Chappell is quadriplegic. An longtime endurance athlete, he moved to Colorado in 1992 in part to pursue his passion for mountain biking. In June 2000, while on a ride with friends, Chappell crashed his bike while traveling roughly 40 mph. The head-first impact dislocated two vertebrae in his neck, damaging his spinal cord. [...]
Mountain biking and cyclocross legend Steve Tilford, 59, was killed early Wednesday in a crash on Interstate 70 in eastern Utah.
Tilford won the first-ever U.S. mountain biking national title at the NORBA Nationals in California in 1983. A young talent from Kansas who started racing bikes at age 14, he represented the U.S. National Road Team as a teenager before trying mountain biking. The NORBA race in 1983 was his first-ever mountain bike race. He was a pioneer in cyclocross, winning four U.S. [...]
The 2017 Primal Colorado Bike Expo went off despite mother natures best efforts to toss ice pellets in its path... the Friday Night Lights crit and Street Sprint races went as scheduled, with tons of high energy excitement. Read more [...]
Bicycle Colorado is a statewide advocacy organization dedicated to building a more bicycle-friendly Colorado. Our vision is to create a welcoming environment for every person who simply wants to bike or walk. Our nonprofit is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary this year and continues to expand its influence. Recognized as a top advocacy organization in theRead More [...]
Bike advocates have pushed more states to pass the legislation, but they also say police rarely enforce the laws. Even worse, when police do issue citations, the lack of objective evidence can lead judges to throw them out.
“Anecdotally, it can get into a he-said-she-said issue,” explained Ken McCleod, a policy specialist from the League of American Bicyclists. [...]
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, a former Charlotte mayor, asked a national gathering of mayors Thursday to commit to improving the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians in their communities.
“Overall, automobile crashes have declined in the last five years, but the number of bicyclists and pedestrians killed by automobiles has actually risen,” he told a packed conference room at a Washington summit of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. [...]
There are some indications that the increase in cyclists deaths correspond with an increase in the number of cyclists overall, but the data is limited. We don't really know that more Americans are riding bycycles at all.
“To the extent encouragement of bicycling is successful, exposure and fatalities are likely to increase,” the GHSA said. [...]
In 2012, a lot more people rode their bikes in Denver and throughout the state -- which led to an overall jump in the number of crashes. But a more ominous trend, perhaps, was the growing tension on the road between cars and cyclists, resulting in a steady stream of... [...]
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CDOT realizes that bicycling can be an excellent form of both transportation and recreation while at the same time improve health. On this page you will find information related to the health benefits of cycling, Colorado’s bike month and bike to work day, and resources to make you a safer and more efficient cyclist. [...]
STATUS: The bill was introduced and will be heard first by the House Transportation Committee
Hit-and-run legislation, HB 1277, was recently brought forward by Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush and Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik. The bill–Driver’s License Suspension Leaving Accident Scene–would immediately suspend the license of a driver who is suspected of a hit-and-run crash involving serious bodily injury or death, getting dangerous drivers off the road as soon as a summons or arrest is made. Hit-and- [...]