82: Denver Cruisers Circle of Death Edition

Denver Cruiser Ride plateRon, Josh and Jared (via a Yemeni satellite) are joined this week by Bradferd K. Evans and Damon the Demon from the Denver Cruiser Ride, talking about cruiser bicycle subculture, mob mentality, and Colorado’s bike-friendliness (or lack thereof).

We review some past topics: Porta Potty Peeper Luke Chrisco’s eventual appearance in court; one elementary school principal cleared and the other found guilty in the DPS elementary school CSAP cheating scandal. We then chew on some newsy bits related to alternative transportation: RTD hosts citywide conference calls branded as high-tech “wireside” chats; Governor Hickenlooper signs the “End of Hit & Run Loophole” bill; Colorado has the skinniest humans but some of the fattest pets; officials reroute the Ride of the Rockies around the High Park Fire; and Denver Public Works announces an upcoming bicycle/pedestrian bridge on Colorado Boulevard and I-25.

Brad and Damon share the experience of becoming unlikely advocates for the recreational bicycle movement, cleaning up Civic Center Park at 11:30 p.m. on a Thursday night, and organizing thousands of Denver Cruisers every week. They dispel myths about financing, logistics, and Denver Police drama related to the ride. Then we discuss why Colorado is still only 4th in the League of American Bicyclists’ bike-friendly rankings in 2012.

Musical break: “Hit and Run” by Breathe Carolina

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