• Cyclist hospitalized after reported crash with semi in Boulder County

    Submitted by 303cycling on October 22nd, 2017

    Colorado State Troopers were trying to determine whether or not a cyclist collided with a semi truck at East County Line Road on Colo. 66 on Friday afternoon. Read more

    • How Cyclists Can Get Police to Take On-Bike Video Footage Seriously

      Submitted by 303cycling on October 18th, 2017

      Over the past several years, more and more riders have been strapping video cameras to their bikes—not to capture rad jumps or beautiful scenery, but for safety reasons. However, the cameras might not be the panacea that many riders believe. On-bike video footage helped authorities catch the alleged driver who hit a cyclist on the Natchez Trace last month, but too often, video evidence from cyclists is ignored by overwhelmed police departments, particularly in cases where there’s no injury or other crime committed. Read more

      • Nebraska’s 3-foot law: Why it matters

        Submitted by 303cycling on October 11th, 2017

        On July 20, 2016, at around 6:00 am, Jeff was riding his bike on Highway 30 near Sidney, Nebraska. An avid cyclist and racer, Jeff was familiar with this highway, and he rode it regularly. He had a red, rear-facing blinky light on his bike. Jeff is 49, married, and has two sons in their early 20s. Jeff has been mountain biking since 1988, road cycling since 1999, and began road racing in 2002. He grew up racing motocross and riding freestyle BMX. Needless to say, Jeff can handle his bike, and he’s a savvy rider. Read more

        • Colorado’s Bicycle Law Now Includes Electric Bikes

          Submitted by 303cycling on September 11th, 2017

          On August 9, 2017, the Colorado law that regulates the operation of bicycles in our State changed again based on the advent of electrical assisted bicycles or “e-bikes.” E-bikes have gained in popularity over the years and there has been a push by the bike industry and People for Bikes to have uniform legislation nationwide so it will be easier to know where to ride each type of e-bikes. Read more

          • Cyclist seriously injured in weekend crash on U.S. 36 north of Boulder

            Submitted by 303cycling on August 31st, 2017

            A cyclist was seriously injured in a crash over the weekend on U.S. 36 north of Boulder after apparently steering into oncoming traffic.

            The crash occurred at the 31 milemarker of North Foothills Highway just north of the city of Boulder at 8:46 a.m. Saturday, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid. Read more

            • Cycling Deaths Are Rising Faster Than Driving or Walking Deaths, New Study Suggests

              Submitted by 303cycling on August 30th, 2017

              After a nearly decade-long decline, deaths on U.S. roadways started rising again two years ago as gas prices dropped and more Americans got back in their cars. Now, a new study has found that cyclist deaths increased at a higher rate than those of drivers, walkers, or any other road user. Researchers also saw an uptick in the age of the victims. Read more

              • Jury Awards Damages Against AZ Asphalt in the Wrongful Death of Cyclist Dale Thomas

                Submitted by 303cycling on August 23rd, 2017

                Friday, June 19, 2015, was a beautiful summer day in Gunnison, Colorado. Dale Thomas, a popular 40-year resident and local artist, decided to head out for a bike ride. He was wearing a helmet and his favorite bike jersey, the one that his wife, Ellen Petrick, had given him for Christmas. Read more

                • How Cyclists Can Get Police to Take On-Bike Video Footage Seriously

                  Submitted by 303cycling on August 18th, 2017

                  Over the past several years, more and more riders have been strapping video cameras to their bikes—not to capture rad jumps or beautiful scenery, but for safety reasons. However, the cameras might not be the panacea that many riders believe. On-bike video footage helped authorities catch the alleged driver who hit a cyclist on the Natchez Trace last month, but too often, video evidence from cyclists is ignored by overwhelmed police departments, particularly in cases where there’s no injury or other crime committed. Read more

                  • Rolling Coal Bill – Make Your Voice Heard

                    Submitted by Nicole Odell on May 1st, 2017

                    UPDATE: I testified today, 4/27, in favor of this bill in the House Health Committee which Rep. Ginal heads, as well as two weeks ago in the Senate Transportation Subcommittee where it was passed. Read more

                    • ADVOCACY: Current Cycling Issues in the Colorado General Assembly

                      Submitted by 303cycling on March 21st, 2017

                      The 2017 legislative session in Colorado convened on January 11. The session is limited to 120 days and will adjourn May 10. In that short time, there is much work to be done.
                      Together, with a unified voice, we can make a difference and continue to make this the #1 state for bikes! Read more