Cycling (Bikes & Bicycles)

2:00am

Wed July 1, 2015
Place of Invention

Did Beer And Bikes Build Fort Collins' Innovation Culture?

Nick Frey, owner of Boo Bicycles, says Fort Collins' mix of wide roads and laid back culture made it a good fit for his bamboo bicycle business.
Luke Runyon KUNC

Which came first, Fort Collins’ enviable innovative culture, one that’s put the city in a Smithsonian Institution exhibit about inventive places, or the beer and bike industries that have helped put the city on nearly every “Best Of” list in the country? It’s a classic question.

The city’s brand is tied to beer and bikes, boasting more than 15 breweries, with 5 more in planning stages, and more than 20 businesses devoted to bicycle fabrication and manufacturing. Their successes are intertwined.

It’s a marriage that shows up everywhere in this city of 150,000, from the label of a New Belgium Brewing Company bottle of Fat Tire, to the brewery map handed out at the Fort Collins Bike Library, to the bars built of bike frames, to the beer bar that doubles as a bike shop.

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12:53pm

Tue May 12, 2015
Parks & Rec

2015 Rankings List Most 'Bicycle Friendly' U.S. States

A cyclist rides through a congested intersection in Portland, Oregon; the state is No. 6 on the League of American Bicyclists' new rankings of U.S. states.
Randy L. Rasmussen The Oregonian /Landov

For the second-straight year, Washington and Minnesota took the top two spots on an annual list of states that are best for cyclists. But the League of American Bicyclists' rankings also show that no state scored higher than 67 points out of 100.

Last on the list was Alabama, which has occupied the No. 50 slot in four of the past eight rankings. The state earned a score of 12.3 points.

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11:43am

Mon December 22, 2014
Sports

USA Pro Challenge Returns To Northern Colorado For 2015

Spectators look on as a cyclist finishes in downtown Fort Collins during the 2013 USA Pro Challenge.
Grace Hood KUNC

After leaving Stage 6 up for grabs, USA Pro Challenge organizers announced a winner: Northern Colorado. The general outline for Stage 6 will start in Loveland, go through Windsor and finish in downtown Fort Collins – although the exact route for the August 22 stage has yet to be determined.

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2:10pm

Thu December 4, 2014
Business

Steamboat Opens 2015 Pro Challenge, Stage 6 Still Up For Grabs

Credit Kirk Siegler / KUNC

Steamboat Springs has snagged the coveted slot as the start host city of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge. The race will be run in August and the stages are a mix of new and prior host cities.

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2:35pm

Wed October 29, 2014
USA Pro Cycling

Women's Race Added To 2015 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

A women's time trial during the London 2012 Olympics. Officials with the USA Pro Cycling Challenge say the 2015 women's race will attract riders of this caliber to Colorado. Taken on Aug. 1, 2012.
Credit Mark Ireland / Flickr - Creative Commons

For the first time women will have their own race in the 2015 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. After four races of male only cyclists, officials are confident that the time is right.

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