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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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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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Bike Fort Collins Receives Nature in the City Grant for New Mobile Home Park Refresh

The City of Fort Collins Department of Natural Areas Nature in the City program provided full funding for an application reflecting $25,000 to refresh the community park area in Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park, which will enable the creation of local connections to nature and stewardship within the community by implementing the resident-driven landscape plan.  This park refresh project...

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New Playground Installed at Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park

New Playground Installed at Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park

Since beginning the Active Living program in 2016, we observed a well used and loved playground at the end of its lifespan be removed. The area then sat empty and idle for some time until recently. Based on the obvious need, the resident coalition had identified the installation of a new playground as high priority within their Active Living Plans. The park at Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park...

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Funding the Future of Mountain Biking in Colorado

With continued population growth in the state of Colorado, our trail systems have experienced an exponential degree of stress and strain. As more and more people are drawn to this mountain biking mecca we call home, environmental and economic sustainability issues begin to emerge. The Colorado Department of Natural Resources (CDNR) recognizes this issue and has begun exploring trail development...

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