More cycling can result in more safety, according to UC Denver study

Categories: Bicycling

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Denver Downtown Partnership
Heavier bike traffic can lead to fewer traffic collisions, according to a recent study by the University of Colorado at Denver. The study, though administered by UC Denver research students, focuses on Boulder, given that city's large cycling presence.

See also: Reader: Bicycles should only be allowed on trails and sidewalks -- not roads

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Weekly city bike ride Loops celebrates six years, a website launch and global expansion

Categories: Bicycling, Events

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Six years and hundreds of rides since its inception, Denver weekly bicycle meet-up, Loops, is bigger and better than ever. The free group ride meets every Tuesday rain or shine for a nighttime ride around the city, and organizer Broox Pulford says that as Denver's population grows, so does the interest in Loops.

This Saturday, June 28, Loops will celebrate its sixth anniversary with Pulford's version of an alleycat race followed by a big party and show featuring prizes, games and half a dozen local bands.

See also: Broox Pulford plugs Loops four-year anniversary and the power of safe cycling

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Bike to Work Day features free breakfast and an after-hours party today

Categories: Bicycling

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Britt Chester
Sunset on Bike to Work Day 2012.
Today is the nineteenth annual Bike to Work Day, and registered riders, while reveling in the health benefits and environmental awareness that the event fosters, can also score some free food at Civic Center Park during their trek -- and then party with other wheeler-dealers at the end of the day.



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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Brad K. Evans

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Brad K. Evans, "Starkiss," stencil.
#79: Brad K. Evans

Brad K. Evans is a different kind of leader, one who casts a skewed entrepreneurial light upon all his pursuits -- of which there are many. And he does it all with a sense of humor and adventure. Artist, designer, dumpster diver, realtor and bike advocate, Evans is probably best known as the mastermind of the Denver Cruiser Ride, a weekly Wednesday night bike and bar crawl with costumes that attracts as many detractors as it does diehard fans. Regardless of where you stand on the cruiser-ride issue, Evans, who works with the authorities to establish safety rules for the hundreds of riders who show up for DCR's Denver Bike Night, is someone we all ought to know. Get acquainted by way of his 100CC questionnaire.

See also: Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Katie Kruger


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The Denver Cruiser Ride 2014 hits the road tonight with a block party on wheels

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Denver Cruiser Ride big wheel Brad Evans continues to find ways to keep the weekly, costumed bike crawl on a roll. So when the first ride of 2014 -- with a "Reds and Robes" theme -- starts tonight at five bar locations, the shared destination will be a bona fide block party at the locus of 14th and Champa streets, given the green light by the partnering Denver Theatre District.

See also: The best of Denver Cruisers 2013


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Pedal the Plains 2014: Northeast side story

Categories: Bicycling

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Gov. John Hickenlooper, former Denver Post publisher Dean Singleton and representatives of the three host communities.
On Wednesday, Governor John Hickenlooper announced the route and three host communities for the third annual Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour. Scheduled for September 19 through September 21, the three-day tour will take cyclists of all speeds and ages through Colorado's northeastern plains, where they can discover the charms of Wiggins, Fort Morgan and Sterling.

See also: Plains Thinking

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Bruce Weber on bicycling, mortality and Life Is a Wheel

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Bruce Weber's memoir Life Is a Wheel chronicles his journey across the country and out of middle age.
As an obituary writer, Bruce Weber confronts mortality more than most. So he decided to bid farewell to middle age by taking a cross-country bike trip which he used to reflect on aging and mortality in his memoir: Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Trip Across America. In advance of Weber's reading at the Tattered Cover Colfax on Tuesday, March 25, Westword spoke with him about his adventures and his thoughts on mortality.

See also: Poet Yosimar Reyes on the power of personal narratives

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Photo preview: Bike Art opens tonight at the Dairy Center for the Arts

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Nicole Finger, The Challenge.
Boulderites -- especially those in the city's close-knit pro-cycling community -- take bikes seriously. So it goes without saying that the annual Bike Art exhibition at the Dairy Center for the Arts is a big draw. The national show of more than 100 works in a variety of mediums is so popular, in fact, that for this second year, the Dairy is spreading out the opening reception over two days -- from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today and tomorrow.

See also: Denver native's used bicycles chandeliers have made her an international art star

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Bicycle art rides into Denver International Airport

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courtesy of Denver International Airport
Designed by Kristen Stransky Mallinger and Audry Seiler to represent Steamboat Springs
Even as the third annual US Pro Challenge takes off from Aspen today, a bicycle-art show is taking off a Denver International Airport. Using bicycles, artists have created representation of all the cities involved in the US Pro Challenge: Aspen/Snowmass, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs, Beaver Creek, Vail, Loveland, Fort Collins and Denver, where the race will end.

See also:
- Best Public Art at DIA: "Mustang," by Luis Jiménez
- The USA Pro Cycling Challenge ushers in second year of bike art installation
- The USA Pro Cycling Challenge gets artsy at Plus Gallery


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Photos: The Denver Cruisers' Glow ride lights up downtown

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The Denver Cruisers lit up the city with their "Glow"-themed ride on Wednesday night, and Westword photographer Kyle Huninghake was there to captured all of the riders in full color. For more photos from the night, check out our Denver Cruisers' Glow Ride slide show.

See also:
- Slide show: June 2013 in Westword Photos
- Denver Cruisers: Where the Bleep is Waldo?
- Denver Cruisers: Duct Tape, Bubble Wrap and Cardboard


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