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Building a
Bicycle-Friendly Colorado
February 2, 2012

Help End the Hit and Run Loophole 

Colorado Capitol BuildingBicycle Colorado announces support for the "End the Hit and Run Loophole" Act (HB12-1084) introduced in the Colorado House by Representatives Kathleen Conti (R) and Rhonda Fields (D). The act will increase the penalty for a hit-and-run crash causing serious bodily injury from a Class 5 felony to a more serious Class 4, removing a dangerous loophole in Colorado law by giving a hit-and-run offense the same penalty as drunk driving.


Hit-and-run crashes disproportionately affect people who walk and ride bicycles. Bicycle and pedestrian fatalities are four times more likely to be the result of a hit and run than other roadway crashes. The difference between life and death may be the immediate help that is offered at the time of the crash.


The bill will soon be heard in the Judiciary Committee, and we will keep you updated on its progress. For more information, go to the legislative page on our website. 

2012 Event Calendar Now Available

The 2012 Bicycle Colorado Calendar of Events is now online. These fabulous events support Bicycle Colorado's work to improve laws and access for bicyclists across our state.The calendar includes multi-day tours and single-day rides for every ability level.  


If you have a bicycle event and would like Bicycle Colorado to promote your event while also supporting the mission to create a more bicycle-friendly Colorado, please contact Scott Christopher at or call 303-417-1544, ext. 17.

Keeping an Eye on the Developing Federal Transportation Bill    

National Bicycle SummitOn Tuesday, January 31, the federal American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act was introduced. The proposed bill eliminates dedicated federal funding for bicycling and walking. Bicycle Colorado is closely watching the developments, and we will let you know the best time to contact your national representative.

Local Cycling Club Joins at 100% 

Mile High Cycling SocietyBicycle Colorado is proud to have 100% of the members of the Mile High Cycling Society (MHCS) as supporters in our goal of creating a more bicycle-friendly Colorado. MHCS is a Front Range-based cycling club that was started several years ago to promote cycling for recreation, transportation, fitness and sport. A key objective for MHCS is raising funds for local and statewide non-profit organizations, including Bicycle Colorado. For more information about MHCS, visit If you have a club that is interested in partnering with Bicycle Colorado, please contact our membership manager Mark Erickson (
phone: 303-417-1544
address: 1525 Market Street, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80202

Summit News
2012 Summit Logo 

Thanks to overwhelming response, the second-annual Colorado Bicycle Summit, February 6-7, is now officially sold out. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept any on-site registrations.


Bicycle Colorado is also grateful for the support of our summit sponsors.

Champion Sponsors:
Kaiser Permanente
Pearl Izumi
Primal Wear

Supporting Sponsors:
Alta Planning + Design
Bikes Belong Coalition
Gates Carbon Drive



Contributing Sponsors:

City of Colorado Springs

Denver B-cycle
Denver Public Works

G'Knight Ride
GO Boulder/

City of Boulder 

New Belgium Brewing
Polar Bottle
Ride The Rockies/

Pedal The Plains 

Wheat Ridge Cyclery  


We look forward to seeing all the participants there! 

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