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Bicycle Film Festival – Together We Cycle

Can Fort Collins become the "Amsterdam of the U.S."? That is the question we posed this month, as part of Colorado Bike Month and bringing back the Bicycle Film Festival for a second, virtual round. As a starting point to answering the question, we were excited to share and host the feature length documentary, Together We Cycle. Together We Cycle provides an indepth overview of the history of...

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Remington Bike Count Challenge 2021

For the second year running, Bike Fort Collins hosted the Remington Bike Count Challenge. Last year, due to the pandemic, we threw this event together as an attempt to bring folks "together" in a socially distant capacity on what would have been Bike to Work Day 2020. Our goal was simple, to beat the record for number of cyclists to pass the automated counted located at the corner of Remington...

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More Facility Improvement Opportunities Presented to BAC

BFC was appreciative of the opportunity to present infrastructure/intersection improvement opportunities to the City’s Bicycle Advisory Committee again this month. Unlike our fall 2020 presentation, or our February presentation this year, which primarily featured intersections, the opportunities we showcased in our June presentation included stretches of road or bike lane. Two of the three...

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Bike to Work Day 2021

Bike Fort Collins is overjoyed with the outpouring of community and bike fanfare at this year's Bike to Work/Wherever Day! With 51 breakfast stations located throughout the city and even a handful of afternoon stations, we are truly humbled by the generosity and overall community support of our local businesses. We enjoyed sharing a station at the Oak Street Plaza with a variety of downtown...

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

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED CONFLICT? In our May issue of The Pedal Post (eNewsletter), Bike Fort Collins posed the question: “Have you experienced conflict, or right-of-way confusion on the west bound Mulberry St. bike lane?” 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 experience. Here...

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You Know Me. I Ride a Bike. – James Bleakley

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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You Know Me. I Ride a Bike. – Cesar Grajales

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: Kechter Road

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED CONFLICT? In our April issue of The Pedal Post (eNewsletter), Bike Fort Collins posed the question: “Have you experienced conflict, or right-of-way confusion on Kechter Rd. between S. Timberline Rd. and Ziegler Rd.?” 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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Return of the RAT Ride

Earlier this month, we were excited to bring back the first Ride-Around-Town (R.A.T.) Ride since 2019. On May 6th we hosted 14 riders/community members as we casually pedaled a 5+ mile, no-drop route through Capital Hill, City Park and University North neighborhoods, stopping on four separate occasions to discuss improvement opportunities, as well as celebrate improvements that have been made....

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SRTS Walk/Bike-to-School Challenge Results

In March, the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program invited area PSD schools to participate in a Walk/Bike-to-School Challenge. Shepardson, Riffenburgh and Dunn Elementary Schools took us up on it. Each launched a challenge to their students to see how many days they could walk or ride their bikes to school between March 22 and May 21 at Shepardson and Riffenburgh, and March 29 and May 21 at...

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