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).
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 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.
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.”
By BAP Admin
While the MAX and the extension of the Mason Corridor have been in operation for several months, the multimodal corridor continues to function as a living laboratory with the city and Colorado State University as we seek new ways to improve the design and function of the corridor to serve all users.
Increasingly I hear from people who say they love riding their bikes on our trails, but are afraid to ride on the streets. Research has shown that this sentiment is common among the general population; a seminal study in Portland, Oregon found that nearly 60 percent of the population is interested in bicycling, but concerned for their safety (commonly referred to as the “Interested but Concerned” population).
The city is developing a comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan to shape the future of bicycling in Fort Collins. The plan envisions Fort Collins as a world-class city for biking; a city where people of all ages and abilities have access to a comfortable, safe and connected network of bicycle facilities; a city where bicycling is an integral part of daily life and the local cultural experience.
By BAP Admin
Nothing should stop a person from commuting to work, or across a state, at any time of year, agree Robin and Ed Hildenbrand of Loveland. (Robin is a Bicycle Ambassador.)
By BAP Admin