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2 BikeLife Tempe BikeFriendly BusinessinBoulder BOULDERC O U N T Y Spring 2016 READ THIS. RIDE OFTEN BikeLife Sweepstakesseepage11 Ride the ALE TRAIL Confessions of a Rookie Commuter WALK BIKE MONTH RECIPES from the FEED ZONE BOULDER 2016 Mobility Holdings Ltd. Available at Freedom Folding Bikes 3125 28th St. Cruiser Boutique 2500 47th St. Unit 12 DESIGNED TO FIT YOUR LIFE LINK D8 750 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K Tern-BikeLife-Boulder-LinkD8-PRESS.pdf 2 4 Tim Drugan-Eppich Tim is a recent college graduate subsisting on a diet of rice beans and potatoes. He studied journalism at the University of New Hampshire after a career as a professional baseball player fell through. He lives in Boulder Colorado paying rent that makes underpasses look inviting. Tanya Dueri Boulder-based photographer and bike lover Tanya Dueri loves photographing people and their bikes. Tanya specializes in active lifestyle photography along with clinical photography and corporate work. She is also a partner in Jett DIGiTAL a creative production and marketing company. tanyadueri.com Lynn Guissinger Blair Young Susan Eastman Susan Wasinger Zane Wilson Griffin Bohm Rich Cook Tanya Dueri Tim Drugan-Eppich Chris Hagelin David DK Kemp Jane McConnell Bryan Meyer Kate Rau Carah Wertheimer Blair Young Ryan Amirault Greg Thomas Griffin Bohm Shirlee Adolfson Griffin Bohm griffcatacom.com 303-444-5545 x112 BikeLife Cities 1515 Walnut Street Boulder CO 80302 Tel 303-444-5545 Fax 800-579-1515 Contact salesbikelifecities.com for media kit and rate card Contact infobikelifecities.com for submission information Contact infobikelifecities.com for information Publisher Editors Art DirectorDesigner Designer Contributors Online Finance Sales Editorial Office Advertising Story and photo submissions Distribution ON THE COVER Photo by Tanya Dueri Jordan Urban a Transpersonal Psychology student at Naropa University. David DK Kemp DK has been putting people on bikes since 1997. The original architect of New Belgium Brewings Tour de Fat event DK gravitated toward transportation planning in 2006 and has served the communities of Fort Collins CO and Davis CA. Today he proudly works for the City of Boulder specializing in multimodal infrastructure planning and programming. CONTRIBUTORS 1of AMERICAs most active cities 1 of only 5 PLATINUM-LEVEL bicycle-friendly cities in the U.S. BOULDER by the numbersby the numbers 2city for most bike commuters in the U.S. 160miles of bike lanes 50miles of multi-use paths BikeLife Tempe 3 7 Welcome Letter 8 Envision a New Commute Make the switch to bikes transit 10 3 Great Rides into Downtown How to bike to downtown Boulder from anywhere 12 The Colorado MTB League A community built on high school mountain biking 14 Older Better Free Boulders Walk Bike Month Turns 40 16 The Cargo Bike Demystified Why it might just be your next bike 18 Pedal Superior Big biking in a great small town 21 The Boulder Ale Trail Pedal your way to your next pint 22 Become a Bicycle Friendly Business With help from the League of American Bicyclists 24 Training Table Tasty recipes to fuel your ride 28 I Bike Boulder Whos who on our paths 32 Bike Hacks 7 cheap and easy ways to ride in any conditions 35 Simplest Machine The many benefits of the bike 36 Complete Streets are for Everyone Boulder leads the movement to improve accessibility 38 Can Bikes Make You Smarter Bikes the brain and ADHD 40 WhatWhereWhen Resources for riding in Boulder County 42 Final Mile The Rookie Commuter The tale of a reluctant bike commuter BikeLife Boulder Spring 2016 ONTHEWEB BikeLifeCities.com FOLLOWUS Facebook.comBikeLifeCities BikeLifeCities BikeLifeCities BikeLifeCities BOULDER READ THIS ISSUE ONLINE You can access this issue anytime. Share it with your friends by sending a link so they can read it too SWEEPSTAKES Win a Trek District Bike RESOURCES Were your one-stop shop for everything biking in Boulder from places to ride to events bike shops groups and more. TAKE OUR SURVEY What do you think about BikeLife Boulder What would you like to read or write about We want to hear from you. SIGN UP FOR OUR E-NEWSLETTER Well keep you up to date year- round on all kinds of fun interesting and newsworthy bike-related stories. page 12 page 35 page 40 page 37 CARGO FAMILY ELECTRIC BIKES 2500 47TH ST. BOULDER CO BIKE BAGS PACKS ACCESSORIES BUILT IN COLORADO VISIT US AT W POLAR BOTTLE. RSVP NOW AT BLOG.GREENGURUGEAR.COM 2500 47TH ST. UNIT 12 BOULDER CO WWW.GREENGURUGEAR.COM WWW.CRUISERBOUTIQUE.COM SJOIN US ON MAY 19TH FOR A HAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISER WE DRIVE THESE ALL DAY LONG DE NVERBOULDE RCOURIERS SO YOU DONT HAVE TO. Let DB Couriers help you save time. From an envelope to a fully-loaded box truck No errand too small Fast professional and secure Full front range coverage since 1987. GET A QUICK QUOTE www.dbcouriers.com 303.571.5719 25 Make Every Day a Bike Day. The entire 18-mile US 36 Bikeway is now open to the public Kick off your summer with a cycling trip down the US 36 corridor. You can now go from Boulder to Westminster and connect all the way to Denver. Be a part of the progress ride the US 36 Bikeway. Celebrate the opening of the US 36 Bikeway by joining the June 18 Community Ride from LouisvilleSuperior to Boulder. W hen you ride your bike to the bus you never know what good fortune will come your way. We went to the Table Mesa Park-N-Ride to take a few pics for this issue and three members of Congress came along to ride the bus to their next appointment in Denver. Our own Colorado Representatives Jared Polis and Diana DeGette and Representative Eric Swalwell from California were in town to meet with and hear from millennials. And to ride the new Flatiron Flyer. They spiced up our photo shoot for sure. Read more about the BusThenBike options inside. Here are some other highlights Greetings from BikeLife Boulder Welcome Lynn Guissinger U.S. Representatives Eric Swalwell Jared Polis and Diana DeGette and RTD Senior Planner Nataly Erving And as always we include plenty of info on Boulder County projects that may affect your commute and will hopefully help you get out for a ride. IN THIS ISSUE The Simplest Machine So named after the famous quote The bicycle is a simple solution to some of the worlds most compli- cated problems this story is all about how you can get your kids riding their bikes while preserving your peace of mind. NICA High School MTB Race League Then those kids reach high school. With a little luck theyll choose to try one of our local high school mountain bike teams. Your teen has great fun and you win too in the community that develops around the rides and weekend races. The Rookie Commuter Before you know it college graduation. In this story a recent college grad tells the fun tale of his reluctant transition to full-time bike commuting. The Boulder Ale Trail And finally the heck with the kids. Get on your bike and check out the breweries in Boulder County. Enjoy the ride and a sweet craft beer or two as well. Or by now maybe those kids are old enough to ride along. See you on the roads and trails Lynn Guissinger Publisher BikeLife Boulder 7 ENVISION A NEW COMMUTE Make the Switch to Bikes Transit 8 BikeLife Boulder THE US 36 BIKEWAY The new 18-mile US 36 bikeway is a commuter highway for cyclists. The 12-foot-wide bikeway runs from Table Mesa station in Boulder to 80th Avenue in Westminster. The bikeway features protective barriers numer- ous underpasses and signage to help cyclists easily get to their destinations. The US 36 Bikeway also connects to six US 36 RTD Park-n-Ride stations making riding to the bus stop a breeze. BUS RAPID TRANSIT Have you seen the new blue buses around town The Flatiron Flyer is RTDs brand new bus rapid transit service BRT connecting Boulder to metro Denver. There is a Flatiron Flyer leaving between every 4 and 15 minutes Monday through Friday making it the first service of its kind along