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Come play in the street!

On 19, May 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycling, Family Activities, News, Safety, Walking | By BAP Admin

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…

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Bike library helps define Fort Collins

On 04, May 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycling, News | By BAP Admin

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.

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Fort Collins leads state in Bike to School Day schools

On 22, Apr 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycling, Family Activities, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

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…

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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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Trail Etiquette Helps All Recreationists Enjoy Outdoors

On 24, Mar 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycling, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

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…

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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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Feb
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You know me, I ride a bike

On 09, Feb 2015 | No Comments | In Bicycling, News | By BAP Admin

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.

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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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