Cycling (Bikes & Bicycles)

7:00am

Sat September 6, 2014
Bicycles

For Broncos Fans, New Bike Valet Makes Game-Day Transport Easier

Cyclists will be able to park at the entrance of the Mile High Stadium.
Credit Derek DMan / Flickr - Creative Commons

Sunday marks the Denver Broncos' first game of the season. Those wanting to avoid the hassle of traffic and parking will now be able to utilize a bike valet at Denver’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High for all home games.

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2:37pm

Fri August 29, 2014
Tour de Fat

Fort Collins Hosts Tour De Fat, Road Closures In Effect

Road closures and traffic delays are expected near and along the parade route.
Credit Grace Hood / KUNC

If you plan on driving rather than cycling in downtown Fort Collins Saturday, you may want to consider an alternate route. New Belgium Brewery’s annual Tour de Fat parade commences Saturday morning and several road closures are in place with traffic delays expected.

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11:31am

Sat June 7, 2014
Community

Fort Collins Bike Library Expansion Adds To Colorado's Bike Friendly Status

Routes like the Poudre Trail extend for miles across northern Colorado.
Credit Charles Willgren / Flickr - Creative Commons

Many cities in Colorado and beyond offer bike rentals for a fee through kiosks, but Fort Collins is taking it a step further as the city adds a new bike library satellite location at Colorado State University.

It’s not just students that have access, residents and visitors will be allowed to check out a bike at no cost whether it’s a trip to the store or a leisurely ride throughout the city.

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5:19am

Thu May 15, 2014
Shots - Health News

Don't Salmon, Don't Shoal: Learning The Lingo Of Safe Cycling

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 7:48 am

What's that salmon doing in the bike lane?
Leif Parsons for NPR

Alec Baldwin, you were salmoning!

The actor was ticketed in New York on Tuesday for riding his bicycle the wrong way on a one-way street.

Cyclists use the term "salmoning" to describe a biker going against the stream on a one-way bike lane. Surely the definition can be broadened to include Baldwin's infraction.

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5:14am

Thu May 15, 2014
Around the Nation

Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed

Originally published on Thu May 15, 2014 8:55 am

The ranks of bicycle commuters are growing, though men are almost three times more likely than women to ride to work.
Tobias Ackeborn iStockphoto

As bicycling goes, America is far behind Copenhagen, the promised land where roads look like bicycle highways as people pedal to work. But commuting by bike in the U.S. is catching on — though geographic, income and gender disparities persist.

In Chicago, busy Sheridan Road is the start of the Lakefront bike trail on its north side. That's where you can find plenty of bicyclists commuting to work early in the morning.

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