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WE WANT WHAT YOU DONT. A long with a wealth of local articles on all kinds of cool interesting things happen- ing around Boulder County in this issue we also bring you some great articles from other bike and outdoor media. There are lots of good articles out there if you want to read more about commuting road riding or mountain biking -- whatever your passion or interest. Finding these articles reminded me that greater minds than ours have sung the praises of cycling. Heres just a taste. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your bal- ance you must keep moving. Albert Einstein. Einstein also said about the theory of relativity I thought of that while riding a bicycle. Susan B. Anthony abolitionist and suffragette leader said Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of free- dom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel . . . the picture of free untrammeled womanhood. And my favorite When the spirits are low when the day appears dark when work becomes monotonous when hope hardly seems worth having just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle The bike doesnt work that magic for everyone of course. But more and more the evidence is showing that getting outdoors does work that magic whether on bike or board or just two feet. Our goal at BikeLife is to give you information and hopefully a little inspiration to find your freedom by bike or otherwise. See you on the trails Lynn Guissinger Publisher Greetings from BikeLife Boulder Welcome 2880 Wilderness Place BOULDERBEERCO BOULDERBEERCOWWW.BOULDERBEER.COM Full Bar Menu Free ToursMon-Fri 2pm Sat 2 4pm Patio Seating TeamCOLORADOS 1ST CRAFT BREWERY COLORADOS 1ST CRAFT BREWERY Hour Happy 3-630pm Mon-Sat TriviaStarting mid-October WE WONT LET YOU GET RUN OVER Personal Injury Car Truck Bicycle Accidents Thorough and Personalized Avid Cyclists Supporting the Community 900 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder CO 80302 www.manmaxlaw.com 303.991.2233 WE WONT LET YOU GET RUN OVER Personal Injury Car Truck Bicycle Accidents Thorough and Personalized Avid Cyclists Supporting the Community 900 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder CO 80302 www.manmaxlaw.com 303.991.2233 BikeLife Boulder 11 Whos who on our paths and trails WAYLON LEWIS Founder ElephantJournal.com What do you like best about biking Biking keeps me healthy physically. I work hard I started my own company so its often the only movement I get in a long day. It also de-stresses me and parking is always free. Where are your favorite places to ride The bike paths in Boulder are heaven seeing the coming-together of civilization and the wild in bridges and streams and picnics and flowers and joggers and blue skies never fails to refresh my body breath and mind. What do you find most mind- ful about biking Its the ultimate convertible fresh air deep breaths com- munity waving to me and vice versa as I bike about. Whats that quote about how when humankind invented the bicycle the summit of inven- tion was attained Its the perfect machine. EMPLOYEES at EFAA Emergency Family Assistance Association A number of employees at EFAA shared what they like best about biking. I like the wind on my face when Im coasting. Its almost like flying or skiing without being on your legs. Ashley Rumble Assistant Director of Development I like the sense of freedom and the feeling of exhilaration that I can go anywhere and do anything. Rachel Leber Childrens Program Case Manager I love riding my bike because it allows nature to be part of my morning commute. Frankie Ryder Development Assistant I bike Boulder DonateYourBikestoEFAAFamiliesInNeed Emergency Family Assistance Association EFAA is dedicated to reducing poverty and preventing family homelessness in Boulder County. If you have a well-functioning bike of any size or a helmet or bike lock that youd like to donate EFAA receives bike donations for adults and children in the housing program. Bikes can provide much needed transportation to work or school and give kids a healthy way to play. To donate contact rachelefaa.org. MARA ABBOTT Professional Cyclist What do you like best about biking I love the independence and the autonomy. I love how simple it is and how it allows me a richer connection to community and environment. Where are your favorite places to ride around Boulder County The Boulder Creek Path I also love riding up Sunshine Canyon Four Mile Canyon and Sugarloaf. What advice do you give to someone who wants to try biking Start where you are comfort- able and work from there. If you only like to bike on paths with no cars thats fine I t was born in the streets of Bo- got Colombia Ciclovia a Span- ish term that means cycleway. And for the past six years the tradition has filled the streets of Boulder. This years Boulder Green Streets Ciclovia is Sunday September 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boulder local Hillary Griffith vowed to bring a taste of Ciclovia to her hometown after experiencing the magical event in Bogot. Each Sun- day between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. the streets of Bogot undergo an amazing transformation. Over 120 kilometers of roadways normally filled with rush hour traffic are blocked off to cars and other motorized vehicles. Stages are set up with live music yoga and dancing as block after block is lined with street vendors and countless family-friendly activities. Over two million people take to the streets on bikes skateboards and other non- motorized forms of transportation. Our event is part of a movement to liberate urban spaces from automo- biles and to demonstrate that traffic is not inevitable says Hillary of Boulders Ciclovia. And when cars are eliminated if only temporarily streets and urban spaces can be put to new use. Open streets help open our minds to new possibilities and provide a safe space for family and friends to connect with their community. Putting Streets to a New Use Boulders Green Streets Ciclovia is September 27 LiveMusicLiveMusicLiveMusic dance classesdance classesdance classes YOGAYOGAYOGA foodvendorsfoodvendorsfoodvendors CLIMBING WALLCLIMBING WALLCLIMBING WALL KayakingKayakingKayakingforforfor KidsKidsKids 505050 free activitiesfree activitiesfree activities funfamilybikeracesfunfamilybikeracesfunfamilybikeraces DOWNLOAD THECICLOVIAAPP Boulder Green Streets has a mobile app so attendees can view the activities schedule view the zone map plus share photos and status updates across social media platforms like Twitter and Face- book. Download the app by searching for Boulder Green Streets in the iTunes store or on Google Play or visit the blog on bouldergreenstreets.org. 12 BikeLife Boulder BikeLife Boulder 13 This years Boulder Green Streets Ciclovia event will feature more than 10 activity zones along downtown streets filled with 50 free activities including live music food yoga dance classes and a kids kayaking pool. Avid 4 Adventure will set up a 25-foot rock climbing wall and Community Cycles will run fun family bike races. So mark September 27 on your cal- endar and be sure to walk bike dance or bus downtown for a day of fun and surprises Boulder Green Streets Ciclovia is put on with the support of the City of Boulder and sponsoring