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June is Bike Month!

The City of Fort Collins is excited to announce that June is Bike Month with events lined up throughout the month including the official Proclamation of June as Bike Month on Tuesday, June 2 and Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 25.  Events are designed to encourage people to try bicycling for fun, fitness or transportation, and to experience the many benefits of riding a bike. Join the City and more than one hundred local organizations and businesses this June to celebrate Bike Month and experience the joys of riding on two wheels. All events are free and open to the public. 

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Open Streets is Coming June 7!

Join us on June 7 from 10am to 3pm for Open Streets on W. Elizabeth St.! By temporarily closing streets to motorized traffic, this event provides a safe and comfortable space for people to walk, bicycle, jog, rollerblade and play! Want more information?  Interested in volunteering? Check out our website at fcgov.com/openstreets.  

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Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter!

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.

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2014 FC Bikes Report (PDF)

What was FC Bikes up to in 2014?  How many bicycle safety education classes did FC Bikes teach? Did the number of bicycle crashes go down in 2014? This report provides an overview of relevant data and FC Bikes' 2014 programs and initiatives to increase the safety and comfort of bicycling in our community. 

 

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FREE Education Classes!

FC Bikes' Bicycle Ambassadors encourage people to ride their bikes safely and confidently. The program offers several different classes in order to train people of all ages and abilities to become ambassadors of safe cycling in Fort Collins:

  • Traffic Skills 101
  • Learn 2 Ride!
  • Bicycle Traffic Citation Course

For more information on class offerings or to sign up, please visit our Classes and Presentations page.

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Trail & Road Closures

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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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.