Loveland celebrates walk and bike month in June!
Loveland’s Walk and Bike Month can unite us all, even as we must stay apart and stay home. We encourage you to use the month of June to seek out opportunities close to home to be physically active. Visit this page often to access resources, virtual events, activities and information. Check back for new content throughout the month of June.
City Council recognized June 2020 as “Walk and Bike Month” in Loveland with a unique proclamation.
Walk and Bike Month Virtual Events and Activities
Keep Moving NoCo Challenge -- a friendly competition to encourage all types of physical activity for household-based teams across the Northern Colorado region.Accept the Challenge to keep moving and have fun!
Hunt for the Heart-- The print-your-own “Walk and Bike Month” heart logo PDF
Print and place the heart in a visible location at home or your place of work, then let the “Hunt” begin! This is a virtual way to show support for your friends and neighbors who are out walking and biking. Post the logo then head outside to see how many you can be spot while being active in our community.
Walk and Talk Wednesdays – A series of four videos present an opportunity to virtually learn about aspects of our community from different local professionals and experts.
- Jeff Bailey, the City Engineer, will showcase a new roadway project that includes a bridge, roundabout, bike lanes, sidewalks and public art.
- Sean Hawkins, Executive Director of Loveland’s Downtown Development Authority will showcase planning and development in downtown.
- Teri Johnson, the President of the Loveland Historical Society will showcase historic buildings in downtown.
- Suzanne Janssen, Public Art Manager, and local artists will showcase the City’s Art-on-Loan program on 4th Street in downtown.
For walking and biking trails close to home, check out the City’s Recreation trails map
Loveland’s Bike to Work Day will be rescheduled to Tuesday September 22, 2020. This postponement aligns with CDOT, DRCOG, The League of American Bicyclists and neighboring communities.
Need a refresher on getting physical active? Want to better understand the benefits of physical activity? Check out the most comprehensive website on physical activity – the CDC’s Active People, Health Nation.
Bicycle Friendly Driver training – This class helps motorists understand the nature of bicycle/motor vehicle crashes and how to prevent them. By teaching preventative behaviors to motorists, the goal is to reduce the total number of bicycle-related crashes and keep all road users safe. Go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvM4OZr-0Dub4X23eDCCeRuRefkJ07YORrJM0YZ-LRGU6VuA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Test your knowledge of the rules for automobiles and bicycles on the roadways with this quick and interesting quiz “Legal, Not Legal”. Got to: https://bikefortcollins.org/resources/legal-or-not
Loveland Library – Pick up a good read during Loveland’s Walk and Bike Month.
- Bike safety : a crash course by Lisa J. Amstutz.
- Bicycle safety by Peggy Pancella.
- The big book of Berenstain Bears beginner books by Stan and Jan Berenstain.
- Bike & Trike by Elizabeth Verdick
- Bike trekking by Melody Wayne and Chris Hayhurst.
- Street smarts by Peggy Pancella.
- The future of transportation by Lori Dittmer.
- Go fly a bike! : the ultimate book about bicycle fun, freedom & science by Bill Haduch
You can place these books on hold and then when they’re available, you’ll get a phone call to come pick it up curbside between 10:00 am - 3:00 pm are the hours for curbside. For all the details, go to: www.lovelandpubliclibrary.org
The Loveland Museum has put together many art and history activities for children and adults alike!The activities are easy to download and print off at home or view from a smart phone Go to: https://www.lovelandmuseumgallery.org/virtual-learning/
Fun Bike Videos for Kids
- Bike Safety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkoVxBnnGko
- History of Bicycles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNbUS6R64Fk&t=53s
- Bike Facts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVQ0UViKm_0
- Bike Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8FP6_QsYx0
Getting back on the bike - watch five videos from the League of American Bicyclists
Bicycling Tips - Use the tip sheets from the League of American Bicyclists to learn more about how to ride safety and perform maintenance on your bike.
Safe Riding and Driving Tips - Ride Smart, Drive Smart brochure [PDF]
Colorado Department of Transportation Bicycling Manual - A guide to safe biking
Is your bicycle not running as smoothly as you would like? Don't let that stop you from riding. You can perform basic bike maintenance at home. Below are some online resources to help you get your bike up and running:
Bike shops are an essential service, so if you need professional help to get your bicycle up and running, reach out to your local bike shop.
For information on the latest restrictions, requirements and recommendations from Larimer County, go to: Larimer County's guidelines to protect the community during COVID-19
For general physical activity recommendations for adults, go to: https://health.gov/news/202004/staying-active-while-social-distancing-questions-and-answers
Johns Hopkins University is offering a free, publicly available course entitled, “Understanding the COVID-19 pandemic: Insights from Johns Hopkins University Experts.” It is a series of modules; registration is not required. Go to: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/covid-19-basics/understanding-covid-19
For specific information on safe bicycling during the pandemic, go to : https://www.bicyclecolorado.org/bike-news/covid/ or https://peopleforbikes.org/blog/safe-cycling-during-social-distancing/