departments such as GOBoulder Boulder Parks and Recreation LEAD and Parking Services. Written by Erica OGrady with Boulder Green Streets For more information about this years event visit BoulderGreenStreets.org. ENJOYTHE URBANBIKELIFE TREK LYNC 3 This silvery blue nine-speed commuter bike is tricked out with integrated front and tail lights fenders and the ability to add a Bluetooth sensor in the frame so you can log your rides if you choose. Reflectivity on the frame and tires boost your visibility after dark. 1020 trekbikes.com When you ride a bike in the city there are so many pluses. You dont waste a second stuck in traffic. There are no payments for tolls or tow charges. Parking is a snap. And you get some exercise while youre pedaling. For many cycling to work is the start of a great love affair with the sport. The choices of city bikes keep growing and growing as more people choose bikes as a way to travel. Depending on your budget and willing- ness to spend more for higher quality or more features you can find a wide array of price points ranging from about 400 on up. Ask at your local bike shop for a bike that fits your bud- get offers efficient pedaling and includes the features you need. And of course let them help you get the proper fit. Weve picked out six great city bikes all with different features and in a range of prices to suit a variety of pedaling needs and styles to help you get around town. 6 new city bikes for traveling around town By BECCA HEATON 14 BikeLife Boulder BikeLife Boulder 3 GIANT MOMENTUM STREET This classic style bike is fast rolling with upright positioning so youre always in control. Comes with smart integrated features like a built-in cup holder a chain guard to protect your clothes from dirt and grime and a rear rack to carry cargo. 425 pedalmomentum.com STATE BICYCLE FOUR PEAKS Four Peaks Brewing State Bicycle Co. have pulled out all of the stops for this fun beer-inspired commuter. Mustache-bars coaster brake bell and an affixed bottle opener will keep you well equipped on your next pub ride. 579 statebicycle.com LINUS LIBERTINE II With a traditional upright riding position the lovely Libertine II is a comfy and speedy commuter with eight speeds of shifting. Pick from teal or black. 899 linusbike.com NOVARA BARROW The 24-speed Euro-style Barrow features a nice storage basket in front that stays steady in the turns with a stretchy cover to keep everything secure. When youre zipping around town on this seafoam green beauty disc brakes make stopping a breeze. 749 rei.com RALEIGH CAMEO Designed just for gals the pretty purple Cameo has seven speeds of shifting and a nice upright position for riding. The step-through frame makes it easy to ride in a skirt too. 400 raleighusa.com THOSE LITTLE EXTRAS Here are a few goodies to make your bike even more fun to ride. ... Green Guru Touring Townie Handlebar Bag Made from recycled banners in lots of fun colors and patterns this handy insulated bag mounts on your handlebar. Good for storing drinks snacks phone wallet and more. 34.95 greengurugear.com Mirrycle Telebell Ring this beautiful little bell to let people know when youre approaching or passing. Its melodic sound will be music to their ears. 18 mirrycle.com iOMounts NOMAD Keep your mobile device handy with the easy-to- attach NOMAD handlebar mount. Put your device in the special case the super-strong magnet keeps your device on tight through any bumps. 60 iomounts.com 16 BikeLife Boulder WEARE ZERO WASTE BOULDER Recycle compost or landfill. Everywhere you go. Boulder is working to become a zero waste com- munity where we reduce our waste and then re- use recycle and compost most of what wethrow away. Our goal is to generate new materials from 85 percent of our waste by 2025 rather than send that waste to the landfill. With Boulders new Univer- sal Zero Waste Ordinance youll soon have the choice to recycle compost and landfill. Everywhere you go. Within the next year all Boulder businesses property owners and special events will be required to provide recycling and compost collection. How much waste does Boulder recycle and compost B U S I N E S S E S A PA R T M E N T S T O W N H O M E S H O U S E S How does Boulder compare to other cities Percentage of waste that is composted or recycled S A N F R A N C I S C O 2 0 12 P O R T L A N D 2 0 12 B O U L D E R 2 0 14 D E N V E R 2 0 14 80 70 34 16 85 100 Percentage representations in donut chart are estimated. They will be confirmed in development. How much waste does Boulder recycle and compost 57 4 3 L A N D F I L L R E C Y C L I N G C O M P O S T 28 7 2 L A N D F I L L R E C Y C L I N G C O M P O S T 20 8 0 L A N D F I L L R E C Y C L I N G C O M P O S T B U S I N E S S E S A PA R T M E N T S T O W N H O M E S H O U S E S How does Boulder compare to other cities Percentage of waste that is composted or recycled S A N F R A N C I S C O 2 0 12 P O R T L A N D 2 0 12 B O U L D E R 2 0 14 D E N V E R 2 0 14 80 70 34 16 85 WHATS THE NEXT STEP In the coming year the city will be launching a number of collaborative efforts to expand recycling and composting opportunities to all residents businesses employees and visitors New interactive website with zero waste resources including videos signage and more Free advising services and resources for businesses and property owners to help them comply with the Universal Zero Waste Ordinance Upgrades to the Boulder County Recycling Center to allow more materi- als to be recycled. We Are Zero Waste Boulder Community Event Residents employees businesses and property managers... JoinusonOct.152015ateTownHall to celebrate community zero waste efforts and get involved in Boulders zero waste future Reception food provided 5 to 6 p.m. Presentations by community zero waste leaders and small group conversation 6p.m. to 8 p.m. Get your questions answered Connect with city zero waste advisors and zero waste vendors Preview the citys new zero waste website Learn how to comply with the Universal Zero Waste Ordinance Win giveaways including a home compost bin and business zero waste station BETTERBICYCLING AHEAD FORCOLORADO Working to create a seamless network of bike paths across the state By AVERY STONICH Governor Hickenloopers vision includes both paved and dirt trails connecting across Colorado. Credit Avery Stonich 18 BikeLife Boulder BikeLife Boulder 3 Now you can bust out the future-vi- sion goggles and taste the day when you can ride from one end of the state to another on a continuous system of trails. Earlier this year Governor Hick- enlooper catapulted bicycling up on his priority list in his State of the State address directing his administration to map a plan for better trail connectivity throughout the state and naming Ken Gart as volunteer bike czar. Aaron Serna a policy advisor for Gov- ernor Hickenlooper says this sends a strong message. We set ourselves up to let the state know and let stakehold- ers know that this is important to us and were working on it. This is a big deal. Political support or lack thereofis the number one bar- rier to major progress in bicycle riding and facilities according to Tim Blu- menthal president of PeopleForBikes a national movement to make bicycling better. It boils down to leadership. I have a lot of confidence in Hickenloop- er. He really gets it says