Join FC Bikes, Safe Routes to School and community organizations as we celebrate the USA Pro Challenge through community rides and events throughout the month of August! On August 19 (5:30 - 8:30PM), we'll host the NoCo USA Pro Challenge Kickoff Festival, where you'll have the opportunity to learn about the race, win free bikes, get a free helmet, enjoy multiple food trucks, and test out a bicycle safety town demonstration.
In addition, Bike clubs, shops, and businesses in northern Colorado are hosting community bike rides on sections of the USAPC Men’s and Women’s Race Courses prior to the event to help build excitement for the event and to showcase the beautiful roads of northern Colorado.
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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.
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.
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.
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.