NEWS-BLOG

Welcome to the Bike Fort Collins News-Blog. Browse or search below for articles, news, press releases and content by category–or you’ll find that we link to content here from other web pages, eNewsletters and our other digital communications.

BFC and Spin Partner for Community Outreach

Bike Fort Collins has partnered with Spin Bike to help promote and highlight both the Spin Adaptive and Spin Access programs here in town. Spin Access provides reduced bikeshare rates for low income members of the community. In keeping with our unique bike library history, the Spin Adaptive program here in Fort Collins is the only one of its kind and provides FREE access to a fleet of adaptive...

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You Know Us. We Ride a Bike – Team B.O.B.

Bike Fort Collins first launched You Know Me. I Ride a Bike. Back in 2009 as a broader awareness campagin featuring local residents active in our bike loving community. Beginning in 2021, we are excited to reintroduce this bio-series, recognizing one new Fort Collins resident each month here on our news-blog/website, The Pedal Post eNewsletter and BFC social channels, and highlighting their love...

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2022 National Bike Summit Recap

This year’s National Bike Summit, hosted by the League of American Bicyclists, was a huge success drawing dedicated bicycle advocates from all over the country. As a hybrid summit, attendees were able to participate in person or virtually, allowing access for those who would not otherwise have been able to make it, and providing some much needed face to face time for those who were. A joyous...

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Intersection/Facility Focus – Survey Results: Mulberry Protected Bike Lane

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED CONFLICT? In our February issue of The Pedal Post (eNewsletter), Bike Fort Collins posed the question: “Have you experienced conflict felt unsafe while traveling in the east bound bike lane on Mulberry St, particularly during the winter months?” Thank you to those who responded. Below is a recap of the results. WHAT HAPPENED? In addition, for those who reported conflict, we...

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Paint Pot Progress and Updates

The Paint Pot project (from last summer/fall) continues with many exciting developments. In recent weeks Anna Kelso of Bike Fort Collins and Nick Heimann, of FC Moves presented together at the Colorado Public Health Parks and Recreation Collaborative 2022 summit: For the Sake of Mental Health ~ How built environment, recreation, parks and public health are creating hope, change, and optimism in...

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BFC Teaches Safe Routes to School Curriculum in Loveland

Bike Fort Collins was excited and proud to have been invited this week by the Thompson School to deliver an Education & Encouragement program to Ponderosa Elementary School in conjunction with one of their recent CDOT SRTS infrastructure grants. The grant covered a new raised pedestrian crossing equipped with a Rectangular-Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) (“Raised Crossing”) on Kincaid Drive,...

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Cycling Community Rallies for James Bethea

Many thanks to all the amazing, beautiful, incredible folks from the cycling community who have come together in support of our nominaton of James Bethea into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Read statements and letters of support below:    Nelson Vails Micah Rice Roger Ray Bird Laird Knight Jimmie Hawkes Nedra Deadwyler/Civil Bikes Cy Foppe Miguel Rosales Brandon Rockers Jared Handson...

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BFC To Continue Active Living Program Work With Larimer County

Building on our engagement with and the work we did with the Larimer County Department of Health and the Built Environment (LCDHBE) last summer that included developing Spanish Bicycle Resources, as well as providing Bike Tune-ups and Repairs for North Fort Collins neighborhoods, Bike Fort Collins is grateful to announce that it will be continuing those projects this spring/summer, in addition...

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James Bethea – Mtb Hall of Fame Nomination

To understand why James Bethea deserves a place in the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame as the first professional black cross-country mountain bike racer takes some background.  We must first understand how much we do not know of the life experience of a person of color or of the obstacles James faced in developing his love of the sport. Due to the lack of diversity in mountain biking, these...

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Winter Bike to Work Day & Bike From Work Bash

Winter Bike to Work Day (BTWD) 2022 certainly did not disappoint! Even in the face of frigid temperatures and icy winds our community of folks on bikes showed up with all the earnest enthusiasm you could ever hope for from one of the most bicycle friendly communities in the nation. How we have missed this event for the last two years of COVID! Two years of virtual gatherings makes us all the...

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