north US 36. Whats more between the six transit stations along the US 36 route there are 200 bike racks and lockers for safe bike storage as well as available storage for bikes on the bus itself. Even better there are two racks on the front of the bus plus available storage underneath it so you can bring your bike with you THE FIRST FINAL MILE The City of Boulder Boulder County and the US 36 Commuting Solutions organization have been working to ease the stress of the First and Final Mile along US 36 the First and Final Mile refers to how you get from home to the bus stop and from the bus stop to your final destination. New way-finding signage pilot Ecopass programs programs to encourage electric-assist bikes expanded B-Cycle bike share programs and secure bicycle parking shelters make it safer and easier for you to get to and from transit stops by bike. B icycling options in and around Boulder are plenty and the options for commuting within Boulder County and down to Denver are growing. Some are designed to help you connect your bike with the bus which makes commuting easier if youre uncomfortable with sections of your trip like hills high-traffic roads or just a long distance. Here are some of the ways your ride can get easier. BUS THEN BIKE SHELTERS A particularly successful project has been the Bus Then Bike shelters which provide long-term secure and weather-protected bicycle storage for commuters who take the bus. Today there are four Bus Then Bike stations with two more opening in the next year at Boulder Junction and McCaslin. 28th St Iris St North Boulder 8th Coffman downtown Longmont US 36 Table Mesa Station Downtown Boulder Station - Walnut and 14th Street Signing up is free Learn more at BusThenBike.com THERES MORE IN STORE Despite all this progress the City and County of Boulder still think it can be easier to ride your bike to the bus stop. Right now there are two big plans in the works. The first would give Flatiron Flyer -like bus routes fast and frequent to State Highway 7 East Arapahoe and State Highway 119 the Diagonal. The other would bring a number of improve- ments to East Arapahoe Ave. from Folsom in Boulder to 75th St.. The East Arapahoe Transportation Plan includes biking and walking enhancements and bus rapid transit to help ease local and regional transportation congestion while improving options for walking biking and public transit. JointheUS36BikewayCommunity RideandCelebration. The ride kicks off June 18th at 1000 am from Avista HospitalLouisville and ends with a party at the RTD Table Mesa Station. For more information visit BoulderTransportation.net 10 BikeLife Boulder South BouldertoDowntown TheCrawford-TeigFamily Most people biking from South Boulder to downtown just hop on the path into town along Broadway. That may be the fastest way to go if you get lucky at the seven-plus stoplights along the way and if campus is quiet. When we ride into town we usually take a longer 3.5-mile route. From the bus stop east of Broadway and north of Table Mesa take the long curvy descent through Martin Park next to burbling Bear Creek. After crossing under Highway 36 it turns west and parallels the east side of the highway for a short while then skirts along the east side of campus before following Boulder Creek upstream into town. This route is entirely a multi-use path and it only crosses three streets between Martin Park and Central Park. It easily connects to other shopping destinations like The Village and 29th Street and its great when youre hauling a heavy load because it doesnt include any lung-busting hills on the way home North BouldertoDowntown TheBoerger-KleinFamily North Boulderites beware the 19th Street hill Its a blast to use the full street lane as you cruise downhill toward town but plan for a strenuous uphill slog on the way home especially if you are toting kids or groceries. On 19th Street hesitant riders can always use the multi-use path on the east side of the road. At the bottom of the hill turn west onto Kalmia and follow to 16th Street where you will continue south until Iris. Daunt- ingly busy Iris has a safe crosswalk located to the west at 15th Street. 15th Street passes south through a serene neighborhood and intersects with a multi-use path that winds past the lovely Hawthorn Community Garden behind North Boulder Recreation Center. Pop off the path onto a quiet cul-de-sac and follow the bike route signs along 13th Street. Just past Balsam Avenue 13th reveals a designated bike lane that has car traffic at very slow speeds for the remainder of your ride to downtown. East BouldertoDowntown TheBurgos-YoungFamily We pass through East Boulder County as we head to downtown Boulder from Lafayette. The wide shoulder and slow speed limit on Baseline Road make for a safe-feeling bike ride and drop us at the intersection of Baseline and Cherryvale Road. Passing through the intersection we aim west toward the mountains into the neighbor- hood dotting Dimmit Drive. At streets end cross over South Boulder Creek on a sturdy bridge and onto a tree-lined multi- use path that meanders westward along Empson Ditch. At 55th Street exit the path to the south and ride one block to Pennsylvania Avenue continuing a journey westward. Note that at a noticeable bend in the road Pennsylvania becomes Eisen- hower Drive. At the next crosswalk turn west again and hop back onto the path where an exhilarating overpass takes you up and over Foothills Parkway. Continue along the path through Research Park to easily connect Skunk Creek Path to Boulder Creek Path. With the Flatirons in view head upstream past CU Campus and Boulder High School to land at Central Park in the heart of downtown Boulder. Local families share their safe and scenic routes from home to town Great Rides3 Photo BRAD HAYNES PHOTOGRAPHY into Downtown Boulder Sweepstakes closes July 31 2016. Winners will be notified by email and posted on Facebook. Winners must reside in the U.S. Win a Trek District 9 bike For details and to enter go to BIKELIFECITIES.COMSWEEPSTAKES16 Facebook.comBikeLifeCities BikeLifeCities BikeLifeCities MORE PRIZES FROM SWEEPSTAKES 12 BikeLife Boulder THE COLORADOLEAGUE A Community Built on High School Mountain Biking Five four threetwoone.GO A swarm of high school mountain bike racers sprint off the start line to the sound of ringing cowbells and cheering fans. Someone mutters I wish I had this when I was in high school while they watch a wave of colorful team jerseys fly by. Participants greet one another at the finish line with high fives and smiles. This is the typical festive fall scene at a Colorado High School Cycling League race. Teams descend upon a host community that welcomes the electric and healthy vibe. The culture instills courte- ous competition and integrity while supporting personal achievement and establishing community connections. Riders are welcome regardless of their ability and when a rider has a tough race their entire team and several spec- tators gather at the finish line greeting them with heart- warming smiles and words of encouragement. The camara- derie that develops throughout the season is truly magical. Cycling is freedom a joyful exploration of ones environ- ment and an effective tool to galvanize community. The more opportunities available for youth to develop passion become self-sufficient set goals and create a strong sense of belonging while maintaining and expanding their unique individuality the better. One student never viewed herself as an athlete until join- ing her high school mountain bike team. She lost 20 pounds during the season. Another rider struggled with adjusting to high school and her participation on the mountain bike team became a lifeline that allowed her to blossom. A par- ent stated The Colorado League series guarantees that I will spend four weekends in the fall camping and riding with my teenage son. By KATE RAU PhotoLINDAGUERRETTE BikeLife Boulder 13BikeLife Boulder 13 5coreprinciplesarefullyintegrated