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  • Ride the Rockies is turning 30 this year
  • 7th Winter Bike to Work and School Day on Jan. 28

    BOULDER — Jan. 16, 2015 — Boulder residents, students and employees are encouraged to participate in the seventh annual Winter Bike to Work and School Day on Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 7 to 9 a.m. Those who ride a bike all or part of the way to work, school or another destination will receive a free breakfast or hot drinks at participating locations.

    “Winter Bike to Work and School Day is a reminder that we enjoy 300 days of sunshine each year, and even when it’s cold our bikeways make it possible to commute by bike,” said Sue Prant, event director. “The event continues to grow, and we’re seeing more riders who try winter riding stick with it throughout the year.”

    Breakfast stations will be located at:
    - Alfalfa’s – 1651 Broadway
    - Boulder Cycle Sport (South) – 629 S. Broadway, Suite K
    - BVSD Food truck at Boulder High School – 1604 Arapahoe Ave.
    - Community Cycles – 2805 Wilderness Pl., Suite 1000
    - CU Bike Program – UMC Front Plaza (East of the underpass near Euclid and Broadway)
    - International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) – Pearl St between 47th & 48th St (In the parking lot to the north of the Marriott)
    - Moe’s Broadway Bagel – 3267 28th St.
    - Moe’s Broadway Bagel – 3075 Arapahoe Ave.
    - Moe’s Broadway Bagel – 2650 Broadway
    - Page Two – 6565 Gunpark Dr.
    - Pedal to Properties – 2014 Pearl St.
    - Rally Sport Health and Fitness – 2727 29th St.
    - St Julien Hotel and Spa – 900 Walnut St.
    - Trader Joe’s - 1906 28th St.
    - Via Mobility Services – 2855 N. 63rd St.

    Thanks to a concerted effort by the City of Boulder, Boulder County Transportation Department and the University of Colorado to keep bikeways and facilities maintained, Boulder cyclists are able to ride the majority of the year. If it snows on Jan. 28, Boulder snow removal crews will begin plowing the major multi-use paths at the same time as other crews begin plowing the major streets.

    Organizers request that riders register as advance registration helps track how many people participate and calculate the vehicle emissions prevented. Registration also helps the free breakfast stations plan for how much food to offer. More than 1,000 riders have registered in each of the last two years. Register and be entered into a drawing for one of four free passes to the Old Man Winter Bike Rally, eight $25 Sports Authority Gift Cards, and 10 passes for free admission to Community Cycles workshops.

    Register at bouldercolorado.gov/goboulder/winter-bike-to-work-day

    The event is coordinated by Community Cycles and sponsored by the City of Boulder, University of Colorado at Boulder Environmental Center and the Boulder County Transportation Department. Corporate sponsors include Sports Authority and Oskar Blues Brewery.

    For more information, contact sue@communitycycles.org.

  • Colorado Bicycle Summit – Register Today!

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    Bicycle Colorado is hosting its fifth-annual Colorado Bicycle Summit, Connecting Communities, on Feb. 9-10 in downtown Denver. If you’re interested in seeing better bicycling where you live and work, and across Colorado, plan to attend.

    We’re excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Gabe Klein. A visionary in the U.S. transportation scene, Gabe has played a key role in the multimodal transformation of several American cities. In addition to previously serving as director of the Chicago and Washington DC departments of transportation, Gabe also played a key role in the expansion of the game-changing entities Zipcar, Capital Bikeshare in DC and Divvy bike share in Chicago.

    Governor John Hickenlooper is also scheduled to present at this year’s summit. Governor Hickenlooper will share his enthusiasm for bicycling and his intent to continue to improve bicycling in our state.
    Kelly Brough, President and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, rounds out our list of plenary presenters.

    Sponsored by Primal Wear, the Colorado Bicycle Summit also includes focused breakout sessions, happy hour, networking, legislative training and the opportunity to meet your state elected officials.
    Summit details: http://bicyclecolorado.org/events/colorado-bicycle-summit/

  • Lessons Learned from a Hit-and-Run

    Some of you may have heard that a very long time and popular local cyclists, Lee Waldman, was hit by a car in Colorado on Christmas morning. The incident left him with fractures of C1 and C6, a concussion and broken ribs. More on the incident. Now Lee is taking the time to reflect on what happened and what he learned.

    From CX Magazine

    Lesson one: Don’t minimize! Lucky for me that the doctors and nurses were doing their job to it’s fullest extent.

    Lesson two: Sometimes ear-buds aren’t the best choice. I never heard the car that hit me.

    Lesson three: Carry identification. If it hadn’t been for the identification wrist band I was wearing, it might have been hours before the police contacted my wife.

  • No bikes left behind: Patient bikes no longer remain at scene

    From the Coloradoan:
    Poudre Valley Hospital's ambulances that serve Fort Collins—one of America's more cycling-enthusiastic cities—recently received a new add-on: bicycle racks on the front bumpers so bikes can be transported to the hospital at the same time as their injured riders.

    Fourteen ambulances have been retrofitted since summer to carry bikes of patients transported to PVH or Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. The ambulances also serve other communities in Larimer and Weld counties.

    Now, on average, two to four patients a day and their bicycles—some of which cost thousands of dollars—are transported by the ambulances in Fort Collins, a city of tens of thousands of cyclists that in 2013 was designated as a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The high-ranking platinum designation was for the community's commitment to safe biking and encouraging cycling for transportation.

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