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5 Reasons to Own a Dash Cam in Evergreen

Evidence of what occurred.   Car insurance providers in the UK offer customers a 10 to 15% discount if a dash cam is installed in their vehicles. A New York bill, if passed, will offer a 5% discount.   Get out of a ticket.  In New York a driver had their ticket waived because their video showed they were scratching their ear–not talking on their phone.   Help Fight Insurance Fraud.  Help stop “crash for cash” by drivers and pedestrians. Learn more at https://www.rac.co.uk/insurance/car-insurance/guides/what-is-crash-for-cash– What is Crash for Cash?  Review your teen’s driving skills and Make yourself a better driver.   Periodically reviewing driving will…

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Big Data and the Birds at Evergreen Lake

If you’re like me and live in Evergreen, you never cease to be amazed by the variety of wildlife in this beautiful town. We’re just 30 minutes from Denver but whenever the visible wildlife start to outnumber the people, you know you’re in a different land. The birds at Evergreen Lake are not to be missed. One of my favorite recreational activities out here is enjoying nature – not too surprising. The other is working at my computer. Most people will think of those as two very different activities, just about as compatible as a family dinner where everyone is…

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Sensory Experience With Art in Evergreen Gallery

The Evergreen Gallery is a passageway into a visual and tactile adventure. This Evergreen art shop presents whimsical, handmade creations that will make you smile, take you away from your worries, and make you live in the moment, right here on the historic Main Street of Downtown Evergreen. This gallery with art in Evergreen will be your next happy place. This 32-year-old business has about 100 marvelous artists. You are welcome to come in and leisurely browse the art in Evergreen.  Gaze at the sculptural glass aspen forests by Longmont artist, Arlyss Grosz or play with the most astonishing handcrafted…

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Whole Body Cryotherapy for Inflammation Evergreen Cryotherapy

Inflammation is the root cause of so many chronic conditions. Whether it is stress related, exercise-induced or autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis, we all experience it or know someone who is going through it. I have spent a small fortune at the vitamin store buying supplements to reduce my inflammation. I have a cabinet full of so many turmeric blends that I have tried, with the hopes that I would get some relief for my arthritis & my achy body. One vitamin specialist would tell me that I need to take a supplement for months to get…

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Black Belt Movers in Evergreen

Why hire us? We have over 10+ years of moving experience. We do not hire day laborers, which means all our movers in Evergreen are employed with our company.  We provide background checks before hiring and then do a 20-hour interview. Wow!! 20-hour interview? YES!!!  Well, just because you passed a background check doesn’t mean you should be moving people’s precious items.   We have a culture at Black Belt Movers that sets us apart from our competitors. When we started this company we always said, “If we can provide at least 1% better service than our competitors, we will succeed.” Eight locations…

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Conversion Rate Optimization and AI Chatbots in Evergreen

How to Lift Your Website Leads and Sales Ecommerce sites are seeing a lift in revenues of 15% to 35% when users engage with AI chatbots in Evergreen. The future of Artificial Intelligent chatbots and programs is becoming reality: It is estimated that by 2020, 85% of customer service will be powered by AI chatbots. In a recent study, 63% of people said they preferred communicating with a chatbot instead of a human. Ecommerce sites are seeing a lift in revenues of 15% to 35% when users engage with a chatbot. What is a chatbot? A chatbot is a computer…

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Colorado Red Flag Bill

Colorado Red Flag Bill & Transferring Title I Firearms to Your Trust The Colorado Red Flag bill is on its way to becoming law allowing the Court to issue an order requiring you to surrender your firearms.  Your properly drafted and modern gun trust may provide additional protection from confiscation.  When making a trust firearm purchase, make sure Form 4473 is properly filled out. Contact an attorney in Evergreen for assistance.   Form 4473 is used to complete a firearms background check.  In the case of a trust making the purchase, two challenges arise.  There may be more than one trustee,…

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Fee Fi Pho Yum: Evergreen Cooking Class

I believe that one of the hardest things to do with PHO is to pronounce it correctly. We all know that “PH” is pronounced like a “F” and the “O”, well, like an “O”. So, you would think it was pronounced “FO” as in Fee Fi “Fo” Fum or “PHO”to. Much to my surprise, “PHO” in the Vietnamese language has a mark over the O that softens it and is pronounced “FUH”, just like how you would start to say the FUH sound in Fudge, Fun or Elmer Fudd. If I’m in the company of American friends, I’ll pronounce it…

