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Bike Autumn Events

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Light Up the Night | Did you know that front bike lights are required at night? Are you in need of a light? Visit one of our Light Up the Night events for free bike lights. While supplies last. No registration necessary. Seasonal offerings have ended. Visit our Bike Winter page for additional offerings. 

FC Rides Series | Join Bicycle Ambassadors for fun rides in select areas of town to enjoy fall foliage, experience new bicycle infrastructure and build community. Each ride will feature a different route to explore various Fort Collins neighborhoods. Register with the Recreator

  • Friday, September 8, 5:30: p.m. to 6:45 p.m. | Meet at Lee Martinez Park, 600 N. Sherwood St., east lot via Sherwood St. 
  • Friday, September 22, 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. | Meet at Greenbriar Park, 730 E. Willox Ln.
  • Friday, October 13, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Meet at Cottonwood Glen Park, 3047 S. Overland Tr., via W. Drake Rd. 
  • Friday October 27, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Meet at City Park, at tennis courts south of 1506 W. Oak St.

Art Bike Tour | FC Bikes is partnering with Leisurely Pedaling Bike Tours to offer a family-friendly bike tour around Fort Collins to visit some interesting, fun and unique Art in Public Places pieces. Pedal 15-20 miles and learn about art pieces from guides as well as some of the artists themselves. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at a stopping point along the way. Bikes and helmets required. Kids of all ages are welcome in trailers and tagalongs or on their own bikes. Be sure older children are able and will be comfortable riding the full distance. Seasonal offerings have ended. Visit our Bike Winter page for additional offerings. 

Bike Autumn Photo Contest | September 1 - November 18 | Capture the beauty of autumn in Fort Collins when you are out on a ride and enter to win cool prizes! Submit your photo by including #BikeAutumnFC when you post your photo on Facebook or Twitter from 9/1-11/4. Voting to take place Nov. 16-30.  Note: Photos are due 11/4. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awarded at Holiday Lights by Bike event, December 17.

Open Streets | Sunday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. | Come Ride the Route! Clearview Ave., Springfield Dr., and Pitkin St. including Overland Park and Avery Park to CSU will be temporarily close to motorized traffic and open to the public to bike, walk, rollerskate or play. For more information visit fcgov.com/openstreets

Bike Autumn Classes

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Enjoy the beauty of autumn and prepare for the colder months with educational offerings from the FC Bikes Bicycle Ambassador Program. Register for the classes below via the Recreator online or by phone at 970-221-6655.

Zombie Smart Cycling | Join us for a fun zombie twist on our popular Smart Cycling class. You’ll learn how to safely navigate the roads, trails and the zombie apocalypse by bike; the rules of the road for cyclists and what to do when zombies ignore them; on-bike zombie- and crash-avoidance skills; tips for preparing your bike for the zombie apocalypse. We’ll even test out our skills by pedaling through the 2016 Zombie Fest in Old Town Fort Collins. Seasonal offerings have ended. Visit our Bike Winter page for additional offerings. 

Smart Cycling | 2-part class Thursday, September 22, 5:30-9:00PM at 281 N. College Ave. and Saturday, September 24, 8:30AM-2:00PM at Westbridge Medical Suites | This fun course is for beginning and seasoned cyclists alike and helps you gain confidence to ride safely and legally in urban environments.. You’ll learn the rules of the road for cyclists, on-bike handling skills, crash avoidance techniques, and bicycle safety checks. NOTE: bikes and helmets are required but can be provided if needed; request in advance. Seasonal offerings have ended. Visit our Bike Winter page for additional offerings. 

Bicycle Friendly Driver Certification Course | Our newest class! Do you ever wonder how to safely navigate the road when cyclists are present? In this presentation we will discuss traffic safety laws and responsibilities for both cyclists and motorists, shared responsibilities, and how to avoid crashes or conflicts. Seasonal offerings have ended. Visit our Bike Winter page for additional offerings. 

Cycling in Winter | Interested in riding year-round, but not sure how to prepare for the colder season? Learn tips and techniques to help you ride safely, confidently, and comfortably. Topics include what to wear, what to ride, safe winter bike handling, route selection, and winter bike maintenance. Seasonal offerings have ended. Visit our Bike Winter page for additional offerings. 

 

Contact Us

For businesses interested in hosting a Bike to Work Day breakfast station in the future, please subscribe to our business email list (form at the top right of this page). For more information on Winter Bike to Work Day, please contact Nick Heimann at bmhlaW1hbm5AZmNnb3YuY29t or at 970-416-2628. For more information on bicycling class offerings, contact Jamie Gaskill-Fox at amdhc2tpbGwtZm94QGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or at 970-221-6987.