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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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Don’t miss out on 9th annual Winter Bike to Work Day

On 08, Dec 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycling, News | By BAP Admin

Wednesday’s forecast looks promising: high in the mid-50s, low at right around freezing. Not too shabby for the second Wednesday of December (knock on wood). Take that with a grain of salt, of course. This is Colorado after all, and I’m no weatherman.

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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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Oct
2015

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Quiz tests motorist/cyclist knowledge of law of the road

On 13, Oct 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycling, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

As a motorist, have you ever wondered why those scofflaw bicyclists brazenly ride in the middle of the road as if they own the lane? As a bicyclist, have you wondered why those arrogant motorists boldly cross the double yellow line to get around bicyclists?

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Survey shows on-quarter of kids bike or walk to school

On 29, Sep 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycling, Family Activities, News, Safety, Walking | By BAP Admin

Now that school is back in session, it’s a good time to look at trends in how students are getting to and from school and the part each of us plays in keeping them safe. Read more…

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14

Jul
2015

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Bicycle riding builds a little community in neighborhood

On 14, Jul 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycling, Family Activities, News | By BAP Admin

As my kids and I pulled into our driveway with our “bike train” the other day we struck up a conversation with someone passing by. We talked about bicycling and also met for the first time as neighbors. They were new to the neighborhood and it turns out we have a lot in common.  We talked about having a BBQ together.

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Jun
2015

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Fort Collins No. 1 in nation in bike-friendly businesses

On 29, Jun 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycling, News | By BAP Admin

As we wrap up Bike Month in Colorado and bring on another summer of bicycling fun in Fort Collins, it’s a great time to acknowledge the successes we’ve had locally with encouraging more and more cyclists to bike to work.

Yet even as bicycling is becoming an increasingly mainstream form of commuting transportation, bicycle commuters of all abilities appreciate (and sometime need) occasional encouragement.

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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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02

Jun
2015

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Tips for a safe and efficient first-time bike commute

On 02, Jun 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycling, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

The benefits of bicycling are no secret. It’s good for your mind, body, wallet and the environment.

According to the League of American Bicyclists, bike commuters report lower stress and greater feelings of freedom, relaxation and excitement than car commuters. The organization also reports the average annual operating cost of a bicycle is $308, compared to $8,220 for the average car. Read more…

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