PIKES PEAK BIKE SUMMIT
Turning potential into reality
Reading J. Adrian Stanley's cover story ("Back in the saddle") reinforces my belief that Colorado Springs could become one of the world's top communities for recreational, commuting and competitive bicycling.
Our climate is superb, with temperate weather and 300-plus days of sunshine most years. East of Interstate 25, our terrain is near-perfect for commuting to work or school. The topography west of I-25 could sport America's best mountain bike trail system near a major urban area.
Our city is already home to more than 50 bike-focused organizations, including USA Cycling, SRAM, Trails & Open Space Coalition, Kids on Bikes, Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates, Women's Mountain Bike Association, Barnett Bicycle Institute for Bicycle Mechanics, Carmichael Training Systems Coaching and Camps, Borealis Fat Bikes, Koobi, and Rotor.
To help catalyze this transformation, the Independent in partnership with dozens of local organizations, will host a major Bike Summit in 2015 or '16. At this event, bicycling experts from other cities will share their successes and failures, and local visionaries and civic leaders will develop concrete plans to transform dreams into reality.
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— John Weiss, publisher