For the second year the Fort Collins Bike Co-op is looking for volunteers to work on the Fort Collins Urban Assault Ride! The event takes place on Sunday, July 18.Continue reading
The Bike Co-op held its final listening session on Wednesday, May 5th. This meeting served to summarize citizens’ comments made during eight previous sessions held throughout the City and to prioritize action items for referral to City Planners, Transportation Planners and citizen’s boards and commissions.Continue reading
Did you know that the Colorado State Police have a hotline for bicyclists to report aggressive driving if they see a motorist putting a bicyclist at risk?
The phone number is Star CSP (*277) when dialed from a mobile phone. Thanks to a State Patrol partnership with mobile phone companies calls to this hotline are free.Continue reading
Swapping your gas-guzzling, emissions-belching automobile for a clean, lean biking machine is one of the most significant ways you can reduce your negative impact on the planet….So, lube up your chains and grease those bearings- it’s time to kick off Earth Week with the first annual CSU Bike Parade!Continue reading
As a part of our effort to provide community input to help Plan Fort Collins for the next 5 – 50 years, the Fort Collins Bike Co-op announces a series of community “listening sessions” or “Bike Town Meetings” to identify issues and opportunities for the future of bicycling in the city.
To gather as much public input as possible, the Co-op will hold nine public meetings over the next seven weeks. The information we collect will be delivered to the Bicycle Advisory Committee, the Transportation Board, the planning team for Plan Fort Collins and other groups or organizations as appropriate.
Find out more about the Co-op Listening Sessions
Generally, politicians and big businesses have the reputation of favoring the status quo, and generally resisting sweeping changes that would bring about increased efficiency and sustainability. However, with regards to transportation in the U.S., that might be about to change.Continue reading
Here in Fort Collins, we’re pretty proud of our bike lanes- and with good reason! Providing ample space for motorists and bikes to use the same roads encourages bike commuting and makes people feel safer when they are ‘going with the flow.’Continue reading
State Representative John Kefalas has introduced landmark legislation into the Colorado Legislature that will make Colorado one of the most bicycle friendly states in the US.Continue reading
The Fort Collins Bike Co-op announces the appointment of Rick Price, Ph.D. as the Co-op’s “Safe Cycling Coordinator”. The part-time, paid position is made possible by a grant from REI to promote safe cycling in Fort Collins and to teach bicycle safety to 10 – 14 year olds. The Co-op hopes to reach 5-10% of school children in that age group (400 to 800 students) over the next thirteen months under the program.
Price is a board member of the Bike Co-op, one of two founders of the bicycle advocacy group, Bike Fort Collins, and has been active in bicycle advocacy locally for over two decades.Continue reading
Every spring, the Cache la Poudre River rises as mountain snows melt. Some years there is abundant snow and the river’s flow is high enough to clean and refresh the river. Other years we have a dry winter and, because there are lots of diversions, there may be hardly any water left in the river in Fort Collins and the river suffers. Regardless, every year at some point the river hits its “peak” snowmelt-driven flow, when the water is at its highest, usually in June — thus “June Rise” — but ranging from about May 15th through June. After that, water levels drop.
What will the river do in 2009? You be the judge in Save The Poudre’s First Annual June Rise Contest. Guess when the Poudre River runoff will peak at the USGS Canyon Mouth Gage, as well as how much the actual peak flow will be in cubic feet per second (cfs).
See the Prizes for the winners and runners up