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10th Annual Winter Bike to Work Day (PDF)

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Help us celebrate ten years of Winter Bike to Work Day in Fort Collins! This year's event is shaping up to be the biggest Winter Bike to Work Day yet, and we hope you'll join us.

Plan your route ahead of time with a map of WBTWD breakfast stations, available here. Click the title to link to a downloadable PDF of the map!

You're encouraged to ride your bike to work, school, and everywhere on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Between 7:00 and 9:30am you'll find free breakfast at more than 30 stations across Fort Collins when you ride. 

Not usually a winter rider? Give it a try! We've got special edition swag and chances to win prizes to help encourage you to swap a bike for your car. Stop by Oak Street Plaza and Remington/E Lake St to get your free WBTWD limited-edition travel coffee mug, while supplies last!

Winter Bike to Work Day is always the second Wednesday in December. 

Bike Winter

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Winter by bike more than just doable, it can be enjoyable! Check out our Bike Winter programming with special events and bicycling classes to help build your confidence on a bike, celebrate Fort Collins' bicycling culture, and to keep riding all year long!

Check out our Bike Winter website for up to date information on classes and events. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too!

Become a Certified Bicycle Friendly Driver

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Launched in December 2015, the Bicycle Friendly Driver Program has become the number one class offered by the FC Bikes Bicycle Ambassador Program. Nearly 900 drivers have been certified. Find out more about how you can become a certified Bicycle Friendly Driver.

FREE Education Classes!

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FC Bikes' Bicycle Ambassadors encourage people to ride their bikes safely and confidently. The program offers a variety of classes and encourages people to become ambassadors of safe cycling in Northern Colorado.    

  • Smart Cycling (formerly Traffic Skills 101)
  • Learn to Ride for Adults
  • Bicycle Friendly Driver
  • Bicycle Traffic Citation Course
  • And many others, including seasonal classes and classes for women!

For more information on class offerings or to sign up, please visit the Classes and Events page on the Bicycle Ambassador Program website. For current seasonal classes, visit our Bike Autumn page.

Bike Safety Summary (PDF)

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In 2014 and 2015, bicycle crashes were down more than 20% since 2012. The first step to make our roads safer is to understand how many and what types of crashes occurin Fort Collins. By carefully reviewing traffic data and crash reports we are able to determine safety trends and identify priorities.

Take a look to see how we are improving safety across Fort Collins andunderstand how these trends enable us to focus our safety and prevention efforts.

2015 Bicyclist and Pedestrian Counts Infographic (PDF)

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Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with our 2015 Bicyclist and Pedestrian Counts! Check out our Infographic for some interesting trends. Stay tuned for more information as we gear up for another round of Counts this fall!

City of Fort Collins named Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business

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The City of Fort Collins Administrative Campus has been awarded by the League of American Bicyclists as a Platinum Bicycle Frienldy Business, joining 27 other Platinum businesses across the nation, and Fort Collins' own New Belgium Brewing Co. as the only two Platinum designaded Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Colorado. Fort Collins leads the nation with 50 designated Bicycle Friendly Businesses, joining more than 1,100 Bicycle Friendly Businesses across the country.

For more information on other Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Fort Collins and Colorado, or to apply for Bicycle Friendly Business designation, visit The League of American Bicyclists. 

Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter!

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FC Bikes is jumping on the social media train and now has our own Facebook and Twitter page! Please like our page to stay up-to-date on projects, upcoming events, how to get involved in the local bicycle scene, and lastly, industry and partner news. You can find us at FC Bikes Facebook and FC Bikes Twitter.

Trail & Road Closures

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For the latest info, check out detours posted on the City's Trail System Status Page. Sign up to receive notifications regarding trails in your area. For on-street maintenance projects, check out the Street Maintenance Program's page.  Cyclists should always adhere to construction closures and posted detours. These are put in place for your safety. 

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