben, Hadfield Stieben Doutt, LLC Among the benefits of living in Northern Colorado is enjoying the blend of rural and municipal settings. Bicyclists in particular appreciate the chance to hop on their bike in town, and in just a few miles find themselves pedaling through the countryside. A favorite route for local cyclists is the “dairy loop” which takes cyclists west of...

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Paint the Pavement & Paint Pot Funding

Beginning in the summer/fall of 2020, Bike Fort Collins initiated a movement towards asphalt art and tactical urbanism with the express intent of creating safer streets. The artistic application of paint to pavement not only brings art to public spaces, but also humanizes our urban landscape. “Paint the Pavement” projects are part of the larger “Tactical Urbanism” movement that is taking root in...

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Bike Ride For Black Lives 2021

Back again for 2021, Bike Ride for Black Lives & Ride For Racial Justice brought together over 100 folks from all over the FoCo area on Sunday, July 11th in solidarity for racial justice and the dismantling of systemic racism. The primary focus and mission of these rides is to continue our dialogue around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusivity, breaking down barriers to entry in...

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You Know Me. I Ride a Bike. – Alisha Zellner

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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