Entries by Mike Decker

Wear Thy Helmet

Within the bike community much has been made of whether or not there should be mandatory helmet laws for bicyclists. Opponents of this sort of law say that it would discourage bike use at a time when bike growth has been steadily rising. While not directly proposing such a law and the necessity of its […]

Yes, You Can Be A Bike Mechanic!

Do you find the thought of working on your own bike terrifying? Are you filled with dread whenever you run over glass or those terrible thorny goat heads that litter Denver’s Streets? Do you stare at a bike and immediately look away in fear that that stare will somehow destroy all the working parts? I […]

What’s In A Name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)   For 8 years the Bike Depot has improved the lives of thousands of individuals through bike access, education and community building. The name “Bike Depot” has become synonymous with transportation […]

Summer Bike Instructor Job Opening!

Howdy! Bikes Together is looking for some summer Bike Camp Instructors for our 2016 Bike Camp season. If you like bikes and leading kids on city adventures, consider applying for this awesome summer experience!   Position: Bike Camp Instructor This is a seasonal full-time position. The dates for this position are May 31  – August 12, […]

Women And Bikes At Bikes Together

By Piper Niehaus Every time I come into Bikes Together, I do a little count: How many women are in the room? It’s not that I don’t like the guys, it’s just that, as a girl, I sometimes feel like a sore thumb. Anecdotally, if 10 people turn up to volunteer at Bikes Together on […]

Denver Spring Bike Adventure Guide

Hey there Superstar! Spring is upon us and in Denver that means bikes, fun, Rocky Mountain sunsets, prancing ponies and ice cream parties. It’s also Adventure Time. Denver offers a plethora of bike related activities to help make your Spring extra springy! Bike Powered Rafts Across Sloan’s Lake This is your opportunity to reenact jousting […]

Bikes Together is Hiring!

Want to join an amazing team of Bike Minded people? Bikes Together has three job openings available as we gear up for the 2016 season. We’re looking for two retail experienced individuals and a skilled mechanic to help our community continue to be successful. These are unique positions in an exciting environment! Job descriptions and […]

Why We Get Kids On Bikes

This last Thursday, March 3rd, we delivered 29 bicycles to Tollgate Elementary to help them start a bike club for 3rd graders. Getting bikes into the hands of these children is one of the most rewarding aspects of Bikes Together. The bicycle can open up an entire new world for kids that can’t be replicated […]

Mariposa Bike Camp = New Possibilities!

Mariposa Bike Camp is where Kids learn Bike Fun We are excited to announce an expansion to one of Bikes Together’s most popular programs! In it’s fifth years now, we offered kids, ages 7-14, an opportunity to be safe and responsible bike riders. And we don’t mess around; we take children safely through Denver on urban adventures […]

Pro Cycling Challenge No Bueno

No Pro Tour? No problemo! By Mike Depot The USA Pro Challenge has been a boon for bicyclists in Colorado. Along with the success of B-Cycles bike sharing along the Front Range and Gov. Hickenlooper’s proposed 100 million dollar investment in bicycle infrastructure, the Pro Challenge generated an excitement for bicycling we haven’t seen since […]