intotheprograms. INCLUSIVE All student athletes are encouraged to participate. No one is benched. EQUAL All student athletes are treated equally. Team scores are a combination of male and female points. STRONG BODY Improving fitness and wellness are at the center of training and education. STRONG MIND Student athletes are students first. STRONG CHARACTER Programs encourage riders to be leaders work hard respect others and give back. 1 3 2 4 5 Whatfolksaresaying The most important thing about my participation in the league was being able to see my teammates especially the newer ones get on a bike and then being able to do things they never imagined on two wheels. I was glad I was able to guide them and just give them someone to lean on and go to in the case of anything biking- or not biking-related. Student Athlete Thank you for granting me this scholarship. All youve done for my family and me has helped more than you possibly could have known. Mountain biking is one of my favorite activities and Im full of gratitude that you made this a possibility. Scholarship recipient The Colorado High School Cycling League has made such a positive impact in the lives of so many kids and families. I am blown away every time we show up at a race. I dont know how you people get it all done. I am a believer Parent History and Mission The Colorado League joined the National Interscholas- tic Cycling Association NICA in 2010. At the inaugural race 155 student-athletes from Colorado and southern Wyoming were on the start line. They represented 20 teams four of which were from Boulder County. Fast forward to 2015 866 student athletes competed repre- senting 58 teams from Casper Wyoming to Taos New Mexico. As a result of the Leagues 350 percent-plus growth the series split into two conferences. Boulder County now hosts seven teams. Boulder High has won five of six overall team competitions while Fair- view has earned several 2nd and 3rd team placements. Cross-country mountain biking continues to gain traction and school administrators are taking notice. At least 12 high schools awarded letters to mountain bikers in 2015. Formoreinformationortodonate please visit www.coloradomtb.org Kate Rau Executive Director established the Colorado League as a healthy focus for adolescents. PhotoKATEENG PhotoLINDSTROMPHOTOGRAPHY 14 BikeLife Boulder Boulders Walk and Bike Month turns 40 CROWD PLEASERS Among the 50 Boulder Walk and Bike Month events these are sure bets. JUNE 5 B360 Circle Boulder by Bicycle The leisurely B-360 and B-180 self-guided rides explore the citys extensive bike system of paths and trails. JUNE 5-11 Love to Ride Workplace Challenge The first full week of June brings the Love to Ride Challenge. Sign up at www.lovetoride.netboulder. JUNE 18 U.S. 36 Bikeway Grand Opening Come celebrate the formal opening of the 18-mile U.S. 36 Bikeway with friends and family. JUNE 22 40th Celebration of Bike to Work Day Join more than 5000 of your neighbors and co-workers in a fun-filled day. And enjoy 50 free breakfast locations. JULY 8 New Belgium Clips Beer and Film Tour Mix some bike-centric films with craft brews for a one-of-a-kind event with proceeds supporting local nonprofits.. S ome may say theres no free ride in life but during Boulders Walk and Bike Month there is. This quintessentially Boulder event celebrates its 40th year this year has something for everyone and the best part is that it doesnt cost a thing. The month-long celebration kicks off with the noncompetitive family-friend- ly Circle Boulder by Bicycle ride on Sunday June 5. The ride features two loops the 26-mile B-360 and the 16-mile B-180 both of which take riders on a leisurely discovery tour of Boulders extraordinary network of off-street multi- use paths including some little-known sections. Sorry there wont be partic- ipation trophies for all but there will be free Ben and Jerrys ice cream at the finish line The routes are clearly marked with painted ground blazes so both loops can be enjoyed year-round. And thats exactly the goal. According to Marni Ratzel City of Boulder senior transportation planner We celebrate Walk and Bike Month to encourage people to integrate walking and biking into their daily routines to be more active. We hope that people continue to embrace the social and health benefits of getting out and walking and biking every day. The Love to Ride Challenge June 5-11 is an online competition open to work- places and individuals which debuted during Winter Bike Week. Track your miles and calories and maybe even win some prizes. Ratzel said shes excited about introducing the workplace challenge for more than just a day. On June 22 we celebrate the 40th birthday of Bike to Work Day. Hosted by 50 local sustainability-aligned businesses such as the Dushanbe teahouse this event is a true darling of Walk and Bike Month. Carrie Simon a daily bicycle commuter and student advisor at CU says Bike to Work Day is an awesome community event. There is a heightened awareness that is appreciated even among drivers and pedestrians. NEW this year another milestone is the grand opening of the U.S. 36 Bikeway on June 18. With celebrations at the beginning and end the celebration bike ride leaves from Avista Hospital at 10 am bound for the Table Mesa RTD sta- tion. Finally the month wraps-up with New Belgium Brewerys free annual outdoor Clips Beer and Film Tour on July 8. Older Better Free By CARAH WERTHEIMER For the latest on events times locations and the Commuter Challenge visit walkandbikemonth.org DO YOU FIND JOY IN RIDING A BIKE Then the Love to Ride Challenge should be no challenge at all All for fun this online competition is open to workplaces and individuals for participation between June 5-11 2016. Track your miles and calories for a chance to win prizes. Finally a trophy For details about Walk and Bike month events times and locations visit www.walkandbikemonth.org THE CARGOBIKEDEMYSTIFIED HARRY VS. LARRY BULLIT Originating from Denmark but available through dealers across the U.S. the Long John Bullit is a super stable and surprisingly light ride. The speedy Bullits standard alumi- num frame can be customized to meet your unique cargo carrying needs. Powered by an experience of pushing forward the bikes cargo platform sits low in front of the rider making stuff or your kids visible and manageable. Base model 2300 16 BikeLife Boulder W hen you hear the term cargo bike what comes to mind An aptly bearded hipster pushing a case of craft beer on the front bed of his custom built long-john The cool mom who week after week tows her kiddos to the farmers market secured to the deck of her Xtracycle The perception that only a highly dedicated class of cyclist can travel as such creates a misnomer of the term cargo bike. Anyone can ride a cargo bike because any bike can be a cargo bike. Wear a backpack and boom beard or no beard youre carrying cargo by bike. Since most people already own a backpack this is the most simplistic and inexpensive way to carry cargo on your bike. But if you dont want to be the mule that shoulders the cargo there are lots of cargo carrying products out there that can help to lighten the load from your back. Individual bike travel needs are diverse. You may have to experiment to discover a cargo- carrying set-up that works for you and your family. Whether youre haul- ing beer produce or kids once you understand your options youll be shuttling family members and running errands in no time. This cascade of options can hone your focus to ride with cargo. Wear a backpack Strap bags directly to your bike Add racks or a basket to your bike Add panniers to your racks Attach a do-it-yourself DIY long tail to your bike Buy a full blown cargo bike Add an electric motor to your bike or get a bike that already has one Use a detachable bike trailer By BLAIR YOUNG DAX BURGOS SURLY BIG DUMMY The Big Dummy is a sturdy workhorse. Slow and steady this long tail is built for heavy-duty carrying capacity. This particular model can