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November is Busy at Community Cycles

Kids’ Holiday Bike Giveaway - It’s that time again! Entering its 12th year, the Kids’ Holiday Bike Giveaway is set for Sunday, December 15, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.. We need mechanics to help us fix and clean more than 500 bikes and get them reading for local kids. Sign up for a shift! You can also sign up to help out at the event.
You can also make a donation today to gift bikes to low-income kids in Boulder this holiday season through Kids’ Holiday Bike Giveaway.
Bike Light Giveaway - The days are getting shorter, so be safe and ride with a light! Community Cycles has partnered with the City of Boulder on the Lighten Up Boulder Campaign to give away free bike lights. The lights are more to be seen than to see well, so if you regularly ride at night, stop by our shop and we’ll set you up with a bright light at a good price. And membership will get you a discount!
Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 10, but you can schedule your donation today. Thanks for the bike love! Please help support our programs that keep bikes out of the landfill; provide thousands of free and low-cost bikes in our community; teach bike safety and repair; and advocate for safe places to walk and ride.

Keep riding!

Sue Prant
Executive Director

New City of Boulder Council Members on Bicycling

Congratulations Rachel Friend, Junie Joseph, Adam Swetlik and Mark Wallach on your election to City Council.  Aaron Brockett and Bob Yates, congratulations on your re-election!
In September, Community Cycles sent a survey to all candidates and published their responses in our October e-news. Now it’s time to revisit responses from those who were elected. In our survey, all candidates supported a 20 mph speed limit on residential streets. They also all supported new funding for transportation, with different ideas on priorities for spending that funding, and “Vision Zero,” with various ideas of what the city would need to do to realize that goal. Read the complete questions and responses here. Community Cycles looks forward to working with this new council to make our streets safer for walking and biking.
 

Carlos Hernandez named Mobility Director

After a long search, the city has named Carlos Henandez as the new Transportation & Mobility Director. Community Cycles has worked with Carlos on a number of projects, including the 30th and Colorado Corridor study, in his role as a partner at the transportation consulting firm Fox, Tuttle, Hernandez. Carlos will start with the city on Jan. 13, 2020. We look forward to working with him, and look forward to his bringing new ideas and energy to Boulder.
 

Open House: 19th Street Project and Sumac Avenue Study

There will be a joint Open House on Nov 21 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Crestview School for both the 19th Street Multi-modal Improvement project and the Sumac Avenue Study.  Please see the project websites for more information.

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 locate the issue! Select the Topic Area and Report a New Issue! We often  ‘Report a Close Call’ in the Transportation drop-down menu.

Report an Aggressive Driver:  Dial *CSP  (*277)

Save the Date: Winter Bike to Work Day


International Winter Bike to Work Day is Feb. 14. More info and details to come!
 
Thank you to Lizard Thicket, a women’s clothing, shoes, and hats store at 29th Street Mall. The shop selected Community Cycles to be their nonprofit donation recipient last month. We are very grateful for all of the support we receive from our community — it keeps us rolling forward with a smile.

For a one-time 20% discount coupon to Lizard Thicket, contact Jennifer@CommunityCycles.org.

2018 Annual Report


Learn more about our work and our achievements, and remember what 2018 was like -- the last year in our old shop!

Bike Workshops in Spanish Community Cycles has added new regular bike workshops in Spanish. Learn more about Taller de Bici.

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

The Complete Mechanics Series (CMS) registration for January filled in 3 minutes! Click here for details on the next CMS Series.

On November 1, we swapped out our shop inventory for children's bikes. We are now working hard on the Kids’ Holiday Bike Giveaway, which is just around the corner. We have a target of 500 refurbished bikes to give away to the underserved youth of Boulder.

Wanna volunteer to help get kids on bikes? Sign up here.

Meet Pete


Pete Weatherby, a new volunteer, loves people and biking. After finishing his 4th volunteer shift, he wanted to let us know what an awesome experience it has been.
Pete says, “Your staff and volunteers have been SO friendly, helpful and grateful at every turn, and have made me feel welcome, comfortable and valued from my first day. I came to give something, and it turns out I'm receiving so much more!

I love the culture, environment, and well, the community at Community Cycles. The diversity and emphasis on inclusivity is beautiful and refreshing. Coming to Community Cycles makes me feel part of a bigger ‘village’ than my little active-adult enclave. So thank you for fostering such an awesome environment and place.

I've also enjoyed a number of workshops so far, and am looking forward to being in CMS. This is how your team and shop has made me feel. I applaud, congratulate and thank you!”

Cycling Tip


Darkwad: At Burning Man, a Darkwad is someone who is walking around or riding a bike at night with insufficient illumination. -Urban Dictionary

...Don’t be one this year: Community Cycles is here to help you! We offer all sorts of bike lights to see and be seen, starting at $30. And while supplies last, check out the City of Boulder’s Lighten up Program.

Community Cycles Stainless/Bamboo Insulated Bottle 


Yours with a $60 membership! We will ask you to come pick up your vessel at our shop. Or buy yours for $22 at the shop. They are on order, and we expect to have them in hand at the end of November.
 

MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN


Help us get more people on bikes! The coolest holiday gift -- buy a membership for a friend,  give the gift of bicycling while helping grow Community Cycles’ vision.

Your membership supports Community Cycles programs and gives you the tools you need to keep riding throughout the year. Our membership benefits include free use of the shop, with friendly help to keep you rolling, discounts on workshops, support of bicycle advocacy, pro deals and much more. Please sign up / renew today. Your membership keeps Community Cycles rolling forward.
Super easy, always current, affordable membership plan - 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 bill pay, or recurring monthly checks, sent directly to Community Cycle from your financial institution.

Leave Your Bicycle Legacy: Remember Community Cycles in Your Will.


When you go to the big Velodrome in the sky, what will happen to your bikes, and to the rest of your estate? Please remember Community Cycles when you are making your will or planning your estate.

Learn more here, or contact Jennifer with any questions.

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2805 Wilderness Pl #1000
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