In 2001, BikeDenver was founded as a membership-supported, grassroots organization and a conduit for individuals and businesses to express their support for making Denver a more bicycle-friendly city. Engaging with our community, our “tribe” — cyclists and non-cyclists alike — is at the core of how we will accomplish that goal.
BikeDenver aims to be a catalyst for improving bicycling in Denver by creating communication and sharing of ideas between like-minded people and organizations, while also raising awareness of why we believe bikes are the future of transportation in Denver. We direct our advocacy efforts based on the feedback of our community and hope to improve cycling safety and comfort in ways that will benefit the community as a whole.
Most importantly — we like to have fun! Through our events and by support for making festivals and events throughout Denver more bike-friendly, BikeDenver helps to promote the idea that biking can be a fun, safe, and healthy alternative to driving.
We are not anti-car. We are pro-bike. Study after study shows the economic, health, and environmental benefits of bicycle-friendly policies and infrastructure improvements to the areas that implement them. Cities that have focused on moving people safely and comfortably by bike are considered some of the most desirable to live, work and play in and derive huge economic, health, and happiness payoffs for their residents.
In recent years, Denver has made huge strides at transforming itself from a car-dependent, spread-out city to a livable urban environment — but we can still do better. A bike “network” that doesn’t connect people with where they want to go. Bike lanes that end without warning. Limited and confusing bike route markings. Bike lanes are being used as parking. Pavement maintenance standards don’t consider the vulnerability of people riding bikes. The opportunities for BikeDenver to campaign for improvements are extensive.
Through our working partnerships with the city and, when necessary, by amplifying the voice of our supporters to ensure decision-makers consider people on bikes in their planning decisions, BikeDenver is a key part of making Denver a safer and more comfortable place to ride.
Ride a Bike
It’s Simple – Ride your Bike! By riding your bike in and around Denver, you are transforming the culture and awareness for people on bikes in our city. So keep it up, Ride On!
Here are some great community group rides to join:
Denver Bicycle Touring Club (DBTC)
Major Taylor Cycling Club of Denver
USA Cycling (Racing Teams and Clubs throughout Colorado)
Colorado Heartcycle Bicycle Touring Club
Bicycle education is a top priority in ensuring all riders have the tools to be safe, confident, and competent while riding their bike through this city and its traffic. We are proud to be a leading resource for bicycle education in Denver and are excited to provide educational opportunities that offer something for everyone.
As Denver continues to grow, we are excited and thrilled to see more and more of its population embrace bicycling as their preferred choice of transportation. Our commitment to education aims to empower bicyclists to know their rights and responsibilities on the road and foster a safer and more enjoyable environment for everyone. Whether the one-mile ride to your local grocery store, the five-mile daily work commute, or the thirty-mile weekend ride, bicycle safety starts with you! Check out our offerings today and help set the stage for a happy, fun, and safe experience for all road users!