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Protected Bike Lanes are Coming to Boulder!


On June 15th, by a vote of 7-2, the Boulder City Council decided to right-size three of the four proposed streets, Folsom, Iris, and 63rd, adding protected bike lanes lanes to these corridors. You can read more about the details in the Daily Camera: “Boulder ‘right-sizing’ bike-lane project moves forward on 3 of 4 streets, Boulder Rightsizing begins Monday, or on the Community Cycles blog.
 
Your signatures, your emails, and your participation at the council meeting were keys to our success. 48 people spoke out in favor at Council and our friends at The League of American Bicyclists, Bicycle Colorado, Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, Boulder Transportation Connections, Boulder B-cycle, Boulder Cycle Sport, PLAN Boulder, Open Boulder and 303Cycling.com all sent letters of support. Over 1,300 people signed our petition and a special shout-out to People for Bikes who sent a terrific letter to Council and helped spread the word about our petition. City Council also received hundreds of letters in favor and many supportive letters ran in the Daily Camera.
 

Next Phases of the Project

The Folsom installation will begin July 13th and run through the 21st. City staff will be reporting to the City Council and Transportation Advisory Board in August and will continue with ongoing updates.
 

What Can You Do?

  1. Ride the lanes! They will be safe and a pleasure to ride, but make sure you use them whenever possible. Community Cycles will be posting volunteers out on the lanes to hand out candy and information about the protected lanes. (Join our volunteer team by contacting Tila at tilatila2@gmail.com).
  2. Subscribe to our Advocacy Alerts email list to get updates on the protected lanes and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
  3. Send letters to the Daily Camera and Council supporting protected bike lanes and telling your story about Folsom, Iris & 63rd Street (Council@bouldercolorado.gov and openforum@dailycamera.com).
  4. Provide feedback at the City’s Living Labs website.
Community Cycles will be leading rides on the corridors, hosting “Pastries on the Protected Paths”, tabling on site and soliciting feedback. Stay tuned!

Ride on!
Sue Prant
Executive Director

Walk & Bike Month


We had a great June, and we hope you did too!  Walk and Bike Month was full of great events, great weather, great participation. Bike to Work Day was a highlight, with more than 5,400 people registering and even more participating without registering — based on our counts, an impressive 8,000-plus rode their bikes to work on June 24!  We love the community support -- there were more than 50 breakfast stations in Boulder on Bike to Work Day, and a few were recognized regionally, including South Side Walnut Café and Hospira Boulder/ J&L Distilling at Goose Creek.
 
From Bike to Work Day, to Circle Boulder by Bike, to New Belgium’s Clips Tour, we’ve traversed another successful Walk & Bike Month and we’re grateful to our 50+ sponsors who helped make it happen. Thank you to all of our volunteers, every business who hosted a breakfast station, and every person who got involved in the events and activities celebrating walking and biking culture in Boulder—and to the many community groups who put on walking and biking events all month long.
 
Next year, we look forward to celebrating a big milestone: 40 years of Boulder’s Walk and Bike Month!

Protected Bike Lanes

WE WON! See the lead story for more information and how you can help make Boulder’s protected bike lanes a success!
 

Show your support for Bike Lanes on Reconstructed Canyon Roads

Fourmile Canyon Dr west of Boulder was heavily damaged during the September 2013 flood.  Prior to the flood, this road, while heavily traveled by cyclists, had no shoulders.  As part of the permanent repairs to the road, Boulder County is considering adding an uphill shoulder in two contiguous segments.

To date, Boulder County has only heard feedback but people who do not want the shoulders and has not heard from the cycling community. If you support adding shoulders to these sections of Fourmile Canyon Dr, it is imperative to speak up at the next public meeting or email transportation@bouldercounty.org.
 

Lower Fourmile Canyon Drive Public Meeting

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Alfalfa's Community Room in Boulder - 1651 Broadway
 
The County is also reconstructing Lefthand Canyon Drive and proposing improved shoulders. For more info:
 

Flood Reconstruction Meeting - Q&A with Engineering Team

Tuesday, July 14
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Altona Grange - 9386 N. 39th St.
Click here for more information
 

Sign Up for Community Cycles Advocacy Alerts!

The Community Cycles Advocacy Alerts are occasional urgent calls to action.  We send them when we need the bicycling community to give input to the city or county of Boulder, to help our local leaders make decisions that are good for cyclists. 

Join us, and make sure your voice is heard when it matters most! For Better Biking in Boulder, Sign Up Here!
 

Secure FREE Bike Parking Downtown: Get On Board!

Sign up for your FREE access card for the Bus then Bike Shelter at 14th & Walnut. Learn more here.  
 
Check out our Blog:  Stay up to date with info on our current campaigns and other Boulder County bike-wise news.

Last Chance:  Sign Up for Community Cycles Summer Camp!

