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02

Jun
2015

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Safety

By BAP Admin

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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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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30

Dec
2014

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By BAP Admin

Inspiration for the new year: How bicycling saved a life

On 30, Dec 2014 | No Comments | In Bicycling, News | By BAP Admin

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.

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03

Nov
2014

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By BAP Admin

How one workplace made strides being bicycle-friendly

On 03, Nov 2014 | No Comments | In Bicycling, News | By BAP Admin

A little teamwork can go a long way. Our mission at the Health District of Northern Larimer County is to create a healthier community, which includes doing our part as employees to role model the benefits of bicycling for exercise, decreasing air pollution and traffic congestion, and enjoying time spent outdoors.

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11

Aug
2014

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Walking

By BAP Admin

Investment in transportation saves money spent on health

On 11, Aug 2014 | No Comments | In Bicycling, News, Walking | By BAP Admin

When you hear the phrase “public health,” what comes to mind — infectious disease control, community mental health programs, preventive medicine, flu vaccines? In fact, the way our cities are built and planned, especially our transportation systems, is a public health topic and can either support or deter healthy living.

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Tandem Team Encourages Biking

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.)

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Start em’ Young to Foster a Life of Riding

What’s your first memory of bicycling? How old were you? What words describe how you felt

when you took off on two wheels?

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No Badge of Courage Needed

By Kim Sharpe

Are you part of the 60 percent? That’s the portion of people in our community who are” interested, but concerned” when it comes to riding a bicycle—those who may feel riding a bike requires a badge of courage. If this resonates with you, I hope to change that perception.

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13

Nov
2012

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Safety

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Helmets – Are They Really Necessary?

On 13, Nov 2012 | No Comments | In Bicycling, Safety | By admin

By BPEC Member Janet Werst

Recent articles in the New York Times and the Fort Collins Coloradoan, including my response, discuss the idea that if we, as a nation, want to increase bicycle ridership, there are a number of cities giving up on encouraging riders to wear helmets.  As a resident in one of the most bike-friendly towns and the Injury Prevention Coordinator for the University of Colorado Health – Northern Region, I believe ridership and safety are a win-win for everyone.  We don’t have to give up one for the other. Read more…

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