Blumenthal. Hickenlooper was wise to select Gart whose impressive resume and Rolo- dex make him perfect for the job. Gart started a chain of ski and bike shops in Colorado has lobbied on behalf of bicycling for years helped bring bike sharing to Denver and played a major role in luring the USA Pro Challenge cycling race to the state. The governor knows that Gart is the kind of guy who can get stuff done. He Hickenlooper was strong and specific in his goals says Gart. I am pleased with how committed he is. He will be pushing me. Gart is now knee-deep in the gover- nors Colorado Pedals Project which has two main goals to create a seam- less network of bike paths across the state and help Coloradans live health- ier lives. The two go hand in hand. In fact Colorado wants to be not only the best state for bicycling but also the healthiest state and Hickenloopers health policy agenda names cycling as a way to beat down rising obesity levels. The health benefits are tough to de- bate but bicycling also delivers a slew of other perks that are great for all Col- oradans not just cyclists. Having great places to ride leads to a higher quality of life helps attract talented workers boosts property values brings in tour- ism dollars and creates jobs. In 2000 the Colorado Department of Transportation commissioned a study that found that bicycling contributed 1 billion annually to the state from manufacturing retail tourism and bike races. The number is likely much high- ABOVE Construction is underway on a new stretch of the Peaks to Plains Trail that will enable bicyclists to pedal through Clear Creek Canyon. Credit Jefferson County Open Space RIGHT Jefferson County Open Space is working on a 6-mile segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail which will connect Denver to Loveland Pass. Credit Jefferson County Open Space H op on two wheels in Colorado and usually you can find plentiful pedaling pretty close to home. In an ideal world you can roll on a bike path all the way from your house to work and your knobby tires can hit tacky dirt just a mile from your back door. But what happens when the route youre riding morphs into something to fearlike a gnarly section of city streets or a gap in the path system that dumps you onto a dangerous road Then your rose-colored glasses might dim. H 20 BikeLife Boulder er now. That was 15 years ago before the USA Pro Challenge which in 2014 brought an estimated 130 million in economic impact to the state. Hickenlooper recognizes that if Denver and Colorado become better for bicycling everyone will benefit says Blumenthal. Andy Clarke recent past president of the League of American Bicyclists says the influence of Colorado will spill over into other states. The League keeps close tabs on what states do for bicy- cling with its Bicycle Friendly State program which ranks all 50 states an- nually on how bikeable they are. When the first rankings came out in 2008 Colorado was lodged in the middle of the pack at 22. Within five years the state clawed its way up to 2 before slipping to 6 last year. Competition is an excellent motiva- tor for Governor Hickenlooper who is eyeing 1 Washington and scheming how to nip at the leaders heels. He wants to be the best state and theres a ranking and were going after it says Serna. One of Colorados strengths is having a very effective state bicycle advocacy organization Bicycle Colorado which is working closely with Gart. Executive Director Dan Grunig is hopeful that the governors commitment will speed progress. I think the biggest value the governor brings is hes helping elevate the awareness of bicycling and the value it brings. Hes giving us a way to amplify and accelerate these improve- ments to our system says Grunig. Projects already in the works help demonstrate how the pie in the sky can be brought to the table. A bike path along U.S. 36 will soon connect Boulder and Denver. And in Jefferson County west of Denver the open space department has cobbled together a broad team of partners to fill in a missing link in a bike path system that will connect Denver to the mountains. The Plains to Peaks Trail project is constructing 6 miles of multi-use path along Highway 6 in Clear Creek Canyon where bikes have been prohibited due to safety concerns. Tom Hoby director of Jefferson County Open Space has been working on the project for 10 years and cant wait to complete the connection. Once we get through the canyon people from the Denver Metro Area could ride all the way to Loveland Pass. And then its just a short distance to the Summit County system which connects all the way to Glenwood he says. Hoby hopes the governors initiative puts emphasis on work like this and helps with fund- ing to complete these links. Finding money to bring Garts vision to life will undoubtedly be challenging. The Colorado Department of Trans- portation will be on the hook but cant do it all. Another promising partner is Great Outdoors Colorado GOCO the nonprofit organization tasked with in- vesting Colorado lottery proceeds to help preserve and enhance the states parks trails and open spaces. GOCO kicked in 4.6 million for the Plains to Peaks Trail. Gart doesnt seem too worried. I met with the state yesterdaywe have an ongoing commitment from the gov- ernors office. We have met with foun- dations and other entities within the state. Im confident well have the fund- ing that we need he says. Success will also hinge on people on the ground pitching in to help make things happen. Its important for cy- clists in Colorado to be involved and cap- italize on this opportunity says Grunig. Want to help Join Bicycle Colora- do. Sign up for their e-news. Add your name to the PeopleForBikes movement. And support trails in your community. WanttohelpJoinBicycleColorado. Sign up for their e-news. Add your name to the PeopleForBikes movement. And support trails in your community. Cyclists flock to Colorado for the stunning scenery. Credit The Denver Post Separated bike lanes help cyclists feel safer on busy city streets. Credit People for Bikes PeopleForBikes This article was reprinted courtesy of RootsRated.com. Visit RootsRated.com to discover the best places to go outdoors from local experts in 30 cities. Damaged section of Lefthand Canyon Drive LEFTHAND CANYON DRIVE FLOOD RECOVERY RECONSTRUCTION TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS I n order to greatly reduce the overall duration of permanent flood dam- age-related repairs on Lefthand Canyon Drive Boulder County is planning signif- icant travel restrictions for cyclists and motor vehicles during the project. Weekly closure information will be posted at www. LefthandCanyon.com. You can also sign up to receive weekly and timely project status updates via the project listserv. Register at www.LefthandCanyon.com. We encourage everyone to enjoy other mountain routes during construction in- cluding Flagstaff Sunshine Canyon Four- mile Canyon Olde StageLee Hill roads and State Highways 7 and 36. Current Plans for Roadway Closures and Travel Restrictions OldeStageRoadtoJamesCanyonDriveDecember2015totheendofMay2016 FULLCLOSURE8a.m.to4p.m.MondaythroughFriday Roadto openatnoonfor30minutes 30-MinuteDelays8a.m.to4p.m.Saturdays NOCLOSURESONSUNDAYS OldeStageRoadtoJamesCanyonDrivePostMemorialDaytoEndofProject 