adopt all of the Xtracycle add-ons and smaller 26 wheels keep the center of gravity low making it accessible for even a smaller rider. Full set-up 2100 SOMA PICK-UP ARTIST The lesser-known cycle truck is much like a regular bike but is designed to handle cumbersome cargo. The Pick-Up Artist platform rack is fixed to the front of the frame not the fork. This secures a heavier load keeping it from flopping around as it would in a bar-mount basket. A smaller 20 front wheel and low center of gravity stabilizes steering. The user-friendly step-through frame makes for easy-oneasy-off mounting and dismounting. Full set-up 1800 TREK DISTRICT 9 Built for the utilitarian biker the District 9 blends function and class to make a slick commuter. This reliable 9-speed bike is detailed by a front basket with a built in U-lock carrier mechanical disc brakes puncture-resistant tires and a set of elegant fenders. Also available in a step-through model called the Chelsea 9. Either model 789 XTRACYCLE LEAP DIY If you dont want to part with your cur- rent bike Xtracycles Basic Kit will transform your trusty whip into a long- tail minivan that can haul stuff or people on its flight deck. The kit will also set you up for add-ons like waterproof saddlebags andor hooptie safety rails that keep kids secure on the deck. All for an additional cost of course. Basic Kit 599 YUBA SPICY CURRY Think Longtail cargo bike enhanced. Highlights of the Spicy Curry are its electric assist motor and smaller 20 back wheel that makes for an easy reliable ride. Low-riding cargo lightens the experience brightening up your ride with more smiles and less sweat. A good choice if you have hills to climb. Electric Model 4200 BikeLife Boulder 3BikeLife Boulder 3 THOSE LITTLE EXTRAS Velo-Shopper by Ortlieb USA is an 18-liter shopping bag with magnetic closure made from waterproof abrasion resistant nylon. The closure is easily opened with one hand and the unit securely attaches to the bike. The Velo-Shopper stays upright thanks to an inner stiffener and base feet. A handle and removable padded shoulder strap provide added convenience. From 140 For panniers and other types of bags try Swift Industries. Founded in 2008 Swift is a relative newcomer to the bik- ing scene. Their bags boast eye-catching design and bomber construction. Choose custom colors to suit your cycling mood or pick from their pre- made line up. Based in Seattle Swift blends the function of traditional touring gear with a modish urban twist. From 180-300set For more economy check out the Black- burn EX-1 rack. The EX-1 will fit over your wide or narrow tires and has a carrying capacity of up to 40 pounds. If its a young child youre hauling the EX-1 is compatible with a va- riety of Blackburns Co-pilot bike seats that include a rack with purchase. From 40-45 The Porcelain Rocket frame bag is custom-made to fit the interior of your frames main triangle. Maximize aerodynamics and maneuverability with this low-weight low-profile bag that comes in an array of color combinations. True masters of their craft Porcelain Rockets seat bags and handlebar bags adapt to fit almost any bike. From 125-260 BIKING IN AND AROUND THE TOWN OF SUPERIOR has never been more fun. Boasting parks and amenities for its 13000 residents and visitors to enjoy the town is also host to miles of open space trails to the west check out the map Competi- tive bike racers flock to Superior in May for the annual Morgul Bike Race which culmi- nates with the infamous Morgul Bismarck road race. This years event is May 20-22. Check out WithoutLimits.co for details. BIKE TO ONE OF SUPERIORS COMMUNITY EVENTS THIS SUMMER June 22 Bike to Work Day at the Superior Whole Foods July 4 4th of July Parade and Pancake Festival at Community Park September 10 Chili Fest and Boulder Valley Beer Fest at Community Park Pedal Superior BIG biking in a great small town Grabyourbike and ride the trails to some of Superiors family-friendly parks For more info visit SuperiorColorado.gov F I N D I T I N S U P E R I O R MAINTAINED HARD- and SOFT-SURFACE TRAILS SAFE FAMILY-FRIENDLY ROUTES to community events and programs EASY CONNECTIVITY to neighboring towns and open space AND NOW The U.S. 36 Bikeway an 18-mile bike corridor from the Table Mesa RTD station in Boulder to 80th Avenue in Westminster is OPEN The bikeway provides safe and direct access to Superiors neighborhoods open space and parks. Rock Creek Park Cabin Park Fire Station Park South Pool Castle Park Pirate Park Eldorado K-8 Rock Creek Village Coalton Rd Coalton Rd M cCaslin Blvd SH 128 Broomeld Broomeld CastleCastle 2.9 miles Connects west to High Plains Trail Greenbelt Plateau Trailhead Eldorado Blvd On Trail Use Only Mt Sopris Way Honeycreek Ln Meadowlark Trail 0 0.25 0.5 Miles Legend US 36 Bikeway On Street Bike Route Trail Creeks Lakes Town of Superior Boulder Valley School District Boulder County Open Space County Boundary Coalton Trail Mayhoffer Singletree Trail Coyote Ridge Trail Rock Creek Regional Trail Coal Creek Regional Trail Underpass Boulder County Open Space Rock Creek Terminal Reservoir Autrey Reservoir Superior Elem FlatIron Crossing Mall India na St North Pool Circle Park 2.7 miles On Trail Use Only Dog Park Disc Golf Bike Hodgson Harris Reservoir Coal Creek Grasso Park Purple Park Superior Town Center Park Coal Creek Dr McCaslinBlvd U S 36 S.CoalCreekDr 88thStreet Rock Creek Pkwy Superior Cemetery Connects west to Cowdrey Draw Trail and Marshall Mesa Area 1.5 miles Coal Creek Louisville Founders Park Sagamore Parks Superior Marketplace Sycamore Street 76thStreet Marshall Rd Marshall Rd Parking Restrooms Town Hall Parks Rec Dillon Rd On Trail Use Only S.3rdAve S2ndAve Depot St Skills Autrey Park 18 BikeLife Boulder Download this map at SuperiorRec.com Deals from Boulder County to Help You Save Money and the Earth Discounts through Benefits Boulder County Electric Cars - never pay for gas again - less maintenance cost - plug into the sun - up to 20k off after discount and tax incentives - drive into the future - purchase before June 30th Electric Bicycles - save gas money - stop sweating on your ride - fun for all - up to 20 off - always have a place to park - go further faster - purchase before June 30th Learn how to save www.BoulderCountyDeals.org Want to ride your bike to work grocery store or potluck but it will take too long or you may arrive a hot and sweaty mess Fear not elec- tric-assist bikes can help Electric-assist bikes are a type of highly versatile bicycle with an efficient electric motor and a lith- ium battery. This system can help you ride farther faster and more often. You can use your e-assist bike in place of a car for daily commuting errands or recreation. Its a healthy and sustainable alterna- tive and. . . e-bikes are really fun. There is no better place to own an e-bike than in Boulder County where parking is limited commut- er trails are plentiful and there are enough hills to make you sweat on a conventional bike. Through Benefits Boulder County residents and employees in all Boulder County communities can access a discount of up to 20 off through select partner organizations. Read more below. A Good Deal on an E-Assist Bike n Beer Garden Food Trucks n Live Entertainment n Great Prizes n Test Ride Demo Area n Learn to Ride Clinics n Giro dItalia Viewing Party n 303s Women Specific Events n Renowned Bike Tri Authors n Yellow Designs Stunt Team - BMX Aerials Flatland Demonstrations n Antique Bicycle Display n Bike Drive benefiting Bikes Together Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery ColoradosLargestConsumerBikeShow Proceeds to support the Colorado High School Cycling League Trips for Kids Denver Metro and Wish for Wheels BROUGHT TO YOU BY FREEOPENTOTHEPUBLIC May13-14 Friday-12pm-7pm Saturday-9am-5pm SportsAuthorityFieldLotJ FreeParkingBikeValet 75Exhibitors-retailers manufacturersclubsteams eventslocalframebuilders Family Owned Since 1974 Enter the Boulder Ale Trail 12 microbreweries linked by 15 miles