Call

Blog

Law
02

Blog

Denver Biking on the Move

Denver is called the Mile High City because it has an average elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level. Despite that elevation, people ride all over the city. Denver really wants to be a great city for bicycles, and is getting better all the time. Groups like Bike Denver, Bicycle Colorado, and Team Evergreen are working with the Mayor’s office to make Denver better for bikes.  Denver recently announced that it is joining the Vision Zero Initiative with the goal to eliminate fatalities for cyclists and pedestrians.

Denver boasts about 850 miles of bicycle paths. The bicycle paths are a great resource for residents and visitors.  Also noteworthy, Denver also has a very good bike share program called the B-cycle. The B-cycle is great for visitors who do not have a bike with them on their trip to Denver.

IMG_2299

Denver is following Boulder’s lead in becoming a hub for bicycle-oriented businesses. Primal Wear, Inc. makes the highest quality cycling apparel for all types of cyclists from racers to cruisers.   Not only does Primal make great clothes for biking, it is leading the way for other bike-minded companies to make Denver home through the Denver Cycling Collective. The Denver Cycling Collective houses other local bike companies, including: Alchemy Bicycle Company, ROL Wheels, and The Pro’s Closet.

IMG_2309

Primal Meeting with Bike Law Brian and Team Evergreen Cycling at the Denver Bicycle Collective.
from left:  Tim Baker, Primal’s Marketing Director, Bike Law Brian Weiss, Hutch, Primal’s Sales Manager, Team Evergreen (TE) Executive Director Jennifer Barbour, TE Board members Kelly Garrod and Bob Campbell.

But it is not all good news and there is certainly room to improve. While plans may be in place to add more protected bike lanes and ideas for safer bicycle commuting, Denver has not made the changes to its infrastructure to make its roads and urban areas bike friendly.  Many of the bike paths in that 850 mile network are in rough shape and need maintenance

Also, although people are riding all over the city, you cannot just ride anywhere.  Denver has its own rules for bicycles in the City. For example, bicycles are not allowed on sidewalks in Denver. For specific rules that may affect you, please look here.

 

Comments

Ash Our Streets
Daniel Brazil Jan 13, 2021

As a Minneapolis-based attorney, I live, work, play and bike in the city. Although my city might be known for its lakes and our infamous Juicy Lucy, Minneapolis’ dedication to having safer streets for all should be included in that list. To reach the safe streets goal, numerous non-profit organizations and groups are working tirelessly […]

Read More
Ambassador
Rachael Maney Jan 11, 2021

Applications for the Bike Law Foundation Ambassador Program are now live. CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION. The deadline to apply is Sunday, January 24th. Those selected will be notified on or before February 1. Thanks for your support and willingness to work together to make bicycling safer for all. We are committed to you, to one another, and […]

Read More
3-foot passing close call
Charlie Thomas Jan 11, 2021

It happens all the time: Someone emails me video footage, clearly showing they were biking along when a car buzzes past, coming within inches of a horrible crash — and there’s nothing I can do about it because we don’t have the laws in place to do something to help. Luckily, that might be about […]

Read More
killing cyclist bike law
Rachael Maney Dec 22, 2020

BIKE LAW ANNOUNCES THE INDICTMENT OF CARL BEHLER FOR KILLING CYCLIST AND INJURING OTHERS   Today, Carl Behler appeared in court for the first time for killing cyclist Arthur Carter and injuring others. He was indicted on Friday (12/18) by the Anne Arundel County Grand Jury and promptly arrested and detained for 7 crimes related […]

Read More
Bicycle Mayor
Bruce Hagen Dec 03, 2020

When I (Maria of Bike Law Georgia) called Pattie Baker, the first Metro Atlanta Bicycle Mayor, she was trudging through marshland on her bicycle on Alpharetta’s Big Creek Greenway. I pictured her in my mind with her bike, wearing her signature skirts, and mud on her sandals. Always on the go, the newly minted Metro […]

Read More
Alabama Bike Advocacy
Danny Feldman Dec 02, 2020

When Alabama bike advocate Jamie Miernik was growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she dreamed of being an astronaut.  And today, although she is not an astronaut, as a chemical engineer who worked for Boeing on the NASA space station project, she put her knowledge and talents to use keeping the astronauts safe and sound in […]

Read More
Local bike shop Atlanta Bike Shop Mechanic
Bruce Hagen Nov 06, 2020

We have so many amazing local bike shops in the Atlanta Metro Area and in Georgia that it’s hard to single out any for the service that they provide, but here’s a short list of some of the shops from various parts of town and throughout the state. Eight Great Local Bike Shops in Georgia […]

Read More
Justice Ginsberg Bike Law
Lauri Boxer-Macomber Nov 03, 2020

Last month after Justice Ginsberg passed away, I went on one of those long solo rides to pedal things out.  I was hoping that time in the saddle would help settle the emotional torrent within me.  On one hand, I was feeling driven, empowered, and more motivated than ever to step things up a notch […]

Read More
Women on Bikes Rachael
Peter Wilborn Oct 11, 2020

Rachael Maney is the Director of the Bike Law Network and of the non-profit Bike Law Foundation. As most of you know, she has spent the last two weeks on these pages profiling 16 Women on Bikes leading up to yesterday’s inaugural Women’s Cycling Day. If you haven’t yet, read her profiles of and conversations with […]

Read More
Load More