Posted: Sep 2, 2011 11:23 AM by Kirsten Bennett
Thinking about taking a bike ride this Labor Day Weekend? Wondering which roads are the most bicycle-friendly? Pick up one of the first ever Colorado Springs bike maps.
The comprehensive bike map shows roads with bike lanes and/or paved shoulders and also color-codes roads without any bike lanes or paved shoulders by volume of motor vehicle traffic. Off-street multi-use trails are included with designations for paved vs. unpaved trails. Any street grade above 6% is noted. The map also designates roundabout locations, transit transfer stations, park and ride lots, bike shop locations, police and fire stations, and major destinations, such as schools, colleges, shopping centers, etc. It also includes information on bicycle safety, rules, resources and how to transport your bike on Mountain Metropolitan Transit.
Funding to develop the map came from a federal Transportation Enhancements grant and the City's Bicycle Excise Tax, which is an amount collected on the sale of all new bicycles in City limits.
The maps are $7.95 and are available at several local bike shops including:
· Angletech/Cycle Different, 1483 Garden of the Gods Road
· Colorado Springs Bike Shop, 622 W. Colorado Avenue
· Criterium Bike Shop, 6150 Corporate Drive
· CS West Bike Shop, 2403 W. Colorado Avenue
· MacVan Maps, 929 W. Colorado Avenue
· Old Town Bike Shop, 426 S. Tejon Street
· Pro Cycling, 600 S. 21st Street
· Trails and Open Space Coalition, 1040 S. 8th Street