of scenic rolling trail. Starting at Boulder Beer and ending in Longmont at Oskar Blues the route is really an extension of the LoBo Trail. Not only can you work off the beer belly as you ride you dont have to get behind the wheel after a pint or two you still have to get on two wheels but at least most of the trail is car-free. On a warm night last fall my husband and I took off on our mountain bikes from our home in Gunbarrel with three other couples to test out the concept. We started at Finkel Garf where we kicked back on plastic Adirondack chairs on a patch of astro-turf with a pitcher of amber ale and felt like we were in heaven. But the plan was to check out more than the first mile of the trail so we moved on. Knowing that we were probably only good for a few brew- eries and wanting to get a few miles in before we imbibed too much we bypassed New Planet Vindication and Bootstrap Brewing and headed straight to Niwot where a country band was playing at Powder Keg Brewing Company. After listening to some boot-stomping music and tasting flights of IPA we headed out into the now-dark evening to loop back to Avery Brewery for dinner and a final taste-tester. As we pedaled along the rolling gravel trail lit only by our headlights and the moon coasting through patches of warm and cold air and whooping and hollering we all felt like we were kids again okay maybe the beer had some- thing to do with it. BikeLife Boulder 21 By JANE McCONNELL The Boulder Ale TrailPedal your way to your next pint Boulder is known for its bike trails -- and for its growing craft breweries. What could be better than to combine the two with a bike-to-beer adventure To plan your own Ale Trail adventure go to BoulderAleTrail.org. 22 BikeLife Boulder Become a Bicycle Friendly BusinessLet the League of American Bicyclists help W HY BECOME A BIKE FRIENDLY BUSINESS Because employees and customers want to invest in businesses that care care about the environment care about health and wellness and care about the community. Employ- ers around the country are realizing the benefits of becoming a Bicycle Friendly Business and thats why there are currently 1132 companies nationwide that have received recognition through the League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Business program. Share this list of bike friendly business benefits with your employer. Pursuing bike friendly designation doesnt have to fall on the shoulders of your employer it can be a company-wide initiative Are you ready to make this official Assemble a committee that is eager to adopt the following 4 Es into a robust Bicycle Friendly Business program ENCOURAGEMENT Bike friendly businesses incentivize bike travel via programming and em- ployee recognition. Create a sense of team among company staff management and leadership by participating in organized social rides employee bike clubs and events like Walk and Bike Month Bike to Work Day or commuter contests like the Love to Ride Challenge. Promote monetized bike-to-work incentives such as the Bicycle Commuter Tax Benefit a parking cash- out or Eco Pass program. ENGINEERING Bike friendly businesses supply basic infrastructure like secure bike parking a maintenance station and bike sharing opportunities to support bike-riding staff. Subsidize memberships for Boulders B-Cycle bike share program. Align with the citys recently adopted bike parking ordinance by providing ample convenient bike parking for employees and guests. Point your bike-riding staff toward citywide maintenance stations that make for easy on-the- go repairs like filling up a low tire. EDUCATION Bike friendly businesses support curious but hesitant riders by making bike safety information readily available. Compile and regularly refresh resources like bike maps tip sheets contacts at local bike shops and clearly defined bike riding incentives and opportu- nities for employees. Integrate bike friendly policies and safe cycling practices into your hiring packet orientation staff meetings intranet and newsletters. EVALUATION PLANNING Bike friendly companies set ambitious yet attainable goals to increase employee ridership. Track key metrics such as Bike to Work Day participation or the number of employees and customers on a bike listserv for measurable goals that your team can pursue and celebrate. Appoint a company bike program coordinator who oversees bike events resources incentives and facilities for the business. Currently more than 1000 pioneering companies nationwide are recognized as League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Businesses. Many Boulder businesses are already bike friendly. Why hesitate Contact GO Boulder staff now for assistance with your Bicycle Friendly Business application. Your business will receive customized consultation from City and League staff and upon approval gain local regional and national recognition for being bike friendly. 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We applied for the Bicycle Friendly Business designation to show our support for cycling and to encourage other businesses to become more bicycle friendly. Judy Amabile President Product Architects Inc. Polar Bottle Get bike friendly to help meet your business social and environmental bottom lines. Bike friendly businesses can Attract recruit and retain bright healthy and talented workers Foster community and camaraderie in the workplace Catalyze a more alert active and productive workforce Increase workers quality of life and thus employee morale Reduce employee absenteeism Cut business individual and community transportation spending Enhance health and wellness benets and reduce employee healthcare costs Support employees long-term health both physical and mental Help sustain reliable consistent transportation options Reduce an environmental footprint while showcasing a commitment to sustainability Over the years weve taken steps to encourage our own employees to ride like providing shared bikes at our ofce and organizing group rides. We applied for the Bicycle Friendly Business designation to show our support for cycling and to encourage other businesses to become more bicycle friendly. JUDY AMABILE President Product Architects Inc. Polar Bottle For more information www.bikeleague.orgbusiness Contact Dave DK Kemp for free assistance with the application. 303-441-1955 TRAINING TABLE Tasty recipes to fuel your ride 24 BikeLife Boulder When exercise physiologist Dr. Allen Lim founder of Skratch Labs and co-author of the Feed Zone Cookbook series - leapt out of the lab and into profession- al cycling he found that the peloton was weary of food bland meals processed bars and gut wrenching gels were hindering the performance of cyclings most elite athletes. Dr. Lim had a hunch that by returning the joy flavor and care to the meals the riders ate their performance and joie de vivre would return. He set out to make delicious practical food for the riders to satisfy body and soul. What he and celebrated chef Biju Thomas have accomplished is changing the definition of sound sports nutrition for elite athletes everyday athletes and enthusi- asts alike. The recipes youll find here are among the energy-packed wholesome real food recipes shared in their cookbooks we hope that you find these meals and snacks easy to prepare delicious to eat and enhancing not only for your performance goals but for your everyday health and well-being. CASHEW AND BACON RICE CAKES Makes 10 rice cakes This variation of Allens original is the favorite of our friends at Velo magazine. Together with the bacon the cashews and nut butter give these rice cakes a salty-sweet taste. The extra boost of protein makes this portable great for longer training sessions. 