BOULDER CYCLE SPORT NAMED A TOP 100 BIKE SHOP IN 2010
Boulder, CO –September 27, 2010–For the third time in just five years of business,
Boulder Cycle Sport has been named a Top 100 Retailer by Bicycle Retailer and
Industry News. The award was announced last week at the Interbike Bicycle Trade
Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“The award is a great honor for the entire staff at Boulder Cycle Sport, “ said the
shop’s co-owner Brandon Dwight. “There are over 5000 specialty bike shops in
the U.S. and to win this award means all of our hard work and dedication is being
Boulder Cycle Sport opened its first location on June 1, 2005 and offers a wide variety
of cycling products and services as well as a staff driven to inspire the community to
ride. A second Boulder Cycle Sport location was opened on June 1, 2010 in the Table
Mesa Shopping Center.
“The response to our new location in South Boulder has been fantastic. The
neighborhood residents who surround us are very excited to have a great bike shop
right in their backyard.” said the shop’s co-owner Taro Smith. “I can’t say enough
about how proud we are of our staff. Everyone is looking forward to providing more of
the best service, outstanding products and leading more community events.”
BOULDER—Sept. 24, 2010—The League of American Bicyclists announced yesterday that Community Cycles, a nonprofit organization that educates and advocates for the safe use of bicycles, as a Bicycle Friendly Business. Community Cycles was one of 63 organizations selected nationwide.
What is Driven to Drive Less
It’s a community-driven movement that incentivizes Boulder locals and in-commuters to drive their car one day less each week. By encouraging and cultivating a culture of transportation conservation, together, we can decrease emissions and traffic congestion, and improve quality of life. We also believe Driven to Drive Less will pave the way for new relationships and social groups interested in a car light lifestyle.
The Driven to Drive Less campaign launched Sept. 4 according to the City of Boulder. Driven to Drive Less is designed to decrease roadway congestion and vehicle emissions, improve quality of life and make getting around Boulder without a car easy and fun.
“The idea is to make Driven to Drive Less a fun, social, game-like experience,” said Mike Sukle, Sukle Advertising’s creative director whose firm has been tasked to bring the Driven to Drive Less campaign to life. “Instead of focusing on sacrifice, we’re developing a community of like-minded companies, organizations and participants for a win-win movement that celebrates a car-light lifestyle.”
We received this from the Sheriff's Office this afternoon:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 16, 2010
Nonresidents Asked to Avoid the Fourmile Canyon Fire Area
TO: Boulder County Area Media FROM: Cmdr. Rick Brough (303) 441-3631 RE: Cyclists, pedestrians and nonresidents asked to avoid Fourmile Canyon fire area
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is urging cyclists, pedestrians and nonresidents to avoid the Fourmile Canyon fire area through Oct. 1 to give residents, fire personnel, and utility crews priority access.
While several roads into and near the burn area recently reopened, officials are asking residents from outside the burn area to use alternative roads and areas for their recreation.
“We are seeing significant traffic increases on mountain and canyon roads due to ongoing fire-related activities,” Sheriff Joe Pelle said.
To ensure everyone’s safety and to give residents, firefighters and utility crews priority access to the areas, cyclists, pedestrians and non-residents are asked to avoid the following roads:
· Lee Hill Drive
· Lefthand Canyon Drive (between James Canyon and Ward)
· Olde Stage Road
· Sunshine Canyon Drive
· Fourmile Canyon Drive
· Sugarloaf Road
Tomorrow the City of Boulder is taking a bold move to help solve micro bike parking issues, Bike Corrals. There are areas in downtown Boulder that attract a lot of bike parking (probably has a lot to do with the businesses that reside around these areas) and it is these areas that cannot handle the bike parking capacity. The Daily Camera ran a story today on the new corral and it's cost(s) associated with it and it also sounds like from the article that another bike corral will be installed somewhere on west Pearl.
In cooperation with Boulder County and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, the organizers of the Buffalo Bicycle Classic have agreed not to hold the annual fund-raising event on Sept. 12, 2010.
Both the county and the BBC are concerned about the ride’s potential to impede emergency crews who are stationed near or accessing the fire from several points along the Buffalo Bicycle Classic route: Firefighting crews are encamped at Boulder Reservoir, and they gain access to the fire from U.S. Highway 36.
Additionally, the BBC is concerned about already-overtaxed law-enforcement personnel who would be asked to monitor the ride, and it is concerned about the air quality for the riders.
The Buffalo Bicycle Classic will inform registered riders by email today that the ride will not occur on Sunday. The BBC committee will meet this weekend to discuss next steps, and it will have more detailed and specific answers to riders’ questions early next week. Check this page next week for answers to your questions!
Because the ride generates so much needed scholarship support for good students in the University of Colorado College of Arts and Sciences, the BBC’s organizers worked diligently to find a way to hold the event without impinging upon the critical work of firefighters. Having found no such solution, the BBC has canceled Sunday’s ride.
The BBC sincerely regrets the inconvenience and deeply appreciates the community’s longstanding support.
Another inspiring Boulder organization working on creating the equivalent to the $100 laptop. Marius Klee, a personal friend of mine, is heading up Movement Bike to help create the $10 bike. Why is this important? Learn more from Marius himself.
[303Cycling] Is your organization doing the same thing as the $100 laptop?
[Marius] The idea is very similar to the $100 laptop, "One Laptop Per Child", by Nicholas Negroponte, but for transportation. Bicycles serves as fundamental way of mobility in developing countries, as well as Europe or the US, but the main entry barrier is the price. Our long term goal is to scale our project in such a way that we can significantly reduce the cost of the bicycle and empower more people that way.
[303Cycling] How did you get started in this?
[Marius] Every summer throughout college I traveled with NGOs to developing countries (China, Nepal, India, Africa) to volunteer. Studying economics, I researched what tools can be very beneficial and improve the economy. Transportation and mobility are fundamental in our lives, whether it's the transportation of goods, or saving time, or simply being more efficient. I'm motivated by the good that we can bring to people by giving them quality products at low prices. Bicycles have such widespread effects from increased income to lower teen pregnancies (due to the improved economic situation within a family, parents can allow their kids to go to school, which reduces teens getting married early, reduces HIV spread, and creates a more educated population). It is a very powerful tool.