30-MinuteDelaysMondaythroughFriday 1-hourdelaysapprovedandnoticed7-daysinadvance US36toOldeStageRoadJamesCanyonDrivetoLickskilletRoadMarch2016toOctober2016 1-HourDelays-8a.m.to4p.m.MondaythroughFriday 30-MinuteDelays8a.m.to4p.m.Saturdays NOCLOSURESONSUNDAYS LimitedNumberof2-and3-HourDelays 7-Dayadvanceoftheseclosuresnoticepostedtowww.LefthandCanyon.com Thank you for your patience and understanding while Boulder County Transportation works to construct a road that is safe for all users and resilient during future weather events. www.LefthandCanyon.com 24 BikeLife Boulder RoadRide U.S.36LyonsAppleValleyRoad This mostly flat 31-mile out-and-back ride is recommended by Cyclists 4 Community which hosts fundraiser events like the Boulder Bike Brew Fest along with the weekly Wednesday Morning Velo ride. c4community.org From Amante coffee shop in North Boulder on Broadway go north then left on U.S. 36. Ride 11 miles to intersection with State Highway 66. Go left and ride through Lyons. Turn right at the stoplight and go 13 mile toward Estes Park on U.S. 36. Turn left onto Apple Valley Road and ride it all the way to the bridge where it rejoins U.S. 36. Return the same way. Local groups suggest their favorite places to put power to the pedal Great Rides3 MountainBikeRide BetassoPreserve Boulder Mountainbike Alliance recommends this 7.4-mile ride for all levels. BMA is a local non-profit working to improve the trail experi- ence for everyone in Boulder County through social rides and events advocacy and trail building. bouldermountainike.org The Betasso trailhead and parking is off Sugarloaf Road. Trails are closed to bikes on Wednesdays and Saturdays mountain bikers must also ride in the direction indicated by signs. The Canyon Loop surface is dry and hard-packed for most of the way with fun whoop-de-dos and a nice sec- tion that winds through forest. Ride the Benjamin Loop just off Canyon Loop for an additional 4 miles. BikePathRide B360Loop The kick-off to every Walk and Bike Month in Boulder the 20-mile B360 ride is a top pick from local advocacy group Community Cycles which promotes cycling through events clinics used bike sales the Earn-a- Bike program and more. communitycycles.org A great place to start and finish the ride is at Valmont Bike Park off the Goose Creek bike path. The route travels along many of Boulders bike paths as well as through quiet neighborhood streets in North Boulder. Best way to pedal is clockwise. Download a map at httpbit.ly1JAxaPL. Photo STEVE MOKAN Around Boulder County Bicycle Accidents Personal Injury Insurance Coverage Bad Faith Environmental Torts Business Disputes David Driscoll Partner Jeff Rose Partner Bike Walk Ride the Bus but when you need a car... CarShare Enter code BLB2015 at carshare.org 25 free application Rates from 4.50hour BIKE BAGS ACCESSORIES BUILT IN COLORADO USA. 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VisitLongmontColorado.gov to find bike and trail maps checkVisitLongmont.org for events and activities around the city RIDE THE LONGMONT LOOP This 16-mile loop offers a great way to see Longmont by bicycle. With stunning views of Longs Peak Mount Meeker and the Indian Peaks around every turn the Loop is enjoyable for all ages and abilities. There are a number of parks you can start from Rogers Grove Dawson Garden Acres Lanyon Rough Ready Rothrock Dell Collyer or Roosevelt. The Loop can also be accessed from Thompson and Izaak Walton Parks. Ride the Loop clockwise for the best experienceand views Due to the 2013 flood some of the Loop has been rerouted but the city is working hard to make repairs. For more info on flood recovery efforts head to longmontcolorado.govflood-info. ENVISION LONGMONT The City of Longmont is currently updating its compre- hensive and multi-modal transportation plan as part of the Envision Longmont process. The plan includes roadway bicycle transit and pedestrian elements. Check out EnvisionLongmont.com for a map of existing on-street bike lanes multi-use trails multi-use sidewalks and other designated bike routes. And share your ideas As part of the Envision Longmont bicycle plan the city is seeking comments from bicyclists on the following What new bike connections are needed What key destinations need better bike access What existing bike facilities should be improved Where should new underpasses or overpasses be located Longmont is the perfect blend of small-town charm cultural experiences and the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. And its fun to experience by bike Longmont Is on a Roll... Vision for the future. Desire to go the extra mile. Passion for success. You have a lot in common with us. 2025 Pearl St. Boulder 303.413.6000 cobizbank.com Part of CoBiz Bank Member FDIC ENTER TO WIN COOL PRIZES For details and to enter go to BIKELIFECITIES.COMSWEEPSTAKES15 WIN A FOUR PEAKS COLLAB BIKE FROM MORE PRIZES FROM ENTER TO WIN COOL PRIZES Sweepstakes closes November 30 2015. Winners will be posted on Facebook Twitter and Instagram. Winners must reside in the contiguous U.S. Facebook.comBikeLifeCities BikeLifeCities BikeLifeCities BIKELIFECITIES.COMSWEEPSTAKES15 WIN A FOUR PEAKS COLLAB BIKE FROM MORE PRIZES FROM The 2015 Boulder Bike Challenge Discover the Fun of Biking Boulder D uring the month of Septem- ber workplaces in Boulder are taking part in a fun and free competition to inspire more peo- ple to ride bikes. CU Boulder Avery Brewing Company Spectra Logic Markit and Elevations Credit Union are among more than 30 organiza- tions signed up for the 2015 Boulder Bike Challenge. The Boulder Bike Challenge is all about encouraging people to hop on a bike so they can rediscover the joys and benefits of riding first hand. Bike rides dont need to be to work or over mountainsriding as little as 10 minutes counts. The Challenge encourages partic- ipation organizations that get the highest percentage of staff out on bikes will win prizes. People can ride anywhere anytime they like over the four-week period. Boulder is the third U.S. city to host a Love to Ride workplace bike challenge following Atlanta Ga. and Madison Wis. Other challenges have been run in the U.K. Australia New Zealand and Croatia. Worldwide the Love to Ride campaign has encour- aged over 34000 new cyclists to ride with 40 percent of those still riding after the challenge. During September there will be a table on the Challenge website show- ing which organizations are currently in the lead as well as how individuals stack up against each other in miles days logged and people encouraged. After the Challenge ends you can still log in to log your rides set personal goals and see results. The website in- cludes tools that can tell you how long it takes to burn off that piece of choc- olate cake or glass of wine and how much carbon dioxide youve saved by being on a bike instead of in a car. There are a whole host of prizes that people can win just by participating including a trip to New Zealand a new bike paddle boarding lessons and much more. For sign up results or more informa- tion go to lovetoride.netboulder. Herearesomeofthereasonspeoplehavesignedup I cycle because life is too short not to I cycle because I dont like to run. I cycle because its fun exercise and sometimes faster than getting around in a car. I cycle because I enjoy the outdoors and the exercise. I