Dan Maes

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Dan Maes is a Republican Colorado gubernatorial candidate in 2010, who is favored by the Tea Party Movement in Colorado.

Warning about bicycle plot

In August, 2010, at a campaign appearance in the Colorado city of Centennial, Maes warned crowd of supporters that Denver's new bicycle sharing program is really a disguised United Nations plot to "rein in American cities" and put the environment above citizens' rights. The program, called B-Cycle, stations 400 red bikes at various locations around the city, and makes them available for short trips to people who pay a membership fee to join the program. "This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed," Maes told a group of about 50 supporters who showed up at a campaign rally in the city of Centennial. "It's bigger than it looks on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms," Maes added. "These aren't just warm, fuzzy ideas from the mayor. These are very specific strategies that are dictated to us by this United Nations program that mayors have signed onto." Maes was referring to the City of Denver's membership in the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, an international group that represents about 1,200 communities globally, about half of which are in the U.S. The group encourages cost-efficient, sustainable development at the local level to enhance the livability and desirability of cities. [1][2][3]

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Phone: (303) 670-2010
P.O. Box 1724
Evergreen, CO 80437
Email: dan@danmaes.com


  1. Christopher N. Osher Bike agenda spins cities toward U.N. control, Maes warns, Denver Post, August 4, 2010
  2. J. David Goodman Spokes Cities Engage in Vast Biking Conspiracy (Shh!) New York Times, City Room, August 5, 2010
  3. Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Maes says bike share threatens ‘personal freedoms’ Associated Press, August 4, 2010