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Can you Count?! Join us in our annual Bicyclist and Pedestrian Count Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday September 15, 17, & 19

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.

We're asking all volunteers to join us for a brief but REQUIRED* training session Thursday September 10 for orientation and materials. Food and drinks will be provided! Training session and count location information can be viewed here.

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.

*If you are unable to attend the required training session, please contact Tracey Lipfert to make other arrangements or 970-224-6112.

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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:

  • Smart Cycling (formerly Traffic Skills 101)
  • Learn 2 Ride for Adults
  • 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.