Denver Cycling

New Colorado Cycling Bills in 2011

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Bicycle Colorado is working with other legislators to get 2 new bills into progress at the state capitol.

Open Roads Act Keeps Freedom to Travel

State Representative Andy Kerr announced plans to introduce the Open Roads Act as the Colorado General Assembly begins work next week. The goal of the bill is to provide Colorado citizens and visitors the ability to travel to jobs, schools, stores and attractions by bicycle or electric-assist bicycle without restriction from using public streets.

"Banning bicycle travel on every street in a community penalizes people that choose healthy, affordable, pollution-free transportation." says bill sponsor Representative Kerr.

Become a Trips for Kids Ride Leader

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Volunteer for 5 rides during 2011 or serve the
equivalent amount of time assisting organization
in other areas (25 hours).

TFKD/B will provide volunteers:
- Special volunteer training opportunities
- Primal - "Ride Leader" jersey

Ride Leader Program Details:
Program Goal: develop a core group of regular volunteers committed to assisting with five or more rides over the next 12 months.

TFKD/B has always relied on volunteers to power our youth mountain biking and after school bike club programs. As with most pursuits, as volunteers gain experience they undoubtedly become more valuable in supporting the ride logistics and are better equipped to coach and interact with our youth participants. In 2011 we are making a commitment to provide a better volunteer experience for both one-time and regular volunteers. Volunteers who sign up for the “Ride Leader” program may elect to attend pre-ride volunteer training workshops and will receive a TFK “Ride Leader” jersey.

Call for Nominations – Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Committee

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From District 9 Council women -- Judy Montero

Denver has always been a great city for bicycling, and converging local and global trends have renewed the enthusiasm and commitment to a cycling culture. In 2010 Denver moved up the ranks to become a Silver Bicycle Friendly Community, but there is still more work needed to reach the goal of 10 percent bicycle commuting by 2018.

If you are interested or involved in bicycling, this is an opportunity for you! As advisor to the Mayor and City agencies, and conduit to our community, the MBAC plays a leading role in making Denver a more bicycle friendly city. Denver is looking for committed individuals who will represent our diverse City and bicycle community.

When applying, please address the following in your letter of interest:

How often do you ride a bike (daily, weekly, monthly) and for what purpose (recreation, transportation, etc.)?

Are you a member of any bicycle organizations? Which ones?

What bicycle-related activities do you /have you participated in?

Do you use public transportation? Combine it with bike riding?

Are you familiar with the Bicycle Friendly Communities program?

Cyclists for Chris Romer show up to hear his bid for Mayor

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About 200 cycling and Chris Romer fans showed up Wednesday night at The Great Divide Brewery in downtown Denver to support his bid to become the next Denver Mayor. As a Denver native and cycling enthusiast, he is passionate about Denver becoming the most bike friendly city in the country.

Romer shared recent stories about racing at the Leadville 100 and Bailey Hundo. The inaugural 2010 Bailey Hundo was organized as a partnership between four Colorado Senators—Senator Chris Romer, Senator Mark Scheffel, Senator Mike Kopp, and Senator Greg Brophy, as well as the Platte Canyon Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Mountain Biking Association (COMBA).

Before and after Romer's speech, supporters had an opportunity to drink some tasty beer and rub shoulders some of the mountain biking world’s best, including:

Sonya Looney-Topeak/Ergon
Susan DeMattei – '96 Olympic bronze metal in Mountain Biking
Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski – Olympian, 9-time Natl. Champ., 1st Bailey Hundo Champion
Heather Irmiger - 2009 U.S. XC and Marathon National Champion
Dave Wiens - US National Mountain Bike Champion and multiple World-Cup winner


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