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Community Cycles Monthly Update

Take the Community Survey!

PlacesForBikes is a new program from PeopleForBikes. Designed to help cities and towns get better bicycling infrastructure on the ground faster, the program starts with a survey. Community Cycles would very much like Boulder to be part of this program, and we need your help! Please take the Community Survey (click the red "Take the Survey" button).





Help us reach 3,000 people in Boulder taking the Community Survey to help make Boulder part of PlaceForBikes. The more people who take the survey, the more useable the information is and the more likely we'll be part of this exciting new program.

  Keep Riding!
  Sue Prant
  Executive Director

Stay Tuned: City Redesigning Canyon Boulevard


The City of Boulder is planning a major redo of Canyon Boulevard from 9th Street to 17th Street.  We’d like to see the best possible bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly improvements here, where many of us already bus, bike, and walk. Community Cycles recently spoke before City Council on the Canyon Boulevard Complete Streets project in support of protected bike lanes (option 6). We also asked Council and staff to consider protected intersections to make the street safer and more attractive for all users, and to extend the project farther to the east and west. We shared some great examples with Council and staff: 12 U.S. cities now have protected intersections, including Salt Lake City, Atlanta and San Francisco.

 

Working with CU Denver Urban Planning Department

Teaming up with Community Cycles’ Advocacy Committee, Carrie Latimer, a CU Denver graduate student, is working on a design project to provide greater safety for travel on 30th Street. If you’ve been on 30th street lately, you know it has dangerous intersections and a sub-optimal bike lane. Her work will give us background research when providing input to City of Boulder and the University of Colorado on upcoming projects on this corridor.. Look for Carrie in the next few weeks as she will be doing “on-the-street” interviews with people walking and riding on 30th.


Working Groups

We are involved with a number of working groups, speaking up for bicycles and pedestrians and all of the vulnerable users of our roads, sidewalks and bike infrastructure. Stay tuned on social media and our website for updates!

Thanks to your support and membership, we have:

  • 2 representatives on the Vision Zero Working Group

  • 3 representatives on the Neighborhood Traffic Calming meetings

  • 2 representatives on the 30th Street Group

 

Sign Up for the Community Cycles Daily Digest  


We’ve added a new service to help you stay up-to-date on transportation issues and news. This daily email feed is gathered from local news sources, based on keywords such as bikes, roads, etc. Anyone can sign up for this free service. Simply sign in to Google groups, search for Community Cycles News and click to join group.

Craft Brew Thank You


Thanks to our partners at Winter Craft Beer Festival. We’re proud to be the nonprofit beneficiary of this fun event. We had a great time on Feb. 25th, hope you did too.  Check out the fun! Stay tuned for next year’s Festival and future events with the Craft Beer crew.

 

Save The Date: June 28 is Bike To Work Day


We are looking forward to a great June with Walk and Bike Month and Bike to Work Day. Registration starts soon. Does your business want to support this great community celebration of walking, bicycling and active transportation? Become a sponsor! Contact Jennifer@CommunityCycles.org for more info. Is your business interested in hosting a Breakfast Station? Contact Brenden@comunitycycles.org
 


Pilot Program for Shoulder Maintenance on Boulder County Roads


Boulder County is considering a new pilot program to facilitate reporting of maintenance needs/roadway hazards on Boulder County roads. Are you a cyclist who regularly rides Boulder County roads? Please give us your input.
 

 

Report Problems with Bicycle Infrastructure

Had a close call on your bike? Run into branches on the bike path? Want to point out some pavement that needs improvement? Interact with the City of Boulder via Inquire Boulder.

Community Cycles Calendar

See our online calendar for a full list of events.
 


Workshops


With spring kicking into gear, we are upping our workshop game. Featuring new workshops like BYOBike (Bring Your Own Bike) Tubeless. Or specialized workshops, like working on those pesky derailleurs.  We are also offering Wheel Building on a regular basis.

See our online calendar for a full list of events.

 

Join Us for a FUN Fundraiser at Pub Trivia Night

 

On Wednesday, March 29 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Twisted Pine, come out and test your knowledge while supporting your favorite nonprofit at a fun event put on by Geeks Who Drink Trivia. Entry is a $5 donation per person. Proceeds go to Community Cycles to support our Earn-A-Bike Program. RSVP HERE. Cash prize for the winning team and some sweet giveaways for all participants.

