Join FC Bikes, Safe Routes to School, and Community Partners on Wednesday, August 30, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to celebrate the launch of Fort Collins' Walk & Wheel Skills Hub. Enjoy Food Trucks, Live Music, Skills Course Trials, a Ribbon Cutting and More!
The Skills Hub, located at Drake & Dunbar off the Spring Creek Trail, is a community bicycling and walking skills course designed to help people of all ages feel comfortable and confident navigating Fort Collins on two wheels and on foot. The Hub also brings together other innovative demonstrations, partnerships and Fort Collins initiatives, including Nature in the City and Art in Public Places projects.
Join us for a summer filled with opportunities to enjoy Fort Collins on a bike. Roll with us during the FC Rides series, celebrate cycling at one of our events, take a free class to build your cycling skills and help Fort Collins lead the way in the National Bike Challenge. Find out more on the Bike Summer site.
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.
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 designed 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 this summer. Learn how to Ride Smart and Drive Smart in our upcoming classes this summer during our Bike Summer class series.
Thank you for coming out to Open Streets on June 4! Mark your calendars for our next event on September 17, which will feature sections of the Pitkin Bikeway. Thank you to all the Open Streets partners for your support! Visit www.fcgov.com/openstreets to stay up-to-date on event information.
Did you know?
Overall bike crashes increased from 2015 to 2016. However, they are lower than the peak in 2012, and severe crashes have seen a general downward trend. Compared to 2012, overall crashes are down 11% andsevere crashes are down 32%.
The first step to make our roads safer is to understand how many and what types of crashes occur in 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 and understand how these trends enable us to focus our safety and prevention efforts.
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/
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.
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.