cycle because I look so freaking cool on a fixie. This story was written by Elaine Erb a board member with Community Cycles 30 BikeLife Boulder Buses bikes homes shops Boulder Junction BOULDER JUNCTION at DEPOT SQUARE STATION Youve prob- ably been reading about it in the papers or have seen it yourself as construction has progressed. Located in the geographic center of the city at Pearl and 30th streets Boulder Junction previously known as the Transit Village is a 160-acre redevelopment featuring a transit station and residential commercial and retail space along with beau- tiful public places and bike paths. B-Cycle and eGo CarShare both have stations there too. A dedication ceremony was held in August to celebrate this state-of-the-art mixed-use development. RTDs underground transit facility is located adjacent to the new Hyatt Place Hotel and rests below 71 permanently affordable res- idential units. The City of Boulder has invested over 12 million in a new multi-way boulevard multi-use path improvements and the new Junction Place Bridge at Goose Creek. Cyclists can travel through the area and connect to transit on multi-use paths or via the shared travel space for cyclists pedestrians and cars along the new Pearl Parkway multi-way boulevard. THEFLATIRONFLYERIf youve ridden the bus to Denver lately you know the new lanes are making the trip a lot faster. As part of its FasTracks plan the Regional Transportation District RTD is imple- menting new bus rapid transit BRT service in January 2016 called the Flatiron Flyer. The Flatiron Flyer will run every 4-15 minutes during rush hours between downtown Denver and Boulder. This bus will use the new U.S. 36 Express Lanes as an added bonus this bus is allowed to drive on the highway shoulder to pass slow-moving traffic when needed. The goal is to get people from Boulder Junction to downtown Den- ver in as little as 45 minutes. For updates visit bouldercolorado.govpublic-worksboulder-junction. These stories were written by Natalie Stiffler a transportation planner with the City of Boulder BOULDER JUNCTION INCLUDES Of course you can always put your bike on the bus rack and take it with you. 27BIKERACKS that hold 54BIKES Boulder County finally gets a world-class venue for track cycling The Boulder Valley Velo-Dream Doug Emerson and Frank Banta started down the long and winding road full of left turns in 2004. Their audacious goal was to build a world- class outdoor velodrome to connect communities of track cyclists with track cycling fans. In 2006 just outside Erie in Boulder County they found the future home of the Boulder Valley Velodrome. Both legends in the local cycling community Doug is founder and own- er of University Bicycles in Boulder which he started in 1985 with 15 used bikes and one toolbox. Today the store is recognized as one of the best bike shops in the United States. Frank is co-founder and co-director of the Buffalo Bicycle Classic which has raised more than 2 million in scholarships for the University of Colorado. He is also founder of Frank Banta Construction. With more than 40 years of construction experience he considered the opportunity to design and build the Boulder Valley Velodrome an awesome experience. They put together a team including local architect David Beal of David A. Beal Associates LLC and renowned track designer Peter Junek. Finally after weather setbacks construction delays a lot of sweat and elbow grease the Boulder Valley Velodrome opened for business in January 2015. AllYearLong Boulder Valley Velodrome hosts training sessions club rides and race nights organized by track director Pat McDonough a 1984 track cycling silver medalist. The track is open to members and riders who are certified by their home track and have a valid race license. If youve never ridden in a velodrome youll need to take the Day at the Track intro class. For details visit BoulderValleyVelodrome.com. Come for a spin If you build it they will come. This famous line from the movie Field of Dreams became motivation to build a world-class cycling velodrome in Boulder County. Written by John P. Vajda the social media and community manager for Boulder Valley Velodrome BikeLife Boulder 31 PHOTOCREDITwww.randyliljenberg.com By BECCA HEATON PhotocourtesyofAbus T oo often cyclists especially kids are wearing their helmets the wrong way. Youve probably seen it the low-riding neck crawler where the back end of the helmet sits low on the base of the neck instead of on top of the head. Or gasp someone wearing their helmet backwards. Yep it happens. A properly fitted hel- met is essential to prevent head injuries resulting from a bike crash. Heres how Eyes The helmet should sit level on your head and rest low on the forehead one to two finger widths above the eyebrow. You should be able to see the very edge of your helmet looking up past your eyebrows. Mouth The buckled chinstrap needs to be loose enough that you can breathe easily. There should be enough room so you can insert a finger be- tween the buckle and chin but tight enough that if you open your mouth you can feel the helmet pull down on top. Ears The straps should be even and form a Y under the earlobe where the earlobe meets the head and should be snug against your head. Straps and buckles can loosen up over time so check them frequently. Protect Your Noggin Always buy a helmet that has the Consumer Product Safety Com- mission CPSC sticker on the interior. Avoid used helmets and inspect any helmet for cracks or damage. Helmets are good for just one crash. After a crash con- sider yourself lucky and replace the helmet. Expensive helmets are not nec- essarily safer but are often easier to adjust or have better venting. Old helmets might not meet the most current standards. Your local bike shop will have the best selection of childrens and adult helmets from entry-level to the newest styles for racing. How to fit a helmet just right plus fun new city helmets These tips come courtesy of Pima County and the City of Tucson. 32 BikeLife Boulder BikeLife Boulder 3 For bike and ski Integrated LED light Super colorful and fun patterns BERN WATTS FOR MEN LENOX FOR WOMEN Featuring Berns signature built-in visor to help shield your eyes from the sun or rain the Watts and Lenox helmets are urban-styled in a range of cool colors. Fitting is easy thanks to the Sink Fit padding and Crank Fit knob on back. Like to ski or snow- board Both helmets convert to winter use Just snap out the washable summer liner and pop in the optional winter knit liner. 60 bernunlimited.com GIRO SUTTON MIPS The sleek light Sutton has clever features like a detachable clip to attach a bike light a removable leather visor to shade the eyes and reinforced vents that double as U-lock ports so you can easily snake a bike lock through and attach the helmet to your bike. MIPS stands for Multidirectional Impact Protec- tion System Giros helmet safety technology. 100 giro.com ABUS URBAN-I V.2 SIGNAL Lightweight and well vented the Urban-I v.2 Signal is designed for urban riding with an integrated LED rear light with 180-degree visibility and big reflectors. It also features an easy-to-secure magnetic lock system on the chinstrap and interior padding that is removable and washable. Dont like the visor Just snap it off. 130 abus.com NUTCASE METRORIDE A stylish urban commuter hel- met the Metroride is lightweight with big air vents for a cooler ride. Other features include an easy-to-use magnetic chinstrap buckle removable visor and re- flectivity in the straps. In typical Nutcase fashion the graphic designs are super colorful with fun pattern names like American Dream Heart Soul Shark Skin and Technicolor. 