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|"End Hit and Run Loophole" Passes Legislature
House Bill 1084 Now Moves to Governor's Desk
HB 1084, the "End Hit and Run Loophole" bill, passed the Colorado Senate on Monday, May 7, with an overwhelming 34-1 vote. This campaign began with skeptics saying this bill would be difficult to pass. The bill received a big boost during the Colorado Bicycle Summit as attendees met with their legislators and expressed the importance of laws upholding stopping at the scene of an injury crash. Now both the House and Senate have approved the bill and it heads to the Governor's desk. Thanks to the bill's four prime sponsors and to everyone who called or emailed in support of the bill!
For more information on the specifics of the bill and its path through the state legislature, visit our "End the Hit and Run Loophole" page.
|National Bike Challenge
Sign Up Today and Track Your Progress
Are you signed up for the National Bike Challenge yet? Join your fellow Coloradans as you ride your bike and log your miles. Bicyclists in Colorado will compete with cities and states across the country to see who can log the most miles. Sign up today at nationalbikechallenge.org.
Spread the word to your colleagues, friends, family, neighbors, riding clubs and riding buddies. We have PDF posters available for download. Post them in your office or in neighborhood restaurants and shops. Additional information can be found at BicycleColorado.org/to/BikeChallenge. The challenge is hosted in Colorado by Bicycle Colorado and is sponsored by ColoBikeLaw.com, LiveWell Colorado, and the City of Gunnison, Gunnison Nordic and Gunnison Trails.
|Bicycle Colorado Event Member Spotlight
Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle
On August 4, the Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle offers a spectacular 78-mile loop cresting Fremont Pass (11,318 ft.), Tennessee Pass (10,424 ft.) and Vail Pass (10,666 ft.). The course passes three ski areas and is dotted with historic mining outposts and Camp Hale, the training ground for the famous 10th Mountain Division. Total elevation gain is 5,981 ft. Supporting the Davis Phinney Foundation funding Parkinson's disease research, the Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle is a celebration of cycling. The event will sell out, so register today. For more information, go to CopperTriangle.com.
Bicycle Colorado would like to thank the organizers and riders for their commitment to building a better state for cycling. We are excited to have the Colorado Cyclist Copper Triangle on board as an event member for 2012.
|Thanks to All Gala Sponsors and Attendees
Photos Now Available Online
Thank you to everyone who attended our Gala Celebration on Friday, May 4. What a great evening! The live and silent auctions featured some pretty competitive bidding and the on-site photo booth provided by CatEye captured lots of laughs. A special thanks to everyone who donated auction items and to all our sponsors, including ColoBikeLaw.com, New Belgium Brewing, The Denver Post Ride The Rockies, COMBA/IMBA, Primal Wear, AlphaGraphics, Friedman Family Foundation and CamelBak.
Check out Bicycle Colorado's Flickr page for photos from the 2012 Gala. Thank you for your support!
|Let the Mountain Riding Season Begin!
Many Mountain Passes Already Open
It's riding season...even in the mountains! You never know what May will have in store in the mountains, but because of the lower-than-normal snowpack this past winter, many mountain roads and passes are open for riding. Guanella pass, Independence pass, Vail pass and the Glenwood bike path are all open already. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and ride!
Need a map to help you with a new cycling route? Check out Bike the Byways online or email us at info@BicycleColorado.org for a free Colorado Bicycling and Scenic Byways map. You may also want to check out CDOT's website before you head out to check road conditions and any possible closures.
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|Happy National Bike to School Day!
|Pre-Order Your New Bicycle Colorado Jersey|
Looking for a new cycling jersey for all your summer rides? Check out Bicycle Colorado's cool new Primal Wear- designed jersey and pre-order yours today. We expect the jerseys to be in stock in late May. And remember, members get 10% off the purchase price of $79.95! Go to the Bicycle Colorado online store and order yours today!
Please note: Pre-orders will not be charged until the product arrives.