• 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

                  • Bicycle Colorado Needs Our Help, Opening a Prized Packed Virtual Auction

                    Submitted by Bill Plock on April 6th, 2020

                    This is an excerpt from a letter from Bicycle Colorado Executive Director, Pete Piccolo. By bidding, even if you don’t win, you then become a member of Bicycle Colorado. In a time where more people than ever are riding bikes, now is a good time to support an organization that works tirelessly to help make our experiences on bikes as safe and fun as possible.  Read more

                    • Bicycle Colorado Seeking Membership and Development Director

                      Submitted by Bill Plock on March 5th, 2020

                      This is a unique opportunity for a talented fundraising professional to join a dynamic, passionate, mission-driven team. The Membership & Development Director will be part of a leadership team tasked with guiding the implementation of a three-year strategic plan focused on expanding the organization’s impact. This exciting time in Bicycle Colorado’s history offers a curious, results-oriented, entrepreneurial, values-driven fundraising professional a chance to shape and lead the donation and membership giving programs, as well as the sponsorship and business development opportunities that are essential components to achieving the team’s goals.  Read more