Colorado “the best state for biking”

Last week, Governor John Hickenlooper announced a $100 million plan to make Colorado “the best state for biking.”

The plan is a welcomed one for residents; while many consider Denver a bike-friendly city, two-wheeling commuters and longtime locals know the metro area has room for improvement. Hickenlooper says the four-year initiative—dubbed the Colorado Pedals Project—will fuel the state’s economic growth and tourism, benefit the environment, and help cement Colorado’s status as one of the healthiest states in America. Want specifics? Here’s a breakdown of where the money will come from:

Of the total $100 million, about 70 percent will come from CDOT, which in the past has had tough regulations for bike paths. However, under the new executive director Shailen Bhatt, the department is offering more support for bike innovation.

The Colorado Pedals Project should ensure that planners, engineers, transportation managers, and government leaders will prioritize bike routes that are safe, well marked, and continuous. While this most likely won’t lead to bike lanes on every street, the goal is to make bicycling an easier and more appealing choice for Coloradans and tourists, says Tim Blumenthal, president of People for Bikes, a local organization that promotes the benefits of bike riding.

In addition to changes on the road, trails will be catalogued and connected through an expansive greenway trail system that will connect urban wildlife refuges and parks around the Denver area. This expansion will eventually include a cycling route to Rocky Mountain National Park. Hickenlooper hopes that if his plan comes together, Colorado will become a destination for cycling tourism, and our state’s economy will reap the benefits.

Hickenlooper says the plan is to get the department to cooperate with other organizations, such as Bicycle Colorado, GOCO, and the Department of Local Affairs, to make projects and grants more efficient. Here’s to hoping that $100 million in biking is a worthwhile investment for Colorado.

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Bike To Work Day – 2015

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RiNoVELO launched in early 2013 with the intention of building custom bicycles from repurposed vintage and new factory parts. Founded on a unique appreciation for customization and craftsmanship.

Your bike

Our goal is to get bikes in the hands of people who will enjoy them. Fixed gear, single speed, road, mountain bike, or cruiser; every detail of your build is attended to.

Our neighborhood

RiNoVELO is inspired by the neighborhood that bears it’s name. Located just North of downtown Denver, the RiNo district is home to an eclectic community of urban creatives.

Call (303) 913-2175 to begin.

Bicycle Lights on Kickstarter

Kickstarter always has a ton of innovative bike projects. This month there happens to be some pretty sweet bike-lights. We’ll feature a few here today. The first project we’ll feature however is from our good buddy and neighbor James with his awesome laptop stand The Roost. Pick up a Roost and grab some lights for your bike. Summer is here and Colorado nights are gorgeous.

The Roost Stand

Odds are, you’re well acquainted with the neck and other pains that come with hours of leaning over a laptop. It doesn’t have to be that way!

The new Roost Laptop Stand is the world’s most portable, eye-level laptop stand that elevates your screen to prevent ‘laptop hunch.’ Used with a portable keyboard and mouse, or next to your desktop monitor, the Roost Laptop Stand transforms your laptop into a posture-perfect desktop workstation, literally anywhere.

Bike Balls Bicycle Light

As cyclists who regularly ride in the city, we are vulnerable to distracted and neglectful drivers. We wanted to do something to change that and have some fun while doing so. Bike Balls are more visible and noticeable than your average bike light, making you more safe and confident as you ride through the city streets at night. It takes grit, wit, and huge balls to ride in the city so show ’em what you got!

*Please note our reward prices are in CAD
*Please note our reward prices are in CAD


We have developed Wheelscreen bike light system in order to show the world your individuality. The variety of colors turns you into an artist and your bike into the masterpiece. Paint the night with your own colors! If you are fine with being an eye-catcher, be ready to hear the admiration of others! We launch our Kickstarter campaign now in order to complete all deliveries before August!

Barlight Safety Platform For Bicycle Lights

Hi Folks. Barlight Limited is a small, independent company created by a group of designers, innovators and cycling enthusiasts who are determined to do something about the appalling number of accidents involving cyclists both here in the UK and the rest of the world.

We have applied our 80 years of accumulated design knowledge to produce a simple, but very effective, product that will change the odds back in favour of the cyclist and make cycling safer.  Say hello to the Barlight lighting platform for bicycles – the lighting system bikes should have always had!

Barlight is a lighting platform that fits in to each end of a bicycle’s handlebars, allowing the cyclist to place lights at the extremities of the bicycle.  By making the bike’s full width clearly visible to other vehicles, Barlight creates an enhanced safety zone around the rider and ensures that other road-users pass the rider in a safer fashion. Barlight’s ability to support both front and rear-facing lights also means that the cyclist can be seen and safely passed by vehicles on either side of the road.

Le Tour De Zach 2015

Saturday, May 23 | 4:00pm
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Join us as we embark on the annual pilgrimage to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in a birthday celebration for a friend and Ambassador of The Radical Life**

20$ gets you a ticket, beer, keg cup, expert bike advice (even if you don’t want it), escorted ride and snacks.

Stage 1:

4:00 – Air up your tires and inflate your balls as we gather, engage in jovial spirits and get ready to ride. Beer provided by RiNo’s own Great Divide Brewing can be enjoyed from a state of the art custom Le Tour De Zach 2015 commemorative cup. Stretching and HGH intake will be on your own.

Stage 2:

5:30 – The peloton will roll at 5:30 as we make our way to Dicks. Don’t worry, the ride is mostly bike path and DJ Dave will be spinning tunes along the way. Prepare for an hour long ride at a leisurely pace. We plan to arrive at the stadium before game time of 7:00

Stage 3:

9:30 – After a resounding victory by the Rapids side, we will make our way back to the shop for post ride smores, more delicious Great Divide Beer and goodies from El Carte 303. Bring your lights and layers for the ride back. Leave your slings at home.

** including but not limited to the following things of radness: bikes, shoes, food, trucks, cat shirts, hats, scarves, soccer, beer, friends, hip-hop, dancing, fire and bears.

Holla @ RiNoVELO

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