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National Bike Challenge | May 1 through September 30 | Help Fort Collins take the lead! The National Bike Challenge is a great way to log miles you ride all summer long, whether for recreation or transportation. Join a workplace team, or simply represent Fort Collins. Sign up to start, and get riding!

Open Streets | Sunday, September 18, 10am-3pm, Linden & Redwood Streets Come play in the Street! This car-free and family-friendly event encourages social and physical health by temporarily closing the street to cars and opening to everyone to bike, walk, play, and socialize. Connect with local business through fun and games, and check out our schedule for live music, classes, and demonstrations. More information here

Bike to Work Day | Ride your bike to work and get free breakfast! Join follow cyclists in a celebration of riding to work. More than 40 breakfast stations will be located all around Fort Collins. Station map is coming soon. In exchange for free breakfast, take our online survey for a chance to win awesome prizes donated by many of our generous Bike to Work Day station hosts. Join us every fourth Wednesday in June and second Wednesday in December for Bike to Work Day events. Ride on December 14 for Winter Bike to Work Day, and June 28, 2017.

Summer Bicycling Classes

Register for classes online via the links below or by calling 970-221-6683. Check out our Bike Autumn course 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. Check back for future seasonal course offerings!

Cycling with Children | Do you want to commute, run errands, or travel to school by bike with your children? In this class we will give you tips and tricks for how to get the whole family Rolling this Spring. You will learn about the benefits of cycling with children, kid-friendly gear and clothing, safety considerations, route selection, and how to teach children the rules of the road through bicycling. Childcare available at Raintree - $4 for 2 hours. Check back for future seasonal course offerings!

Everyday Cycling | Whether you are commuting to work, running errands, or visiting friends, you can Go by Bike! Learn the benefits of using a bike for transportation and how to make it comfortable, convenient, and fun. Topics include: what to ride, what to wear, what to carry and how to carry it, route selection, and safety techniques. Check back for future seasonal course offerings!

Smart Cycling | This fun course is for beginning and seasoned cyclists alike and helps you gain confidence to ride safely and legally in an urban environment this Spring. You’ll learn basic on-bike handling skills, crash avoidance techniques, and bicycle safety checks. NOTE: bikes and helmets are necessary but can be provided if needed; request in advance. Check back for future seasonal course offerings!

Learn to Ride for Adults | It's never too late to learn to ride a bike! Using a safe and effective method, adults will learn to ride a bicycle, including starting, stopping, pedaling, and how to properly fit a helmet. Check back for future seasonal course offerings!

Women's Learn to Ride |  In this free course for adult women (+16 years) interested in learning how to ride a bicycle. Using a safe, easy, and effective method, a female instructor will teach you how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bike. You will also learn how to properly fit a helmet and will leave with a new set of skills and access to resources to continue to improve. Learn to ride a bike this year! Check back for future seasonal course offerings!

Women on a Roll |  For women who are interested in making bicycling more comfortable and more convenient, this free course is for you. Join other women from Fort Collins to learn tips and tricks, and discuss women's specific clothing choice and gear options, safety principles, and ideas to integrate bicycling into your everyday life, even errands with children in tow! Check back for future seasonal course offerings!

Cycle Touring Basics | Pedal to your next faraway destination this Spring! Learn about which bikes can be used for touring, the various types of panniers and trailers, camping equipment, and clothing. Discuss training, bike touring maps, and other essential resources to get you out on your first bike tour. Check back for future seasonal course offerings!