This newsletter was originally sent on May 24, 2012.

Bike Friends!


We are transitioning from spring to summer cycling as we speak! Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of our summer freedom…  There are TONS of wonderful bike-y events and opportunities coming up. Hope to see you out there!


May 30: Transportation Planning Open House

The City of Fort Collins Transportation Planning is tackling four very different projects involving Jefferson Street, the Bike Library, local trails and capital improvements. Join us on Wednesday, May 30, from 4-7pm in the Community Room at 215 N Mason to discuss, share and review all of these projects conveniently at one time. Learn more at



May 31: Bicycle Advisory Committee Applications Due

The City of Fort Collins seeks interested residents to fill two vacancies on the Bicycle Advisory Committee, which reports to the Transportation Board. Fort Collins’ excellence as a community is due in large part to citizen participation in government and community affairs. Residents can serve as volunteers on the committee which reviews bicycle plans for capital improvements and provides recommendations to the Transportation Board regarding bicycle policies, and prioritizes bicycle plan recommendations. If you are interested in serving on the Bicycle Advisory Committee, we encourage you to fill out an application which can be found at



May 31 and June 2: Multi-use Trail Surveys

We need volunteers to help conduct intercept surveys on our multi-use trails on MAY 31 and JUNE 2 at ten pre-determined locations. We need to fill 36 volunteer shifts and we need YOUR help! The Trails Master Plan project team identified the need to collect baseline data about how many trail users we have as well as their opinions about our trail system. We will use methodology based on the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project in order to collect this data. Volunteers are REQUIRED to attend a training session where staff will hand out forms, vests, emergency contact info, etc. It is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29th, 4:30-6:30pm in the Community Room at 215 N Mason. SIGN UP for your volunteer shifts at:



June-August: Bike to Work Wednesdays

In an effort to encourage our community to spend more time on their bikes, FC Bikes has created the Bike to Work Wednesdays Worksite Challenge.  This Challenge is a competition between local businesses to record the most bike to work trips on Wednesdays from June-August.  Each Wednesday, worksites will report their bike trips to FC Bikes and their numbers will be displayed online to encourage the competition! At the end of August, the businesses (small, medium and large) with the most trips throughout the summer will win fabulous prizes. Check back for more information coming soon!



June 1: Second annual Bike Art Exhibit at Poudre Studio Artists & Galleries

Get on your bike and ride! The Poudre Studio Artists & Galleries is hosting an evening of bike art on the First Friday from 5-9pm. Several community partners will be there, including the Bicycle Ambassadors, Bicycle Emergency Response Team, FC Bikes, Bike Fort Collins, Bicycle and Pedestrian Education Coalition, and the FC Bike Library! For more information, contact



June 5: Bike Month Proclamation

This is personal. A Bicycle Friendly Community is not about the miles of trails of the number of Bike Boxes a place has. It’s about the people. YOU and your bicycle have created a culture of cycling in Fort Collins! Join us at the City Council meeting on June 5 at 5:30 to hear Mayor Weitkunat proclaim June as Bike Month! Contact Molly North for more information, or 224-6112.



June 7: Taste of Mason

Mason Corridor is an economic initiative enabled by transit. When complete, it will combine transit, trails, public infrastructure and private investment to spur redevelopment along the corridor. Crafted by community members, the vision is becoming a reality! Follow the progress at

Come celebrate the kick off of MAX construction and the official beginning of the Mason Corridor at this fun, tasty community event at the Midtown Arts Center, 3750 S. Mason St!

4-5pm - Celebrating the Visionaries: comments from community leaders
5-7pm - Taste of Mason: Get a taste of the future of the Mason Corridor:


June 27: Bike to Work Day

Mark your calendars for the 25 annual Bike to Work Day!! FC Bikes business partners will host 40 breakfast stations and 4 afternoon stations to celebrate commuting by bicycle! More information will be coming soon to


2012 RIDE magazine!

Check it out at



Harmony Road Survey

How do you travel on Harmony Road? Bus? Bike? Auto? On foot? We are updating transportation plans for the Harmony Corridor. Please share your thoughts on the corridor’s current conditions, problems and how the corridor could better function in the future. Take our short survey before May 31, at


Trail Status

Don’t forget, as you start to spend more time on our multi-use trails, the status of the trail system will be up-to-date on this website:



Learn more about bicycle safety – for you and your community.


Current Bike Matters

If you are interesting in weighing in on current bike matters, here are two links. The first link is a petition to ensure that bicycle infrastructure remains a priority for our communities. The second is a petition to support the extension of the Poudre Trail east of the Environmental Learning Center.

Ride on!



Molly North
FC Bikes Interim Coordinator
City of Fort Collins
281 N. College
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Tel: 970.224.6112

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