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Mountain Foothills Rotary – Impacting Lives Through Service and Fun

The Mountain Foothills Rotary Club is a close-knit group of talented and passionate people making a significant impact in our own backyard and across the globe.  Our members come from the mountain community as well as Lakewood, Golden and Denver and range in age from young professionals to baby boomers and senior stars.    Mountain Foothills Rotary is a service-oriented organization known for “having more fun.”  We genuinely like each other and embrace opportunities to work together on worthwhile causes.  On the local front, we support the 9News Health Fair, the Alpine Rescue Team, Project Sanctuary retreats for veterans transitioning from active duty oversees, and we are a sponsor of the Boogie at the Barn…

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Luxury Homes in Evergreen

Luxury homes in Evergreen are not only determined by price, but by what they have to offer.  Here are a few must-haves that define luxury in a home. Kitchens are one of the most important features of a home, It’s where families come together, where meals are shared, and holidays celebrated.  It’s no wonder why they are one of the biggest focuses when it comes to a luxury home. More and more kitchens are adding big, shiny, professional grade appliances fit to rival the most upscale restaurants.  Wine coolers, warming drawers, walk-in butler’s pantries are also popular, and of course,…

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Water Damage in Evergreen

The Warm Side of Spring!  The wait for spring begins in February when Punxsutawney Phil leisurely crawls out of his home in the cool grounds of Pennsylvania.  By Groundhog Day, the holidays have come and gone and we are well established into the New Year.  Typically, it has been snowing since late October and we are eagerly anticipating news of warmer weather.  So, we patiently wait for our furry Phil to give us his prediction.  The Cold Side of Spring  This year, he did not see his shadow, which gave us the good news of early spring!  Unfortunately, Punxsutawney Phil is only correct 39% of the time, and like the arrival of…

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Evergreen Property Restoration

Property Mitigation vs Restoration While there are many misconceptions about property and restoration procedures, professional restoration companies know what to do best. Here are some misconceptions and the truth about the situation described. “In the case of a fire, there’s no rush to process the smoke cleanup; the damage is already done.” Secondary damage can result from an incident. When it happens, it’s often due to a failure on someone’s part to act quickly. Further damage can also result because no one took the right actions either to mitigate or restore damage caused by soot, smoke, water, sewage and mold.…

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Why People Belong to Their Local Chamber

For over 48 years, the Evergreen Chamber has been a catalyst for growth for the Evergreen business community. We help our members work together to create power partners, learn valuable marketing skills that enhance their operations and provide a place where small business owners can find friends and colleagues. What we deliver to the public is a vibrant economy creating choices of services, adding to our property values and employing local residents of all ages. Research shows that a great community needs a great business environment to thrive. The Chamber staff works every day to make sure that that need…

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Reiki in Evergreen

Good Things are Happening at Sunrise Reiki Colorado These are exciting times at Sunrise Reiki Colorado, and I wanted to share the good news with you, my fellow Evergreen Chamber of Commerce member. Here’s an overview of some of the things we have coming up. Also, by being an Evergreen Chamber member, you will receive 20% off all of my services. Hope to see you soon! New Office On May 1st, we will be moving into the Evergreen Forum Building, located by Walgreen’s. You will find me in Suite 109 (1st door on the left as you enter the building)…

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The Life You Want to Live

Here is a quote I read recently that really struck me: “It’s your place in the world; it’s your life.  Go on and do all you can with it and make it the life you want to live.”   Mae Jamison In case you aren’t familiar with her, Mae Jamison is a physician and a NASA astronaut, and the first African-American woman to travel in space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor in 1992, among many other notable accomplishments.    After graduating from medical school, she established her own practice and for a time was the area Peace Corps medical officer for Sierra…

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Evergreen Financial Planning for Freelancers and Independent Contractors

With the market’s projected economic slowdown in 2019, this year might bring some challenges to freelancers and independent contractors who rely on project-based work to pay the bills. Evergreen financial planning is critical. Luckily, there are steps you can take to invest, protect and plan for your financial health, regardless of economic conditions. By exploring available options, you can select those that best fit your vision, values and goals for investing your wealth. These tools and resources can get your money working for you, in good economic times and bad. There are many challenges that freelancers and independent contractors face…

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Evergreen Hiking and Biking to Get Fit!

