There are folks who consider climbing all of Colorado's fourteeners a life's work. Then there's a small, hardy corps of peak-baggers who compete with one another to nail those babies all at once, in the shortest amount of time; the current record runs at about ten days. And then there's endurance at ... More >>
USA Today and its 10Best blog surveyed readers to determine the best cycling cities in the country. Now the results are out, and it's no surprise that Colorado landed two places in the top ten -- but unexpectedly, Boulder, which was among the twenty finalists from which participants could choose, di ... More >>
Many cities are trying to become more cycling-friendly. But drivers and cyclists continue to be at odds, with sometimes fatal results. With that in mind, Boulder has launched "Living Laboratory," a plan to experiment with innovative treatments and pilot programs in order to come up with ways to imp ... More >>
Last week's Bike to Work Day was a big success, with a large number of Denverites taking to two wheels rather than four. And those who peddled on a LoDo section of Wynkoop were greeted with something new -- a "pop-up" protected bike lane, which created a safety barrier between cars and cyclists. Th ... More >>
The wheels are always turning in Denver, which just won the REI Cycling Town Showdown as the country's bike-friendliest city. Denver not only has great places to ride your bike, it also has great places to ride your bike to. Here are ten of our favorites for this summer. See also: - Videos: Best b ... More >>
The League of American Bicyclists is out with its list of the best states for cycling -- and Colorado finished in impressive fashion. Not that the League thinks any state has achieved perfection when it comes to welcoming and protecting cyclists. In our top ten list below, we've included the organi ... More >>
A proposed bike lane for 15th Street has been a hot topic in the cycling community, with the advocacy organization BikeDenver making its feelings known at a Valentine's Day love-in at which members presented more than 200 I-love-bike-lanes cards to Mayor Michael Hancock's office; see photos below. M ... More >>
There's been debate aplenty in the cycling community about a plan for a new proposed bike lane for 15th Street. Now, a Valentine's Day special: The advocacy organization BikeDenver is staging a "love-in" this morning, all to let Mayor Michael Hancock and other local officials know about the widespre ... More >>
Charles Trowbridge's post about a proposed bike lane for 15th Street featured criticism of the specifics from BikeDenver, including the lack of vertical separation markers such as curbs and planters. One of our readers found something else of concern in the approach.
Because bicycling continues be a popular mode of transportation for traveling around the city, and the safety of cyclists is a growing concern among riders and city officials. But some community members and activist organizations think the city needs to take things even further -- an opinion they'r ... More >>
As more cyclists ride on Denver's roads alongside cars, the city's planners are working to build out a network of safe paths for bikes. But when a car double parks in a bike lane, it can make these paths a lot harder to navigate -- a fact that BikeDenver is highlighting by collecting photos of off ... More >>
For "On a Roll," our feature on cycling, we connected with many local bike advocates, who have a wide range of perspectives on what officials can do to make Denver a top urban center for biking. Concerns about the rise in bike-car collisions, and the sometimes fatal results, have pushed these ideas ... More >>
To accompany this week's cover story on bike safety in this city, Sam Alviani rolled out a list of Denver's five best bike-friendly bars, culminating with the Denver Bicycle Cafe. But not everyone in this city is feeling so friendly to cyclists. See also: - Denver's five best bike-friendly cities ... More >>
One piece of the puzzle of Denver's growth as a bike city, explored in-depth in this week's feature, "On a Roll," is the city's initiative to launch a bike-safety campaign. The effort's been in the works for months, given the rise in collisions between cyclists and cars. Top city officials met in Au ... More >>
In this week's feature, "On a Roll," we take a look at the growth of cycling in Denver and the potentially fatal consequences. As more Denver residents are hopping on bikes, tensions on the road seem to be at an all-time high -- and collisions between bikes and cars certainly are. Here, we dig deepe ... More >>
Back in June, we shared a collection of the ten best Colorado hikes, culled from our Best of Denver archive. Now, for those of you who prefer two wheels to two feet (at least some of the time), here's a batch of best bike rides selected by our writers over the years, featuring links and the original ... More >>
As the number of cyclists in Denver continues to grow rapidly, the city is racing to keep up, building new infrastructure that helps bikes and vehicles safely share the road. The city is now exploring the best options for a bike facility on 15th Street, a major link in downtown, to be completed in 2 ... More >>
Editor's note: Cruiser bikes have become a fixture in Denver, especially on Wednesday nights when weekly Cruiser Rides take over the streets. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time when there wasn't one on every corner. But the culture that comes with cruisers can be polarizing, and Westword contribut ... More >>
Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of reports about biking and bike safety in Denver and beyond. Update: After we reported yesterday that the number of bike-related accidents jumped from 2010 to 2011, the Denver Police Department sent us new statistics for 2012 -- and it's looking like t ... More >>
In early May, we ranked this park in the top tier of Denver's best parks for bicycling. With the option of bike rental, bike-car rentals, and even boat rentals, this park offers a lot more than just some great cycling. If you can guess where I'm biking near this pond that sits on the north end of ... More >>
Editor's note: This is the third in a series of reports about biking and bike safety in Denver and beyond. There are a lot more cyclists on the road in Denver -- and apparently a lot more police officers looking to give them tickets. As the interest in biking grows with residents and city officia ... More >>
Denver is big on bikes -- but is it big enough? The Alliance for Biking and Walking ranks Colorado twelfth in the nation for "bicycle friendliness." Bicycling Magazine also lists Denver as the twelfth best bicycling city in the nation.
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of reports about biking and bike safety in Denver and beyond. Denver has dramatically increased its spending on bike lanes and other bike-related projects over the last six years, and for good reason. The advocacy group BikeDenver reports a major increas ... More >>
Derailer, the neighborhood bicycle collective that our city has maintained a love/hate relationship with, will celebrate its tenth anniversary this Saturday -- despite the fact that the group has actually been around for longer than that. "The shop itself was actually opened almost twelve years ago ... More >>
Britt Chester, who sold his car two years ago and relies on his bicycle and public transportation to get around, has been riding around this town's bike trails, stopping to snap pictures. This photos become posts in our "guess where I'm biking" series -- which has a B-cycle card as the prize for the ... More >>
Along with all the other things that Denver is friendly for, bicycling is definitely at the top of the priority list. We have Denver's B-Cycle program, bike trails, designated bike lanes in automobile traffic areas, and even constructed bike terrain parks for the extremists. Here is a list of the ... More >>
Westword photographer Brandon Marshall spotted a penny farthing in City Park at the 2011 Tour de Fat DenverNew Belgium Brewing, the Fort Collins-based brewery with the iconic cruiser bike logo and best known for its Fat Tire Amber Ale, raised more than $90,000 on September 3 for the Overland ... More >>
The Boulder Police Department's threat of potentially registering genital-displaying Naked Bike Ride peddlers as sex offenders seems to have done the trick. This weekend's Ride went off without a hitch, but with plenty of stitches over groins -- and pasties on male and female nipples alike, as can ... More >>
In 1988, Westword published its fifth Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Band (the Subdudes, just going national) to the Best Hungry Young Band (Big Head Todd and the Monsters, long before they started singing Hillary Clinton’s song) to the Best H ... More >>
Bike messengers ride fast and they ride alone, which is why an effort to organize them has hit the skids.
As of 3 p.m. December 1, Denver's favorite faction of pedal-powered radicals, the Derailer Bicycle Collective, will be back on a roll at its new location, 411 Lipan Street. Earlier this year, as reported here, city zoning officials put the brakes on the non-profit bike shop, which since 2003 had be ... More >>
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