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.
Join us for a bicycle safety class:
Smart Cycling (formerly Traffic Skills 101) 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, the rules of the road as they relate to cycling, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques. We recommended this 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.
- Saturday, July 18, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Saturday September 26, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Saturday, November 14, 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Registration required through the Recreator or by calling the Recreator registration desk at (970) 221-6256.
Adult Learn to Ride Class
Regardless of your age, it's not too late to learn to ride a bicycle! Adult Learn to Ride is a free 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.
Registration starts May 7, 2015 at 7am:
- 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.
Registration starts July 2015:
- August 6 & August 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
Bicycle Traffic Citation Course
In partnership with the City of Fort Collins Municipal Court, the FC Bikes Bicycle Ambassador Program offers a Bicycle Traffic Citation Course for individuals who have received citations related to cycling. In the Bicycle Traffic Citation Course cyclists and motorists alike learn about laws for cyclists, laws for motorists as they relate to cyclists, tips for safe cycling and how to share the road to make it safe for everyone.
In order to take this course you must appear in court and have this offered as part of your sentencing condition. If you have additional questions about the court process please call the Municipal Court at 970-221-6800.
- 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 Bicycle Traffic Citation Course.
If you are unable to register online (preferred), you can register by calling 970-221-6987.