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30th Annual Bike to Work Day Station Map (PDF)

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Our 2017 Bike to Work Day breakfast station map is now available! Download the station map PDF to print, or check out the online breakfast station map. This year's 30th annual event features nearly 60 breakfast stations, the largest event to date. Following the event on June 28 from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., check back here to take our participant survey with a chance to win one of many prizes donated by several breakfast station hosts. 

30th Annual Bike to Work Day - June 28

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Ride your bike to work (and everywhere!) on Wednesday, June 28 and enjoy free breakfast, hot drinks at over 60 stations throughout Fort Collins, and and free bike repairs at many stations! Breakfast stations will be open 6:30-9:30am.

Visit our Bike Month page for more info.  A station map will be available soon! Thanks to all the businesses and organizations that help make this such an amazing celebration of bicycling.

Join us September 17 for our next Open Streets

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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.

Are you ready to take the Big Jump?

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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.

 

Bike Safety Summary (PDF)

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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.

Ride Smart Drive Smart

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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.

Fort Collins Bike Share

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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!

 

Remington Bicycle Counter

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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/

2016 Bicyclist and Pedestrian Counts Infographic

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Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with our 2016 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!

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 Winter page.

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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