Bicycle Ambassador Program
promoting safe cycling in northern Colorado
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Spring break is around the corner, and many families are gearing up to ski in the nearby mountains or bask in the warm sunshine of a faraway ocean beach.
If you, on the other hand, plan to stick around town, don’t think for a minute that you can’t have a great adventure nevertheless.
Do you want to save time, money and have your bike perform better and last longer? Here are a few simple safety and maintenance tips that will keep your two-wheeled machine happy and will make your ride safer and smoother.
Before each ride, conduct a pre-ride safety check and do a little maintenance that will help prevent many issues that could arise on the road or trail. I like to use the League of American Bicyclists’ (bikeleague.org) “ABC Quick Check” to make sure my bike is ready to ride. The ABC Quick Check also is taught as part of cycling-related courses offered by the FC Bikes Bicycle Ambassador Program (bicycleambassadorprogram.org).
Some of you may know me. I’m a mom, a Colorado State University employee, a neighborhood leader and a bicyclist. I drive a car sometimes, too.
Lisa Butler is a doctor, a foodie, and she too is a bicyclist. She also drives a car now and then. Richard Taranow is a restaurant owner, brother, uncle and bicyclist. And he loves cars — fast ones.
We are just a few of the many faces of the Fort Collins bicycling community. But just because we often prefer to ride bikes doesn’t mean we completely alienate ourselves from other motorists.