Tuesday, April 19

Frontier Eliminates Bike Fees!

Frontier Airlines announced last week that they have eliminated their $50 checked bike fee for tickets purchased on or after April 13. Let's hope Southwest and others follow their lead.

Here's the excerpt from their announcement:

Frontier is removing the flat fee for checked bicycles and will now include them in the standard baggage allowance, meaning customers traveling on Classis or Classic Plus fares can include their bike as one of their two complimentary checked bags and Economy passengers would pay $20 if the bike is one of their first two checked bags. Bikes will be exempt from any oversize fees, but subject to overweight fees and excess bag fees, if applicable. This is similar to the carrier's current policy for golf clubs and skis.

Friday, April 15

State Highway 91 2011 construction

The Colorado Department of Transportation will be re-paving the section of State Highway 91 from Copper Mtn to Leadville this summer. As part of this project they will be adding additional shoulder width to make the road safer for cycling traffic. The project is scheduled to start beginning of June, and will continue throughout the summer, and most likely part of spring/summer of 2012. Work days and hours will be Monday thru Thursday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Fridays 6:00 am to 12:00 noon. There will be no work on weekends and holidays. Cycle traffic is not recommended during these construction times, but is not prohibited. There will be delays up to 20 minutes, with only one lane open during majority of construction. Also, please be aware that even during non-construction times the condition of the road surface might be in a state of disrepair.

More information will be posted as details are developed and finalized.