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City Council Passes "20 is Plenty" Unanimously

Speed Limits Lowered on all Boulder Residential Streets
On May 18, Boulder City Council unanimously passed a 20-mile-an-hour speed limit for all residential streets. This comes after four years of lobbying the city to enact Vision Zero measures and policies aimed at ending serious injuries and traffic fatalities. The new speed limit is a big step because studies show that the difference between being struck by a vehicle going 20 and one going 25 is often life or death. This is a good first step to getting to help make Boulder safe for walking and biking.

Read about the path to 20 is Plenty in Boulder

Read why 20 is Plenty is safer 

Community Cycles Joins Call for Social Justice and Equity

In these difficult times, Community Cycles’ board and staff join our voices with Black Lives Matter and those working for social justice and equity. Please read our statement and learn how we will incorporate these goals into the fight for equitable transportation.

Keep riding!

Sue Prant
Executive Director

Walk and Bike Month / Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day has been moved to September 22. As of now, we still don’t know exactly what it will look like. We will be promoting some “choose your own adventure” bike rides and walks for June on the new Walk and Bike Month website.  These can be done alone or with people in your immediate family. June is a beautiful time to get out and walk and bike, so give these walks and rides a try.

Beg Button Signs Volunteers

Community Cycles asked the city to automate “beg buttons” -- the buttons you push to get a walk signal -- during the pandemic. Due to staffing constraints, though, the city was unable to do this. So the Transportation Advisory Board came up with these signs. We have been working to get these up, but still need signs hung in Gunbarrel and Martin Acres. If you can volunteer, please contact Tila. 

 

COVID Open Streets

Community Cycles continues to work for Open Streets during the COVID pandemic. Recently, NACTO, the National Association of City Transportation Officials, of which Boulder is a member, released “Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery” as a guide. Community Cycles is working with TAB and Council to make them aware of what other cities are doing. In late May, we sent Council information on NATCO and other programs. We continue to ask Council and city staff to address this issue.

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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)
 

Meet Justin Saxby 

Justin first joined Community Cycles as a mechanic in 2014, during the last year of an M.A. in English program at CU. He left Boulder and CC for South Bend, IN to begin a Ph.D. in Theology & Literature at the University of Notre Dame, and is now happy to be back! It is his aspiration to serve the environmental, social and economic suffering of the world; it is his intention to do so by serving Community Cycles as our Production Manager. Justin adores the simplicity and practicality of his first bike from CC, a Bridgestone MB-3, and is as happy restoring mid-80s road bikes as he is talking about Ralph Waldo Emerson, Meister Eckhart or Dōgen.

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.

Shop Hours

Please note that our hours and open days have changed. On May 9, our shop re-opened for sales only, with special hours:

Thursday-Sunday

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

(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!

Bike Sales 

You can come check out bikes in person during open shop hours. For unusual bicycles posted online, stop by the shop to view a full inventory.

Bike Donations 

Please do not leave donations out when we are closed. Donations should be left Thursday-Sunday 11a.m. - 4 p.m.  Donations left during closed hours are attracting vandals. Community Cycles is in a residential neighborhood, so we want to be mindful of that. Thank you!

Bikes for Kids

Thinking outside the shop! 

Ray Keener, former CC board president, is fixing kids’ bikes at his house, selling them and giving CC the proceeds. So far he has sold 12 and has more to work on. Here is a family getting their new bike. A big thanks to Ray from the shop and the community!

Cycling Tips

We live in an urban area in Boulder, where it can be hard to ride and still maintain a 6’ distance from other cyclists or pedestrians. While you may be comfortable with making a choice for yourself to not wear a mask, remember that you’re actually making the decision for those around you. “I wear my mask to protect you, you wear your mask to protect me.”

Read one rider’s perspective on how how to keep your glasses from fogging while wearing a face mask here or here.

At the Shop, we have Community Cycles neck gaiters for $10 to help you stay safe. 

Update on Our Member Party

We miss not being able to get together for our Annual Member Appreciation Party, held every June. It’s still a good time to let all you know how much you mean to us -- we wouldn’t have had the support to pass “20 is Plenty” without you. We look forward to getting together as soon as possible. 

Stay healthy and make sure to renew now. To show our appreciation to Members, we’re offering a discount to expired members if you renew before June 30. Contact Alexey to get your membership discount code to renew your membership now!

New Rules on Cash Donations

Under the CARES Act, we can all deduct cash donations up to $300. For everyone who takes the standard deduction on your 2020 tax return (the one you'll file in 2021), there’s a new "above-the-line" deduction of up to $300 for cash donations made in 2020. We hope that makes it a little easier to give...and we’re glad that all of our generous donors can take that deduction!

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!

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.

Commuting Solutions

Community Cycles has joined Commuting Solutions. They are a Transportation Management Organization that advocates for regional multi-modal transportation improvements, and seeks to inspire behavior change to reduce traffic congestion long-term. Join them for a SH 119 membership meeting on June 24, 9-10:30 a.m. via Zoom to plug into the advocacy and transportation planning efforts underway for this important regional connection.  Learn more at commutingsolutions.org.

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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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