• Two eBikes Need a New Home – Will it be Yours?

    Submitted by Bill Plock on August 4th, 2021

     If you have been having trouble purchasing an eBike recently due to supply chain issues and a big increase in demand, or if you just want to get one for yourself, Bicycle Colorado is offering two Orbea Optima Class 1 eBikes during their summer raffle in partnership with SloHi Bike Co, a bike shop based in Denver. 

    SloHi selected the Orbea Optima for this raffle because it’s one of their best-selling eBikes. It’s stylish, simple and fun. The Orbea Optima E50 is an affordable and comfortable electric city bike with step-thru frame fo Read more

    • Cycling Community Sponsoring Essay Contest for Youths

      Submitted by Bill Plock on June 21st, 2021

      The Colorado Cycling community is looking for some fun, creative youths who are entering 7th through 12th grade to share why they love cycling and how cycling can make the world a better place.  Read more

      • It Could Be Me Announces Board of Directors for New 501c3 Advocacy Group

        Submitted by Bill Plock on June 3rd, 2021

        From an Olympian to IRONMAN Champion, to organizer of one of America’s most recognized cycling races to entrepreneurs and advocacy leaders in cycling, It Could Be Me announces its board of directors.  Read more

        • Bike Jeffco Bigger Impact on Cycling than You May Think–US 40 Paving Project Great Example

          Submitted by Bill Plock on April 16th, 2021

          Did you know that Highway 40 (the backside of Lookout Mountain) will be re-paved from Highway 93 (Colfax) to the Genesee exit this summer? Or did you know that Jeffco Open space is negotiating with the Department of Energy to do a massive land swap that would result in more possible recreation on South Table Mountain? Both of these projects along with many others in Jefferson County will possibly have a major impact on cycling, running and hiking all over the county. Thanks to advocacy group Bike Jeffco, cyclist have a strong influence on how these projects happen, or don’t happen.

          Bike Jeffco has been helping ensure safer roads and trails for over 20 years. The late Dave Evans established the group when tensions were high in Deer Creek Canyon. Charlie Meyers took over as Chairman and has grown the group and attendance has soared at monthly meetings. 303 will interview Charlie soon to learn more about his vision and why he loves cycling so much. Read more

          • Bike Events Now Included in 5 Star Covid Certification Program, Big Win for Endurance Events

            Submitted by Bill Plock on March 25th, 2021

            When the State’s 5 Star Certification Program was introduced in late December to allow counties to certify qualifying 5 Star entities like businesses, gyms and fitness centers, restaurants, personal services and indoor events to operate at a greater capacity, we saw that outdoor recreation options like bike tours were not included as a category alongside other business entities. With bike events planning 2021 rides amidst uncertainty about State regulations and participation guidelines on COVID, we needed to find a solution quickly, so we got to work to fix the problem.
            Working alongside the Colorado Bike Event Coalition (CBEC), today we’re proud to say that the Certification Program has been amended to include outdoor recreation events, clearing a path for Colorado’s iconic bicycle tour events to return this year. Ensuring that bike events like the Triple Bypass, Denver Century Ride, Courage Classic and more can go on in a COVID-safe way not only allows people like you to partake in the rides you love, it also protects an important part of Colorado’s economy—tourism dollars from Coloradans and out-of-staters traveling to participate.  Read more

            • Bicycle Colorado Raffles off Two Bikes, 8K Alchemy Atlas and Electra Townie

              Submitted by Bill Plock on February 1st, 2021

              We are so excited to bring our members and supporters not one, but two amazing opportunities to take home a new bike this month!

              Whether you are looking for an iconic carbon ride to help you go the distance, or just want a new set of wheels to help you cruise around town, we’ve got the bikes for you in our February Raffles. Read more

              • Cyclists 4 Community Matching Donations to Support Bicycle Colorado to Digitize Bike Friendly Driver Education

                Submitted by Bill Plock on January 28th, 2021

                About five years ago after two bicyclists were killed in succession in Fort Collins, there was outcry from citizens. The City of Fort Collins heard the outcry and innovated classroom based education on driving around bicyclists.

                Bicycle Colorado saw the program and its value. Now, C4C and Bicycle Colorado are partnering to fund the delivery of the class in digitized form to tens of thousands of drivers and bicyclists. Read more

                • New E-Bike Program Provides Bikes to Low Income Essential Workers

                  Submitted by Bill Plock on October 14th, 2020

                  The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and Bicycle Colorado today announced a newly launched pilot program to provide Class 1 electric bikes to low-income essential workers as a transportation solution in Denver. Northeast Transportation Connections, a transportation management agency in Northeast Denver, provided outreach support to community members, and the bikes were ordered, built and distributed by SloHi Bikes on Colfax Avenue. The Colorado Electric Vehicle Coalition Equity Subgroup Committee provided guidance on program design.  Read more

                  • Karen Hornbostel Time Trial Q&A with Larry Potter after First Race

                    Submitted by Bill Plock on September 11th, 2020

                    On the eve of the kickoff to the NFL football season, bike racers line up in unprecedented fall weather at an unprecedented start date for the Karen Hornbostel Time Trial race originally scheduled for March. We caught up with race director and member of COBRAS, Larry Potter to see how it went. Here are some questions and answers with Larry. Read more

                    • Alchemy and SRAM Donate Carbon Gravel Bike for Charity

                      Submitted by Bill Plock on May 20th, 2020

                      We’re now entering the prime gravel riding season in many parts of the country including Colorado, and Alchemy, SRAM, Zipp, and Bicycle Colorado partnered to bring you an exclusive chance to win big. With a maximum of 300 tickets sold, this is your best chance to score an unparalleled gravel machine. Even better than the chance at winning, each ticket purchase is a gift in support of bicycle advocacy.

                      Bicycle Colorado envisions a Colorado where riding a bike is always safe and convenient for everyone, where bicycling is the top choice for recreation and everyday trips, and where the benefits of bicycling are experienced and valued by all. Your ticket purchase is a vote in support of this vision and supports their advocacy and education work.  Read more