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Can you Count?! Join us in our annual Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday September 13, 15, & 17

Spotlight image: Can you Count?! Join us in our annual Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday September 13, 15, & 17

We are counting on you to count for us! The City of Fort Collins is conducting our annual bicyclist and pedestrian counts throughout our community and are looking for volunteers. Help us understand and promote cycling and walking in Fort Collins!

Choose from a variety of two-hour shifts (7-9a, 12-2p, 5-7p) over the course of three days—sign up for one or more! Check out our map of count locations. Contact Tracey Lipfert for information on a brief training session- dGxpcGZlcnRAZmNnb3YuY29t.

Volunteers will also be eligible to win one of many Downtown Business Association gift cards!

Come join the fun! We greatly appreciate your help in this important event! To sign up, please visit Volunteer Spot.

 

Come Play in the Street!

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Come Play in the Street at Fort Collins' final Open Streets event of 2016! September 18 from 10a-3p, Linden and Redwood Streets will be closed to cars and open to cycling, walking, socializing, hula-hooping, Frisbee throwing, and any other fun you can think of!

This 1.75 mile route from Old Town Square to Willox Lane will feature live music, arts and culture, free, family-friendly fun in five Activity Hubs with plenty of wide-open streets to play in. 

Live or work on the route? Visit our website for more information. Want to help out behind the scenes? We need volunteers! Sign up for a shift here, and we've got plenty food, swag, and fun for our hard-working volunteers. 

 

Bike Autumn

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Enjoy the wonders of the changing season by bike! Check out our Bike Autumn programming with special events and bicycling classes to help build your confidence on a bike, celebrate Fort Collins' bicycling culture, and to start riding more often!

Check out our Bike Autumn website for up to date information on classes and events. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, too!

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 Autumn 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.

2015 Bicyclist and Pedestrian Counts Infographic (PDF)

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Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with our 2015 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!

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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