If you have not exercised during the previous 30 days, you are considered to be living a sedentary lifestyle.  This will have dramatic impacts on your health and happiness. Even if you are not overweight, your health is compromised if you are not challenging your body on a consistent and regular basis. Evergreen hiking and biking are good places to start!     Good news! It is not too late to start.  You can realize the benefits of regular exercise immediately. Losing weight is a great short-term goal, but when you make exercise a priority, but there are bigger rewards.…

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Shadow Mountain Gallery in Evergreen

The foothills west of Denver have been a haven for creative souls for decades, and Shadow Mountain Gallery has been a destination for art lovers coming to the mountains looking to discover the finest creations by local artists. Now celebrating its 28th year, this artists-owned gallery in downtown Evergreen, CO is a treasure trove of fine art and fine crafts, featuring fused & stained glass, decorative & functional ceramics, wood, jewelry, gourd art, sculptural leather, photography, mixed media and paintings in watercolor, oil, resin and other unique artforms.  If you’ve ever wondered what drives an artist’s passion to work in a specific…

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Evergreen Web Design

Do you have an 8-year-old niece who builds websites? No?! Well, nice to meet you!  My name is Robert Means, Full Stack Developer, Designer and Proprietor of Evergreen Web Design. Having been in the industry for over 20 years one thing I have learned is that most people have someone close to them who can build them a website. True, anyone who can save a Word document as an HTML file and upload it to a server might call themselves a webmaster, however, a web developer today needs to be versed across the variety of platforms and frameworks and well-spoken…

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Evergreen HOA Enforcement Policy Gone Wild?

How much can your Home Owner’s Association Board do without a vote of the owners? When the Evergreen HOA Board adopts an enforcement policy, owners pay attention. Enforcement policy can include fines and fees. The association Board likely has the right to adopt an enforcement policy without directly consulting the owners. An HOA’s Declaration of Covenants often includes language empowering the association to enforce the Declaration. The Bylaws typically outline the powers and responsibilities of the association Board, including the power to write policies and procedures. This is consistent with Colorado statutes. Colorado Revised Statute 38-33.3-209.5(1)(b)(IV) states: “To promote responsible…

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Evergreen Fire Rescue

Keeping you healthy and safe at home. At the Evergreen Chamber breakfast on April 3rd the question was posed to Jefferson County Commissioners Lesley Dahlkemper and Casey Tighe to the effect of “What are you doing about the aging population and how are you helping them age in place?  While I am sure this is a high priority for our commissioners and the county, we saw an opportunity to blog about what we are doing in the Evergreen Fire Protection District. Have you heard of ECARES? Evergreen Fire/Rescue Community Assistance Referral and Education Services…. Evergreen Fire/Rescue CARES.  This time last…

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My Top 4 Days on Earth, Biking in Evergreen

You’ll quickly find a theme here; mountain biking in Evergreen is my number one summer fun activity. We are lucky here in Evergreen with places like Alderfer/Three Sisters, Didesse, Elk Meadow and Bergen Peak all within a reasonable distance. My first time up Bergen Peak was back in 1996 or ‘97, and I was on a fully rigid (meaning no shocks or fancy technology) mountain bike. It was love at first ride. Serendipitously, I met my husband-to-be in ‘98, who lived in Evergreen, at a mountain bike festival in Winter Park and we had our first date at Alderfer/Three Sisters.…

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Evergreen Movement Studio

Evergreen Movement Studio is the only place in Evergreen to offer the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. We teach one-on-one exercise lessons to help you gain strength and mobility in a unique, supported process. Typically, one might find a Gyrotonic “tower,” as they are called, in a larger gym setting in a bustling city, but not anymore! Evergreen is lucky enough to have this enjoyable, challenging and eloquent practice brought locally, to Bergen Village. Anna Timmons is a certified Gyrotonic trainer, International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) certified, as well as an established board certified Rolfer™ for over 8 years. As an Evergreen…

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Water Safety at Evergreen Lake

Take out your cell phone and set the timer for 20 sec…c’mon humor me. Start it. Quick! Check a recent text or better yet that FB status. Water safety at Evergreen Lake can never be taken for granted. That’s how long it takes for a child to drown, 20 seconds. Sixty seconds for an adult. “If only I’d known it could happen so fast.” “If only I’d known it was so silent.” “If only I’d known my teenage swim teamer is most at risk to drown in a lake.” Baywatch spoiled us. It portrayed plenty of warning as the victim…

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2019 Sparkle & Shine Annual Business Award Nominess

