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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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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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Jun
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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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Jun
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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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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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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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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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