2 cups uncooked calrose rice or other medium-grain sticky rice 112 cups water 8 ounces bacon 3 eggs 12 cup cashews raw or roasted 14 cup nut butter 12 cup raisins optional Combine rice and water in a rice cooker. While the rice is cooking fry the bacon in a medium saut pan over medium-high heat. Drain off fat and wrap the bacon in paper towels then press on the towels to crumble the bacon. Lightly beat the eggs in a small bowl and softly scram- ble them in your saut pan over medium heat. In a large bowl combine the cooked rice bacon scrambled eggs cashews nut butter and raisins if us- ing. Mix well. Press mixture into an 8- or 9-inch square pan to about 112 -inch thickness. Let cool thoroughly in fridge before cutting and indi- vidually wrapping individual cakes. Per serving 1 cake Energy 286 cal Fat 14 g Sodium 246 mg Carbs 31 g Fiber 1 g Protein 10 g CARROT WAFFLES Serves 4 These delicious waffles only require about 20 minutes plus 510 minutes juicing. For great texture and a boost in fiber try adding PULP to the waffle batter. Heat the waffle iron. Mix dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl or measuring cup combine carrot juice eggs and melted butter. Add wet ingredients to the dry mixture and whisk together until flour is thoroughly incorporated. If youll use the carrot pulp add it now. The batter will be a bit lumpy. Pour enough batter into each waffle form to nearly fill all the squares the batter will expand when pressed. Cook until the outside of the waffle feels crisp to the touch. Repeat if necessary using remaining batter. Makes 4 large waffles. Let cool then cut in half and stack for easy wrapping. Per serving Energy 223 cal Fat 9 g Sodium 75 mg Carbs 30 g Fiber 1 g Protein 7 g Water 41 1 cup flour 1 tablespoon raw sugar 14 teaspoon baking powder pinch of salt 12 cup fresh carrot juice 2 eggs lightly beaten 2 tablespoons melted butter 12 cup carrot pulp optional 18 BikeLife Tucson CHOPPED CHICKEN SALAD with PICKLED ONIONS Serves 46 This is a great last-minute salad to make use of leftover chicken. You can change it up throughout the year to include the most colorful vegetables you can find. The star of the dish is the flash- pickled onions and radishes. The combination of the vinegar sugar and salt balances out the strong flavors beautifully. 2 cups roasted chicken shredded or chopped 1 cup canned garbanzo beans drained and rinsed half of a head of purple cabbage thinly sliced 14 cup chopped dates figs or your favorite dried fruit 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro or parsley coarsely chopped Pickled Onions 12 cup red onion sliced 4 radishes sliced thin 14 cup red wine vinegar 12 teaspoon coarse sugar 12 teaspoon coarse salt 14 teaspoon pepper To finish juice from 1 lemon drizzle of maple syrup sprinkle of coarse salt Shred half of a whole roasted chicken sprinkle in some fresh ground black pep- per and a sprinkle of salt then set aside. In a small pan saut the garbanzo beans in a splash of olive oil at medium heat until slightly crisp. To make the pickled onions combine the red onion and radishes with the red wine vinegar coarse sugar and salt and pepper. Toss together and let sit for 5 minutes. In a large bowl mix together the chicken cabbage garbanzo beans dates and herbs. Add the pickled onion mixture and toss to combine. Transfer to a large platter and finish with fresh-squeezed lemon juice a hint of maple syrup and salt. Republished with permission of VeloPress from Feed Zone Table by chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim. Photography by Aaron Colussi and Jeff Nelson. Try more recipes at www.feedzonecookbook.com. PhotoAARONCOLUSSI 26 BikeLife Boulder ridewithbcs 303.444.BIKE for your free gift visit bouldercyclesport.comhello Sweepstakes closes July 31 2016. Winners will be notified by email and posted on Facebook. Winners must reside in the U.S. Win a Trek District 9 bike For details and to enter go to BIKELIFECITIES.COMSWEEPSTAKES16 Facebook.comBikeLifeCities BikeLifeCities BikeLifeCities MORE PRIZES FROM SWEEPSTAKES 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 Whos who on our paths and trails AMY ROSENBLUM Cultivation Center Founder and Principal What do you like best about biking I feel successful when I bike like Ive already accomplished something just by getting on my bike. Where are your favorite places to ride My favorite rides include going to places close to home like Southern Sun and Sweet Cow. When I have the time I love to go out to the plains and bike past farmland. Why is bike commuting an important part of your company culture We are always looking for ways to increase our quality of life at Cultivation Center as we balance our work with the rest of our lives. Biking increases our team members connection to nature provides time to reflect and creates a sense of space beyond the office in our lives. I bike Boulder MICHAEL BENKO Denver Boulder Couriers Bike Messenger and Boulder Food Rescue Volunteer What do you like best about biking I love how empowering biking can be in our car-centric culture. Biking is accessible while owning and maintaining a car is expensive. Working as a bike messenger with Denver Boulder Couriers is great because the work takes you all over town you have to pedal hard and navigate traffic and you love getting your delivery on time. Couple that with crazy Front Range weather and a great group of fellow messengers and its a dream job for me. Where are your favorite places to ride around Boulder County Riding downtown from Lee Hill Drive or down the Canyon from Nederland are a few of my favorites around Boulder County. I also work at a bar and when I get off late at night there is no one on the paths or on the roads. Riding my bike at this hour is rambunctious fun. What is the most gratifying thing about volunteering on your bike Getting a chance to make a small difference doing something I love is so grati- fying. Seeing the amazed faces of the kids or elderly or low-income folks around Boulder when I show up in mid-February during a snowstorm on a BFR biketrailer is very rewarding. I get to meet awesome people at awesome organizations doing inspiring work while addressing serious issues. For more about BFR see page 40. 28 BikeLife Boulder 303-444-3334 We rode across the country for and continue to support The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinsons Disease. 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You can crumple it up or put it in flat whichever is more comfortable but the more you stuff the more insulation youll get. Its a trick still used by pro cyclists. RECYCLE REPURPOSE RETHINK A host of hints and hacks for your ride TRASH BAG RAIN COAT Just poke arm and head holes through the bot- tom of a regular black trash bag and voila A totally waterproof raincoat that will protect your clothing from the rain and help keep you warm although we hav- ent figured out how to keep those arms dry. PATCH YOUR INNER TUBES New tubes can cost up to 10 apiece but patch kits can be found for as little as 4-5 in your local bike shop and they can rescue several inner tubes. Pro tip practice patching a tube once or twice at home so youll have the confidence to patch your tire on the road when needed. But if your tire has a gash in it a patch kit wont solve the problem. In that case use a dollar bill or energy bar wrapper folded to fit inside the gash to keep your tube from popping through. CARDBOARD FENDER All you need here is any old piece of cardboard cut it so that its long and thin like a hot dog bun. Then just jam it in between your seat stays on the bottom of your saddle. You want it nice and snug so that it wont fall out on the ride home. Make sure that the cardboard reaches far enough back to block any spray your rear tire would otherwise shoot all over your back. MAKE YOUR OWN RIDE FOOD Bars and gels can be great but theyre often costly and sometimes taste a bit like card- board. But things like nuts raisins or beef jerky make for excellent ride snacks try making your own trail mix. But remember to pack things that sit well nothing will make you want to head in early quite like an unhappy stomach. GROCERY BAG SEATSHOE COVER If rain is coming protect your seat and your bum with just a grocery