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Bicycle Ambassador Program

Become a safer driver in a bike-friendly community

On 22, Dec 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycle Ambassador Program, Bicycling, Bike Plan, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

Cyclists are one of the most vulnerable road user groups. While just 4% of reported traffic crashes in Fort Collins involve a person on a bike, nearly one quarter (24%) of all crashes that result in serious injury or death involve a person on a bike.

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Plenty of Good Reasons to Keep Biking During Winter

On 10, Nov 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycle Ambassador Program, Bicycling, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

The first day of winter isn’t officially until Dec. 22. But if you’re like me, visions of winter are easily conjured.

I envision horizontal blizzards, bone-chilling cold and weather bleak enough to send me packing south. Pueblo maybe?

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Bike Safety Week, reminder to ride, drive smart

On 27, Oct 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycle Ambassador Program, Bicycling, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

We like to think of every week as bike safety week, but during this week Fort Collins Police Services and FC Bikes will be out in the field promoting bicycle safety at key locations.

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Be extra careful while riding during construction season

There are two seasons in Colorado: winter and construction.

Warmer temperatures mean construction is ramped up, helping crews take advantage of the favorable weather and longer days to make improvements to our beautiful city.

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Pilot Project seeks to improve safety along Laurel Street

The 2014 Bicycle Master Plan envisions a low-stress network of bicycle routes suitable for families, youth, commuters and recreational cyclists alike. While much of this low-stress network exists today, certain sections of the network remain high-stress and uninviting for people wanting to travel by bike.

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Cycling Into Spring Break Fun

On 10, Mar 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycle Ambassador Program, Family Activities, News | By BAP Admin

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.

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Safe cycling: Bike maintenance tips for every rider

On 24, Feb 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycle Ambassador Program, Bicycling, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

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).

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Program promotes biking for Hispanics, Latinos

On 26, Jan 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycle Ambassador Program, Bicycling, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

As for many people here, the bicycle represents a critical means of transportation for people living within the north Fort Collins communities served by Vida Sana.

The University of Colorado Health program is a community coalition addressing health disparities among Hispanics, Latinos and low-income community members in north Fort Collins. Operating within the Coalition for Activity and Nutrition to Defeat Obesity (CanDo) and funded the state, Vida Sana helps connect residents in select Fort Collins communities with the resources they need to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Tips to help you overcome winter biking obstacles

On 12, Jan 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycle Ambassador Program, Bicycling, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

Does riding a bike in winter sound daunting?

Rest assured you are not alone if you answered yes to that question. Here are some ideas to overcome common barriers to bicycling year-round: Read more…

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It’s bicyclists’ responsibility to protect pedestrians

On 21, Oct 2014 | No Comments | In Bicycle Ambassador Program, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

Third-hand information is never considered evidence in courts of law. Such stories are considered hearsay, or unsubstantiated rumors. The following story is just that, but it’s a good story because it illustrates two rules every bicyclist needs to follow: Always yield the right of way to more vulnerable users of the road and “ride cool.”

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