Business of the Year Award Nominees: Any successful business who is an Evergreen Chamber member that demonstrates a positive impact on the community. Last year’s winner was Anderson Insurance Agency, Farmers Insurance. AlphaPixel Reach AlphaPixel Reach specializes in helping businesses reach more potential clients. They achieve this through the use of a variety of media including websites, social media, eBlasts and newsletters. Buffalo Park Dentistry Buffalo Park Dentistry provides comprehensive family and cosmetic dental care in a welcoming, comfortable, private practice environment. They believe in advancing the health of their patients and supporting their community. Evergreen Dental Group Evergreen Dental…

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Denver Speakers Bureau and Weddings in Evergreen

Spring has sprung and businesses are eager to make their events bloom. Having a powerful presenter to educate, entertain and inspire audiences makes an event valuable time well spent for all involved.   Denver Speakers Bureau works with 125+ professional speakers who provide keynotes, training, and memorable info at conferences and meetings. Olympians, professional athletes and celebrities to excite audience members. Denver Broncos and astronauts are some of the most requested “heroes.”  Speaking of heroes- veterans bring a lot of inspiration to audiences. Wounded Air Force TACP and Paralympians Israel del Toro shares stories of Overcoming Obstacles, Resilience and “Stay Strong, Finish Strong” despite having been…

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Cyber Security for Evergreen Businesses

See where your business stands Unlike traditional IT companies where cyber security is overlooked and considered only after an incident occurs, our cyber security for Evergreen businesses team plans ahead and protects systems before the business is interrupted. MegaByte Security is proud to call the Evergreen community home. Founded by two former federal agents, we are a veteran-owned cybersecurity company offering full service managed information technology services. Unlike traditional IT companies where cybersecurity is overlooked and considered only after an incident occurs, our team plans ahead and protects systems before the business is interrupted.   See where your business stands.…

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Fly Fishing in Evergreen and Business Strategy

I am a business strategy coach. I am also an avid fly fisherman. So what, if anything, do these two seemingly disparate activities have in common? Fly fishing in Evergreen and business strategy? To me, both require a Vision of what is dared to be achieved in the future. For a business, the future may be defined as the next 3 to 5 years. With fishing, the future might be just a day or two. But, having a big picture focus and plan to work towards helps in both activities. Next, both pursuits should be governed by a set of…

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Why Hire an Evergreen Caterer?

Think of the last event you went to that was catered. All the guests gather around the buffet line (or in some instances, the service was table side) chatting and having a good time.  The food was nicely presented, the hot foods were hot and the cold foods were cold.  That’s what the guests experience with an Evergreen caterer. Here’s what we experience on our side: Meeting with the customer Designing a menu for the event Purchase the food and ingredients Preparing the menu items Loading up the Evergreen catering van Delivering the food Setting up tables, chairs, plates, etc.…

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Why We Love Evergreen Realtors

Everyone who lives in Evergreen has an opinion about what makes this mountain town so amazing. Survey residents and you’ll probably get a lot of responses about the people, its natural beauty or the small-town feel. We thought we’d ask people who know the area more than anyone to see if there’s a general consensus on the top attributes of the area. Here are what local Evergreen realtors have to say about why Evergreen sells itself!   Andrew McWilliams, Managing Broker of RE/MAX Alliance says there’s “a totally different vibe” living in the mountains. “People are kinder and have a…

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2018 Women in Business Hall of Fame Nominee Quotes

            GAIL SHARP   Tallgrass Aveda Spa & Salon “Stay strong, surround yourself with great business and personal partners, remain open to other’s ideas and focus on win/win solutions.”       GAIL RILEY  – *Inducted into the 2018 Hall of fame* Highland Haven Creekside Inn “Starting a new business is scary, challenging and not always a good idea. Now we are well aware from studies that the emotional and mental elements of women’s work can be daunting. There needs to be support from the ones they love, attention to the balancing act, the gumption and the challenges.”…

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2019 Women in Business Hall of Fame Nominee Info & Quotes

  Rita Felde Felde CPA Group *2019 Hall of Fame Inductee* I am proud to have built a successful CPA practice that has gained the confidence of my clients and my employees. I sold the practice in 2017 and expect the new owner to carry on my legacy. I have a three year exit plan to assist in the transition. I am also proud to have volunteered in the community for over 30 years for multiple organizations. I have served on the Board of Directors for the Evergreen Chamber, Team Evergreen, Blue Spruce Kiwanis, Center for the Arts Evergreen, Leadership…

