Fort Collins was one of 10 cities in the nation selected to participate in PeopleForBikes’ (PFB) Big Jump Project with the goal of getting more people on bikes. Through this three-year initiative, we will work with community organizations, leaders and residents to implement a comprehensive bicycle program in Northwest Fort Collins with the goal of creating a safe, connected, comfortable and vibrant environment for bicycling. Learn more about the project and how to get involved at fcgov.com/BigJump.
Roll into spring this year on two wheels. Visit our Bike Spring page for a list of classes, events, rides, and more! Check out our Bicycle Friendly Driver class featured at the 2017 National Bike Summit. Bring your family and friends out for a slow-paced, family-friendly ride with our FC Rides series. Haven't been on a bike in a while? You'll be interested in our Back on the Bike class. Where will you ride this spring?
Is your business or organization interested in hosting a breakfast station for the 30th Annual Bike to Work Day? We'd love to have you participate in one of our favorite days of the year! If you haven't hosted a station before, check out the 2017 Station Host Toolkit with helpful tips, available by clicking the link above. If you're ready to jump onboard, complete the online interest form here. The call for station hosts ends May 3. Contact FC Bikes Program Specialist Nick Heimann at 970-416-2628 with questions.
Ride Smart Drive Smart is an education, enforcement and encouragement initiative developed by FC Bikes in partnership with Fort Collins Police Servcies. The initiative is designedd to educate both cyclists and motorists how to safely and lawfully share the roadways, encourage smart riding and driving behavior and enforce laws for safety.
Look for the Ride Smart Drive Smart van around town where we will be doing field education and events during Bike Safety Week, April 9-15 and at various other times in the coming months.Learn how to Ride Smart and Drive Smart in our upcoming classes this spring during our Bike Spring class series.
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!
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/
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.