Jefferson County, Colorado is one of the best places on the planet to be a cyclist. We work to make it even better.
Winter Bike to Work Day, Friday February 10, 6:30 – 9:00 AM, Addenbrooke Park Garrison & Center St.
Bike Jeffco is partnering with Lakewood Public Works Alternative Transportation Coordinator, Jenny Gritton, on a bike to work day station at Lakewood’s Addenbrooke Park at 600 S Kipling Pkwy this year. Lakewood is well known for its numbers of bike commuters! Fat tired bikes, some studded bike tires, and hardy riders will be taking up the continuing challenge of riding in all kinds of weather. We hope you’ll stop by the bike to work station for a breakfast burrito, some coffee and other treats and tell us what makes YOU ride no matter what the weather looks like! Thanks to Emily Schlager for volunteering to coordinate Bike Jeffco’s station!
Team Evergreen Awards Grant to Bike Jeffco
Team Evergreen Cycling is the oldest and largest cycling club in Colorado, and one of Bike Jeffco’s most important partners. Team Evergreen produces the following bike events: Triple Bypass, Mount Evans Hill Climb, Salida 76 and Beti Bike Bash. Team Evergreen also partners with organizers of the Co2uT gravel ride, the Bailey Hundo, and the Floyd Hill Sessions series. Their mission is to build the cycling community by expanding rider experiences, hosting compelling events, and channeling thoughtful philanthropic impact. As a non-profit, they have donated nearly $3 million to local charitable and advocacy organizations.
On November 22, 2022, Team Evergreen announced that Bike Jeffco was awarded a grant of $5,000 to support our contribution to cycling and the community. The funds will be used in 2023 for: • Bike lane/path maintenance • Cycling Vision Zero Initiative 1 – Signage campaign to changeout old versions of signs into more effective State Law 3 Feet Minimum • Cycling Vision Zero Initiative 2 – Education and outreach • Route reviews and route issues • Website, email and social media communications
You can register for Team Evergreen’s Triple Bypass now! This is such an epic and popular ride that you better register very soon as it will fill up quickly.
Two Cycling Fatalities the Weekend of December 9
2022 concluded with two more tragic bike crashes. Logan Rocklin was killed by a hit and run driver at 38th Ave and Sheridan on December 9 and Ainslie O’Neil was hit at the intersection of 35th Ave and Federal on December 11. There was a memorial ride for Ainslie on December 31 in which friends and family shared moving tributes to this amazing person. Logan Rocklin’s brother-in-law, Eric, has been keeping a vigil at the intersection of 38th Ave and Sheridan to bring awareness of this tragic loss, and hopefully, get someone to provide a tip on identifying the driver.
Our January 10 monthly meeting will discuss ways the cycling community can pull together to stop this disturbing trend of fatalities and serious injuries to cyclists and other vulnerable road users. As a reminder, cyclists must stop at red lights and only proceed if clear and safe to do so (Colorado Safety Stop Law). However, even though you might have the green light, do not proceed through the intersection until you are sure there are no cars coming through.
Subscribe to our Monthly Newsletter
Our monthly newsletter contains information about current Bike Jeffco projects, upcoming meetings, and events.