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Kids’ Holiday Bike Giveaway and Colorado Gives Day

Nothing is better than getting your first bike, except perhaps making this dream come true for low-income kids and families. Help us get ready for the 15th Annual Kids’ Holiday Bike Giveaway. 

Please donate today to support one of our favorite events. With the economic downturn, much of our program funding has been cut. Your help in supporting this important program will make a difference in many children’s lives.

Every year since 2008, Community Cycles has been gifting bicycles to low-income kids and families in our community. This year due to COVID, we will be holding the event over three consecutive weekends to comply with county rules.

Sponsor a child, create a Happy Holiday for a family, or gift a bike and helmets for a whole neighborhood! Thank you for supporting this important work in a year when low-income families in Boulder are struggling even more.

For low-income families in need of a child’s bike, please register here

Colorado Gives Day is Dec. 8  Schedule your donation now! 

On Tuesday, December 8, we will celebrate Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado. Donations are accepted through ColoradoGives.org. Schedule your donations today. 2020 has been a particularly difficult year for us where many of our funding sources have dried up or been diverted elsewhere. Please help donate today so we can continue to serve the community. 

Keep riding!

Sue Prant
Executive Director

Reminder: Let your Voice be Heard on Vision Zero Innovation Projects

Boulder is installing innovative quick-build improvements, including curb extensions, traffic calming and crossing treatments, to enhance pedestrian and bicyclist safety and comfort. Three Aurora curb extensions are installed near High Peaks Elementary. Upcoming installations include Community Cycles’ curb extensions this month with art added in spring, hardened centerlines and a pedestrian island on Grinnell by end of the year, plus a speed kidney (see below) on Cherry Street in the spring.

Read more and give your input on the Vision Zero Innovation Program.

People for Bikes Advocacy Academy


People for Bikes announces a video series on how to make cities better for bikes. Learn more.

Provide Input on the State Highway 287 Planning Project


Boulder County is beginning planning for Bus Rapid Transit service on HWY 287. There's a survey online and this is a great opportunity to request bike access for this project. See the project website to learn more and take the survey. 

Boulder County Nov 18 Presentation on Future Bicycling Improvements

Boulder County  invites cyclists  to attend a virtual discussion about the future of bicycle infrastructure in east Boulder County. This meeting will be held using Zoom and is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

The meeting is geared towards bicycle riders who live east of 75th Street, although anyone is welcome to attend. 

The presentation will focus on the Transportation Master Plan and Vision Zero, RTD Rail Trail Plan, upcoming changes to Isabelle Road at the intersection of State Highway 287, East County Line Road Master Plan and the City of Lafayette’s upcoming Multimodal Transportation Plan and upcoming projects

A question and answer period will be held after the presentation. Contact Alexandra Phillips 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 identify the location of the issue. Select the Topic Area and Report a New Issue.  

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

Winter in the Bike Shop: COVID Edition

We plan to continue outdoor retail sales as long as weather permits, moving indoors in bad weather. We will also try to keep our same hours, but please check our website, Facebook page and Twitter for our latest hours before you head over. 

We have already started admitting customers and volunteers inside, though we are limited to a maximum occupancy of 13 people. Please be patient and think of others when spending time inside of the shop area. We have worked with our HVAC contractor and have also purchased three large industrial HEPA-13 air purifiers to get our indoor air exchange to recommended levels. It will still be very important to limit the number of people in the building, maintain social distance and wear masks (masks are preferred over neck gaiters).

Gift Cards
We have gift cards for sale, perfect for any occasion--especially the holidays!  Order online and we’ll mail it out.

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 shop a full inventory. We’ve devoted a section of our website for used bikes or follow us on Instagram for fun photos of the latest.

Bicycle Donations

Donations are accepted Thursday-Sunday 12 - 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!

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!

YOUR CYCLING LEGACY

We want Community Cycles to always be here for people who love bicycles, as we work to get more people on bikes, and to make a better Boulder for bicyclists.

Easy Ways to Give.... You can list Community Cycles as a designated beneficiary on your 401K, IRA or other savings account. Please always check with your financial and tax advisors when you make an estate gift.

Questions? Want more information?  Contact Jennifer M. Shriver, MENV, at jennifer@communitycycles.org.

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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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