bag and a rubber band. Wrap the grocery bag around the seat and secure it un- derneath with the rubber band. Then when youre ready to head home just remove the bag and you will have a nice dry seat for your ride. Reuse the grocery bag and rubber band and another iden- tical set to wrap around your shoes and those nice leather shoes you love will be safe from the elements. BUY USED Cycling equipment can be expensive but it doesnt have to be. Often there is plenty of high-quality used gear out there that will cost you a fraction of buying new. Craigslist and Theproscloset.com are ideal places to look for everything from used bikes to shoes pedals or other equipment. Be careful buying a used helmet you dont want a damaged one Companies like Green Guru in Boulder and Alchemy Goods in Seattle create a wide range of urban bags and products from used bike tubes banners and other recycled materials. Bike Walk Ride the Bus but when you need a car... CarShare Enter code BLB2016 at carshare.org 25 FREE APPLICATION Rates from 4.50hour Bike Inspired Books and Art Contact Anchorage Alaska Artist Gina Edwards 907-336-2457 or ginaartgci.net www.etsy.comshopginaedwardsgallery www.artistsyouhire.com A r t i s t G i n a E d w a r d s 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 The Simplest Machine BikeLife Boulder 35 And its true bikes solve problems. Big ones too like obe- sity one in three U.S. adults are obese per the Centers for Disease Control or climate change according to NASA nine of the ten warmest years on record have happened since 2000 and of course traffic congestion in the 15 big- gest U.S. cities drivers average 63 hours of delays per year. If we want a healthy lifestyle and more sustainable fu- ture we should start with our kids. Get em biking to school. When kids are used to biking to and from school the bicy- cle becomes their first transportation option whether its to friends houses soccer games or just for fun. Biking to school provides much-needed daily exercise and they arrive more ready to learn. Check out this issues article Can Bikes Make You Smarter for more. I used to joke with my kids that they were way better off biking to school than the kids who arrive in the back of a car. It turns out that science backs me up Environmentally replacing car trips with bicycle trips is one of many ways we can contribute to a greener healthier tomorrow. But the benefits of bikes arent just on a societal level. According to the federal Safe Routes to School program in 1969 48 percent of kids walked or biked to school in 2009 that number was just 13 percent. To me bikes are a great tool for promoting independence in our children and help- ing them grow into self-sufficient adults. So what can you do to get your kids on bikes You can start by riding with them but recognize that they will grow more if they ride on their own. If you need more peace of mind ad- vocate to local governments to invest in family-friendly infra- structure like off-street paths protected bike lanes and ade- quate bicycle parking at popular destinations. The more kids we get on bikes the more they have the opportunity to grow. Let them ride that simple machine and help save the world. T he bicycle is a simple solution to some of the worlds most complicated problems. Im not sure where I first heard that but that quote has always stuck in my head. The many benefits of the bike By CHRIS HAGELIN WHAT IS A COMPLETE STREET Complete Streets are designed for all users including pe- destrians bicyclists motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street walk to shops bike to work and school and provide places for people to gather. They may include sidewalks bike lanes bus lanes comfortable and ac- cessible public transportation stops frequent and safe crossing opportunities median islands accessible pedestrian signals curb extensions narrower travel lanes and more. HOW HAS A COMPLETE STREETS POLICY CHANGED BOULDER The Complete Streets policy affects how our roads are designed to safely accommodate all users regardless of age ability or mode of transportation. No two Complete Streets are alike and each is designed to cater to its specific community needs. Benefits include WHERE ARE COMPLETE STREETS BEING BUILT Cities in 48 states have adopted a Com- plete Street policy. The City of Boulder is collaborating with several of them to compare types of projects public outreach programs and data collection practices. The Boulder roads desig- nated as Complete Streets projects include Canyon Boulevard East Arapahoe 30th Street and Colorado Avenue. WANT TO GET INVOLVED Boulder is hosting a national Complete Streets event in Fall 2016 where participants can share their communities transportation design concepts successful outreach initiatives and lessons learned from building Complete Streets projects. Contact David DK Kemp at 303-441-1955 to learn more. Complete Streets Are For Everyone Boulder leads the movement to improve accessibility H hen it comes to transportation Boulder is serious about safety health and livability. That is why the city adopted its multimodal plan a Complete Streets policy years ago to help it meet goals related to safety reduced traffic congestion smart growth development and community building. W Reducing crashes through safety improvements. Encouraging walking and bicycling. Easing traffic congestion and improving air quality. Providing safer conditions for children by allocating room for bicycling and walking. Helping economic growth and stability by creating a transportation system that efficiently connects homes schools parks public transportation offices and stores. MOTORISTS BICYCLISTS safe crossings B I K E L A N E S PEDESTRIANS Transit riders accessible bus stops wide sidewalks 36 BikeLife Boulder By DAVE DK KEMP BikeLife Boulder 37 COMINGGOING IN NORTH BOULDER A new 10-foot-wide multi-use path is opening along the west side of 28th Street between Iris Avenue the intersection near Safeway and the DMV and Yarmouth Avenue think Gateway Fun Cen- ter. The path will also feature a pedestrian- and bike-only bridge over the Fourmile Canyon Creek. Now residents of North Boulder can ride to Abos for a slice that much easier. RIDING AROUND CAMPUS Boulders newest underpass will go under Baseline Road just east of Broadway connect- ing the BaseMar Shopping Center home to Whole Foods and Republic Cycles with campus nearest to the Wolf Law building as well as several existing multi-use paths. It will replace the stoplight that is there now. This project will also feature bike parking a B-Cycle station landscaping and public art so on top of being safer it will be pretty too HAVE KIDS BIKING TO SCHOOL IN SOUTH BOULDER The north side of Hanover Avenue between Broadway and 46th Street will have a 10-foot-wide multi-use path of its own complete with curb extensions marked crosswalks and curb ramps. This path is funded by the federal Safe Routes to School program and will give parents even more peace of mind if their kids get to school by foot or bike. DO YOU TAKE THE DIAGONAL INTO BOULDER The stretch of the Diagonal Highway between 28th Street and Independence Road is getting a major facelift Brand new protected bike lanes and a multi-use path for pedestri- ans are going to be built to make it easier for those com- muting outside of cars. The pavement bus stops and me- dians will also be reconstructed and the project includes the planting of 300 trees plus landscaping public art and rain gardens which catch and filter rainwater to naturally remove pollutants. City Capital Projects BOULDERS ROADS ARE ON THE UP. These projects should help make your commute easier. 