Winter Bike To Work Day is This Friday. See You On The Trails!

Hey Denver!

This Friday is Winter Bike to Work Day! Sponsored by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOGS), it is an event meant to promote safe cycling year round. If you are interested in getting involved, I will be hitting up some of the pit stops along the Cherry Creek trail in the morning and possibly doing an interview component for DenverUrbanism. The CDOT website is a good resource for more info in regards to the day itself/information about riding in the cold.

Happy Riding!

Loren Hansen

*Featured Picture is the layering scheme I use for winter riding*

 

I am mapping out all of the public bike parking in Denver… and I need your help!

Good Evening Everyone!

Along with other projects I have been working on over the past 3 months, I am starting to build out a map of places to park and lock bicycles around Denver. Given that I will be fairly busy with otherĀ  writing projects, I NEED YOUR HELP.

If you are interested in participating in this project, be sure to email me here with a picture and location of the bicycle parking you see.

Before you send a picture of the bike racks you see, make sure they are the following:

1. Public, Free and Accessible

Generally has to be in a public place and available for anyone who is riding a bike to park it. I would not consider a private bike locker at an apartment complex or work to be either. The bike lockers at RTD probably fall in the “Not Free/Accessible” category as well because you have to pay for them.

2. Relatively Secure.

I have seen bike parking areas that are held down by a single screw in various parts of town that are fairly unsafe to park a bike with a basic ulock/cable combo because of how structurally unsound they are. Something like that would not be included or included with that qualification.

3. (Generally) made for bicycle parking/locking.

There is some ambiguity here, but locking up to a meter/pole/tree is not something I would consider bike parking. Whatever the structure is, the form must (generally) be built for bike parking, whether it is a rack or something else.