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June 11, 2014
Open Streets Newsletter
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FC Bikes is excited to present a new initiative in Fort Collins called Open Streets!  Open Streets is an initiative that promotes healthy communities by creating temporary car-free streets, so that people may use them for walking, bicycling, dancing, playing, and socializing. With more than 100 documented initiatives in North America (including Denver and Boulder), Open Streets are increasingly common in cities seeking innovative ways to achieve environmental, social, economic, and public health goals.

 

FC Bikes is planning to host two Open Streets events in 2014 to promote active transportation for people of all ages and abilities.  The first event is July 20 on Laurel between Remington and Lesser and Whedbee between Laurel and Prospect. The second is on September 14 on W. Elizabeth St. from Overland Trail to Shields St. 

We can't wait to introduce this event to our community and we want YOU to be a part of it!  See below how you can be involved this year.
Booth Opportunities
Partner Application: DUE JUNE 27
We are expecting 3000-5000 community members of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to attend this event and we want to have something for everyone! That's where our partners come in: we are looking for local businesses to host engaging, interactive booths all along the route.  Businesses should inherently promote one or more of the following: 
  • Active Transportation
  • Healthy Living
  • Social Health
  • Physical Fitness
  • Healthy Eating
  • Local Arts & Culture
  • Education
  • Environmental Protection
  • Community
Applications must be submitted to Isis DiLoreti by June 27.  It is FREE to host a booth at the event!  No active sales will be allowed at the event, except for approved food trucks. Booths must be reviewed and approved by Open Streets organizers.  

Need ideas for what to do at your booth?  Check out this video from the  Minneapolis Open Streets event or any of these videos from the Open Streets Project!

Ready to sign up?  Fill out this application.  You can scan and email it to isis@mantoothcompany.com, fax it to 970.682.1327 or mail it to Mantooth Marketing Company. 2226 Trestle Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80525, Attn: Isis DiLoreti
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Application: DUE JULY 7
We closing down about 2 miles of streets and expecting between 3000-5000 attendees over a 5 hour time span which means we need lots of help!  We are looking for help from over 200 volunteers so if you love fun, active community events, this is a chance for you to give back and help promote an amazing initiative!

We have a variety of opportunities to be a part of this event from Intersection Superheros to Information Booth folks to Evaluation Assistants.  Check out our online sign up with a complete list of volunteer opportunities.  Don't forget to sign up for one of the MANDATORY volunteer trainings too!

Click here for a PDF version.  This can be submitted through email to Volunteer Coordinator, Kelly Poto, at kelly.poto@bikefortcollins.org, faxed to 970.224.6057 or mailed to FC Bikes, P.O. Box 580, Fort Collins, CO 80522.



Sincerely,

Becky Moriarty
FC Bikes Program Specialist
City of Fort Collins-FC Bikes

FC Bikes | rmoriarty@fcgov.com | http://www.fcgov.com/fcbikes
281 N. College Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524





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