Only a couple of spots left!!
 

July 27th - 31st, 9:00am - 3:00pm, Monday-Friday, ages 6-10.
 
Learn Bike Mechanics, enjoy fun rides, and gain safe cycling skills while exploring Boulder’s bikeways.  Give your kids the gift of cycling and help us build a biking culture.
 
Our goal: Your child is an empowered cyclist, able to do basic bike care and repair, and get around Boulder by bike.
 
See more details and Register Now!
 

Register for the Little Buff Ride

Join CU and Community Cycles for the best family ride of the year!
 
Register for the Little Buff to support scholarships and Community Cycles' kids programs.
 
The Little Buff Ride, September 13, 2015, is a 14-mile family ride on a fun, safe, scenic route.  Stop along the way for  face painting, balloon animals, and snow cones -- and that’s just on the ride! The post-ride party includes temporary tattoos, games and food -- and beer for the adults. 

$5 from every rider supports Community Cycles kids’ programs. Last year we had over 700 riders just for the Little Buff. Let’s make this an even bigger family party on wheels - register today!!
 

Climate Ride—Save the Date

Save the date: Labor Day weekend, or the  month of September, join folks from Boulder Food Rescue, Clean Energy Action, and Community Cycles on a great UpShift Bike Tour to raise awareness about the power of the bicycle to protect our climate, support our communities, and balance the carbon in our atmosphere. Details here or contact Lindsey Loberg.
 

Inquire Boulder - Report A Close Call!

Had a close call on your bike or want to point out some pavement that needs improvement? Interact with the City of Boulder via the Inquire Boulder website.   
 

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Calling all mechanics!!!

Help build some bikes - We have a ton of bikes in the queue but not enough for our community! Please stop by the shop and put a few hours in, help build your community some bikes that you would be proud to roll on. July is the month to build some stock; the students are coming, The Students Are Coming!! Keep the streets of Boulder manageable, show someone the love of biking, Up-cycle a sweet ride for someone you don't yet know.... Call Dax or Micah at the shop or email Sam at sam@communitycycles.org to get started!

Volunteer Events This Month:

Movie Night
When: July 17th at 7PM
Where: Community Cycles
July’s Movie is The Road Uphill
Check our Facebook page to see upcoming films!


Shop support

Our shop can always use more volunteers to help out.  Bike mechanic skills are a plus, but not required. Volunteers get discounts in the shop, free workshops, special party invites and more! We love volunteers of all kinds. If you happen to have good bike repair skills, ask Dax about building bikes on Mondays and Wednesdays.
 
We’d be thrilled to have your help! Come join the party and for more information, contact volunteer@communitycycles.org

Community Cycles Workshops and Member Orientations

Thanks for coming to our workshops, filling them up, and growing and learning with us. Our classes and workshops are better and stronger than ever. Come learn new skills or brush up on old ones with our awesome instructors.
 
Come learn the best flat-fixing technique and stop getting mystery flats! We are now offering free fix-a-flat clinics every other Monday at 6pm. Sign up for your next workshop today.
 
Our Complete Mechanic Series is the latest addition to our menu of workshops. This six-session class covers all major aspects of the bicycle. Email sam@communitycycles.org to get on the waitlist for the next one.
 
Make sure to sign up for Ray’s Fit, Position, and Technique clinic July 25th to learn the ins and outs of bike fit and to get the most out of your riding!
 
New to Community Cycles? Sign up for a free orientation. They are geared for new volunteers but open to everyone who wants to get the lay of the land here.
 
Sign Up for Workshops Here. You’ll also see a full list of workshops on our registration page: use the drop-down menu to select the workshop you want.

New Benefit - Digital Subscription to Bicycle Times

Thanks for being a Community Cycles member, and check out this new membership benefit:  a digital subscription to Bicycle Times Magazine
 
Bicycle Times’ goal is to unify, inspire, and integrate cycling culture into everyday life. In addition to a one-year subscription (6 issues), you’ll receive the Bicycle Times enews (you can opt out anytime.)
 

Thanks for a Great Membership Party!

Over 200 members celebrated, hung out and enjoyed themselves at the June Membership Appreciation Party.  We appreciate all our members for supporting Community Cycles programs and advocacy efforts to make bicycling better in Boulder -- and a special thanks to those who joined us on June 20th.

A big shout out to our event sponsors-- we enjoyed delicious food from Chipotle, great beer from Oskar Blues, gluten-free beer from New Planet, Boulder Sausage and Bota Box Wine.  Next time you visit one of these merchants in our community, let them know you appreciate their support for our own Community Cycles.

