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Shop Closure/ 20 is Plenty

We thought it important to update you regarding Community Cycles’ response to the COVID19 situation.


Like all of you, we have been closely monitoring the reports of COVID-19. Please know that our number one priority is the safety, health, and well-being of our customers, members, volunteers and staff.

While we have not had a case in our building or people, for the potential safety of everyone, Community Cycles will be closed starting this Sunday, March 15th in response to the Coronavirus. At this point, the shop will remain closed for the rest of March, after which time we will re-evaluate.

Please hold off on all bike and part donations until after we re-open.

 

Community Cycles is saddened over Carlos Hernandez's sudden departure as Transportation Director. Carlos came ready to roll with new innovative thinking, and we believed Boulder was poised to implement our Transportation Master Plan. We do not know the reason for his leaving, but Community Cycles believes it is important to look forward and get Boulder back on track as an innovator in transportation. We believe the city can embark on a number of projects that will show our willingness to lead and attract top talent to the open positions in the department.
 
First among those projects is 20 is Plenty.
 
Community Cycles will be recommending to TAB and Council that the city do an accelerated, yet thorough, outreach process to change the city ordinance to a 20 mph speed limit on neighborhood streets. We suggest 3 public information meetings in 6 weeks this spring/early summer. We will offer to assist city staff and TAB with developing messaging and getting the word out about public meetings. After the meetings, we expect a sample ordinance to go to TAB and Council, with implementation in late summer, early fall. We support the quick movement of this project based on Council members’ stated support in the last election, an oversubscribed Neighborhood Speed Mitigation Program where neighborhoods are asking for speed reductions, and our desire to be the first community in Colorado to pass 20 is Plenty.   
 
How can you help?
 
We’ll need you to talk to your neighbors, friends and co-workers about why you support 20 is Plenty and safer speeds on our streets. We might ask you to put a yard sign up, sign a petition or send an email. The best way to stay up to date on progress of this program and how you can help is to sign up for our Advocacy Alerts. It also helps to become a member of Community Cycles. Membership is like a vote for Community Cycles and elected officials certainly pay attention to our membership numbers!
 
20 is Plenty in 2020! We can do this, but we’ll need your help. Stay tuned.

 20 is Plenty yard signs were a hit in Portland, OR

Keep riding!

Sue Prant
Executive Director
The Community Cycles advocacy group’s plate is always full. Some highlights, both in North Boulder near Crestview elementary, include:
The Sumac (19th-Broadway) improvement project will include sidewalks! We are pushing for wide sidewalks/multi-use paths for riding to school, plus narrow streets, traditional curbs and gutters, and speed humps near the school and park.

For the 19th St. (Norwood-Sumac) improvement project, Community Cycles worked to ensure a safe route to Crestview. In the end, we didn’t get protected bike lanes due to drainage and funding issues, but we did get buffered bike lanes. We are working to get the city to select a vertical separation (other than bollards) that can be used in buffered bike lanes. Hopefully, once selected, these can be used in buffered bike lanes throughout the city. The 19th St. design is depicted below:
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)
Hold the Date: Stay tuned for our special guest speaker series. Join us on April 22 to hear from Lennard Zinn, a world-renowned bicycle technician, frame builder and tech writer for VELO magazine and VeloNews.com. Zinn was a member of the U.S. national racing team and has been riding and fixing bikes for nearly 50 years.

The Complete Mechanics Series (CMS) lottery is now accepting names for the July series. Email workshops@communitycycles.org to be added to the list for a May lottery to get your place in our July classes.  We will be working on expanding this VERY popular series. Stay tuned!

Workshops in Spanish are now offered on the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn more about Taller de Bici.  No need to register, just show up. Free event.

Register for other workshops here. Select your desired workshop from the drop-down menu. If the workshop you are looking for is missing, the class is full and registration has been removed.

Bikes for Sale

We have a large selection of bikes right now, including this brand-new 2019 Masi Gran Criterium.

Our Community Work Space is adapting and we are modifying it to better meet our community’s needs. Our goal: open shop hours will have a stronger focus on Do It Yourself service. Our shop is so busy that we have less time to teach, but do want to support you in working on your own bike. 

Sign up for our affordable workshops to take time to learn your bike.


New Author in Our Community

Congrats to Community Cycles member and Walk & Bike Month partner Darcy Kitching on her upcoming book, The Best Urban Hikes: Boulder. It provides detailed information on 22 urban hikes that are easily accessible within Boulder County, many of which can be reached by bike or bus. https://cmcpress.org/products/the-best-urban-hikes-boulder

 

Cycling Tips

The weather has turned the corner and more of you are thinking of taking your bikes out for a spin to work, errands or just for fun. Before you head out on your bike, whether it’s your first time out in awhile or you ride every day, go through this checklist every time before you ride.

ABC Quick Check

Watch Community Cycles volunteer Hilary demonstrate these steps for a safe ride:
  • Air: Take two fingers and gently squeeze both front and rear tires.
  • Brakes: Squeeze both brakes and be sure they’re working.
  • Chain: A quick visual inspection of your chain will show you if your chain is off. Now’s a great time to lubricate your chain.
  • Quick Release: Check quick releases on your wheels to be sure they’re tight.
Help support Community Cycles Advocacy work and enjoy the benefit of use of the bike shop.
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Monthly Donations

Spread out payments throughout the year and join our Ring of Support as a Community Cycles Recurring Donor.  You can also be a Recurring Donor and help keep us strong throughout the year by setting up automatic payments sent directly to Community Cycle from your financial institution.

Five minutes to a Powerful Legacy

We all want Community Cycles to be here, serving our community into perpetuity.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about leaving my legacy, and I definitely want Community Cycles to be part of that.

Read more on our blog

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2601 Spruce St unit b,
Boulder, CO 80302

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