NEWS-BLOG

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New Website, New Look, New Features

Bike Fort Collins is excited to announce the launch of a new website today. It not only includes a new, updated look that is more consistent with our newer logo (introduced about 2-years ago), but some new features as well. A quick visit to the home page on occasion now provides headlines for current happenings, timely events, programs or projects. We also hope you’ll then find it easier to...

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Coming to a Larimer County Road Near You

Since late last year, Bike Fort Collins along with YourGroupRide.com and the Scott Ellis Memorial Fund have been working with CDOT and the county to replace the existing “Share the Rules, Share the Road Signs,” or “Share the Road” signage with these formats (“Bikes May Use Full Lane” and “Motorists Shall Give 3-Feet Clearance.” These signs will be more communicative relative...

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Colorado Bike Month: Kids Bicycle Art Contest

June was Bike Month in Colorado. And, As we announced in late May, we held an Art Contest for kids where we asked kids to draw their fantasy bike. We prompted them by asking them questions like: does your dream bike have rockets? Or, is it powered by butterflies? Is the frame made of candy canes or Legos or pixie sticks? Imaginations were encouraged to run wild. And the Fantasy-Dream Bike...

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Colorado Bike Month: Bike Stories Challenge

June was Bike Month in Colorado. And, As we announced in late May, we held a Bike Stories Challenge where we asked people to submit their best bike themed story (fiction or non-fiction), in 500 words or less. The winner would be featured here on our website, as well as receive a Bike Fort Collins T-shirt. We are pleased to announce Julian Alderman-Marx as our winner of the Bike Stories challenge...

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Pace Bikes Finding New Homes

Recycled Cycles to “Recycle” Pace Bike Share bikes back into the community Since the operator and owner of the Pace Bike Share (Zagster) left the market in late May, many have wondered what the fate of not only the bike share program would be, but the bikes themselves. And, while we await more news from the city relative to the request-for-proposal (RFP) process to replace Pace, we now know what...

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Bike Fort Collins Challenges Community to Break One-Day Remington Bike Counter Record

Ride your bike past the Remington Bike Counter any time on June 24th To celebrate Colorado Bike Month, Bike Fort Collins is challenging the community to get on their bikes on Wednesday, June 24, pedal past the City of Fort Collins’ Remington Street Bike Counter and help break the current bike count record. The goal is to break the record of 1,737 riders, which was established on September 2,...

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Bike Fort Collins Creates Safe Routes to School Video Series in Response to COVID-19

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Bike Fort Collins was not able to deliver Safe Routes to School programming this past spring as it traditionally has. In fact, the only school we were able to deliver programming was Riffenburgh Elementary School, before schools and the community were restricted to staying-at-home and remote learning. In response to this, Bike Fort Collins and the City of Fort...

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Moving the Needle: Comparing Pre- and Post-Survey Findings of the Active Living Program

At the beginning of Phase 1 of the Active Living Program, we implemented a resident survey to determine the direction of the project. This survey identified valuable demographics about the residents of north Fort Collins mobile home parks. Of the survey respondents, the majority of people prefer to speak Spanish; 75% of residents have lived in the mobile home parks for 5 or more years; 84% are...

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Pathways to Health: Follow-up Grant Workshops

As follow-up to the December 2019 Pathways to Health, resident-led event, we hosted two resident grant workshops to improve community member access to existing city and county resources.  February 2020 Workshop On February 1, 2020, we hosted a Neighborhood Services Workshop in which residents applied for the City of Fort Collins Mobile Home Park Neighborhood Improvement and Community-Building...

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Lauren Nagle & The Hex Wenches: An International Women’s Day Highlight

In honor of International Women's Day, Bike Fort Collins would like to highlight Lauren Nagle and the work she has done with the Hex Wenches to help women become more knowledgeable, capable, and empowered when it comes to understanding their bike, how it works, and how to fix it. Like many, when I moved to Fort Collins I had my first experience with Tour de Fat, where I saw someone trade the...

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