80 nutcasehelmets.com HAND-PAINTED HELMETS Visual artist Danielle Baskin was tired of seeing all of the dull bicycle helmets around New York City so she decided to do something about it. Inkwell Helmets was born. All of the helmets are CPSC certified and hand painted in fun funky beautiful designs by Danielle. We hope to change the way people interact with and think about utilitarian objects and to get cyclists to ride more safely says Danielle. And safety doesnt have to compromise style. Prices start at 85 inkwellhelmets.com AIRBAG FOR YOUR HEAD Dont like to wear a helmet Self conscious about helmet head hair Then check out the Hvding helmet. Designed by two industrial design students at the University of Lund in Sweden as part of a masters thesis Hvding is essentially an airbag for your head. Its designed as a fashionable-looking collar that secretly stores an airbag with sensors. If the sensors recognize abnormal movement when youre biking the airbag quickly inflates to absorb the impact shock and protect your head face and throat. Aside from being a stylish option several tests show that the Hvding is three times more protective than some of the top helmets on the market. It isnt cheap 340 and once it inflates it cant be used again. Check out the helmet video at hovding.com. HeadsUponSomeCoolHelmets FunUrban-StyleHelmets Vents double as U-lock port For bike and ski consummate real estate professional outdoor lifestyle expertise exceptional real estate broker cyclist outdoor enthusiast tracyzaik.wordpress.com 303.859.7271 live work play home BLBSp14_WrightKingdom.indd 1 5614 252 PM Boulder Area Tern Dealers Green Guru Cruiser Boutique 2500 47th St. Unit 12 Boulder 303-956-8491 Planning for East Arapahoe Whats Happening Out East H ave you been out on East Arapahoe Avenue lately The area looks dramatically different than it did just a few years ago particularly east of Folsom. Think Twenty Ninth Street Mall the Peloton Boulder Community Health plus the slew of new restaurants and businesses popping up. With all of this growth City of Boulder staff has been out in the community over the past year asking people what they think of transporta- tion conditions in the East Arapahoe corridor. And what they have heard from area residents and employees alike is a strong need to improve safety and convenience for all modes of travel whether by foot bike bus or car. The East Arapahoe Transpor- tation Plan is intended to address these needs. Based on public input and rec- ognized best practices the city is currently developing and analyzing a range of concepts that could improve transportation conditions in the corridor. Heres a snapshot of some of the concepts being considered ENHANCED TRANSIT SERVICE Based on increasing commuter travel be- tween Boulder Lafayette and Brighton regional studies have identified Arapahoe also known as State Highway 7 as a strong corridor for Bus Rapid Transit BRT service between downtown Boulder and I-25. Think of BRT as a bus on steroids. Its a high-frequency high-capacity high-speed transit service that would pro- vide an attractive alternative to driving. BRT on Arapahoe could operate exclu- sively in center lanes or in the outside lanes with right-turning traffic. ENHANCED WALKING AND BIKING CONNECTIONS Improvements to bicycle and pedestrian facilities along Arapahoe can make walking and biking safer more convenient and more appealing to people of all ages and abilities. For instance completing the missing links in the 12-foot multi-use path located along much of Arapahoe would be one step forward. Other options being considered include on-street bicycle facilities such as buffer-protected bikeways that are separated from traffic by striping and barrier-protected bikeways that are sepa- rated from traffic by a curb bollards or landscaping. Thecitywantstohearfromyou Dont be shy to share your feedback and help make East Arapahoe a great corridor for all users. For more info on the East Arapahoe Transportation Plan and to learn how you can provide your input and feedback visit bouldercolorado.govgobouldereast-arapahoe-transportation-plan. Written by Jean Sanson a senior transportation planner with the City of Boulder 36 BikeLife Boulder Be SeenFinding the right bike light THE BEST-LIT BIKE is one with front a white LED and rear lights a red blinkie for best visibility to drivers and pe- destrians. If youre riding on roads with street lights lower- to medium-output bike lights work well. But if youre riding on dark streets or trails you should go for higher output or lumens. WHAT ARE LUMENS A lumen is a measure of the to- tal amount of light emitted by a source. The higher the lu- mens the brighter the light and also the higher the price. But when it comes to staying safe paying for the best light that you can afford is wise. Lumens are typically listed in a product name such as Volt 300 300 lumens or Blaze 180 180 lumens. RECHARGEABLE LIGHTS are the best way to go. They can be charged hundreds of times making them a more eco- nomical and environmentally sound alternative to disposable batteries. Unlike battery-powered lights that dim slowly over the battery life most rechargeable lights deliver a consistent beam until their power is exhausted and have a low-battery warning so you know when its time to plug in. WHEN CHARGING BATTERIES be sure to fully charge them. Because inactive batteries lose their charge over time plug in and charge your system before every use just in case. YOUR LIGHTS BATTERY LIFE will depend on what settings you use. The higher steady setting is the brightest beam but also has a shorter total run time compared to flash- ing modes which use less battery power. Most rechargeable lights have multiple settings so you can switch between them depending on what you need when riding. A HEADLIGHT IS TYPICALLY MOUNTED on the han- dlebar but some lights come with an option to mount on your helmet. Red rear safety lights can be mounted on the seat post or a backpack or pannier depending on what mount accessory they come with. Some can also be attached on a rear bike rack. T he long days of summer are winding down bringing cooler temps and less daylight which means its time for lights on your bike for riding in the early morning or after dark. Dont have a light Let us help you pick one. Read on for what to look for or ask about when youre shopping. 