Bicycle Colorado is the nonprofit organization dedicated to building a bicycle-friendly Colorado. Our mission statement: to encourage and promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions and provide a voice for cyclists in Colorado.Established in 1992, we are supported by thousands of members who realize that we need to work together to protect the rights of bicyclists – or risk losing them. We work for more bike lanes and paths, better trails, education outreach and bicycle-friendly laws. Our efforts are primarily focused at the state and regional level since that’s where so many of the policy decisions that affect bicyclists are made.
The COBRAS have the honor of being the largest single contributor to BRAC. BRAC d.b.a. ACA provides invaluable leadership for road, cross and track racing inColorado by structuring the racing calendar, handling racer upgades, setting high standards for our 130+ annual events, and managing our season-long Point Competitions. With over 400 licensed juniors and an appreciation for racers new to the sport, the ACA is commited to our Junior Development Program and mentoring programs for new racers. The ACA serves as the Local Assocation for USACycling in Colorado and eastern Wyoming in 2012.
USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling inthe United States. The 501c3, membership-based organization aims both to achieve sustained success in international cycling competition and to grow competitive cycling in America.
The Cancer Fitness Institute has been providing exercise programs to cancer survivors for over twelve years, helping over 1,600 cancer survivors regain strength and confidence through exercise. Our focus is on providing a program that is “health” rather than “hospital” oriented, to give our participants the opportunity to exercise in their own community and to incorporate exercise as a lifelong habit. The three month CancerFit exercise program is open to adults of all ages and fitness levels. Participants are both men and women who have survived every type of cancer. Exercise physiologists with a cancer specialty oversee all aspects of the exercise regimen, which aids in recovery and general fitness during and after treatment. The fitness program includes flexibility, balance, cardiovascular and strength training. The program is currently offered through 13 recreation facilities across Colorado, with one location in Minnesota.
The Cancer Fitness Institute has created a “train the trainer” program, offering education to exercise physiologists and other fitness professionals on our CancerFit® program. Our goal is two-fold: create a small army of exercise professionals specifically trained to work with cancer survivors, and see the CancerFit® program implemented in every community across the nation.
Roadside litter costs millions of dollars annually to control. Often, it is impossible to keep up with the trash that thoughtless people have dumped on us. COBRAS members have joined the thousands of volunteers who help keep Colorado beautiful by picking up litter along our highways.
We are four women riding across America in support of Bikes for Kids, a non profite comitted to reducing obesity in the state of Colorado by inspiring active living and healthy eating across the lifespan. LiveWell Colorado aims to provide every Coloradoan with access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity in the places they live, work, learn and play.