Draft 2014 Bicycle Master Plan Now Available
The draft 2014 Bicycle Master Plan is now available for public comment! Through data-driven analysis and comprehensive and inclusive public outreach, the Fort Collins Bicycle Master Plan establishes a bold vision for a world-class city for bicycling, where people of all ages and abilities have access to a comfortable, safe, and connected network of bicycle facilities, and where bicycling is an integral part of daily life and the local cultural experience.
The public comment period will remain open until November 5. Please use this form to submit your comments.
Did you know Fort Collins has an average 300 days of sunshine every year? This means there are plenty of sunny days to ride a bicycle even throughout the winter. Bike Winter is a City of Fort Collins initiative designed to encourage people to bicycle throughout the winter. Starting in November, monthly events like Light up the Night, Winter Cycling 101, and Guided Winter Rides are scheduled to give people the resources they need to ride their bicycles safely and confidently all months of the year.
If you’re interested in testing out winter bicycle commuting, Winter Bike to Work Day is a great day to try as you’ll find hot coffee, warm breakfast and supportive faces at every turn. Join hundreds of fellow cyclists on Wednesday, December 10 from 7:00-9:30 a.m. for Fort Collins’ 8th Annual Winter Bike to Work Day. Free breakfast stations will be set up around town rewarding people for choosing to bicycle to work.
For more information on the Bike Winter campaign, dates and locations, please visit www.fcgov.com/bikewinter.
Traffic Skills 101 (TS101) is a course for beginners, returning and seasoned cyclists alike that will give you the confidence to ride safely and legally on the streets or on the trail. You will learn how to conduct bicycle safety checks, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques. We recommended this 7.5-hour class for adults and youth above age 14. Participants should be prepared to ride their bicycle as there is a riding portion to this class. A helmet and bicycle in good working condition are required. A water bottle is recommended.
FC Bikes sponsors this class the second Saturday every other month, free to those who pre-register. Snacks, lunch and course materials are included. Upcoming dates include Sept. 13 and Nov. 8. Register online for an upcoming course and someone will be in touch to confirm your interest.
Ride 2014...Your Complete Guide to Northern Colorado!
This year's bicycling guide to Northern Colorado is here! Inside Ride 2014 you'll find great information about things like: upcoming events, the future of bike sharing, our Women on a Roll campaign, future investments in bicycling at CSU and across the region, and other exciting stories about being on two wheels.
Become an Official Bicycle Ambassador
Become a volunteer Bicycle Ambassador and help encourage people to ride their bikes and/or to share the road with bicycles lawfully and safely. The Bicycle Ambassador Program is co-managed by FC Bikes and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Coalition. Check out our website at bicycleambassadorprogram.org to sign up!
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PLATINUM Bicycle Friendly Community, Awarded May 2013
"A bicycle culture is key in defining the fabric of what makes Fort Collins a great place to live, work and play. We know it is a primary means of transportation for many, a major form of recreation for most, and a significant factor in attracting new businesses and new residents," stated Mayor Weitkunat. "Our City works alongside many community organizations to build a seamless bikeway network and ensure a safe cycling community. We are proud to accept this Platinum designation. Bicycling is a community value and a way of life in Fort Collins."
On February 26, 2013, FC Bikes proudly submitted an application to the League of American Bicyclists to be considered for their Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Program. The BFC Program offers national recognition for communities that actively support bicycling. A Bicycle Friendly Community welcomes cyclists by providing safe accommodation for cycling and encourages people to bike for transportation and recreation. Check out the video we produced to supplement our application.