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By BECCA HEATON PhotocourtesyofCateye BikeLife Boulder 37 TheLatestLights NITERIDER LIGHTNING BUG 150 SABRE 35 Easy to pop on and off your handlebar with a tool- free mount the Lightning Bug has three settings low high and a super-bright flash. Team it up in back with a Sabre 35 tail light which also has side lights for added visibility. Lightning Bug 150 35 Sabre 35 2960 for both. niterider.com PLANET BIKE BLAZE 180 USB SUPERFLASH USB Bright rechargeable and compact for riding after dark the Blaze 180 has high and low settings plus a flashing mode. Easy to mount on your handlebars this light has a built-in low battery indicator so you know when to recharge. Pair the Blaze with a red Superflash in back which mounts on your seat post or clips on a pack or pannier. Blaze 180 USB 45 Superflash USB 35. planetbike.com CATEYE VOLT 300 RAPID XREAR The Volt 300 offers up a nice beam for city riding and features five modes from high to normal to slow and fast flash settings. It can be easily mounted on the handlebar or on your helmet. Match it up with the Rapid X-Rear red LED which mounts with an O-ring to your seat post or seat stay and has 6 modes. Volt 300 70 Rapid X-Rear 40. cateye.com LIGHT AND MOTION URBAN 350 Available in four fun colors the Urban 350 has three mode settings high medium low and is easy to attach on your handlebar with its tool-free strap. Amber side lighting offers up 180 degrees of visibility to vehicles as well as to other bicyclists and pedestri- ans. A battery charge status indicator lets you know when its time to recharge. 60. lightandmotion.com All of these lights are available in various lumens and prices. Remember the higher the lumens the brighter the light but also the higher the cost. These lights are all USB rechargeable so you can take them to work with you and charge them on your computer or via other devices at home. Nite Ize has a cool new light called the Inova Swipe-To-Shine Bike Light. No buttons simply swipe the touch sensor left or right for either red or white light. Swipe once for a high steady beam twice for medium beam three times for flash mode. 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The bright red LED can be set to glow or flash modes. 12. niteize.com PhotocourtesyofCateye BIKEGOTSTOLEN State Bicycle Co. will get you back on the road with 100 off a new bike. with a police report from the past 90 days E-mail adminstatebicycle.com for details. statebicycle.com The community-wide EcoPass study Public Transit for All T he power of the EcoPass to change travel behavior is well documented. Residents and employees with access to an EcoPass offering free or reduced-fee access to RTD services are five to nine times more likely to use transit. Eco Pass holders also tend to walk and bike more leading to further greenhouse gas reductions. And for employees that work in Boulder or in the county but live elsewhere an EcoPass could significantly improve access to transit and help reduce congestion by in-com- muters. The City of Boulder and Boulder County continue to investigate a community-wide EcoPass program in partnership with RTD. In 2014 the city and county conducted a study that estimated the cost of a communi- ty-wide EcoPass program by analyzing different ways that the program could be implemented in terms of eligibility and geographic coverage. For example the program could be for residents only employees only or both and could be implemented in just the City of Boulder or possibly county-wide. This year research is being conduct- ed on cost and a variety of ways to fund the program. For example a possible funding mechanism for an employ- ee-only pass program is an occupation privilege tax or head tax property taxes or utility fees. There is no set date for rollout of a community-wide EcoPass yet but city and county staff continue to focus on ways to try and make it happen and help bring access to transit to all. Chris Hagelin Senior Transportation Planner City of Boulder and Scott McCarey Multimodal Division Manager Boulder County contributed to this story. The2014 EcoPassfeasibilitystudy canbeaccessed at bouldercounty.orgdoctransportation bcecopassstudy2014.pdf. Residents and employees with access to an EcoPass offering free or reduced-fee access to RTD services are five to nine times more likely to use transit. Extendyourbiketrip putyourbikeon thebus 40 BikeLife Boulder Meet PeopleForBikes WHATS THAT STICKER whatwherewhen 303Cycling Online resource for cycling 303cycling.com Avid4Adventure Camps for kids avid4.com Bicycle Colorado Statewide bicycle advocacy bicyclecolorado.org Bicycle Longmont Education and advocacy bicyclelongmont.org Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado Road mountain cyclocross racing coloradocycling.org Blue Sky Velo Group rides blueskyvelo.net Boulder Area Trails Coalition Multi-use trail advocacy bouldertrails.org Boulder B-cycle Bike share boulder.bcycle.com Boulder Cruiser Ride Happy Thursday cruiserbikeride.org Boulder Cycling Club Group rides bouldercyclingclub.org Boulder Junior Cycling Local program for junior cycling development boulderjuniorcycling.org Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance Group rides clinics and advocacy bouldermountainbike.org Boulder Valley Velodrome 250-meter outdoor velodrome bouldervalleyvelodrome.com Colorado Mountain Bike Association Outreach advocacy stewardship comba.org Community Cycles Earn a bike and advocacy communitycycles.org Cyclists 4 Community Cyclists helping communities we ride in c4community.org Denver Boulder Couriers Courier service and NEW farm share delivery dbcouriers.com Erie Singletrack Advocates Trail building and advocacy eriesingletrack.com International Mountain Bicycling Association Mountain bike advocacy imba.com Louisville Velo Club Group rides louisvillecyclery.com People for Bikes National bike advocacy peopleforbikes.org Rocky Mountain Cycling Club Group rides along the Front Range rmccrides.com Seniors on Bikes Group rides for seniors seniorsonbikes.com Singletrack Mountain Bike Adventures Junior mountain biking program smba.lertprograms.com St. Vrain Chain Gang Cycling Club Group rides meetup.comSt-Vrain-chain-gang ten20 Womens Cycling Club Womens bike club teamten20cycling.com Venus de Miles Bike Club Group rides for women fullcyclebikes.comvenus-bike-club Wednesday Morning Velo Business networking rides wednesdayvelo.com Women on Mountain Bikes Mountain and road bike instruction womenonbikes.com Y-Riders Cycling Progressive biking courses for kids to teens ymcabv.orgymcawebyriders.html Riding around Boulder chances are you might have seen a red white and blue smiling bike symbol plastered on the bikes or jerseys of fellow riders. PeopleForBikesthe organization behind the logohas been based in Boulder since 2004. But because their work is primarily national many Boulderites might not yet be familiar with them. PeopleForBikes is a national organization with the goal of making bicycling safer and more accessible for all Americans. By helping communities build more bike lanes paths and trails they are making it easier for you to find a great bike ride close to home. To achieve this goal PeopleForBikes aims to unite everyone who rides a bike. So far more than a million riders have added their names in support of the movement for better biking. One major focus of PeopleForBikes is protected bike lanes. The organizations Green Lane Project has helped catalyze a 200 increase in the number of U.S. protected bike lanes since 2010. While big cities like New York and Chicago are hotspots for these lanes Boulder will soon be home to more of them through the citys Living Laboratory program. If you havent yet joined PeopleForBikes now is the time. Its free to join and the organization will keep you updated with occasional emails on how to make your rides better