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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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May
2015

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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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Nov
2014

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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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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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Riding to the MAX

On 07, May 2014 | No Comments | In Bicycle infrastructure, Bicycling, News | By BAP Admin

By Tessa Greegor

By now you’ve probably seen the new MAX buses; they’re out testing the route and using the Mason Corridor as a training ground up until May 10. On that day, you can expect a fully functioning MAX Bus Rapid Transit service, swiftly traveling along the Corridor at 10-minute intervals, scooping up passengers at sleek stations and transporting them to CSU, Old Town and other destinations along the way. If you’re like me, you can hardly contain your excitement for what promises to be a brighter future complete with better transportation choices in Fort Collins. Read more…

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Ride defensively to stay out of headlines

On 22, Apr 2014 | No Comments | In Bicycle Ambassador Program, Bicycling, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

Hit-and-run crash kills cyclist. Two cyclists hit by car. Cyclist dies in crash with truck. These are recent Coloradoan headlines no one wants to read.

No cyclist wants to be a victim and no motor vehicle driver wants to hit cyclist. But how can you protect yourself from something you seemingly don’t control?

Although only 17 percent of bicycle crashes involve motor vehicles, this topic deserves all the attention it gets. Read more…

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Don’t fall prey to the lug nut rule

On 22, Apr 2014 | No Comments | In Bicycle Ambassador Program, Bicycling, News, Safety | By BAP Admin

As I was preparing to teach a recent League of American Bicyclists Traffic Safety 101 (TS101) class, I came across some interesting information about bicycle crashes. What I discovered is that the majority of bicycle crashes involve the bicyclist all by themselves. Solo. No other bike, pedestrian or car involved. The reasons I can imagine include a cyclist not properly avoiding a road hazard such as a gutter grate, riding with no hands or getting distracted and losing control. Read more…

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Nov
2012

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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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