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Walk and Bike Month 2020: Covid Edition

Sadly, Bike to Work Day breakfast stations will not happen this year. But we can still celebrate walking and biking in Boulder as we have re-envisioned what Walk & Bike Month can be in the time of COVID. Community Cycles, working with our partners at Boulder Transportation Connections, has planned socially distanced safe events - not just online, but also walking, biking and lots of folks winning pretty cool prizes.  

The Walk & Bike Month website lists a number of self-guided bike rides and walks, including mountain bike rides, the B360 route and the Streetwise Mural Self-Guided Walk & Ride.

Our Featured Events include:

The Boulder Bike, History and Architecture Scavenger Hunt: Sept 20-30; 70 people will win a Park Tool Multi Tool (see photo below).

Boulder Bike to Wherever: Cycling Safety Seminar: Sept 22 @ 12:30 p.m.

What to Expect in Bicycle Infrastructure: Forum with City & County Planners: Sept 22 @ 5 p.m.

Also....  DON’T MISS OUR ONLINE AUCTION FOR GREAT DEALS

We can’t host our famous member party and silent auction this year, so we’ve moved the auction online. We have the same great deals on cool bikes, bike stuff, local gift cards and fun, safe getaways. Check it out!  

Keep riding!

Sue Prant
Executive Director

Boulder County Projects

Community Cycles Advocacy has been busy providing input on two Boulder County projects: the Boulder-Erie Region trail and the Jay Road improvements, which include repaving/striping pedestrian crossings and transit. Read more here.

Budget Concerns

Our biggest transportation concern is the ongoing drop in Boulder’s sales tax, which is reducing the 2021 city transportation budget. More on that to come.

In some good news, the City of Boulder received a “Revitalizing Mainstreet” grant to fund projects for Boulder Meadows, Shared Streets (Greenstreets) and the West Pearl seasonal repurposing.

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)
 

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

All classes are held outside, socially distanced and masked. Class size is limited and will fill up quickly. See current offerings here  (we’ll add new classes as we get instructors). 

Complete Mechanics Series is in full swing. New sessions start each month (weather dependent). 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.

DIY SHOP

The DIY shop is back, with limited hours, limited capabilities and set up outside.

Two sets of tools and two stands are available for members to work on their bikes with volunteer assistance on Saturdays and Sundays. Each stand will have a 2-hour shift at noon, and 1-hour shifts at 2 & 3 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.
Lights!

It’s time to start thinking about bike lights. Swing by the shop to check out the latest USB and battery lights, starting at $30 for a set.

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

Retail Shop Hours

Our shop is open for sales only during our new hours:

Thursday - Sunday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. 

(closed Monday-Wednesday)

We welcome seniors and at-risk populations ONLY from 10:30 - 11 a.m., Thursday - Sunday. 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 flat-bar road bikes, ATB/mountain bikes and even a few cargo bikes for sale at our shop. Come check out bikes in person during open hours to view a full inventory. We’ve devoted a section of our website for unusual and specialty bicycles or follow us on instagram for fun photos of the latest.

Bicycle Donations

Donations are accepted Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Be mindful that Community Cycles is in a residential neighborhood and unattended donations attract crime. Please drop off bicycles for donation only when we are open. Thank you!

**Cycling Tips**

We have been seeing a lot of flats lately, learn how to fix a flat here before you go out on your next ride, thanks to the Park Tool video library. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0F_hibWHlU

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.

Does Your Employer Match 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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Contact us at: 720-565-6019

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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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