NEWS-BLOG

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You Know Me. I Ride a Bike. – Cesar Grajales

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: Kechter Rd.

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED CONFLICT? In our April issue of The Pedal Post (eNewsletter), Bike Fort Collins posed the question: “Have you experienced conflict, or right-of-way confusion on Kechter Rd. between S. Timberline Rd. and Ziegler Rd.?” 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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Return of the RAT Ride

Earlier this month, we were excited to bring back the first Ride-Around-Town (R.A.T.) Ride since 2019. On May 6th we hosted 14 riders/community members as we casually pedaled a 5+ mile, no-drop route through Capital Hill, City Park and University North neighborhoods, stopping on four separate occasions to discuss improvement opportunities, as well as celebrate improvements that have been made....

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SRTS Walk/Bike-to-School Challenge Results

In March, the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program invited area PSD schools to participate in a Walk/Bike-to-School Challenge. Shepardson, Riffenburgh and Dunn Elementary Schools took us up on it. Each launched a challenge to their students to see how many days they could walk or ride their bikes to school between March 22 and May 21 at Shepardson and Riffenburgh, and March 29 and May 21 at...

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We Have a Winner

The Jamis from JAX Raffle was held April 20-May 13, where participants were able to purchase entries in allotments of 15 for $10, 50 for $25, 100 for $35, or 200 for $50. Up for grabs was an impressive prize package including a brand new Jamis mountain bike from JAX Outdoor Gear. We held the drawing to select the prize winner at JAX in Fort Collins on May 14th . Dave Dixon, Bike Fort Collins,...

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Improvements Made to Drake Road & Overland Trail Intersection

In late summer/fall of 2020, as part of our Intersection/Facility Focus initiative, we not only surveyed the community asking about any incidents or unsafe experiences people have had at the intersection of Drake Road & Overland Trail, but also brought the intersection to the attention of city staff, as well as presented it to the Bicycle Advisory Committee and Transportation Board. The...

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FoCo Fondo Training Opportunities

"That apple on the tree that’s just out of reach — you know, that event you’ve been eyeing for years — let us springboard you out of your comfort zone and straight to it. Get sideways into a turn."  Zack and Whitney Allison, Fort Collins's own gravel racing power couple, and founders of the FoCo Fondo are looking forward to bringing the event back in 2021 and this time with an impressive prize...

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New Road Signage Installation Begins

As we’ve reported and have been working on since late 2019, the initiative to get new regulatory and more communicative road signage installed within Larimer County, as well as placed along Highways 34 and 14, is finally coming to fruition. Recall from our last update in October of last year that we were waiting for an official, CDOT approved, standardized sign format to communicate the “3-feet...

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Intersection/Facility Focus – Survey Results: Lemay/Riverside Ave

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED CONFLICT? In our March 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 Lemay Ave and Riverside Ave 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 conflict, we asked them...

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You Know Me. I Ride a Bike. – Jeni Arndt

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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