Heads up to our bicycling friends in Hartford – The Hartford Business Improvement District Ambassadors now offer free emergency roadside assistance to bicyclists with a flat tire, dropped chain, or loose bolts. You will need to come over to BiCi Co. for anything more complicated and for tuneups, but now you will have one less […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last year I pedaled from Hartford to Minneapolis, MN with stops in many cities to visit community bicycle workshops like GObike Buffalo, Vulture Space, and DreamBikes (Milwaukee and Minneapolis). The ride was an adventure, but also research. How do these other cities and projects work? Does the city support the efforts? Are there bikes lanes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We don’t just ride bikes at BiCi Co. Sometimes we hit the streets on foot, a perfect medium for taking notes and making new friends. This Friday, June 9th friends of BiCi Co. and attendees at the Bike Walk Connecticut Annual Summit tactical urbanism training will head out for a 1.9 mile “walk audit.” We […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It can be unbearably frustrating how slow street, transit, and built environment projects take. CTfastrak was a concept that germinated 30 years ago. We have been talking about the I-84 Project for years, and it is planned to start in 2022 – five years away. How can we make changes RIGHT NOW that improve our […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
First – The BIKELIFE Festival was amazing. Check out the photos here. Heaping thanks to all the volunteers and mechanics that helped make this 2nd Annual spring break event possible for Hartford youth and teens. Coupling bicycle safety training with fun, efficient, and independent transportation changes the game for our future leaders. Second – May […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Bicycle Loving Friends and Supporters – Spring is rushing in and BiCi Co. is chock full of opportunities to get your bicycle fix. Before you hit the road, we suggest that you put some time into bicycle safety education. Those trained in safe cycling are way ahead of others when it comes to avoiding […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The tide is turning to recognize and develop multi-modal transportation networks that are safe and sustainable in Hartford and the wider region. Now is a critical time for residents and advocates to engage and keep up the momentum. There are important opportunities coming up in March and April, and our job is to keep you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is Tony C – I was riding home from dropping off bus passes at Hartford schools for an exciting high school internship program, and I noticed what might be the single widest traffic lane in all of Hartford – Edward Street. The pavement was new and the paint was fresh, paved within the last […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
May 13th Bike Drive – On Saturday, May 13th, REI is hosting a statewide used bicycle drive at their Connecticut locations. The REI West Hartford store is partnering with BiCi Co. as the community partner that will be receiving and up-cycling the bicycles. We think this is awesome and a perfect partnership during National Bike […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Bicycle Loving Friends – If you need a reason to get out and enjoy life in what can sometimes be a bleak month, we have you covered at BiCi Co. Don’t leave your friends out of the loop. Invite and share! Friday, February 10th – IceBike/Walk/Bus to Work Meetups. 7-9am at Sarah’s Coffee House in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.