Pedal Fort Collins is dedicated to the idea that bicycling is for everyone. Used as a form of transportation, bicycling promotes activity in a sedentary world, sustainability in a consumer driven world, and community in an increasingly polarized world.
Meg has been been bicycling for as long as she can remember. Though she did go through a bit of a “Dark Ages” period in the early 1990s when she lived in Detroit, she’s been using a bicycle as an alternative form of transportation since the mid-70s when, as a kid, she realized that a bicycle could get her down the street to the store where candy bars were sold. Though bicycling was a popular form of transport in Ann Arbor and San Francisco, Meg has found that to be less the case in other places where she’s lived… including Fort Collins where bicycling is often seen more as a form of recreation than transportation. Pedal Fort Collins focuses primarily on the transportation aspects of bike riding in the city– covering issues such as safety, rules of the road, bicycle infrastructure, biking with kids, traffic/congestion issues, practical tips, etc.
Jeff is a local biking advocate. He was a co-founder of CFI (Coalition for Infrastructure) and works with Bike Fort Collins and FC Bikes on many biking issues in Fort Collins. He biked a lot as a child but it wasn’t until he was in his 20s in Lincoln Nebraska in the 1990s that he and his wife Cori really become regular cyclists. Jeff was the Director of the Greeley Trails and Open Space Foundation before moving to Fort Collins in 2010. He and his family love Fort Collins and especially the biking scene. His sons Blake and Trey are rather skilled cyclists for their young ages of 11 and 8. Jeff will be working behind the scenes of Pedal Fort Collins and using his photographic skills to bring some local imagery to the blog.