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  • Community Cycles holds 9th Annual Kids’ Holiday Bike Giveaway Dec. 20

    BOULDER—Community Cycles, a nonprofit organization that educates and advocates for the safe use of bicycles, will hold its popular Kids’ Holiday Bike Giveaway on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4770 Table Mesa Drive. Community Cycles and 100 volunteers typically prepare 200 to 300 refurbished bikes for local kids in need. Each child will also receive a bike helmet provided by Boulder Community Health. This is the 9th year the organization has organized this event.

    Tebo Properties has donated the venue and Walnut Cafe is a major sponsor.

    To receive a bike for a child two to 10 years old, a parent or guardian must present a recent report card, valid photo ID, passport or birth certificate for each child. A $35 donation is suggested per bike; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

    Throughout the year, Community Cycles collects kids’ bikes, which are then refurbished by volunteer mechanics in time for the annual giveaway. If you’re interested in participating in this event, here’s how you can help:
    Volunteer. Everyone can help, regardless of bike mechanic experience. Call the shop at 720-565-6019 or complete a volunteer sign-up form at communitycycles.org.

    Donate a bike. All of the bikes Community Cycles gives away are donated by the community. If you have an unused bike you would like to donate, drop it off at Community Cycles’ shop between noon and 6 p.m. any day except Monday or Wednesday.

    Sponsor a child or family for $35 or $140, respectively. If you would like to be a sponsor, fill out the donor form or visit communitycycles.org.

    Event proceeds fund Community Cycles’ advocacy and bicycle programs. For more information about this event or Community Cycles, call 720-565-6019 or visit www.communitycycles.org.

    About Community Cycles (www.communitycycles.org)
    Community Cycles is a nonprofit organization of bicycle enthusiasts serving Boulder County. Its mission is to educate and advocate for the safe use of bicycles as a means of transportation and personal enjoyment within our community.

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  • Better Bike Commuting options are opening up along Hwy 36

    Some of you may have seen the separated bike lane running along Hwy 36 near Wadsworth and Churchranch. This new bike lane will connect Boulder to Westminster allowing cyclists greater options to commute to work or access better/friendlier bike routes on their noon rides. Now will another infrastructure entity help complete a Westminster -> Denver connection anytime soon? How are off would it now be?

    Full story from the DailyCamera

    The bikeway is being constructed alongside the road portions of the project. Phase I of the project, which runs from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville and Superior, is 75 percent complete. Phase II, which runs from 88th to Table Mesa, is about 10 percent complete, with portions of the bikeway finished between Cherryvale Road and Marshall Road.

  • BRAC Announces Reorganization

    It gives me great pleasure to announce that Shawn Farrell has accepted the interim position of Operations Manager for the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC). This interim position will focus on day-to-day operations of the organization and creating a new staff organizational structure

    Read all about it (PDF) on the BRAC Website

  • Driver in crash that injured cyclist Dale Stetina sentenced

    From the Daily Camera:

    Ryan Dowd had faced up to year in jail

    The driver involved in a Lefthand Canyon crash last year that left former professional cyclist Dale Stetina with life-threatening injuries was sentenced to 60 hours of community service by a Boulder judge last week.

    Ryan Dowd, 40, of Longmont, pleaded guilty to careless driving resulting in injury -- the original count in the case -- on Aug. 29. In addition to the community service, he will have to pay court costs and restitution. The amount of restitution will be determined at a later hearing.

    Careless driving resulting in injury is a Class 1 traffic offense and is punishable by up to a year in jail.

    Complete Story

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  • BRAC Executive Director is stepping down

    From BRAC's Facebook page

    After over a year of service I, Aaron Bouplon, Executive Director of the Bicycle Racing Association, have decided to resign in order to pursue other interests.

    I greatly value my experiences and the good times I have had with our members, event directors, and photographers. We have some amazing Board members and officials that I will also miss working with. I'm excited about the growth that we've accomplished in the past year. We've seen an increase in the number of women giving the sport a chance (and sticking with it), our junior camps sold out, and our beginner clinics were well attended and the riders made huge improvements.

    I'm thankful to the many of you that help make bike racing in Colorado a fantastic experience.I would like to give special thanks to Clint Bickmore, Deirdre Moynihan, Jon Tarkington, Chris McGee, Chris Grealish, Keith Nordstom, and Andy Johnson.

    My last day will be November 19th. Please feel free to contact me if there is anything that you need. Thank you for being a great group of people, I'm honored to have been able to work for you.

    -Aaron Bouplon