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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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Bike to Work Day and Bike From Work Bash 2019

With temperatures hovering in the mid to high teens, it was a chilly start to Winter Bike to Work Day 2019 (the coldest since 2016). Nevertheless, roughly 1,700 bike commuters (unofficial count) visited the 42 breakfast stations represented by over 100 local businesses. Bike Fort Collins found its home at breakfast station #32 located at the intersection of Mason and Spring Creek Trail. Other...

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Pathways to Health: A Resident-Led Session

In March 2017, the Bike Fort Collins Active Living program hosted an initial Pathways to Health event in collaboration with Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE), targeting professionals. This summit, titled “Connecting Neighborhoods and Streets for All,” brought together local and national experts to explore the connections between health, the built environment, and active...

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Installation of Bilingual Bicycle Wayfinding Signage

Installation of Bilingual Bicycle Wayfinding Signage

As one priority and goal of their Active Living Plans, the resident coalition within Bike Fort Collins' Active Living program identified that bilingual wayfinding signage was needed to help residents of north Fort Collins navigate the high-traffic state highway corridor to access local parks and natural areas. In September the residents participated in an experiential walking event and...

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Experiential Walking Event

Experiential Walking Event

This past Saturday the Bike Fort Collins Active Living program hosted an Experiential Walking Event for the residents of Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park. We met the community members at the front entrance to Poudre Valley and then walked from Poudre Valley to Red Wing Marsh Natural Area and then to Greenbriar Park. This route used the new infrastructure installed on Highway 287 (sidewalks and...

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Bike Fort Collins Advocates for North Fort Collins Sidewalks and Bike Lanes

Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park is located on highway US-287 just north of Fort Collins city limits. This section of highway is under jurisdiction not only from CDOT, but also the county and the city (as part of a growth management area). To enter or exit Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park by foot or bicycle, residents previously had to walk along the shoulder of the state highway as cars and...

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Youth Coalition Rides Transfort to Laser Tag

Youth Coalition Rides Transfort to Laser Tag

Last Friday we hosted another Youth Coalition event where we took the public bus from Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park to Chipper’s Lanes to play Laser Tag.  As a component of the Bike Fort Collins Active Living program, we taught the youth how to ride the Transfort public bus system (which is free with a school ID), including how to check the bus schedule, and how to do a bus combination at...

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North Fort Collins Community Health Fair

North Fort Collins Community Health Fair

This past weekend a community health fair for residents of surrounding mobile home parks, featuring information and resources related to healthy and active living. Hosted by Bike Fort Collins' Active Living program, there were 19 organizations present, including The Family Center/La Familia, Salud, The Office on Aging, The Growing Project, Fuerza Latina, and many others. Vendors offered valuable...

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