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ACTION NEEDED: 20 is Plenty!

This is our most important issue in a long time -- we need your voice!

The shop closed, but Community Cycles is hard at work making biking safer. Our recent guest opinion in the Daily Camera laid out our support for street rebalancing during the COVID crisis (closing some streets to through traffic to allow for more walking and biking while maintaining social distancing) and implementing 20 is Plenty on residential streets immediately. The Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) supported streets rebalancing, but the City Council did not.

Now 20 is Plenty is coming before Council. TAB has shown strong support, but Transportation Division staff is waging a campaign to stop 20 is Plenty by stoking fears, promoting expensive and unwarranted studies during a time of budget cutting. They are using the COVID crisis as an excuse to kill a project they were already trying to kill before the crisis. We need your help to stop this. 

TAKE ACTION NOW
On Tuesday, April 21, Council will decide if they will support TAB’s recommendation to proceed with implementation of the 20 is Plenty speed limit for residential streets. Please email Council asking to implement 20 is Plenty NOW and tell them to select Option 2See our letter to TAB and Council for more info. Also send a letter to the editor.  

Get a Sign.
Help spread the message and order a 20 is Plenty yard sign.  We'll deliver by bike. 

Keep riding!

Sue Prant
Executive Director

Your Donation Doubled 🙌

Support Community Cycles Through This Crisis So We Can Re-open and Serve the Community! 

As you may know, unlike many nonprofits, a significant portion of our income comes from used bicycles sales, user fees from our DIY bike shop, and purchases of new and used bike parts. During this uncertain time, we were grateful and deeply moved to receive a $5,000 matching grant from a long-time donor and supporter. Because of this gift, your donation today will be doubled! Read more about the matching grant and our need for your support here.

Disappointed by Boulder's inaction to make our streets safer for walking and biking, some neighbors have taken matters into their own hands.
County Re-striping Input

Do you ride your bike on county roads? Ever wish for more space? Or additional paint to delineate your space when biking on the road? The county has a number of striping projects. First is 75th and Baseline for all of unincorporated Boulder County. The county is seeking input on all roads with bikeable shoulders indicated on page 82 of the TMP.  We urge your input on all county roads, because Vision Zero is for all roads.  Please email your comment here.  Keep in mind these projects will not widen the road. A good example is Jay Road, where re-allocating space and paint can make a difference.
Riding in these Times

Riding a bike is a great way to get some exercise and practice social distancing. Please be sure to wear a mask, leave plenty of room when passing other people walking or on bikes, and ride at least 6 feet behind or in front of others (more depending on speed). Please see our page on social distancing tips for bicyclists.



 

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Report a Close Call or Unsafe Conditions to the City of Boulder using the Inquire Boulder App. Great to use on your phone -- you can easily add a photo and identify the location of the issue. Select the Topic Area and Report a New Issue.  

Report an Aggressive Driver:  Dial *CSP  (*277)
 

On March 12, Community Cycles made the difficult decision to close our shop doors because of the COVID-19 crisis. It was heart-wrenching as we knew it meant we would face financial losses and have trouble paying our staff and operating our programs--just as we were coming into spring when we finally turn a profit after the dry winter months. 

From that day until now, we are still trying to steady the ship. But even in these tough times, there are glimmers of hope. The Cook Family Foundation (thank you so much!) stepped up with a challenge grant to help us pay staff. Please give today and your gift will be doubled! We also have received a loan/grant from the federal government’s CARES Act. And while we struggle along with everyone else to figure out how we can actually use this money without it hurting us (the guidance from the government has been lacking), we are hopeful that we can pay our staff something and keep most of them employed with these two sources.

Bike Donations

We are once again accepting donations, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2 p.m. You can drop off donations of bikes and parts here:
Bike Sales

Sales are happening over the phone with contact-less pick up (click here for link) for limited sales. Or contact sales@communitycycles.org to schedule a phone consultation.
Bike Repair Videos

All programming is on hold until we re-open. Check out the Park Tool videos to help you in your repairs.

Cycling Tips

Watch Bryan demonstrate what he carries in his bicycle repair tool kit. Be prepared to troubleshoot any problems that could come up on your next ride!
Your membership helps Community Cycles support our staff and pay operational costs while the shop is closed. It also supports Community Cycles’ advocacy work and all of our community programs. Together, we are making Boulder better for bicycling. Join or renew your membership now!
Join Now

Super-easy, affordable membership plan: Monthly Donation!

Spread out payments throughout the year by joining our Ring of Support as a Community Cycles Recurring Donor.  A recurring donation helps keep us strong throughout the year.

We Accept Vehicle Donations

Yes, we’re a bike shop that collects and recycles used bikes, but we also accept car donations. Contact our partner, Vehicle for Charities, to let them know you have a vehicle to donate.

Vehicles for Charity will let us know about your donation.  As our thank you for this donation, we’ll give you a one-year free membership to Community Cycles!

Double Your Donation

Did you know that some employers match employees’ donations to non-profit organizations? Check here to see if you can have double the bang for your buck!

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2601 Spruce St unit b,
Boulder, CO 80302

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