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Next Meeting: August 13th, 7 PM, Jefferson County Courthouse, Rm 1564

                     

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Cyclists Have Rights

In response to the tragic death of Sidney Johnson in October of 2011,  a group of concerned citizens have formed an organization focused on safe cycling routes in northern Jefferson County.   Their website can be found here:   www.cyclistshaverights.org

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Flying a Bike

In May I traveled by air with my bike for the first time.    I was meeting a friend to ride L’Etape du California 2011 – the most difficult ride I’ve done yet, but that’s another story. It all went very … Continue reading

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Is it legal to ride your bike outside of the bike lane?

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Cify of Golden proposes Jefferson Bikeway

The City of Golden today (May 20) officially offered to acquire a 2.76-mile stretch of right way along Indiana Street that is currently part of the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.  The City’s offer will allow it to create what … Continue reading

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Team Evergreen Rides – Exceptionally Well Organized

I had the pleasure of joining Team Evergreen on one of their super well-organized road rides again today.   Although it was flurrying at the start, about 25 riders turned out for what promised (and resulted) to be 50-ish degree temperatures … Continue reading

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Denver B-Cycles

Have you tried the Denver B-Cycles yet? Today I had the opportunity to try out the Denver B-Cycle program.  I had business at Colfax and High Street, and was coming into town from Lakewood on 6th Avenue. Since I prefer … Continue reading

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2011 Cycling Events in Jefferson County

Photo courtesy Deer Creek Challenge The following is a partial list of organized cycling events in Jefferson County during 2011: Healing Wheels Saturday, June 11th Denver Century Ride Sunday, June 12th Bike to Work Day Wednesday, June 22nd Triple Bypass … Continue reading

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Lookout Mountain Road

The next best thing to riding Lookout Mountain Road… Youtube user GVNNO1 posted a sweet video of his descent of Lookout Mountain Road in August of 2010. See if it doesn’t put you in the mood to ride it real … Continue reading

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How would you like a $7,000 bonus for riding your bike?

Thanks to Elly Blue and her recent Grist blog, “How bicycling will save the economy (if we let it)”  for pointing out some eye-opening statistics. The average American spends $8485 on car ownership (per car) each year, and a whopping … Continue reading

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