<h2>Loading...</h2>

Colorado

Link Icon

Become a Member

PeopleForBikes is making a difference around the country but we need your help. Becoming a member doesn't cost you a thing and helps us to build a stronger voice for the future of biking.

Event Icon

Find an Event in Your Area

Pandemic shutdowns may have us staying in but we continue our social efforts digitally with our many events, which bring bikers together for spirited discussions.

News Icon

Learn What's Happening in the World of Biking

Ready to learn about how your next great ride comes into being? Check out the latest work from the whole PeopleForBikes team. We're advancing polices, helping to build infrastructure and need your help.

RideSpot Logo

Rides Near You

Use the App to Find Great Rides Like These

Ridespot Map Pin

PFB to Diaz Tacos!

Distance: 7.1 miles

PeopleForBikes

Ridespot Map Pin

Phantom Canyon / Shelf Road - An all day all time gravel ride.

Distance: 74 miles

Rodeo Adventure Labs

Ridespot Map Pin

Waterton Canyon and High Line Canal Trail

Distance: 41 Miles

Gravel Bike Adventures

PeopleForBikes Work in Colorado

News

Bike-oriented image

America's Best New Bikeways of 2020

December 18th, 2020

We can all agree, 2020 was tougher than anyone anticipated. As the year began, planning for a pandemic could only be described as a fantastical thought exercise, but by March the realities of COVID-19 reached all corners of America, dramatically changing nearly every aspect of people’s lives. ...

Vote for Bikes logo

Bikes Won Big at the Ballot Box

December 3rd, 2020

2020 has been a momentous year for bikes, especially in local and state ballot measures. ...

Bike-oriented image

Electric Mountain Bike Access in State Parks is Improving

December 3rd, 2020

Every day, individuals are discovering the many benefits of electric mountain bikes (eMTBs) — they allow more individuals to get out and ride, regardless of their age or physical or cognitive abilities. Electric mountain bikes provide a needed boost to make climbing hills easier and going longer dis ...

A cyclist rides in a bike lane.

2020 City Ratings: Network

June 9th, 2020

Due to the constantly changing dimensions of the COVID-19 crisis, we encourage you to follow all current CDC guidelines as well as local travel advisories and recommendations. Take care of yourselves and loved ones. We’re all in this together. ...

Bike-oriented image

A Dozen Bucket List Rides for 2020

January 28th, 2020

As the new year begins, we hope you’re gearing up to take some great rides in 2020. From oceanside coastal rides in the Pacific Northwest to gravel epics in Colorado to country road cruises in New York, we’ve compiled a list of 12 can’t-miss rides for 2020. Our new Ride Spot app will get you to each ...

eMTB in forest setting

Riding on BLM lands? What you need to know

December 18th, 2019

On Oct. 22, 2019, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) implemented the Department of Interior’s Secretarial Order 3376 with its interim electric bicycle (e-bike) policy. ...

eMTB in desert setting

E-Bikes Can Now Access 200+ National Wildlife Refuges

October 23rd, 2019

On Oct. 22, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced its policy for electric bicycle (e-bike) use on National Wildlife Refuge System Lands. Director’s Order 222 is in response to the Department of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s Aug. 29 Secretarial Order 3376 directing the Bureau of L ...

Mountain bikes on sunny path in forest

Keeping Momentum Alive for Recreation 2.0

July 19th, 2019

Across most of America, the snow has melted, the sun is shining, and here at PeopleForBikes, we can’t get enough rides out on our public lands to soak in it all. We’re on two wheels celebrating and enjoying the success of the public lands package (the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, an ...

Woman biking in front of a bus, Credit: Colin Czerwinski/Unsplash

Building for Tomorrow

May 15th, 2019

“Infrastructure Week” may not be the most alluring phrase you’ll ever read, but it certainly is one of the most important. Infrastructure is the framework on which our nation operates — the networks of highways, streets and roads that connect us to jobs, businesses and our homes; the trails and path ...

Seattle, Washington.

2019 Most Complete Network Scores

May 14th, 2019

Network is the category that cities have the most direct influence on — the one where big changes can actually be made. A more complete network leads to a higher level of safety and more ridership. Building a complete low-stress network is not fast or easy work. It’s not just sharrows and paint. It’ ...

We Bike NYC.
Fort Collins, Colorado e-trike demo.

The Power of E-Bikes in Fort Collins, Colorado

May 9th, 2019

One way that any community can improve biking is to encourage more people to ride. Slow-roll events and demos allow people to try something they’ve never done before — and that they might be intimidated about — in a safe environment. ...

Overall Winners 2019 City Ratings

2019 City Ratings: Top Overall Cities

May 5th, 2019

We’re pleased to release the 2019 PlacesForBikes City Ratings. Overall this year we saw a much higher rate of participation in our Community Survey and City Snapshot. This means we collected better data and have an improved picture of bicycling in the United States. ...

Bike lane and speed limit sign

Speed Limits Directly Impact the Quality of a Bicycle Network

March 29th, 2019

Starting this year, the BNA no longer assumes that all residential streets are set at a 25 mph speed limit. Unless updates are made in OpenStreetMap, the BNA now assumes speed limits according to the street type, and state laws. We’ve recently identified 10 states that have residential street speed ...

Biking to Work in Fort Collins

Fort Collins’ Programming Shines

January 7th, 2019

Fort Collins, Colorado, is working full speed ahead toward a more complete network, with even more people on bikes. In addition to new infrastructure on the ground, they’ve also focused on outreach and programming. Tessa Greegor, manager of FC Bikes, says that the outreach is really the activation p ...

Biking in Baltimore

Making Changes Takes Support

December 27th, 2018

PFB’s Big Jump Project continues to provide resources for cities pushing boundaries to accelerate the rate of change. This year, our collaboration with local governments and non-profit organizations yielded big results in a handful of cities. ...

(From left) Steve Heal, Wheat Ridge Cyclery; Annie Larson, regional director for U.S. Senator Cory Gardner; and PeopleForBikes government relations coordinator Jordan Trout meet to discuss how current federal legislation affects bike businesses.

Colorado Bike Retailer Hosts Staff of U.S. Senator

December 18th, 2018

In early November, Wheat Ridge Cyclery hosted members from the staff of U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO). The Denver-area bike shop is known for its wide-ranging inventory, selling everything from cruisers to highly technical mountain bikes. Gardner’s staff — including Regional Director Annie Larson ...

Biking in Seattle.

America’s 10 Best New Bikeways of 2018

December 18th, 2018

Since we first started our annual look back at great new bikeways five years ago, we’ve noticed an evolution in progress. First, bike infrastructure has continued to make its way from the big cities to smaller towns and communities. Next, networks have become better connected — more complete. Also, ...

Biking in Alexandria’s Jones Point Park.

America’s Best Medium Cities for Biking

October 2nd, 2018

Some of the very best cities for bicycling in the nation are relatively compact —that’s one of the findings from the PlacesForBikes City Ratings, a data-driven comparison of cities based on factors such as the connectivity of their networks, cities’ investment in growing bicycling, ridership and saf ...

Crested Butte, Colo., population 1,604, got the nation’s No. 5 score for cities under 100,000 in the new PlacesForBikes City Ratings.

America’s Five Best Small Cities for Biking

May 3rd, 2018

Could a bunch of the country’s best cities for biking be towns that most Americans have never heard of? ...