or take action for bicycling. Add your name today at PeopleForBikes.org. BIKE CLUBS ORGANIZATIONS BikeLife Boulder 41 Calendar BOULDER Bicycle Village 2100 28th St. bicyclevillage.com Boulder Bikesmith 1668 30th St. boulderbikesmith.com Boulder Cycle Sport 4580 N. Broadway 4520 N. Broadway service center 629 S. Broadway bouldercyclesport.com Boulder Service Course 2840 Wilderness Pl. thebouldersc.com Boulder Sports Recycler 4949 N. Broadway bouldersportsrecycler.com Colorado Multisport 2480 Canyon Blvd. coloradomultisport.com Community Cycles 2805 Wilderness Place Ste. 1000 communitycycles.org Cruiser Boutique 2500 47th St. cruiserboutique.com DirtLabs 3046 Valmont Rd. dirtlabs.com Elevation Cycles 2626 Baseline Rd. elevationcycles.com Excel Sports 2045 32nd St. excelsports.com Fat Kitty Cycles 3380 Arapahoe Ave. fatkittycycles.com The Fix Bike Shop 3015 Sterling Circle thefixbikes.com Full Cycle 1795 Pearl St. Downtown 1211 13th St. on the Hill fullcyclebikes.com LTD Cycleworx 5360 Arapahoe Ave. ltdcycleworx.com OptiBike 6859 N. Foothills Pkwy. optibike.com Performance Bicycles 2450 Arapahoe Ave. performancebike.com Pro Peloton 2615 13th St. propeloton.com The Pros Closet 4939 Broadway Ste. 58 theproscloset.com Rene Herse Bicycles 4949 Broadway renehersebicycles.com Sports Garage 2705 Spruce sportsgarage.net Standard Bike Repair 1823 Marine St. standardbikerepair.com University Bicycles 839 Pearl St. ubikes.com Vecchios 1833 Pearl St. vecchios.com Zinn Cycles 7437 S. Boulder Rd. zinncycles.com LAFAYETTE Foxtrot Wheel Edge 776 W. Baseline Rd. foxtrotwheel.com Fusion Bicycle Service 206 S. Public Rd. fusionbicycleservice.com LONGMONT Acme Bicycles 1817 Main St. acmebicycles.net Bike-n-Hike 1136 Main St. bike-n-hike.com Boco Bike Shop 555 Main St. facebook.combocobikeshop Reeb Bicycles 1800 Pike Rd. reebcycles.com Small Planet E Bikes 724 Main St. smallplanetebikes.com LOUISVILLE Louisville Cyclery 1032 E South Boulder Rd. louisvillecyclery.com The Recumbent Trike Store 490 Lincoln Ct. recumbenttrikestore.com LYONS Redstone Cyclery 355 Main St. redstonecyclery.com NEDERLAND Tin Shed Sports 112 E 2nd St. tinshedsports.com BIKEFITTING Boulder Center for Sports Medicine 311 Mapleton Ave. bouldersportsmedicine.org FasCat Coaching 4550 N. Broadway fascatcoaching.com Pearce Fit Lab 2840 Wilderness Pl. colbypearce.com Retl 5445 Conestoga Ct. retul.com Bike Shops offers seasonal bike rentals SEPTEMBER 27 Ciclovia 2015 Boulder bouldergreenstreets.org OCTOBER 3 Icon Tour of the Moon Colorado National Monument Grand Junction tourofthemoon.com 7 Walk to School Day Boulder walkbiketoschool.org 17 VeloSwap Sports Expo Denver veloswap.competitor.com Weekly clinics and rides. All rides are free and open to the public. Skills Clinics Co-ed all levels Tuesdays 2xmonth 530-730 p.m. 25 BMA members Knobby Monday Beginners Ride Co-ed beginner Mondays 6-730 p.m. Mix and Mingle Co-ed intermediate Tuesdays 2xmonth 6-8 p.m. Erie Singletrack TNR Family friendlyall levels Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. Trails Ale Co-ed intermediate Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. Gurlz Ride All levels Thursdays 6-8 p.m. Friday Afternoon Club Co-ed intermediate Fridays 6-8 p.m. Singletrack SaturdaySunday Co-ed level varies Sat. or Sun. time varies For details on all rides head to BoulderMountainBike.org. 42 BikeLife Boulder Life on the Road with the IMBA Trail Care Crew E veryday it happens like clock- work I meet another rider on the trail or am just pumping gas and I get asked So where do you live I still stumble over the answer which usually ends up being On the road or In that there Subaru. Before I can explain I am interrupt- ed with But where do you really live Depending on the day I usually just give an answer that people are expecting to hear which is to pick one place a defini- tive home base that I go back to. I either tell them Idaho where I lived one year ago or Colorado where I grew up. But the truth is my boyfriend Jordan Carr and I live out of a brightly colored hard-to-miss Subaru Outback flashing the IMBA logo complete with two Trek bikes on the back and a Yakima roof box bursting with dirty riding gear and trail building tools. We travel the country working to share our passion for moun- tain biking and trail-based recreation as members of the Subaru-IMBA Trail Care Crew. We visit a different community each and every weekend to educate the local mountain bikers and trail users on sustainable trail development. We col- laborate with land managers to find the balance between their agency goals and providing quality recreational opportu- nities to benefit both locals and visitors. We discuss the health and economic ben- efits with community officials in hopes of getting them excited about trails. Every weekend whether its in Brook- ings South Dakota or Ithaca New York or Moab Utah we are welcomed into the community by enthusiastic mountain bik- ers eager to improve access to trails and the experience of those trails. I accepted this job dreaming of all the different trails I would ride and never adequately an- ticipated the impact these communities would have on me. In each place we vis- it passionate individuals have mobilized into tight-knit communitiesindividuals who may have never crossed paths oth- erwise. It is a passion for the sport of mountain biking and a passion to build and have high-quality trail experiences that bond these individuals. Regardless of anyones profession background or even their riding ability level bikes break barriers that would otherwise inhibit relationships. Riding bikes provides a platform for friend- ships to develop and most of all for a community of likeminded individuals to flourish. As the Subaru-IMBA Trail Care Crew my boyfriend and I take bits and pieces from each visit and share them with the next weaving together a stronger bigger and more inclusive com- munity of mountain bikers. And while nothing puts a smile on my face quicker than a rowdy rocky trail or a fast flowy section that rips through aspen groves it is the close but diverse communities of trail lovers that make me want to set- tle down and find my placeto have my own community that I can be a part of. I am indeed one of the millennial gen- eration who is deliberately choosing to lead a different life than the stereotyp- ically mapped-out path of my parents generation the baby boomers. The majority of folks I get to work with are Boomers and the idea of not having a home is foreign to most of them. While I sometimes agree with the person who wants to hear Ketchum Idaho in re- sponse to their question about where I live the IMBAru is my place for now and allows me to get a taste of communi- ties all over the country. Printed with permission from Dirt Rag and IMBA. Read more great mountain bike content at dirtragmag.com or imba.com. Life on the Road THE FINAL MILE By LANI BRUNTZ The author with boyfriend Jordan Carr. Below Jordan with their home base the hard-to-miss brightly colored IMBA Trail Care Subaru aka the IMBAru. Some discounts coverages payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies.. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company Washington D.C. 20076 a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. 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