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Fort Collins Bike Share

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Have you had a chance to test out Fort Collins Bike Share?  With more than 90 public bikes placed at 17 stations around town, bike share combines the flexibility and freedom of a bicycle with the accessibility of public transportation. In 2016, the Fort Collins Bike Share Program served more than 5,000 trips across 2,600 members. Stay tuned for more information on program expansions and sponsorship opportunities!

 

Remington Bicycle Counter

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Have you had a chance to get counted on Fort Collins' new bicycle counter?  Check it out on the Remington Bikeway just north of Lake Street.  If you're riding in the northbound or southbound bike lane, look for your number on the display!  The counter displays the total number of bicyclists each day and over the course of the year.  Also, check out the data online here: http://fortcollins.visio-tools.com/

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!

2016 Bicyclist and Pedestrian Counts Infographic

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Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with our 2016 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!

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 Winter 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.

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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