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Help Get 20 is Plenty Over the Finish Line

On May 19, City Council will hold the final public hearing and vote to pass 20 is Plenty (20 mph speed limit on residential streets) into law. Even if you sent an email before, please email again.  We need your help to get this passed! 

What can you do?

Write a letter to Council at Council@bouldercolorado.gov. It can be as simple as saying that you’d like them to pass 20 is Plenty and thank them for their work to make Boulder’s streets safer for all.  THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO TO SUPPORT 20 IS PLENTY. 

Speak at the public hearing on May 19. It’s on Zoom, so you don’t need to leave your house.  They don’t show your face, so you can wear your PJs! Here's the link to sign up to speak.  

Write a letter to the Daily Camera in support. Decision makers read the Daily Camera. Letters in support are great. There is a 300-word limit. Email openforum@dailycamera.com

Get a 20 Is Plenty yard sign. We’ve ordered more. We deliver by bicycle! 

Hear TAB member Mark McIntyre and Executive Director Sue Prant talk about 20 Is Plenty! on KGNU.

Re-Opening with Changes

On May 9, our shop re-opened under strict “Safer at Home” guidelines. Read more in Shop News below.

Thank You for Your Support

So many of you have stepped up to lend us a hand during these tough times. Thank you! With your help, we met the match for our $5,000 challenge gift, and we had a great Giving Tuesday Now. We appreciate your support so much.

Keep riding!

Sue Prant
Executive Director

Bike to Work Day is Moved to Sept. 22

Colorado is moving Bike to Work Day to Sept. 22; the date will also be National Bike to Work Day. Currently, there are no organized Walk & Bike Month activities planned for June. We are moving forward with planning for Walk & Bike Month and Bike to Work Day in September.  Events will be announced on the Community Cycles website and on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Community Cycles has launched a new Walk & Bike Month website for 2020, which will also feature dates and events as we can offer them. 

Luckily, we can hop on our bicycles and bike to work, or somewhere, every day.  So keep riding! 

Advocacy and Impacts of Covid-19

Boulder’s Transportation budget has been severely impacted by the loss of sales tax revenue.  The Go Boulder staff (bike/ped/transit) has been reduced to 4 people, with all programs/projects impacted, and all discretionary funding eliminated. There is some good news:

The proposed 2020 Greenstreets will “maximize existing infrastructure to reduce cost.”

The Neighborhood Speed Management Program is also facing big cuts; however, working with the Pavement Management Program, we expect to see buffered bike lanes on Pine Street (Folsom to 28th) and with potentially lowered speed limits.

Similarly, the resurfacing of Folsom from Valmont to Iris will hopefully have buffered bike lanes and lowered speed limits.

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)
 

Re-Opening with Changes

On May 9, our shop re-opened with strict “Safer at Home” guidelines. Most of our operations will be outside in our back parking lot. Read our Re-opening Plans

We are currently offering service repairs to members only. Read all of the details about the retail shop and service

Please note that our hours and open days have changed.

Bike Sales 

Used bicycles are posted weekly on our website.  You can come see them in person during open shop hours. Not all of our bicycles are posted online, so stop by the shop to view full inventory.

Starting May 9, 2020, our shop will re-open for sales only, with special 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!

Community Work Space (DIY)  will remain closed. During this closure, CC will be providing Service (to members only). Please come to the shop during our open hours, and speak to Shawn.

We encourage you to do what you can for your bike! This is a great time to check out the Park Tool videos and try your hand at your own repairs.

Bicycle Donations 

Bicycle and parts donations are limited to open days (Thursday-Sunday) noon-4 p.m. ONLY so that we have time to handle them and care for them safely. 

At this time we are NOT accepting donations of bicycle clothing or shoes. The regulations to deal with clothing and shoe donations require space we don’t have. Please either hold these donations, or donate to a clothing thrift store. 

When you come to give us your bicycle, please bring it to the “Donations Here” rack for bicycles and parts.

We also need glove donations - surgical and/or rubber. Thanks!

Cycling Tips

Please wear a mask on your bicycle! You can use a cloth mask, a bandana, a Buff or an old t-shirt. Your mask protects me, my mask protects you, plus it’s the law. And it’s good bike PR!  See our website for more on bicycling and social distancing. 

We will be offering Community Cycles neck gaters soon to help you stay safe. Check our website or social media to get yours.

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!

Giving Tuesday Now -- Through May 30

Responding to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, Giving Tuesday Now is organized to help the nonprofit sector bounce back. Give through May 31, 2020, and your donation will be matched. 

Generosity is at the heart of our work.  We know that generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others. 

Your donation today and through the end of May will be doubled!

Join Us!  Become A Member or Renew Your Membership 

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.

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2601 Spruce St unit b,
Boulder, CO 80302

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

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