38 BikeLife Boulder When we started our cycling class we thought biking would be a fun activity for our students it has turned out to be much more. We have witnessed a change in our students ability to focus in class connect socially and improve fitness and attitude toward school and their peers. Assistant Principal Payson UT A Danish study in 2012 showed that kids concentrate better after biking or walking to school. The study titled Mass Experiment 2012 looked at the links between concentration diet and exercise. The survey explored nearly 20000 Danish kids between the ages of 5 and 19. It found that kids who cy- cled or walked to school rather than traveling by car or public transporta- tion performed measurably better on tasks demanding concentration such as solving puzzles and that the effects lasted for up to four hours after they got to school. The study showed positive cognitive benefits from cycling and not just for school-age kids. And yet these connections are only beginning to be adequately explored. More recently Specialized Bicycle Components founder and CEO Mike Sinyard has long dealt with the effects of attention deficit hyperactivity disor- der or ADHD in his own life. He no- ticed that those symptoms seemed to dissipate after returning from a ride. He also saw the positive benefits that riding has had on his son Anthony who also suffers from ADHD. In try- ing to better understand ADHD and bicyclings apparent positive effects he decided to explore more of the science behind ridings impact on the brain and began to assemble a team to study ADHD through evidence-based youth cycling programs. The Specialized Foundation fund- ed research to investigate how aerobic exercise specifically cycling can be- come an integral part of a comprehen- sive treatment program for kids with ADHD. Through its pilot programs researchers have been finding encour- aging results. Here are some of the pro- cesses and observations With research partners in the field several six-week pilot programs were established in middle schools across the United States. Indications are that kids brains are better prepared for learning when they take part in cycling activities improving many of the core deficits of ADHD like attention mood and behavior. And these programs have also shown improvements in academic performance as measured by standard- ized test scores. Furthermore bike riding has shown itself to be an ideal conduit to these pos- itive effects as its easily accessible for kids with varying degrees of fitness. So this means that students are able to par- ticipate at a higher rate than with other forms of aerobic activity. Beyond early findings of improved attention riding also develops physical fitness in kids. Researchers found a significant reduc- tion in participants Body Mass Index or BMI on average in their study. The evidence is stacking up that bi- cycling and active lifestyles can have a positive impact on mood self-esteem attention and academic performance as well as general fitness. Nearly six million children in the United States have been diagnosed as having ADHD. While many parents worry about the medications often prescribed to help their kids what they might not know is that help may be as close as those bikes sitting in the garage. CANCYCLING MAKEYOUSMARTER H id you know that riding a bike for an hour has a powerful effect on your ability to pay attention So whether youre studying for midterms or preparing for a long day of meetings getting out to ride will show you brain-boosting potential firsthand. 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In the U.S. we throw away up to 40 percent of the food we produce. Meanwhile one in six of our neighbors dont have access to healthy and culturally-appropriate food. By partnering with Boulder Food Rescue City of Boulder grocery stores and restaurants have stepped up to help fill gaps in food distribution in our community keeping edible food out of landfills and instead filling up hungry bellies. Boulder Food Rescue BFR is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a goal to create a more just and less wasteful food system. BFRs just-in-time delivery model salvages otherwise wasted food and redistributes it directly to homeless and low-income people. Focusing on healthier but harder to obtain foods such as fruits and vegetables BFR minimizes its environmental impact by doing as much of its redistribution as possible by bicycle. BFRs league of 150 active volunteers redistribute 1000 lbs. of healthy food every single day of the week. Since the organizations inception in 2011 these volunteers have hauled over 1.2 million pounds of food primarily by bicycle BFRs loaner bike and trailer combinations enable riders to carry 50-700 lbs of food from the grocery store to a usually close-by and hopefully downhill designated donation site. After dropping the food riders are rewarded with a light pedal back to the grocery store. Volunteer contributions are integral to BFRs work. For more information about volunteering or donations contact infoboulderfoodrescue.org BIKE CLUBS ORGANIZATIONS 40 BikeLife Boulder BikeLife Boulder 41 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. 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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 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 Calendar MAY 13-14 Colorado Bike Expo coloradobikeexpo.com 20-22 Superior Morgul withoutlimits.co superior-morgulc1w3h JUNE 5 Circle Boulder by Bicycle bouldercolorado.gov watercircle-boulder-by-bicycle 5 Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival elephantrockride.com 5-11 Love to Ride Workplace Challenge www.lovetoride.netboulder 11 International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day imba.comkids JULY 8 New Belgium Clips Beer and Film Tour www.newbelgium.comEvents clips-beer-and-filmhome AUGUST 27 Venus de Miles www.venusdemiles.com 28 Good Sam Bike Jam www.goodsambikejam.org 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. For details on all rides head to BoulderMountainBike.org JUNECONTINUED 11-17 Ride the Rockies Bicycle Tour ridetherockies.com 18 Denver Century Ride denvercenturyride.com 25-26 Bike MS bikemscolorado.org TheRookie Commuter Instead the decision to move off the road and into the bike lane was made for me by my empty bank account. Unlike looking at myself in the mirror there are no angles that improve the outlook of my checking balance. Its just a double digit number apologetically looking at me from my bank statement as if to say And you still havent bought groceries this week remember So as my rusty baby-blue Toyota Corolla is stored away Ill begrudgingly join the wave of com- muter bicyclists. My dearly beloved leaving me because I cant afford to buy her nice things. But before I commit to sweaty arrivals at every destination I have some ques- tions I need answered. Questions like do I need to wear bike-specific shorts I realize the extra padding is there for a reason but I just think Im a bit young to look like Im sporting adult diapers. And do I have to don a skin-tight shirt with strange pockets for my daily commute Sure the aerodynamics might save me a few seconds but at what cost A chafed nip- ple And another chafed nipple In addition to the outfit there are gaps in my bicycling knowledge that I would like to have filled before I give up my car. How do I change a flat tire without sobbing on the side of the road Should I wear a helmet Or should I simply enjoy the wind in my hair and possibly the pavement on my skull Are there rules for biking at night In the rain The snow And if not laws perhaps a few suggestions Ive decided to document my journey into this unknown world for the benefit of others who are dealing with bouncing checks or those who are just tempted by the fresh air of a morning commute -- on a bike not through a rolled-down window. I need to get my bike tuned up find a more comfortable seat learn traf- fic laws and reduce my overall riding stupidity. If someone needs to make a fool of themselves it should be me not you. You have important things to do. Me Im just a recent college graduate working at a job scooping ice cream soon without a car to get there. A rookie commuter if you will. 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