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Fort Collins Announces June is Bike Month

Released on Sunday, June 1, 2014

The City of Fort Collins is excited to announce that June is Bike Month with events lined up throughout the month including Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 25.  Events are designed to encourage people to try bicycling for fun, fitness or transportation, and to experience the many benefits of riding a bike. Join the City and more than one hundred local organizations and businesses this June to celebrate Bike Month and experience the joys of riding on two wheels. All events are free and open to the public. Please join us in celebrating Bike Month at one or more of these fun activities:

Bike Month Kick Off Ride | Monday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m. at Oak Street Plaza, 213 College Ave.
Join FC Bikes as we kick off Bike Month! We'll take a leisurely ride from Oak Street Plaza down the Mason Corridor, through CSU on the new trail and back to Old Town on part of the Open Streets route along Whedbee. We'll culminate at Coopersmith's to enjoy some appetizers after the ride. Helmets and lights are required. For more information, please contact Becky Moriarty at 

Bike Month Proclamation | Tuesday, June 3 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 300 LaPorte Ave.
Join us in celebrating biking in Fort Collins with an official proclamation as the Mayor declares June 2014 as Bike Month.

Bike In Movie: With My Own Two Wheels | Wednesday, June 11 at 5:00 p.m. at Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Ave.
Attend the Mindful Movies and More presentation of With My Own Two Wheels. This film weaves together the experiences of five individuals into one story of how the bicycle can change the world—one pedal stroke at a time. For many Americans, the bicycle is a choice. For countless others across the globe, a bicycle stands for much more. Mindful Movies are free and sponsored through a partnership with the Poudre River Library District, City of Fort Collins Environmental Services Department and Colorado State University. The film’s running time is 44 minutes.

Women’s Learn to Ride! | Saturday, June 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Rocky Mountain High School, 1300 West Swallow Rd.
Regardless of your age, it's never too late to learn to ride a bicycle! Adult Learn 2 Ride! is a free women-oriented, two-hour class for adults 14 years and older 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. Most people learn to ride a bicycle while taking the class, and we're confident you will too! Leave with a new set of skills and access to the resources you need to continue to improve. A bicycle and a helmet are required. Don't have one? Don't worry! Just note in your registration that you need a helmet and/or a bicycle and we'll provide it for you. Registration is required. To register, visit fcgov.com/fcbikes.

27th Annual Bike to Work Day | Wednesday, June 25 at 6:30 a.m.
Since 1988, the City of Fort Collins has hosted an Annual Summer Bike to Work Day.  In celebration of the 27th Annual event, 42 breakfast stations will be located all over town to encourage community members to get out and ride their bikes. Participants are encouraged to pre-register for the event.  To pre-register, check out a map of station or see a list of station hosts, please visit fcgov.com/bikemonth

For more information about FC Bikes programs and services, please visit fcgov.com/fcbikes.

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  • Becky Moriarty FC Bikes Program Specialist 970-224-6112 http://www.fcgov.com/fcbikes
  • Denise White Public Relations Coordinator 970-416-2303