Ever wondered what it would be like to walk, jog, ride a bicycle or even play hopscotch in the center of W. Elizabeth St. without any cars? Then mark your calendar for Sunday, June 7, when the City’s Open Streets event will convert W. Elizabeth St. into a temporary car-free space, inviting you, your family and friends to come be active in the street. Read more…
A trip to the Fort Collins Bike Library should be an essential part of anyone’s Fort Collins bucket list.
This downtown icon provides loaner bikes to anyone who wants one for a few hours or a few days. Whether you’re a longtime local, a newcomer, or a visitor, the bike library offers “free wheels” as an easy and fun way to get around town.
On May 6, school children around the country will use pedal power to roll into school in celebration of National Bike to School Day.
This special day is a partner to the International Walk to School day, which is a time to take stock of the many benefits associated with traveling by means other than driving. Read more…
With the arrival of spring, we are beginning to see large numbers of trail enthusiasts heading out to partake of our local trails.
As a mountain bike patroller in Fort Collins with Overland Mountain Bike Club’s Diamond Peaks Mountain Bike Patrol, I am excited to get back out on the trails to ride and help trail users and our regional land agencies. Read more…
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.
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.
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…
In the hospital the doctors told her it was the worst case of gallstones they had seen in 10 years. The doctors said they needed to do surgery, but they didn’t know if she would survive. The lifestyle Kyle Eustice was leading was literally killing her.
In October 2013, the city began the process of developing a new Bicycle Master Plan for Fort Collins — a plan that would reflect extensive public engagement, data analysis and best practices for achieving a worldclass bicycling city As city staff gear up to present the final draft plan to City Council Tuesday, the plan is an innovative, yet strategic and context-appropriate approach that will provide Fort Collins residents and visitors, whether age 8 or 80, the opportunity to utilize the bicycle as a safe, healthy and affordable means of traveling around town.