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Winter Bicycling Classes

To register for classes, and for full details, visit the City of Fort Collins RecreatorCheck out our Bike Spring course offerings.    

Smart Cycling (formerly TS101) | This fun course is for beginners, returning, and seasoned cyclists. Gain confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on trails. Learn on-bike handling skills, crash avoidance techniques, and how to conduct bicycle safety checks. 

Bicycle Friendly Driver Certification Course | Do you ever wonder how to safely navigate roads when cyclists are present? In this presentation we discuss traffic safety laws and responsibilities for both cyclists and motorists, shared responsibilities, and how to avoid crashes or conflicts. 

Everyday Cycling | Whether you are traveling to work, running errands, or traveling to visit friends, you can Go By Bike! Learn the benefits of using a bike for transportation and how to make it possible. Learn what to ride, what to wear, what to carry, how to carry it, route selections, and safety techniques.          

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. Cycling in Winter course offerings have concluded for the season. Check back in 2016 for future offerings. 

To register for classes, and for full details, visit the City of Fort Collins Recreator.

Special Events

Mark your calendar for winter bicycling fun all season long. Check out what is going on this year.

Winter Bike to Work Day | 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. Winter Bike to Work Day 2016 will be Wednesday, December 14.

Bike Winter Celebration | Celebrate year-round cycling! 

Bike Winter Photo Contest | Thanks for submitting your photos to our Bike Winter Photo Contest! Entries have closed. Check out the submissions on FC Bikes' Facebook page and see the top photos on display at Wolverine Letter Press and Publick House during the month of February.        

Light Up the Night |  Did you know that front lights are required on bicycles at night? Are you in need of a light? Stop by one of our “Light Up the Night” events 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! Light Up the Night events have concluded for the season. Check back in 2016 for more offerings. 

Holiday Lights by Bike | Join the FC Bikes Bicycle Ambassadors for a tour of some of the best holiday lights in the city - by bike! Enjoy hot drinks and treats after the tour. Missed our inaguarl Holiday Lights by Bike? No problem! Check out our route map and enjoy a festive ride before the holiday season ends.

Winter Cycling Resources

Check out the resources below for more helpful tips and tricks to make your winter riding experience more comfortable and fun.

Can’t squeeze an in-person class into your schedule? Check out our Winter Bicycling 101 video and en Español

Prepare this winter for Bike Spring

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!

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.