Bike Winter Photo Contest | December 1 thru January 31| How can riding a bike this winter be even more fun? With our second annual Bike Winter Photo Contest! Snap of photo of your winter rides, snow or shine, add it to Facebook and tag it with #BikeWinterFC. FC Bikes will compile the photos and then vote for your favorites on our Facebook page. Come by our Bike Winter Celebration to see the winners on February 24.
FC Rides Series: Winter Wonderland by Bike | Fridays, 4-5:15pm, click links to view routes | January 20 (departing from 215 N Mason St-north lot), February 3 (departing from Boltz Middle School-south lot) & 17 (departing from Avery Park at Castlerock Dr) | Join Bicycle Ambassadors for guided, slow-paced, and family-friendly rides around Fort Collins. These rides will highlight low-stress bike routes and new infrastructure plus a chance to explore Fort Collins. NOTE: Time of rides is printed incorrectly in the Recreator. Register online at the Recreator. Bicycles and helmets recquired but available on request. All rides end at the starting location.
Bike Winter Celebration | Friday, February 24, 6:00-9:00pm, 316 Willow St-Wolverine Letterpress & Publick House | Celebrate year-round cycling with festivities, treats, and camaraderie. Whether you rode once this winter or every day, we hope you’ll join us. Also, check out the winners of our Bike Winter Photo Contest!
10th Annual Winter Bike to Work Day | Wednesday, December 14, 7-9:30am | Similar to the Summer edition, Winter Bike to Work Day - organized by FC Bikes - features stations throughout Fort Collins that provide breakfast, coffee, bike repairs, and fun to reward those who arrive by bike. Help us celebrate the 10th anniversary of this community-centered event! Visit Oak Street Plaza and Remington/E Lake St on Wednesday morning for a special, limited-edition WBTWD travel coffee mug (while supplies last)! Find WBTWD bike lights at various other stations, too. Check out all our map of the stations and plan your route, here.
Holiday Lights by Bike | RESCHEDULED TO Wednesday, December 21, 6-8:30pm, 316 Willow St-Wolverine Letterpress & Publick House | Decorate your bike and tour the best holiday lights in Historic Old Town Fort Collins. After the tour, enjoy hot drinks and treats with friends and family. This easy, slow-paced ride is a great chance to celebrate the holiday season—by bike! Check out the event route map here. Register for this free event here.
Light Up the Night | Wednesday, January 18, 6-8:30pm, drop by at EPIC | Did you know that front lights are required on bicycles at night? Are you in need of a light? Stop our “Light Up the Night” event to receive important cycling related information and a free light to keep you riding bright (while supplies last). Fun and free for the entire family!
Bicycle Friendly Driver Certification Course | Monday, December 5, 4:60-6:00pm, 281 N College Ave | Thursday, January 10, 6:30-8:00pm, 1601 W Drake Rd-Summitview Church | Thursday, February 16, 10:00-11:30am, Senior Center | Do you ever wonder how to safely navigate roads in a city where a lot of people ride bicycles? In this popular class, we discuss traffic safety laws and responsibilities for both cyclists and motorists, shared responsibilities, and how to avoid crashes or conflicts. Register at the Recreator here.
Cycling in Winter | Wednesday, January 18, 6:30-8:00pm, EPIC | Interested in riding year-round, but not quite sure where to start? This is the class for you! Learn tips and techniques to ride safely, confidently, and comfortable, even when the temperature dips. Topics include what to wear, what to ride, safe winter bike handling, route selection, and winter bike maintenance. Register at the Recreator here. Register at the Recreator here.
To register for classes, and for full details, visit the City of Fort Collins Recreator.
Check out the resources below for more helpful tips and tricks to make your winter riding experience more comfortable and fun.
Winter blues got you down? Visit Bike Spring for classes and events to help you welcome warmer weather. Brush up on your bicycling safety skills, find a class to get the whole family rolling into spring, and join us for special events all season long!
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.