Our Silent Auction raised $2,000 to support Community Cycles’ programs and advocacy work (think MORE protected bike lanes and ever-improving bike infrastructure).  Great prizes were donated by local and national organizations, including:
  • eGo Carshare
  • YMCA of the Rockies
  • Colorado Athletic Club
  • Mountain Sun
  • Avid for Adventure
  • Troy Lavigne, Massage Therapist
  • Buffalo Bicycle Classic
  • Avery Brewing
  • Venus de Miles
  • Core Power Yoga

Enjoy Even More with Your Community Cycles Membership

You get to use our fully-stocked, friendly, supportive bike shop -- and there’s even more! Check out the discounts you receive at local businesses. Contact membership@communitycycles.org if your business wants to support CC and our members.
 

Recurring Members Awarded a Set of Thule Totes

Grow your support and help us reach new heights (think more protected bike lanes, and ever-improving bike infrastructure) -- become a monthly recurring membership at $10/month or more.  As our thanks to you, spif your ride with these great Thule totes.
 
It’s a great time to be creating a culture of cycling. Become a member now! Go to communitycycles.org to learn more about the Community Cycles Shop and all our programs that make Bicycling Better in Boulder.  Thanks for your support.

June 2015

Volunteer hours = 902
Volunteer shifts = 470

Thank you, dedicated Community Cycles volunteers: you keep us cranking forward. In 2014, we had over 10,000 volunteer hours. That is the equivalent of 5 full-time paid employees!
 
Join the movement, build a culture of cycling, and have fun with us: become a volunteer.
 
Congratulations!
May EAB Graduates:  Zack Parrinella, Dimitrios Economou, John Malenich, Amanda Romano

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In This Issue


Walk & Bike Month
Advocacy
Announcements
Shop News
Volunteer
Education
Membership & Partnerships
By the Numbers


Become A CC Member

Volunteer
Volunteer Orientation
Schedule



If you are looking to recycle your bike this spring, Community Cycles lives on donated bikes and parts. Bring us your unwanted bikes and parts and we’ll give them a new life and new love with a new owner. And you get a tax deduction!

Donate Your Car

Donate Cash
Don’t forget: You can give to Community Cycles through your workplace giving campaigns, such as the United Way. If your employer has a giving fair, we’d love to be there. Please contact sue@communitycycles.org if you can help. Thanks!
 

June New & Renewing Members

New and renewing members are our life line. Thanks to our new and renewing members. We love you! You make Community Cycles possible!

