Email look a bit strange? View this in your browser.

Workshops Return

They won’t be quite the same, but workshops are coming back! Our plan is for all to be held in our parking lot, where there is plenty of room to socially distance. Classes will be smaller and in the mornings to take advantage of a large shady area. Instructors and students will be required to wear masks, and all instruction will be socially distanced.

Volunteers are needed to help teach.
We will be reaching out to our regular teachers, but with smaller classes, we’ll need more instructors. Interested? Contact ray@communitycycles.org

If you signed up for the Complete Mechanic Series waiting list, you will be contacted about times and dates in the next few weeks. Please don’t contact us just yet, give us time to work through the list.

We hope to also offer free Fix a Flat and Mechanics 101 soon, also in the parking lot. Please check our
website and social media pages where we will announce classes as we can schedule them. 

We look forward to seeing you soon, either on the bike path or at the shop: socially distanced and wearing a face covering. Stay safe!

Keep riding!

Sue Prant
Executive Director

New 20mph Sign

The new 20 mph Vision Zero speed limit signs are installed! We’ve still got a ways to go to make our streets safe and comfortable for all, and will keep working towards that goal.

P.S. Community Cycles 20 is Plenty Signs are still available at the shop for FREE. Help build support and momentum in your neighborhood as we make our streets safer for everyone.


 

Changes in Allocations of Transportation Funding

Community Cycles, along with the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB), has been advocating for a fresh look at how transportation funding is allocated with an eye towards making more money available for smaller, impactful projects with less funding spent on large projects that may take years to materialize. This is especially important given the recent funding cuts. 

Issues like this are an example of the day-to-day policy Community Cycles works on with TAB and Transportation Division staff. Similar detailed projects include updates to the city’s Design Construction Standards, creation of the Traffic Signal Policy document, continued work on the Access Management Plan, along with larger projects like Vision Zero and Neighborhood Green Streets. By signing up for our Advocacy Alerts, you can find out when we need your help to write an email or sign a petition to advocate for policy changes.

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)
 

Full Cycle and Community Cycles Partner for Equity 

Full Cycle and Community Cycles have come together to respond to the urgent need for greater equity in our community, joining our voices with so many others in every part of our country. 

Community Cycles’ Earn-A-Bike program provides bicycles to low-income people in our community, creating equitable access to transportation and opportunity.

Thank you Full Cycle for your matching donation up to a total of $500. Together we are making a difference!

We invite you to join us with your donation today: bit.ly/Earn-A-Bike
 

Community Cycles is Hiring!

We are hiring full and part time experienced Production Mechanics to build bikes for the community so we can get more people on bikes! Be part of a great team and a great cause. See full job description and how to apply.

Leave a Legacy for Good

You’re probably like me: Someone who wants Community Cycles to be here, serving our community into the future, building a culture of cycling forever.  

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about leaving my legacy. I definitely want Community Cycles to be part of that.  I’d heard that a Beneficiary Designation is a simple way to leave money to Community Cycles from my estate.

While I want to take care of my children and spouse, I also want to support Community Cycles into the future. I was able to designate a $5,000 legacy gift to Community Cycles by changing the beneficiary designation on my retirement account, and best of all it took 15 minutes!!  I think it’s by far the easiest way to make a legacy gift.  

Learn more here, or contact Jennifer -- let’s talk about it!

Save the Date:
Community Cycles' Online Silent Auction

Every June,  Community Cycles has held our annual Member Appreciation Party during Walk and Bike Month to thank our members for your support, and to celebrate our work. One of the highlights is always the silent auction! This auction helps fund our events, like giving bicycles to kids at the annual Kids’ Holiday Bike Giveaway, and also our work advocating for safer streets in Boulder.  

This year, due to COVID, our annual party is postponed. But we still want to hold our silent auction so you can have the opportunity to buy something special for yourself or as a gift for someone who has made a difference in your life. 

Our Online Silent Auction will take place the week of Bike to Work Day, September 22.  The auction will be live online 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 to our silent auction.

Also, reach out to Jennifer if you’d like to volunteer to help us with our first ever online auction!  We would love to have your help.

Thank You Busey Brews

Busey Brews Smokehouse and Brewery in Nederland has selected Community Cycles as their July "Charity of the Month". $1 per "charity beer" sold will be donated to Community Cycles. If you’re riding up to Ned for some cool mountain air, stop by and visit our friends at Busey Brews.

Wearing Masks & Keeping Busy

DIY remains closed for the foreseeable future as it’s not possible to open our indoor work area to the public and remain in compliance with the County’s formula for person density, while still allowing our Production Team socially distanced space to work. Awesome new bikes continue to be pushed out by the Production Team, and we are working to better serve customers in our parking lot.

REMINDER: ALL VOLUNTEERS & CUSTOMERS MUST WEAR MASKS AS PER STATE & COUNTY REGULATIONS

The state rule issued on July 16 makes it pretty clear: “no mask, no service.” Businesses who serve people without masks can be subject to losing their state business license. 

 All volunteers also must wear a mask. If you do not wear a mask during your volunteer shift, you will not be permitted to volunteer. 

Thank you for following the rules that will allow us all to stay safe and keep Community Cycles open!

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

Our shop is open for sales only, with new 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!

Bikes for Sale 

We have a variety of road and mountain bikes, hybrids, cruisers, and even the occasional cargo bike for sale at our shop! We’ve devoted a section of our website for unusual and specialty bicycles. Come check out bikes in person during open hours to view a full inventory.

Bikes Donations

Please drop off bicycles for donation only when we are open. Donations are welcome Thursday-Sunday 11a.m. - 4 p.m. Be mindful that Community Cycles is in a residential neighborhood. Thanks to awesome volunteers like Pete for rounding up a few bikes from his neighborhood and bringing them!

Cycling Tips

We have Community Cycles neck gaiters for $10 to help keep us all safe. Stop by and see us 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!

Join Us!  Become A Member or Renew Your Membership 

Your membership helps Community Cycles support our staff and pay operational costs while the DIY 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.

Boulder Transportation Connections Helping Boulder Businesses

Through its Clean Commute Program, BTC works with businesses in Boulder to create and implement custom Transportation Demand Management (TDM) plans to help make their employees’ commutes easier and cleaner, including telework programs. Using input directly from the employees, plans are truly customized. 

Plus, BTC is available to help roll out the plans with marketing materials and educational events. So far, BTC has served 350+ Boulder people through this program. Learn more by contacting  info@bouldertc.org.

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!

Join Us / Renew Now
Donate Bikes & Parts
Support Us
Instagram Instagram
Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
Website Website
Edited by:
Rebecca Heaton

Layout by:
Copyright © 2020 Community Cycles, All rights reserved.

Contact us at: 720-565-6019

Location:
2601 Spruce St unit b,
Boulder, CO 80302

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

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.