June’s Featured Friend
Boulder is routinely recognized as a top-5 U.S. city for bicycling, and Community Cycles is a big reason why. Community Cycles is a high impact, non-profit organization of Boulder bicycling maniacs who promote the sport in every way possible. Founded just 7 years ago, the group has had a huge hand in making two-wheel transportation more practical and accessible for everyone.
Community Cycles is our Featured Friend for June. The timing is apropos. Community Cycles produces June’s Walk & Bike month, with groovy events every week. We’ll highlight details in this space throughout the month. RE/MAX of Boulder is a major Walk & Bike Month sponsor, and we’ll be holding a bike drive in June as well (more on that soon).
To kick off our celebration of Community Cycles, we asked Alexey Davies, Membership Director, and Sue Prant, Advocacy and Development Director, to consider the organization’s top impacts over the years. If you love bicycling in Boulder, now you know who to thank – and support!
Community Cycles . . .
Recycles over 2,500 bikes every year. Gives away 300 bikes each year to needy kids during the holiday season. Sells 1,000 low cost bikes each year for everyday transportation. Has graduated 1,100 people from its Earn-a-Bike program. Lobbied for and is currently working with the city and county to build a protected bike parking station at the 14th & Walnut RTD station for 250 bikes. Convinced C-DOT to install bike lanes on US 36 from Lee Hill Road to Violet. Saved the 4-mile creek bike path right of way and 30th Street south of Pearl underpass. Provides the community with more than 10,000 volunteer hours each year. Fosters over 1,000 dues-paying members who support our mission. Offers weekly workshops on every facet of bicycling. Hosts a Kids’ Bike Day and Rolling Bike Clinics to teach bike safety to children and repair bikes in low income neighborhoods.