Cyrus Abari
Stan Ajemian
Andreas Althaus Tara
Brooke Alt
Carl Anderson
Cole Anthony
David Armentrout
Doug Bachman
Stephanie Bachman
Sasha Barajas
Matty Barnert
Kitty Kaler
Glynnis Bass
Gwyneth Bass
Rhys Bass
Sommyr Bass
Megan Bela
Scott Bennett
Andrew Bergum
Matt Betz
Alex Bing
Jeffrey Bland
Andre Bollaert
Gregory Bourgon
Daniel Brandt
David Bright
Julia Brodsky
Laurel Brodksy
Andrew Brodsky
Aaron Brodsky
Palmer Brooks
Viktoria Brown
Kyle Brubaker
James A. Bryant
Casey Burnett
Moss Butler
Emery Butler
Sarah Byrden
Ed Byrne
Anne Byrne
Philip Caffery
Gregory Cantrell
Neal Carbon
Belen Carmichael
Aaron Casey
Chris Casson
Nathan Casto
AD Chesley
David Childers
Kristyn Christman-McCarty
Ezra Huscher
Xavier Rojas
Amy Russell
Somer Stapleton
Alana Wilson
Christopher Black
Olivia Tullos-Sisca
Leah Barber
Lucila Dunnigton
Alicia Conte
Matisse Rosen
Travis Moe
Connor Link
Henriette Gentil
Chrysalis Cooperative
Ezra Huscher
Xavier Rojas
Amy Russell
Somer  Stapleton
Alana Wilson
Christopher Black
Olivia Tullos-Sisca
Leah Barber
Lucila Dunnigton
Alicia Conte
Matisse Rosen
Travis Moe
Connor Link
Henriette Gentil
Rendl Clark
Jeff Combelic
Chris Congedo
David Cook
Carolyn Young
Steven Cottrell
Nora Curtin
Amanda Davis
Teresa DeAnni
Eddie Marovich
Sophia Di Biase
Alexa Diedrich
Valeria Dikovitskaya
Jim Disinger
Helen Dohrman
Arnaud Dumont
Lisa Dumont
Alexander Dumont
Mason Eastwood
Bruce Edgerly
Marcus Elmore
Shareef ElSayed
David Etzel
Erik Fahrenholtz
Eric Fauble
Jackson Feld
Ryan Fezer
Connor Finney
Kathy Fiser
Joe Fisher
Kelley Fisher
Jake Fisher
Speed Franklin
Robert Fleming
Cheryl Franchi
Cathy Gaffney
Matt Geraghty
Michael Gervasi
Kyle Getschow
Carol Gibson
Merrill Glustrom
Dan Gnatz-Romero
Duncan Goff
Ethan Goldbeck
Mary Gorman
Jesse Graeter
John Graham
Svein Groem
Mike Gross
Scott Gurst
Becky Hall
Antony Pearson
Mj Hall
Phil Hall
Michael Hannigan
Clo Butcher
Galileo Hannigan
Calder Hannigan
Bill Hanson
Dylan Hardison
John Harrington
Jacob Haselbeck
Scott Hatfield
Becca Heaton
Shaun McGrath
Eric Heltne
Samantha Henry
Bethany Hentkowski
Alec Herr
Geoffrey Hopkins
Janet Horbaniuk
Eric Nelson
Karros Huang
Mia Huang
Vernon Jacoby
Sophia Jaeckel
Mark Jamieson
Kori Jew
Mark Kaeck
Michael Kastenbaum
Joe Keenan
Amalya King
Kevin Kluge
Austin Kootz
Jared Koumentis
Bryan Kreig
Marija Krunic
Doug Nickel
Charlie Kuhn
Keith Larsen
Monique LeBourgeois
Kyle Levine
Megan Bucenec
Steve Levin
Bogdan Lita
John Lloyd
Amy Long
Cheryl Lowitzer
Jordan Lum
Joshua Lyles
Chris Malley
Mary Malley
Hugh Markfield
Alec Martin
Raginleif Martin
Morgan Marzo
Bryant Mason
Tom Masterson
Jorge Matsumura
Randall McCaleb
Mary Ellen McCarry
Jim McCarthy
Kirsten McDonald
Michael Mcintyre
Lulu McRoberts
Lenny Meyerson
Natasha Sawicki
Trisha Miller
Walt Morgan
Dana Morgan
Gus Morgan
Lydia Morgan
Karen Morrisey
Nathan Morrison
Karen Morrissey
Jeff Nelson
Melody Newkirk
Dustin Niehoff
Isha Ohja
Annie Noble
George Noble
Robert Noel
Dan O'Connell
Sofia Oriana
Minda Papson
Swapnil Paratey
Doug Parker
Jeri Parks
Michael Parrella
Michael Parrish
Nikola Pejovic
Kyle Pennell
David Pickner
Lyle Pipher
William Pizzi
Francoise Poinsatie
Richard Polito
Anthony Postell
Sue Prant
Josiah Raabe
P.D. Gantert
Nina Holtz
Lauren Spinrad
Nicole White
Matt Pfeiffer
Nicole White
Sienna Dellepiane
Brian Wolcott
Karro Moss
Jordan Mann
P.D. Gantert
Radish Cooperative
Lauren Spinrad
Matt Pfeiffer
Karro Moss
Jeremy Bold
Michael Raines
Emily Rayes
Lauren Reiss
Donna Rhodes
Patrick Rindler
Christine Robertson
Colene Robinson
Josh Robinson
Aidan Robinson
Fiona Robinson
Mary Rogers
Timothy Romans
Jordan Rothenberg
Jillian Ardoin
Oscar Ruiz
Brett Schager
Jill Sessions
Jignesh Shah
Jennifer Shop Land
Lee Simon
Isla Simpson
Jacob Sklar
Steve Slack
David Slater
Robert Smariga
Katherine Smith
Taryn Lee
Shannon Spark
Sonya Cian
Smith Murty
Josh Snider
Larry Snyder
Steven Sommer
Kyle Sorys
Conrad Sperosen
Kristen Sprague
Chris Stevenson
Michael Stone
Bennett Stone
John Stork
Kristin Alexander
Colin Stynes
Ian Suchocki
Archer Sully
Wesley Suzuki
Akkal Tamang
Carolyn Tate
Evan Thomas
Laura Thompson
Hannah Tirrell-Wysocki
Alice Trembair
Elyn Tromey
Gar-Wing Truong
Kristin Turner Household
Max Vali
William Van Eimeren
Nicholas Van Horn
Stefaan Van Wal
Jonathan Vela
Tyler Venema
Kristy Pike
Andre Venot
Roland Viger
Kevin H. & G.M. Wagner
Adam Wascholl
Kirk Washburn
Jacob Wearsch
Steve Weaver
Joseph Weinberger
Brian Welch
Katie Weller
Rebecca Wertz
Barbara Bowerman
Tim Hare
Chris Yager
Simon Hart
Reed Harwood
Japhy Dhungana
Justin Kiersky
Eva Vanek
Cate Brown
Jeff Whitaker
Jennifer Widmer
Dana Willett
Jim Willett
Forrest Williams
Nicholas Williams
Ben Wilson
P. Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson
Susan Wilson
Lindsay Wolf
Hayes  Zernhelt
Helen Zhang
Bryan Zimmerman
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