Looking back on the year, we had a moment of pride reflecting on all that Community Cycles has done in 2022. With the annual Colorado Gives Day on December 6th, our goal is to raise $30,000 to keep our programs running in 2023. Donate today to support Community Cycles today and into the future.
What our service to our community in 2022 looked like:
Advocating for safer streets: Fighting a proposed dangerous entrance/exit to the new CU Conference Center at Grandview Avenue. A thousand more vehicles a day will cross the flagship Broadway bike path. The intersection is unsignalized, on a hill, and has limited sight distances, defying Vision Zero principles. You can read more about Grandview in our advocacy blogs.
Sustainability: We started a bike tire recycling program with Eco-Cycle to keep even more materials out of the landfill. By the end of 2022 we will have recycled over 4,000 bike tires!
Supporting our low income community: We gave away over 800 bikes to low-income children, those affected by the Marshall Fire and others.
Supporting women cyclists: In 2022 we offered a Women’s Clinic every quarter. This provides a comfortable environment and instruction for women to learn basic and intermediate bike maintenance and repair.
- Advocating for safer neighborhoods: Community Cycles led opposition to a fast-food restaurant that was proposed to have 2 drive through lanes on 28th St. It would would have adversely impacted walking and biking plus promoted more pollution and distracted driving. We are happy to report that the Planning Board denied this proposal.
- We’re on track to upcycle or recycle almost 3K bikes, 4,000 bike tires and even more bike tubes in 2022. This will keep them out of the landfill and bringing over 1300 of them back to active use in our community.
Give Where You Live Today.
With your donation, you invest in furthering our work: providing affordable bikes, expanding the education center, more DIY options, plus lobbying for better bicycle commuting infrastructure.
Here are some examples of your gift in action:
$50 refurbishes a kid’s bike for our annual Kids Bike Holiday Giveaway
$100 refurbishes a bike that will be sold affordably in our Bike Shop
$300 funds a scholarship for a low-income person to our Complete Mechanic Series class
$500 directly supports expanding our DIY bike repair shop
$1000 funds class instruction: disc brakes, wheel building, etc.
$2500 makes you a part of the passionate group supporting Bike to Work Day
We can only do this when you are a part of our team. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation this Colorado Gives Day, Dec 6th, so we can continue putting more people on bikes!
And a huge “Thank you” for your support and passion for Community Cycles and the future of our cycling community.
Sue Prant, Executive Director