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Evergreen Carpet Cleaning

Hi there! This is Amy, owner of Rocky Mtn Pro-Tek.  I am a mother of 5 children, and we call Evergreen our home.  Rocky Mtn Pro-Tek has been a family owned Evergreen business for 26 years, servicing the mountain areas from Golden to Bailey and even up to Shawnee.  I purchased the Evergreen carpet cleaning business about 4 months ago, but I have been working in the industry for a few years now, and I absolutely love it. We are a cleaning business that specializes in carpet, leather, upholstery, tile and grout cleaning.  We use a truck mounted, hot water…

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Home Inspections in Evergreen

Having conducted over 4,500 Home Inspections during the past 17 years, Ron Isaacson of Space-Man Home Inspections knows what it takes to protect your investment and how to identify short and long term issues with Evergreen real estate property that could prove to be costly if not attended to. Home inspections in Evergreen are critical before buying or selling your home. As a professional Home Inspector, Ron provides valuable information to homeowners in an easy to follow conversational manner, allowing them to take proactive steps to maintain their home, maximize its efficiency and hold it’s value. It brings to the…

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Grills Gone Wild in Evergreen!

I love Summer and all the grilling I get to do.  I’m convinced that global warming is really caused by everyone cranking up their Weber’s stoked with charcoal and mesquite. I have no hesitation about grilling year round, but it is the season when 3 out of 4 dinners at friend’s houses are prepared on a grill. There is something both primal and elegant about the BBQ. It’s a ritual enjoyed by a multitude of back yard cooks and foodies around the globe. Beef, fish, seafood, poultry and veggies are all subject to delectable grill marks and that savory smoky flavor…

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Drones and Real Estate in Evergreen

More and more drones are being used for recreation and commercial uses around the world, even for real estate in Evergreen.  1UP Aerial Drone Services (a new member of the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce) recently used a LiDAR Equipped Drone & 3D Modeling Software to innovate for the Engineering and Construction Industries. The process of 3D modeling isn’t new. Most traditional methods use “boots on the ground” surveying or more recently drone photogrammetry. This is the science of taking measurements from photos. The result is typically some kind of map, measurements, or even a 3D model of some object or landscape…

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Why Should You Move to Evergreen?

Living in Evergreen is like returning to your vacation home every day. Whether you are a young family, and empty nester or somewhere in between this is the place for you. We have world-class recreation including hiking, biking, boating in Evergreen, fishing, skiing and much more. We have multiple art galleries in Evergreen, sculpture walks, live music venues, fairs and festivals the list goes on and on. 7 Reasons to Make Evergreen Your Next Home Looking to fulfill your dream of mountain living? Evergreen is the perfect place to plant roots, whether you’re single, partnered or raising school-aged kids. What…

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Fine Art in Evergreen for a Digital Art Frame

Graduation season.  School is ending for the year.  Summer is coming.  Summer vacations and recreation activities are being planned.  Can you feel it in the air? A Large Digital Art Frame can showcase the pivotal events in your life and you can feature your fine art in Evergreen. How did your senior portrait session go?  Did you get some great shots to memorialize these years of youth and transition to the next phase?  We celebrate the photographers that are capturing memories during this season of your life!  Thank you! If you chose the digital package you have a vast number…

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Top Locations for Fall Family Photos near Evergreen Colorado

Summer is still rockin’ in all its glory here in Evergreen Colorado. The wildflowers are amazing, all the warm sun is about the best thing since sliced bread and the kids all go back to school in just two short weeks. Wait, what? Yup. Two weeks. While we are here lounging in our deck chairs, trying to ignore the 89th spat between our kids and contemplating our next margarita, autumn is sneaking up behind us. Before you know it, you’ll be swapping that adult beverage for a Pumpkin Spice Latte on your way to battle the drop-off line at your…

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Biking in Evergreen

How many of us remember running to one of our parents after taking a tumble off our bike? Summertime recreation in Colorado means riding our bikes, and biking in Evergreen offers a ton of trails and neighborhoods to do this, but we need to be safe! After they learn to ride, kids need instruction on biking safely and wearing helmets. As the school year winds down, most children are looking forward to getting out on their bicycles. To help your young cyclist enjoy safer riding this summer, follow these tips from the League of American Bicyclists. Helmets: Helmets are the…

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