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COMMUNITY SUPPORT NEEDED TO BRING NEW BIKES TO SECOND-GRADERS WHO DON’T HAVE ONE

Bike Fort Collins has joined forces with fellow nonprofit, Wish For Wheels with a goal to bring a new bike and helmet to every second-grader in each of Poudre School District’s (PSD) six Title 1 schools this fall. Now they need community’s support to make that goal a reality. The two nonprofits, in conjunction with other local initiators and program launch sponsors, YourGroupRide.com...

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2020 Colorado Legislative Session Results

The 2020 Colorado Legislative Session ended on June 15, 2020 and although it was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some important bicycle legislation was successfully pushed through. Below is a brief summary of each bicycling-related bill, where it ended up and why it's important to you as a cyclist. The Bike Lane Bill Senate Bill 20-061: This bill...

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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...

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3 Trail Side Tips to Ride Pain Free

Have you noticed a little niggle in your knee while pedaling your bike this summer? Maybe a clicking in your hip or slight back discomfort is keeping you from riding? Well fear not, because these 3 stretches will keep your body happy and healthy. And you can perform them anywhere. Standing Quad Stretch Hold on to your handlebars with the hand closest to your bike. Bend your knee and grab your...

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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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So So Close….Remington Bike Counter Challenge Results

We may not have met our goal of beating the standing record of 1,737 cyclists in a single day, but we came pretty close! On what would have normally been our city's Bike to Work Day, we challenged the community to rival the standing record at the Remington Bike Count, previously set on Tour de Fat 2017. With the help of our incredible bike loving community we were able to get the Remington Bike...

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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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