 

Pastries on the Path

Transitions Bike Program Graduates 2 Students to Jobs at B-Cycle

 

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Vinny re-builds wheels at Boulder B-Cycle.

Community Cycles “Transitions” Bike Program works with young adults with disabilities. We teach them bike repair skills, get them a bike of their own and place them in a job where they can work on bikes. We have recently placed two students -- Vinny and Aiden -- in jobs at Boulder B-cycle.

Vinny, a Transitions student who has been interning at Community Cycles as an instructor assistant since November,  was part of our class in September and October.  In February he started working at Boulder B-Cycle as a wheelsmith, dismantling B-Cycle wheels that have developed faulty hubs, rims or both, and rebuilding them with new parts. This work requires precision and attention to detail, but more importantly, it's a strong beginning for a partnership between two Boulder bicycling non-profits that each have much to gain, and to give.

Aiden, a mechanically gifted student, will be starting at B-cycle in the coming weeks, after one-on-one training classes at CC.

Thanks so much to Aaron’s Fund and the Community Foundation Boulder County for making this program possible.


Kids Summer Bike Camp

Session 1 is now full. Session 2 for children aged 8 - 14 is July 31 - August 4. Sign up for Session 2 today!

Volunteer Opportunity

New volunteer opportunity: Help us advertise! Expect 2-3 hours/week posting new workshops and classes to online calendars and social media. If interested, contact Dax via email at manager@communitycycles.org.


E-Bikes

mark on e bike.jpgLong commute? Big hills? E-bikes are a great way to get an extra boost that lets you stay on your bicycle and out of those pesky single-occupancy-vehicles.

We’re catching the E-Bike wave: Come into our shop and learn how you can boost your ride.




Kargo Kampus Longtail

What?!?! Why would anyone want something like this? Well, here are few ideas: Bike camping? Check! Grocery shopping? Check! Winter traveling? Check! One-car family curious? CHECK! Featuring the new Xtracycle Leap & Surly’s Krampus, a PLUS bike ready to handle everything and now with the added benefit of a cargo bike. Includes Surly Big Bags (not in photo). Come by the shop for free test rides.

Membership Expired?

Please continue supporting Community Cycles’ advocacy efforts to make cycling safer and easier. Remember, membership has many benefits: Free use of the shop with friendly help to keep you rolling, discounts on workshops and much more.

Renew today! Help us save resources during our spring renewal mailing. Your renewal today conserves lots of resources during our spring membership renewal mailing.

Bike Lights

Did you know that it’s illegal to ride at night without a bike light? Bike lights also add greatly to the safety of yourself and others. Don’t have a light? Swing by Community Cycles, we have some small lights to give away to increase safety.

February 2017 By the Numbers


Shop Bike Numbers
Bikes Donated = 122
Bikes Sold = 58
Bikes Recycled = 50
 
Shop Usage (Hourly)
Volunteer Hours = 422.5
Member Hours = 335
Workshop Hours = 81
 
Current Membership: 2,003

March 2017

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February New & Renewing Members

New and renewing members are our life line. Thanks to our new and renewing members.

Carol Andrew
Todd Beetcher
Matt Bergen
Rylan Bowers
Annie Engers
Ben Blue
Ryan Brow
Janny Chaiyavet
Nikolaj Christensen
Brian Christensen
Amber Churchill
Casey Dallavalle
Barb Douma
Becca Droz
Hamad El-Taweel
Lin Erhardt
Trevor Fritz
Alex Furman
Jade Garisch
Timothy Gerstner
Chloe Greene
James Greengrass
Landon Hilliard
Todd Holtan
Andrew Homeyer
Trey Irland
Daniel Katzman
Kristian Kerr
Nick Kerwin
Daren Kraft
Jordan Krechmer
Nick Kruczek
Jonathan LaCroix
Jared Leggett
Vahid Mazdeh
J. James McFarland
Gabi Murillo
Tom Needy
Tucker Oakley
Kristen Oldaker
Zane Selvans
Gregor Robinson
Ethan Welty
Mylene Jaquemart
Picklebric Coop
Phillip Horner
Stephanie Jarvis
Michaela Mujica Steiner
Richard Quenon
Thomas Read
Ed Self
Erin Applegate
Nick Applegate
Peter Stamborski
Eric Stenner
Roland Sweet
Richard Telleen
Steve Terjak
Patrick Turmala
Cayla Were
Roy White
Dan Whitt
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