PEDAL History

PEDAL has a history of social and safety activities and community involvement.
  • The first Earth Day, April 1970: PEDAL founded by Joe Brockstein, Jim Disney, Art Minnick, and Darrel Smith as:
    People's Efforts to De-emphasize Automobiles in Loveland.
  • Helped organize first Loveland Bike Week with Kerry Randa, 1987.
  • Served on committee that organized first Colorado Bike Week.
  • Organized second Loveland Bike Week, 1989.
  • Ran Bike Rodeo at Loveland Police Fair, 1990.
  • PEDAL members contributed to transportation master plan created by the Northern Front Range Regional Transportation Planning and Air Quality Program Council (NFRT & AQPC) Bikeways Focus Group. (Not making this name up: this is what happens when government administrators name things.)
  • Youth Environmental Summit educational exhibitor.
  • Earth Day exhibitor ever since its revival in late 80's.
  • Consulted with City of Loveland on east-west mobility study, 1996.
  • Leadership Loveland community group exhibitor, 1997.
  • Many organized bicycle rides over the last 50 years.
  • Operated Booths at Community Classic Bike Tour, Historic Landmarks Bike Ride, Bike to Work Day, etc.
  • Operated Bike Rodeo at six area elementary schools.