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DIY Back with Limited Hours

Welcome back DIY shop -- in a small way. While we still cannot have people inside the building because of COVID square footage per person rules, we will begin offering some limited DIY hours outside. 

Beginning August 29, two sets of tools and two stands will be available for members to work on their bikes Saturdays and Sundays from noon - 4 p.m. You must be a member and reserve your spot on a stand online HERE. Sorry, we will not be able to accept any walk-ups!

We are looking for volunteers to help assist members as they learn and fix their bikes. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact sue@communitycycles.org

Our Silent Auction is usually the highlight of our June Member Party. Unfortunately, we can’t host parties due to COVID, but we are doing a fun online auction. Find great deals and support Community Cycles.

Walk and Bike Month/ Bike to Work Day has been cancelled, but don’t fear: there may not be free breakfast, but we have bike events planned with great prizes

Keep riding!

Sue Prant
Executive Director

Bike-In to the Drive-In!

The Bicycle Advocacy team at Community Cycles is always working to improve bicycling in Boulder.  Thanks to their work, bicycles are now allowed at drive in events!  

Boulder Art Outdoors  and the Dairy Center for the Arts have been offering drive-in movies, and with encouragement from your friends at Community Cycles, Boulder County has revised its guidance to affirm that Bicyclists can participate in Drive-In Events!  

The County’s guidance includes a few rules:
  • Two cyclists maximum per space. One empty space or 9 feet between other vehicles. 
  • If more than ten cyclists are to be allowed the facility would need to submit a plan to Boulder County Public Health that is in accordance with the outdoor event guidelines. 
  • Cyclists must remain stationary inside “space” unless using restroom facilities and/or concession pickup. 
  • Mask use is mandatory at all times. 
  • Bikes, chairs, etc. all need to be within defined space. 
  • Encourage cyclists to use spaces in front.

Enjoy biking to these fun cultural events around town!

Vision Zero Flex Funding - Nine Projects this Fall

While the City of Boulder transportation budget is being cut due to COVID, the Transportation Department, in partnership with the Transportation Advisory Board and Community Cycles, has agreed to fund several Vision Zero projects. These projects are innovative, quick-build, impactful improvements to our streets to increase pedestrian and bicyclist comfort and safety.  Learn more here.  

Community Cycles is excited that intersection improvements at 26th and Spruce will be included. Below is a rough concept of the intersection, with crosswalks and curb extensions to reduce bicycle and pedestrian crossing distances and improve line-of-sight. We’ll be doing more outreach in September with project details. Thanks to the City of Boulder for listening and staying on track with these projects.

GreenStreets

Neighborhood GreenStreets are low-traffic streets where walking and biking are given priority.  This fall, we’ll see improvements on Grove Street (from 15th to 23rd Streets). Improvements will also be made on 23rd Street (from Spruce Street to Arapahoe Avenue), so this street can be an effective alternative to busy Folsom and Arapahoe. 

These improvements, which include paint, wayfinding, delineated curb extensions, artistic crosswalks, plus a new signalized bike/ped crossing at 23rd and Canyon, are supported by the Vision Zero Flex Fund and the Neighborhood Speed Management Project. We know there is more work to do to make our streets safer, but thanks to city staff for working with us to continue to make safety improvements during these difficult times.  

Opportunities to Get Involved!

  • Highway 119 (aka the Diagonal) will be undergoing improvements and they want your input on the first & final mile of your commute.  Take the survey or populate the interactive map!
  • Boulder to Erie Regional Trail Project - Boulder County, in partnership with the City of Boulder and Town of Erie, is evaluating options for the creation of a new soft-surface regional trail connection along the RTD-owned rail corridor linking the City of Boulder and Erie. Give your input here!

Join our advocacy email list. Sign up for Advocacy Alerts! on the right side of the Community Cycles home page.

Stay in the Know with a daily digest of breaking transportation issues and news collected from local sources. From Google Groups, search for Community Cycles News, click on Community Cycles News and join! 

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)
 

Denver Region Bike to Work Day Cancelled - Other Events in the Works 

The Denver Regional Council of Governments and the Colorado Department of Transportation have cancelled Bike to Work Day, originally rescheduled from June to Sept 22. But do not fear: We are working on fun bike events with prizes!

Community Cycles, in partnership with Boulder Transportation Connections,  is planning a Scavenger Hunt with clues for locations all over Boulder. Winners will get fabulous prizes, including Park Tool multi-tools courtesy of sponsor Alpine Bank. Clues and how to play will be up on the Walk and Bike Month website in early September, along with other fun events (some already happening). Check back often and play to win! 

Save the Date: Community Cycles Online Auction

Community Cycles’ annual Silent Auction helps fund our programs and community outreach, including our annual Kids’ Holiday Bike Giveaway and our advocacy for safer streets in Boulder.  Our silent auction gives you an opportunity to buy something special for yourself,  or for someone who has made a difference in your life. This year, our first Online Silent Auction will take place from Monday, September 21 - Sunday, September 27. Save the date and watch for more details! 

Contact Jennifer if you have an item you would like to donate.

Classes & Workshop

Classes have started again, outside in the parking lot with masks! The Complete Mechanics Series is in full swing. After this session is complete, a new session will start in early September. There is a long waiting list, so if you are on that list, you will be contacted when registration opens. You can add your name to the list here.

Maintenance 101 and Fix a Flat

We have started to add these classes, outside with masks. Class size is limited and will fill up quickly. We have a Maintenance 101 coming up on Sept 19th. Register here. Keep checking here as we’ll add new classes when we get instructors.

DIY Shop Open with Limited Hours

On August 29, we are opening DIY Saturdays and Sundays from noon-4 p.m., but you must reserve a spot online in advance

Gift Cards
Did you know Community Cycles has gift cards for sale? They are perfect for any occasion! Gift cards can be purchased in any amount from $25-$1,000 – something for every budget.

Order yours on-line and we’ll mail it out.

Retail Shop Hours

Our shop is open for sales only, with new hours:

Thursday-Sunday

10:30-11 a.m. Seniors and at-risk populations / 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. General Public

(closed Monday-Wednesday)

All customers, volunteers and staff MUST WEAR A MASK. You will not be permitted in the sales and service area without a mask. Stay safe, and help us stay safe. Per the City of Boulder and Boulder County, masks and other procedures are required by law.  Please be ready to work with us on all the requirements, so we can stay open!

Bikes for Sale 

We have a variety of road and mountain bikes, hybrids, cruisers, and even the occasional cargo bike for sale at our shop! We’ve devoted a section of our website for unusual and specialty bicycles. Come check out bikes in person during open hours to view a full inventory.

Bicycle Donations

Please drop off bicycles for donation only when we are open. Donations are welcome Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Be mindful that Community Cycles is in a residential neighborhood.

**Cycling Tips**

Start packing lights! As the weather cools, the evening riding is perfect. How many times have you been caught without your lights?!? Plan ahead: Charge your lights and get in the habit of putting them in your bag or pocket before you go out on a ride.

Swing by the shop to check out the latest USB and battery lights, starting at $30 for a set.

Join Us! Become A Member or Renew Your Membership 

Your membership helps Community Cycles support our staff and pay operational costs. 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!  

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New Rules on Cash Donations

Under the CARES Act, everyone can now deduct cash donations up to a total value of $300 on your 2020 tax return (the one you'll file in 2021).  We hope that makes it a little easier to give...and we’re grateful that our generous donors can enjoy and benefit from that deduction.

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.

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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

Hours: 11 – 6pm  Thursday - Sunday / Open 10:30-11am for seniors and at-risk populations

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