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Classes & Presentations

Bicycle Ambassadors want northern Colorado to be the safest place to ride a bike, whether on the street or a trail.
We train people of all ages and abilities to become ambassadors of safe cycling. Afterwards, they work to reduce the number of motor vehicle/bicycle/pedestrian crashes in our community by increasing knowledge and awareness about how to ride and share roads and trails safely.
What do we offer?

  • One-hour bicycle safety education presentations for kids, families, businesses, senior groups or any group of six or more people.
  • Education at community events. We can staff a booth, set up a bike skills course and more!

To schedule a presentation or request Bicycle Ambassador presence at a community event, email us at . Presentations are FREE!

Do you want to know more about your bicycle? Do you want to improve your ability to use a bicycle with confidence and competence for pleasure, utility and sport under various highway, climate, terrain and traffic conditions? Then take a look at the League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling manual here.

Safety Classes

Join us for a bicycle safety class:

Traffic Skills 101 for Cyclists
Traffic Skills 101 (TS101) is a course for beginners, returning and seasoned cyclists alike that will give you the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. You will learn how to conduct bicycle safety checks, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques. We recommended this 7.5-hour class for adults and youth above age 14. Participants should be prepared to ride their bicycle as there is a riding portion to this class. A helmet and bicycle in good working condition are required. A water bottle is recommended.
2015 Schedule:

  • Saturday, February 21, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 28, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 14, 5:30.-8:30 p.m. & Saturday, May 16, 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 18, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday September 26, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 14, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Register for Traffic Skills 101 for Cyclists
For classes in July, September, and/or November, please registere through the Recreator

Learn 2 Ride! Class
Regardless of your age, it's not too late to learn to ride a bicycle! Adult Learn 2 Ride! is a free, 2-hour class for adults (+14 years) interested in learning how to ride. Through a safe, easy, and effective method, Students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop and steer a bike. You will also learn how to properly fit a helmet. Many learn to ride a bicycle while taking this class, and we're confident you will too! You will leave with a new set of skills and access to resources to continue to improve.

If you do not have a bike or helmet we can provide them for use during the class. Contact or 970-221-6987 if you need a bike and/or helmet.

2015 Schedule:

  • May 21 & May 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • June 3 & June 10, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • July 9 & July 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • August 6 & August 13, 6-7:30 p.m.

Register for Learn 2 Ride!

Traffic Citation Diversion Class
This class is designed to educate defendants who have received a bicycle infraction on traffic laws and rules of the road as they pertain to bicycling, safe cycling and crash avoidance techniques, and the implications of irresponsible bicycle use. The course is modeled after the League of American Bicyclists Safe Cycling curriculum. Participants may attend an optional on-bike course after the mandatory classroom session.

2015 Schedule:

  • Friday, January 23, 8-11 a.m. (11 a.m.-12 p.m. optional)
  • Friday, April 24, 8-11 a.m. (11 a.m.-12 p.m. optional)
  • Friday, July 24, 8-11 a.m. (11 a.m.-12 p.m. optional)
  • Friday October 23, 8-11 a.m. (11 a.m.-12 p.m. optional)

Register for Traffic Citation Diversion