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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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RAT Ride Visits North-Central Fort Collins – July 2021

The following is a summary of this Ride-Around-Town (RAT) Ride organized and led by Bike Fort Collins. RAT rides are open to the public and their purpose is to explore and discuss the strengths and weaknesses in bicycle infrastructure and connectivity in Fort Collins.  Date: July 28th, 2021 Time: 6:00 p.m. BFC Ride Leaders: Anna Kelso, Bruce Henderson, Dave Dixon # Attendees: 5 THE ROUTE Start -...

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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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Intersection/Facility Focus – Survey Results: Overland & Drake Improvements

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED CONFLICT? In our June issue of The Pedal Post (eNewsletter), Bike Fort Collins revisted our original intersection focus location at Overland Trail and Drake Road. A little over a year ago we observed considerable confusion and conflict at this location as bicycle and vehicle right-of-way seemed to be unlcear. Now that the bike lane has a fresh coat of green paint for better...

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Foco Fondo Benefits Safe Routes to School

As we initially helped promote entry and training rides for back in April, the Foco Fondo was held yesterday (July 25) for the first time since 2019, due to the pandemic last year. The Foco Fondo is a daring gravel cycling adventure that starts and finishes at New Belgium Brewing. Attracting competitors from around the country, it features a 107-mile, Bite the Bullet open category for cash,...

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Fort Collins Launches New e-Bike Share Program

We are super-excited to have bike share (and e-scooter share) back in town after just over a year without the service during the pandemic. The City of Fort Collins selected Spin as a one-stop provider/operator for both e-bike share and e-scooter share service. Spin operates in communities across North America and Europe—and began operations in Fort Collins today (July 26). Bike Fort Collins...

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Ride with the Mayor

Bike Fort Collins was thrilled to host our new Mayor, Jeni Arndt on a ride around town yesterday. It was a great opportunity to get to know her, while not only riding past and celebrating some new bicycle infrastructure that is under construction, but also showing-and-sharing with her some improvement opportunities—some of the same ones we’ve either showcased in our Intersection-Facility Focus...

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