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PFB to Diaz Tacos!

Distance: 7.1 miles

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

Distance: 74 miles

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Waterton Canyon and High Line Canal Trail

Distance: 41 Miles

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Two bikers use Capitol Bike Share in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo credit: Sam Kittner/Kittner.com, courtesy of Arlington County Commuter Services.)

Good Networks Make Better Bike Cities

June 3rd, 2021

A focus on safe, connected bike networks helped boost these medium-sized cities to top spots in our 2021 City Ratings. ...

An event in the West Colfax neighborhood of Denver where local cruiser car culture merged with biking. (Photo courtesy of Denver Streets Partnership)

How 5 Cities Are Breaking Down Barriers to Biking

March 25th, 2021

Bike advocates in Austin, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Providence share how they’re already using recent recommendations from Charles T. Brown and other researchers. ...

Photo courtesy of Providence Streets Coalition in Providence, Rhode Island.

“Where America Fails, So Have We in Bicycling.”

March 4th, 2021

A candid conversation with Charles T. Brown, the lead investigator of a new, groundbreaking report on barriers to biking in the U.S. ...

All photos courtesy of the City of Fort Collins

Getting People to Shift Their Ride

February 2nd, 2021

Fort Collins, a recipient of our 2020 COVID-19 Mobility Response Grant, used the funding to beef up its existing bike network, as well as roll out an extensive marketing campaign. ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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Cities Turn to Bike Networks For Recovery

July 14th, 2020

By April 2020, more than 200 U.S. cities changed the layout of their streets by eliminating through traffic, slowing cars and opening roadways for people of all ages and abilities to comfortably enjoy the outdoors while city parks, fitness centers and schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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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. ...

Biking in Colorado.

Pedaling Through The Pandemic: Staff Rides

April 15th, 2020

While we’re working from home, PeopleForBikes staff members have found a multitude of ways to stay mentally and physically active. We’ve done puzzles, walked our dogs, walked our dogs again, started doing at-home yoga classes, learned new recipes — did we mention puzzles? Despite all of the day-to-d ...

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A Dozen Bucket List Rides for 2021

January 28th, 2020

We hope you’re gearing up to take some great rides in 2021. 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 from 2020. Our new Ride Spot app will get you to each and guide you to great ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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’ ...

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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. ...

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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 ...